Trolls have been around since the 80’s, many parents will remember the little naked troll toys with colorful crazy hair. Fast forward to 2016 and well it seems that trolls are back in fashion again but this time they have clothes and a great new catchy song too. “Can’t stop the feeling…just dance…dance…dance”. okay we don’t think you want to hear all the lyrics to the song but non-the less it is extremely catchy… (Thank you Justin Timberlake for brainwashing us). Along with the catchy song is a movie which introduces us to fun characters such as Poppy, Branch, Bridget and Creek.
If your kids have seen the movie and they love it and a birthday is just around the corner, a Trolls themed birthday party would be a great way to celebrate their big day in style. Of course, birthday parties can be very expensive and time consuming so we’ve put together a collection of inexpensive fun Trolls birthday party ideas, to save you the time of having to hunt for great ideas and supplies to put this theme together for your little troll prince/princess.
Trolls Birthday Party Invitations
To get the message out to all the guest’s, invitations are a must. Which is why these free printable Trolls birthday invitations made by Kristen from musings from an average mom blog are great. All that’s left to do is print them off and fill them in before sending them out to your guests.
For different designs or even personalized Trolls birthday invitations Etsy.com and Ebay.com are great places to find custom invites. There are ticket, photo, VIP badge designs and more there and you can put in a request to the sellers to add little details on the invites before they send you the final version.
Trolls Birthday Party Decorations
For Trolls birthday decorations inspired by the movie, there are plenty of little touches you can add to bring the party room to life. Think forests, flowers and rainbows.
*Flower and confetti balloons
Balloons are great for adding color to any party which is why these delightful flower balloons are a must for this theme. You could have them floating around your party or stick them to the walls as part of your wall décor. The tutorial by Balloon Gal featured below gives you the simple steps to make these for your party.
*Wild flower decorations
For a floral outdoorsy feel, why not hand pick some wild flowers with your little one and place them into a mason jar. Put them onto your party table as accents or have them in various areas of your party room. It’s easy to do and does not cost a thing.
*D.I.Y Toadstool prop
Continuing with our outdoorsy Trolls themed party make these Paper Mache toadstools or DIY mushroom props to place around the party space. This is great for giving the party a forest feel.
*Tissue Paper Flowers
To add more vibrant colors to your Trolls birthday party make a rainbow backdrop by using plastic tablecloths as seen here. This is great as a backdrop for kids to take pictures in front of. They can pull of funny poses and mimic their favorite Troll in front of the vibrant rainbow in the background.
Trolls Birthday Table Setup
Every party needs a lovely table to set the tone of the party. Here are some great ideas for your Troll birthday party setup that will have your party table looking amazing.
As seen in this lovely setup by project nursery you can incorporate:
*Grass and flower placemats
The grass and flower placemats in the party setup are available from Amazon. For a cheaper option get the tissue paper placemat and decorate with real wild flowers or paper flower cut-outs.
*Pink Polka dot/Purple and Pink tableware
*For Plates and napkins, a pink polka dot design will work well. However, if your child is in love with one of the characters, for example Poppy. You could use solid colored tableware in the colors pink and purple to great effect too. Check out this beautiful pink and purple table setup which would be great for a Poppy themed birthday party.
*(DIY) Trolls m&ms rainbow centerpiece
This centerpiece Is amazing and would be a sweet highlight for any party table. Simply fill a jar with m&m’s/Skittles making sure to keep each color separated in layers. Once that’s done it’s just a case of making clouds. To do this cut out foam clouds, cut out rainbow strips from colored paper, making sure to have plenty of variety. Glue the strips to the cloud and before sticking a wooden skewer to the cloud too.
*Official Trolls party supplies
Trolls plates, cups and napkins are available in stores now, so if it fits your budget a great place to pick them up is birthday in box.
Trolls Birthday Party Favors
To send your guests home with a goodie bag full of treats, here are some ideas for super fun Trolls party favors. Trolls birthday Favors don’t have to be expensive in fact there are plenty of inexpensive treats you can fill their favor bags with that your guests will love.
*Troll hair bands
Everybody knows that trolls have the coolest high styles ever. Crafty mornings D.I.Y tulle Troll headbands are sure to be a big hit. If you’re limited on time you could order hairy headbands from Amazon.
*D.I.Y Troll pencil topper
As a fun favor that kids can take to school with them, these easy to make D.I.Y Troll pencil toppers are simple favors that kids will love showing their friends.
*Trolls favor bags
For carrying the favors you could make simple troll favor bags with printed pictures of Trolls characters and paper lunch bags. Keeper of Cheerios has an easy to follow step by step tutorial for making these delightful favor bags.
As a candy treat for kids, give a child a helping of Rainbow seeds… Okay so they’re not really seeds that sprout out rainbows but it would be a cool party favor right? Free rainbow seeds labelled printable favor toppers are available from the crafting chicks site. All that’s needed is a cellophane bag filled with m&m’s, skittles or any brightly colored candy, then sticking/stapling the topper over the open end and your golden.
* Official Troll party favor boxes
Official Trolls favor boxes are available at birthday in box. Favors can add up quickly so it is sometimes a case of mixing and matching according to your budget and the amount of guests you are expecting.
Trolls Birthday Cake Decorations and Ideas
The birthday cake is always an important part of any birthday party, but this won’t be just any old birthday cake it must be a Troll themed birthday cake. There are plenty of cool Trolls cake ideas around but here are some great tutorials and ideas for how you could go about making a Troll cake for your little one.
*Troll hair cupcake cake
A Giant Troll hair cupcake cake would be amazing. This tutorial by Jana Barnard is great for making a birthday cake with a little personality that your little one will love.
Cupcakes are always popular at parties. If you are planning on serving some at your party these Free Trolls printable cupcake wrappers (courtesy of Val event Gal) would be the perfect way to decorate them. A helping of pink or blue buttercream icing (for hair) on each cupcake will be enough to complete your work of art before you present it to the hungry little trolls in attendance.
*Trolls cake/Cupcake toppers or figures
Another easy way to decorate any trolls themed cake/cupcake is with Trolls mini figures. They look great on cupcakes (as seen in the pic above) and it is a chance to have one of your child’s favorite characters displayed on a birthday cake or cupcake with not much fuss- just frosting, sprinkles and topper.
Rainbow cupcakes would be a beautiful and original dessert for kids to tuck into and if this is something that interests you, you could go one further and make a m&m rainbow cake as seen in the cake tutorial below.
Trolls Party Food Ideas
Nibbles and bites at the party should resemble a feast worthy of a Troll gathering. Here are some easy to make Trolls party food ideas that are sure to tickle their taste buds.
*Branches survival potion
With branch being a survivalist it is only right to have a healthy serving of survival potion in stock for guests when they’re feeling a little low in energy. Guide for moms has an easy to follow recipe for making this, you could however replace this with lemonade and some food dye or go with a healthy fruit juice labelled survival potion. Caprisun or juicebox anyone?
*Poppy pink Trolls cookies
Not much needs to be said about these amazing pink cookies shared by Sippy cup mom , they look so good we’re not sure these cookies will last longer than 5 minutes once served. Pink cookie dough with blue chocolate chips gives a new Troll twist to a traditional favorite for kids and adults alike. Poppy’s pink strawberry cookies will be a winner at any party it is served at.
*Flower pretzel bites
A colorful and easy to make snack that kids can pick up and eat without much fuss. Two sisters crafting have the recipe for this pretty party food, perfect for a Trolls themed party.
*Cotton candy (Troll hair)
This is one of our favorite ideas for the Trolls party foods, because it is so easy to make and very fitting of the theme. Pink, blue and purple cotton candy in cello bags labelled “Troll hair”. You could even put some of the cotton candy into ice cream cones and stick on edible candy eyes.
*Rainbow fruit skewers
You can’t go wrong with colorful foods for this theme and if it is healthy you’ve ticked a very big box too. It’s not easy getting kids to eat fruits but prepared in such a way like these Rainbow fruit skewers and you’ve got every chance of getting them to gobble down something that’s good for them. Fruit Skewers can be made with fresh fruits like grapes, pineapples, mangos, kiwis and more.
Trolls Costumes and Outfits
Every Troll has their style and it’s only right that the birthday boy/girl is looking their best for their party. Here are some fun ideas for costumes and Troll outfits your little one can wear for their big day.
*Personalized Trolls t-shirts
Ebay and Etsy are great places to find personalized birthday t-shirts in plenty of great designs. A Trolls birthday shirt with your child’s age and name is great way to have them feeling special on their big day and serves well as a bit of memorabilia of their themed party.
*Trolls Costume wigs and accessories
With the theme becoming more popular troll wigs, accessories and costumes have started to hit stores. There are costumes for characters like Poppy at Amazon.com here, along with a range of clothing like Trolls themed hoodies and t-shirts.
*Tutorial: how to style hair like troll
For the mom who sees themselves as a bit of a hair stylist, this Troll hair style tutorial will give you all the steps to style your child’s hair to resemble their favorite character for their big day.
Trolls party games and activities
Entertainment is always important at any party and one thing we’ve learned from the movie is that Trolls really like to get down and have fun. Here are some superfun Trolls party games and activities to keep kids thoroughly entertained at the party:
*Free Trolls coloring pages
You can’t go wrong with these Trolls coloring pages, this is also perfect for buying you some time while you prepare some food or an activity.
Pinata never gets old no matter the party. There are lots of Trolls themed piñatas available from Etsy and ebay.
*Troll dance off
Trolls love to sing and dance, so a dance off at a troll birthday party feels so right, it could possibly be wrong K. Put on some music and make some room for people to bust some serious moves. Make a playlist of some of the tracks featured in the movie or create a compilation of your little ones favorite songs and watch them whip their hair back and forth, nae-nae or moonwalk.
Poppy loves to scrap book, so a scrapbook session would be a fun activity… Just provide the materials and watch as kids tune in to their creative sides.
*DIY Poppy Flower head bands craft
Another fun crafty activity you could include in your Trolls party is a make your own Poppy headband craft as featured here at Joann.com
* Trolls party games
For more Trolls party games and activities checkout Val event Gal’s list of games for this theme.