A “Trolls” inspired birthday party💕

My big girl turned 6 this year!

Last year we didn’t have a big party so I knew I had to step up my game for this year. My daughter informed me Poppy the troll was going to come to her birthday party a few months ago so I knew I had to deliver.

Honestly, I’m not wild about kids characters and themed birthday parties… but I decided to just have fun with the trolls theme and it was a blast!

I started out by planning my daughter’s perfect outfit. It was still around Halloween time when I begin the planning so I was able to snag two troll wigs from target. Aren’t these “Sunshine” shirts I ordered from Etsy so fun?   We also got troll hair for everyone to wear.


I knew Poppy the troll would be coming and doing face painting, but I wanted to plan lots of stuff to keep the kids busy. My daughter had lots of trolls coloring books so we set up a coloring station.

We had to bring some California traditions back with us to the East Coast and give her a unicorn piñata! My sweet girl cried when the piñata opened because she didn’t want to hurt the unicorn 🦄. The piñata was a big hit!


We did a snack station for the kids where they could make their own trolls inspired snack mix. I Just put out some popcorn, marshmallows, pretzels, along with all different kinds of sprinkles in pink, purple, and blue as well as little m&m type candies.

This was followed by, of course, cupcakes! These rainbow toppers are the stuff of my dreams… Purchased from Etsy… Which I put on store-bought cupcakes from the grocery store. We got so many compliments on these!

I kept the decor simple with balloons and a few banners I purchased at target.

Of course, we like the adults to enjoy themselves 😉 at our kids birthday parties so I set out a bar for the adults and a charcuterie plate for them.

Overall, this party was tons of fun and pretty inexpensive. Our absolute favorite thing was the face painting 😍