Who among us doesn’t have a soft spot in our hearts for those funny-looking little troll dolls with the crazy colorful hairdos? From the 1960s to the 1990s, these iconic dolls were a popular trending item, and every little girl on the block had (or wanted!) some. Well now that DreamWorks is bringing the nostalgia and the magic back with a new Trolls movie (premiering in November 2016), a whole new generation of kids will get to enjoy the old and new faces in the Troll doll clan. If your daughter is already obsessed with Trolls (and if she sees the movie, that’s inevitable) you can help support her interests by throwing a Troll doll-themed party with these unique and creative tips:
Cotton Candy Toppers
What is it that the trolls’ colorful hair poof reminds you of? Cotton candy! Isn’t it convenient that candy floss is cheap to buy, easy to mold into that iconic hairdo shape, and works as a delicious and adorable topper on just about any dessert? Yep. We like to use different colors of cotton candy (usually available in pink and blue at grocery stores) to add troll hair toppers to birthday treats and snacks like cupcakes, petit fours, marshmallow squares, sugar cookies, and even s’mores.
Troll Sugar Cookie Decorating
If you can’t find a troll-shaped cookie cutter, no worries! You can simply use the standard round shape for your blank cookie canvasses, and be sure to include lots of colorful, sparkly toppings for the kids to use to decorate. Set up a station with plain sugar cookies that the party guests can decorate with the ultimate troll style: rainbows and sparkles. Include small bowls of frosting, each a different color of the rainbow, courtesy of a few drops of food coloring. Then add dishes of funfetti sprinkles, edible glitter spray (yes it does exist), and edible gemstone sprinkles. If your local grocery store doesn’t have many edible decorating supplies, your local craft store is sure to have something to do the trick.
Musical Chairs with a Troll Twist
The plot of the new Trolls movie is focused on the power of music. As a result, the Trolls movie soundtrack is chock full of new and old pop favorites voiced largely by the two movie leads, Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick, but also by the star-studded cast including celebrities like Zooey Deschanel, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, and more. With so much star power behind the music, everyone at your party will be entertained by this choice of soundtrack while you play musical chairs: the favorite old-school game that’s making a comeback.
Fun and Useful Party Favors
Trolls Hand Sanitizer by Townleygirl makes for a unique party favor that kids will love and their moms will appreciate—especially in cold and flu season. Each pack comes with six adorable and portable scented hand sanitizers, each featuring a different character, including Poppy, Branch, Creek, and DJ Suki. Townleygirl also offers four and five packs of the perfect deluxe hair bows with a Trolls theme. Every girl at the party can spritz her hair with a little volumizer, add one of these character bows, and feel like she’s part of the cool Troll crowd!