Written by: Lauren

Ava was pretty set this year on her party theme. She and all of her closest girlfriends are absolutely obsessed with the whole LOL Surprise Doll craze (a bunch of tiny characters with little sisters and accessories that come in plastic surprise balls so you don’t know which one you’re going to get). When she first told me she wanted to have an LOL themed party, I said “Ok, let’s do this!” and immediately started brainstorming ideas for how to bring this to life. However, as this was our first real party in our new house (which isn’t even completely done yet), I knew I wanted to keep the guest list small and not go too crazy with the party plans. Here’s what we came up with …

We welcomed our guests through the entry in our playroom (post coming soon). It has sliding doors leading to the backyard and was the perfect place to set up the welcome table for guests to view upon arriving.

Balloons were placed by this front door to let guests know they arrived, and we filled all of the clear balloons with festive confetti reminiscent of the confetti balls Ava loves so much.

The welcome table displayed Ava’s beautiful cake, housed all of the activities to be used throughout the party, and had a spot to set gifts. 

These “LOL” balloons really helped set the tone!

One of my favorite details, however, were the over-sized LOL doll temporary tattoos I found on Etsy. They were a fun decoration for the table and upon each girl’s arrival Ava was excited to help each of her friends select theirs. 

The activities Ava requested for her party were pretty straightforward. We printed these awesome coloring pages from getcoloringpages.com and put out markers and colored pencils for the girls to get to work. I also put out beads and glitter string for them to make their own accessories. 

This awesome cake was once again made by the amazingly talented Ashlee! I couldn’t believe it when she asked me if she could create another cake for Ava’s birthday this year, and she really hit this one out of the park. It was just as delicious as it was beautiful.

We set this table up for all the girls to enjoy and placed LOL Surprise Charm Fizz Balls at each setting to use later as another activity. 

So many fun details were put into this table from the custom patterned forks we created, the aqua polka dotted napkins, the gold glitter cups, and all of the fun confetti sprinkled throughout. I rented all of my tablecloths and chairs from Alex Party Rentals and loved how the linen colors matched the party perfectly. 

Ava’s place setting had an extra special detail … A unicorn crown to complete the costume of her favorite LOL character, Unicorn. 

Snacks and drinks were put out for our guests to enjoy with extra patterned forks and napkins for the adults. 

I loved this picture way too much not to share it!

Here’s Ava getting the tattoo of her favorite character (Twinsies!) … 

… and the rest of the girls loved theirs as well!


Everyone enjoyed the delicious pizza and salads from Blaze Pizza including my little girls.

It took a while for the girls to break open this pinata that Ava’s grandpa Neil scoured Downtown in search of. Who am I kidding? Scott took one for the team and helped them out but they had fun nonetheless! 

Required family cake pic! Thank goodness we got one with everyone looking at the camera …

… and some fun glittery candles to blow out.


Happy 5th Birthday to my favorite LOL Surprise Doll loving five year old, my assistant party planner, and just like a unicorn she’s one of a kind! When she went to bed that night, her last words to me were “Best birthday ever!”. I’m so glad she enjoyed her party and her special day. What more could this mama ask for!? 


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