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Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Lalaloppsy Party-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
If you’re a grandmother, you know it is hard to say “no” to a grandchild.  So, when my six year-old granddaughter asked if she could have her seventh birthday party at my house, I told her I thought it would be fun.  (Truth be told, I do enjoy children’s parties.)  I suggested a circus theme (I have all of the d├ęcor for that), but she was having none of that.  She wanted a Lalaloopsy party!  Do you know who Lalaloopsy is?
Lalaloopsy Party-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Meet one of many Lalaloopsy dolls.  I do not know the name of each doll (although I hear the names frequently from my granddaughter.)  These are very collectible if you are seven years old or younger.  (Do you think my granddaughter is picking up my bad collecting habits?)

Lalaloopsy Party-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
My granddaughter brought over all of her Lalaloopsies and the necessities that go with them (even though she said she would miss them overnight).  That is when I realized that Lalaloopsies have BIG heads.  They cannot sit or stand without something to support them, and even then, their heads might fall forward, causing them to take a nose dive onto the table.

Lalaloopsy Party-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Miniature Lalaloopsies aren’t quite as difficult to pose.

Lalaloopsy Party-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
One of them drove her convertible around the table top.

Lalaloopsy Party-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
One of them guarded the lollipops (she didn’t take her job very seriously though – the lollipops were quickly gone).

Lalaloopsy Party-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Another delivered lollipops in a cart behind her giant red horse.

Lalaloopsy Party-Bargan Decorating with Laurie
Some brought their own houses with them (talk about making yourself at home)!

Lalaloopsy Party-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Lalaloopsy Party-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
A few even rode a school bus to the party.  (Some of my polka dot plates [Bistro Collection by Amici] fit right in to the party theme)

Lalaloopsy Party-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
There are a lot of buttons and bright colors involved in a Lalaloopsy collection.  You may have noticed that they all have button eyes and usually have buttons on their clothing.

Lalaloopsy Party-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

My daughter-in-law drew circles on paper plates to make the button streamers on the doors.  I have got to learn how to take pictures when  the sun is shining behind what I’m photographing.  Any hints? 
Have you been to a children’s party recently?  It really is a lot of fun, and I didn’t even mind that, after I worked to prop all of the dolls on the table, the girls grabbed them to play with (they did ask first).  Thank you for stopping by to meet Lalaloopsy.  laurie


Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Laurie, how cute is that. Your granddaughter must have been thrilled to death with such a terrific party. This is something that she will always remember. You did a wonderful job decorating.
Happy Birthday to your granddaughter.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Oh my gosh Laurie. Now I want to collect those Lalaloopsy dolls. LOL We don't have grandchildren yet, so I would have to take a course in what's hot, and what's not in children's toys. LOL What a sweet way to celebrate a birthday!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Great job Laurie!
Addison is just getting interested in lalaloopsy.
Right now she is still enamored by Dora and Sponge Bob.
Oh and Peppa Pig, that hilarious.
It's scary how well I know these huh.
I bet your grand-daughter thinks your the most wonderful Grandma around. Told you I always wanted to be one of your grands...hehe!

Tricia said...

Completely adorable, Laurie! Yes, we grandmothers are putty in our grandkids' hands. Great job carrying out the theme -- and I've learned something already today (at 5:46 a.m., no less) -- what a Lalaloopsy is!

Stacey said...

That is just so adorable, Laurie. We've never met in person but after seeing the fun things you do for your grandkids over the years, I know you must be a wonderful grandmother. You are making great memories.

lynne said...

Laurie, those are adorable! I had never heard of them either. But what a great job you did! Awesome grandma! You gave her a wonderful memory

Laura S Reading said...

I have seen them and heard the name in passing but with no small girls around to educate me...

Thank you for opening my eyes!
They are very cute. That button streamer is adorable!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So cute! She picked the right person to be the hostess. I had not heard of the doll before.

Kathleen said...

You ARE the best gma! What a great party you threw.
My gda is 12 so no, I don't know lalalalalooooah. :)
The next a 4 boys, so I do know all that boy stuff! :)
Thanks for sharing the party at Let's Dish!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Laurie, please tell your granddaughter that I adore the button garland that she helped create! So cute! I had heard about these dolls from one of our granddaughters but I had not actually seen one. You are just the BEST grandmother!

Anonymous said...

So cute! You did well, and I'm sure were the perfect grandmotherly host. said...

How fun Laurie! I've never heard of lalaloopsy, but she is adorable! My granddaughter is just 8 months old but you can be sure she will be getting a doll from me for Christmas! What a darling party! How sweet she wanted you to have it at your house! I love the button plates and balloons, how clever! Let me know if you get any photo tips, I am always fighting back lit rooms too!

Marigene said...

Oh my gosh, I can imagine how much fun those little girls had at this party! Happy Birthday to your granddaughter.
Have a great week, Laurie...

Red Couch Recipes said...

What an awesome grandma you have and so lucky to be living near your grand child. I love the party you threw. So cute and fun! Love the button plate streamers -- who would have thought. I have problems all the time with light in my dining room. That is a great question to pose. Such cute dolls. So glad she didn't ask you to do a party around Monster High (I think that is what they are called) dolls. LOL

Dewena said...

I have never heard of the Lalaloopsies-- did I spell that right? But it's time I learned all about them since I have a little granddaughter. And her mommie is an artist who works with buttons a lot so I bet she knows about them.

Happy birthday to your granddaughter! I bet she is as cool as her grandmother! Such a pretty party decor, Laurie.

Bonnie said...

I know your granddaughter and her friends were thrilled. I would be. So adorable, colorful and FUN!

Lulu said...

You do a great job sharing your sense of fun with your granddaughter. Why am I not surprised!!

BECKY said...

Cute party! I hadn't heard of those dolls, but I have mostly grandsons. Maybe at the next granddaughter party!