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My daughter’s LaLaLoopsy Party complete with buttons and cupcakes

Today, my adorable youngest child turns 3, and I couldn’t be more bummed about her growing up older. I love every stage of my children, but the transition from baby to toddler is a tough one.  She still says so many cute things like cha-lockit milk, but she corrects herself so much when she realizes she says something wrong. I have never been one to correct my children at this stage for saying butchering words because I think it’s so darn cute. Alas, she’s still my baby, and we celebrated her with a fun little party last Friday.

She is loving the cute little Lalaloopsy dolls that are new these days.  She only had a few little ones, and they are so bright and colorful with cute buttons for eyes and yarn for hair.  Since I don’t love to base a party around toy characters, I thought I’d emphasize the buttons, yarn, with cupcakes…with just a hint of the toys.

I got a lot of the cute paper party supplies including the paper straws, teal fruit containers, chevron paper bags, cupcake paper liners, etc. from the Pink Lemonade Party shop on etsy. LOTS of super cute stuff in there.

The Lalaloopsy designs I got from Ultimate Transfers etsy shop.

And the individual colorful cupcakes stands from Fancy Fab on etsy.

The button candy molds and twine string on Amazon.  Special thanks to my friend Lorie who helped me with arranging the table, too.


I put an 11×14 print I took of her recently into my fabulous Orange Blossom Frame, and next to it is my standar pier canvas (that often sits on my mantel) that I wrapped in hot pink wrapping paper. The cupcake garland above was fashioned by my awesome friend Caroline after I told her exactly what I wanted. LOVE that thing!  I made strands of fabric torn garland to string all around the house.

The little cups above were filled with mini chocolate buttons that the kids used to decorate their own cupcakes.

Blue chalk/corkboard frame below from  Hobby Lobby.

I got a yard of fabric in 5 colors and tore strips.  I used those stripes as a little background for pictures, as well as tying them together as garland around the house.


My sassy girl!Birthday girls sister taking her for a ride. Below, the group photo–now THAT was a challenge!Pin the button on Lala’s eye.Most of my kid parties have some downtime where I have my hubby read a book while I decompress.  I was excited to find a few Lalaloopsy books on Amazon.My daughter loves duck, duck, goose, so we incorporated that…My photographer friend, Jenny, was there and took over my camera and snapped some of me…that was nice…to be remembered at the event. As we were getting ready for the party earlier that day, she told me she didn’t want everyone to sing Happy Birthday to her…fortunately she changed her mind, and the look on her face below tells me she loved that singing attention. Yes I did enjoy a cupcake or two…I made them 5 different bright colors, and I make ‘em good. With extra vanilla pudding powder and sour cream.Jenny followed my husband and all the kids outside with my camera, and got some really fun shots. I stayed bedind to breath and clean the kitchen a little…I just love all these action shots…He was teaching her to hold her hands up, and to drop them to begin the race…What a hilarioius game my hubby came up with…car racing (since we have two of those–one recently gifted by a neighbor)Oh yes, the birthday girl loved it…Opening presesnts mayhem…

I just love this 3 year old girl.

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  1. Happy Birthday, Miss C! We had it on our calendar and the boys have been talking about it a lot this week, asking what day it was, etc., especially since there aren’t many in our family in April. :o) It looks like your party was a great big hit. Hopefully you have a great day today, too!

    Love, Aunt Kriste.

  2. What a cute little 3 year old! You sure went to a lot of work for the party.

  3. What a fun and colorful party! I love all the details especially the fun torn fabric background. Way to go! See you soon.

  4. Such a gorgeous girl, such a wonderful family, such a pretty, pretty party! Congrats on all of it! I thought it was adorable that she poses just like you! Turn hips, bend knee, put hand on waist… So cute!!! God bless this adorable 3 year old.

  5. oh so cute!! looks like it was so much fun!

  6. Oh my goodness, what an awesome party! Those details are amazing! What a very special day–gorgeous pictures! Great job friend!

  7. awww! happy b-day to your sweetie!!

  8. Wow!! Looks like a blast and you look so cute too! Love all the details. I think photography and party planning must be connected somehow b/c i love to do both too. This was really well done! Great job.

  9. love that you got to be in great pictures!

  10. Love it and her! So fun, so cute, so colorful! Thanks for sharing in such detail. It was almost as good as being there! Love you all!

  11. I love how it turned out!! The dolls hanging on the wire frame is PERFECT!! And I love the button pops! Perfect way to use those cute crates!!

    It turned out great!!

  12. Oh I love all of the details! Thanks for sharing where you purchased supplies, that is so helpful!!

    great job! I love your pants btw!

  13. You are gorgeous and so skinny, Kristen! Secrets? ;)

  14. What a fun party! There was so much visual excitement.

  15. Such happy and fun colors! And I LOVE the grid photo collage of your daughter at different ages. I’m going to have to copy that. :)

  16. Lori Duffin says:

    You are so creative Kristin. Your party looked like a smashing success and all the ideas were so cute. I want the popcorn recipe. I love flavored popcorn. Have fun in Utah.

  17. Kristen Duke says:

    Thank you everyone! I have fun planning all the details;)

  18. Oh my! My little Holly girl would have loved to been at this party. Cute Cute Cute ideas!! Simple yet creative and fun.

  19. caroline says:

    I love how happy she looks in her birthday pictures and the personality in those hip -posed shots-awesome!! you did an fabulous job pulling this off f without making it too “character-themed”!!! Lils had a great time!!

  20. She is getting so big!! Great job on the party, too.

  21. What a loved lil’ girl! I want a party just like hers! :)

  22. We just did a Loopsy party for my daughter too! (Not my 3 yr old since I was at SNAP for her bday, bad mommy!) SO cute, Aunt Kristi bought Scribbles Splash for her to make up for it (and we had her party last week). But your party is WAY cuter! Wish I had seen this before her party…your button molds are adorbs! Such a cute little mini you, happy belated to your babeh!

  23. Kristen, I LOVE this! You put so much work into it- it’s so bright a cheerful and GORGEOUS! I bet your daughter loved it. :)

  24. SO wonderfully adorable! All the details and just priceless. Love the fabric backdrop!

  25. So wonderfully adorable! All the details are just priceless! Love the fabric backdrop!

  26. Hi Kristen- It was so nice to meet you at the restaurant for ice cream. I have been following your blog for sometime.

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THE PARTY. My daughter would love it too. Everything is so colorful darling and sweet. I love that cupcake garland and that adorable bicycle. Really its all darling. Button pops… love it. Have a fab. day. xo, jen

  27. Kristen-
    This party was absolutely darling! I love all the button accents that you used. too cute! i also loved that you had a friend take pics of you with your cute girls. Us moms tend to be forgotten at these parties. GREAT job! Next time you have a party, I totally want to come!!

  28. how did i miss this post? i love everything about this party!!

  29. Would love you to share this on my linky party!

  30. SOOOO adorable Kristen!

    Thanks so much for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up

    Have a safe and fabulous holiday weekend!

  31. What a darling party! Love the colors, the buttons, and I adore the cupcake garland!

  32. Oh my GOODNESS how wonderful and adorable!! SO stinkin’ perfect! Where in the world did you get her outfit from? This is so cute!! Hope you can link it up at my brand new Trendy Tuesday party!!

  33. Such a fun day! And pictures are WONDERFUL! Thanks for sharing your ideas on “Strut Your Stuff Saturday!” We’ll see you next week! -The Sisters

  34. I am so pinning this! My girls are in LOVE with La La Loopsy and this would be perfect for them! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

  35. Thank you for the great inspiration! My daughter wants a Lalaloopsy party and I immediately thought buttons… and a scrappy fabric banner! I started searching around and found your site. I love your ideas… pretty and stylish, but not so over-the-top that any mom couldn’t use them. Love your barn door too!

  36. HEY! Where did you get the green cake stand? So cute!

  37. So…I just googled “Lalaloopsy Party” and lookie where it took me! (You must be doin’ something right my friend!) Um. can I come to your kids’ birthday parties? SO cute! I’m supposed to be doing a LaLa’ party next week and I haven’t even started! Insane, I know. So…thank you so so much for these adorable ideas! Luv ya!
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    • Kristen Duke says:

      How fun! Thanks for letting me know about the google search;) It’s a fun theme with so many bright and colorful options!

  38. Oh wow, you have given me hope that I can pull off a “tasteful” Lalaloopsy party for my almost 3 year old girl! Beautiful party and photos!


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