Dolls are well-known toys that kids grow up with and are often the favorite toys for kids. So why not throw a Doll Theme Party for kids or even an adult doll theme party can be fun as well.
Doll Theme Party: Decorations
Adorn tables with small dollhouses and place larger ones on the floor or around the room. Make sure they are furnished and have dolls inside holding up little signs that display messages such as “Happy Birthday, Suzy!” or “Doll Dreamland”, etc. Guests will peer inside and marvel at your adorable displays.
2. Doll Delight
Whether they’re large, small, baby, or rag – decorations for your space should include different types of dolls that will create a truly memorable ambiance. Have dolls sitting in chairs, on couches, and propped up on tables. You should even have some dolls ”peeking” through the front windows so that guests see them when they arrive.
3. Lovable Lollipops
Oversized lollipops add an innocent, sweet feel to the dolly theme. Create them out of Styrofoam or two-colored paper plates taped together. Cover each “lollipop” in clear cellophane wrap and attach them to a tall stick. Secure each lollipop with large dainty bows or ribbons.
Use soft, pastel colors for balloons such as baby pink, creamy white, baby blue, mint green, and light yellow. Avoid any supplies with extreme, vibrant hues as they will overpower the softness of the doll theme.
5. Table Tops
Use a frilly, white tablecloth. One with ruffles along the edges is ideal. Scatter edible flower sprinkles or silver and light pink confetti over the table.
6. Flowers Galore
Floral arrangements always add a sweet touch. Use basic, feminine flowers such as daisies, tulips, baby’s breath, etc. You can also create your own tissue paper flower bouquets. Use vintage watering cans as vases.
7. Sweet Hearts
String together colorful paper cutouts of hearts, birds, flowers, and other girly shapes. Hang them up across the room. You can make cute patterns like polka-dots, stripes, etc.
8. Darling Doilies
Lightly colored cloth or paper doily circles are simple, yet add the perfect amount of elegance. Use them as coasters for cups and small bowls. Also, use them as cupcake holders. Furthermore, you can hang up doilies like the stringed hearts (see Sweet Hearts).
Tea parties are a perfect activity for a doll-themed gathering. Decorate the room and table with china-set teacups and teapots. Use full-sized ones (for your guests) and miniature ones (for the dolls). Before tea is served, you can have the teacups filled with small heart candies or other treats.
10. Twinkle Lights
Some basic stringed light bulbs will add a special feeling of wonder and enchantment to the room when lit up. These work best if your venue is a little on the dim side.
Doll Theme Party: Favors
11. Doll Dress-up
Buy your guest’s doll clothing. Get several different types of outfits so that every guest has a unique look for her own doll to wear, such as the ’80s, Hawaiian, animal, roller disco, princess, etc.
12. Pretty Paper Dolls
Paper doll kits are classic, simple, and can provide hours upon hours of fun! Try to find ones that look like dolls, vintage characters, or princesses to better suit your theme.
13. Baby Bottles
This staple baby doll accessory is perfect for your guest’s dolls! Decorate the bottles with rhinestones, stickers, or even personalize them by writing each guest’s (or her doll’s) name on them.
14. Tiny Tea Set
Mini china tea sets can be found in toy stores and come in attractive basket weave casings. For your dolly themed party prizes or giveaways, you can order customized tea sets online with anagrams and other unique styles.
15. Chocolate Truffles
Nothing says “thank you for coming” like a fancy little box of chocolates! The boxes should be wrapped in shiny decorative ribbon and contain assorted yummy chocolates of every shape and flavor.
16. Cloth Dolls
Buy small, inexpensive cloth dolls. They are adorable, and your guests will be sure to treasure them. Purchase your own dolls at a toy or craft shop, or buy a kit to create your own! Then stitch/embroider a name, message, or both.
17. Bubble Bath
Your guests will adore having their own bubble bath mix. Pick out sweet scents such as cotton candy, or floral scents. Add a small, personalized paper tag to each pouch of bubble bath and tie it with a ribbon.
18. Gift Card
Give each guest a gift card to a local doll or toy store. Stick a decorative bow on top of each gift card. Leave a little message on the gift card with a heartfelt message such as “A special gift for you and your dolly!” You can also use these as prizes if you have some games at your party!
Lollipops have just the right amount of innocence and sweetness. Tie pink ribbons around swirly lollipops (or any other kind of lollipop you can find). You can also create small “lollipop bouquets” by tying several different lollipops together.
20. Cotton Candy
Wrap small balls of cotton candy in clear cellophane wrap, and attach each one to a stick or cone. Secure each cotton candy with a shiny ribbon or a bow for custom giveaways.
21. Sweet Soaps
Hand out specially scented soaps that look like cupcakes, ice cream cones, and candies. They not only serve as a bath or hand soap but also as an adorable decoration that guests will love.
22. Doll Birthday Cakes
Get some tea light candles and decorate them with paint and stickers. When you turn them on they will look like mini birthday cakes!
23. Doll T-shirts
Make a shirt for your guests’ dolls by getting a few doll-sized t-shirts and iron-on letters. All you have to do is iron the letters on the way you want, and you the perfect doll theme party favor.
Doll Theme Party: Games
24. Doll Dress-up/Fashion Show
Your guests will love this dress up activities game! Have each girl walk down a “runway” (which could simply be a rolled out carpet or a real raised platform) and take her doll along! Snap photos of everyone and hand them back at the end of your parties.
25. Tea Time
Host a traditional tea party! Arrange a small activity table with chairs, including a tea set, cookies, cupcakes, and other tasty treats for your guests (and their dolls) to enjoy! Be sure to make place cards for the dolls, too!
26. Friendship Bracelets
Set out small bowls containing all kinds of glitzy beads and yarn. Have guests create friendship bracelets – one for herself, and the other for her doll! This is a perfect activity for every little girl to embrace the special bond between her and her doll.
27. Amazing Baby Race
In your backyard or a [carpeted] hallway, hold races in which your guests must crawl on all fours like babies! Have several rounds and award candy prizes and favors to every participant for trying her best. Speaking of party favors, there are so many that are not covered in this article.
28. Stroller Sprint
In two teams, guests must push a baby doll in a stroller. The baby doll should not be strapped in, so the real challenge will be trying to keep the baby from falling out! When someone reaches the end and comes back, then it will be the next person’s turn.
29. Spot the Difference
Line up five dolls at a time and have guests figure out which one is odd or stands out. For instance, you can remove a shoe from one doll or paint her lips a wacky color. The guest to spot the difference first wins the round!
30. Tray Teaser
On a vintage silver tea tray, spread out different doll items, such as baby bottles, shoes, combs, jewelry, etc. Show the tray to your guests for one whole minute. Then, remove the items from sight and have guests try to remember as many objects as they can! Mind-boggling fun!
31. Homemade Treats
Purchase a candy– or soap-making kit, or both (If you choose both, have two different stations with assistants). Give everyone a crash course on how to make either of these goodies. Let them choose from a list of colors, flavors, and/or scents so that everyone has a unique creation.
32. Doll Accessory Gift Exchange
Have the guests bring doll accessories as gifts to exchange with each other! This activity is kind of like Secret Santa. Write down all the guests’ names on pieces of paper and have each guest pick a name. They then give their gift to the person they chose.
33. Dress Like Your Doll
Who doesn’t love a good costume contest? Have the guests dress up like their dolls. Whoever is dressed the closest to their doll is the winner.
34. Ice Cream Sundaes
Have the guests make mini ice cream sundaes with small ice cream cups, pom-poms/cotton balls, and beads! Glue a couple of large pom-poms or cotton balls (colored or regular) to the bottom of a small ice cream cup, then spray it with spray glue. After that, pile on smaller pom-poms and beads.
Doll Theme Party: Venues
Your venue should have a quaint and whimsical feel. It should almost feel like a little girl’s bedroom, complete with many sweet, youthful elements. There should be a lot of bright sunlight pouring in if possible. Don’t forget to also consider decoration; if you need ideas, we’ve got you covered.
36. Bed & Breakfast
You can host your doll-themed party at a cozy bed and breakfast. Make sure you have permission to use your rooms or any other space for your event. These are typically very accommodating, and their quaint feel suits the theme perfectly!
37. Church Hall
A church hall is a quiet and respectable setting. You can rent out a room in the back of the church and host your celebration there. Be sure to let your guests know and respect the rules of the church.
38. Flower Garden
Host your celebration in a blooming garden, whether it’s in your own backyard or a public botanical garden. People will love this idea.
Doll Theme Party: Menu
Keep in mind to make all foods bite-sized, so that guests and their dolls can enjoy some yummy snacks together. Guests, especially young girls, will appreciate your attentiveness to detail.
Provide refreshments that are sweet, yet light. Tea (iced or hot), lemonade, and strawberry smoothies are exceptional drinks.
41. Finger Sandwiches
Delicate finger sandwiches are delicious and super easy to make. Provide chicken/egg salad, cucumber, turkey, etc. Shape them into dolls, hearts, flowers, rocking horses, shoes, etc. using cookie cutters!
42. Cheese and Crackers
On a large tray or plate, spread cheese or use sliced cheese on top of crisp multigrain crackers.
43. Fruit or Veggie Tray
For a healthy spin, have berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) with yogurt dip in one tray and vegetable sticks (carrots, celery, cucumbers) with ranch dip in another. Make sure to have toothpicks speared through the fruit for easy access.
44. Pizza Bagels
Everyone’s favorite snack! Have plain cheese and also pepperoni flavors. Arrange them on a tray in the shape of a heart, flower, or even the birthday girl’s name. But hold on! You may want a healthier alternative.
Everyone’s favorite assorted butter cookies in a tin, as well as frosted sugar cookies, will be a hit with guests. Let the girls decorate the sugar cookies with different colored frosting, fruit, and, of course, sprinkles! Make tiny cookies as well for the dolls.
46. Doll Cake
Create or purchase a cake with a real doll coming out of the top. The cake itself should look like the doll’s ball gown and should be lavishly decorated. Add sugar flowers to her gown for extra drama.
47. Ice Cream
Mini ice cream sandwiches and ice cream cones are the ideal frozen treat that everyone will enjoy. Provide classic ice cream flavors including chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry.
Buttermints, jelly beans, and lollipops are among just a few types of candies with which you can fill jars. They serve as both visually appealing decorations and yummy sweets.
49. Baby Food
Yes, that’s right…real baby food in jars and even small baby bottles will add just the right touch to your doll theme. Guests will be able to play with their dolls and feed them. Set up the baby food at every placemat.
A Doll Theme Party is not the first party theme that comes to mind but it is still a unique party to host. We hope you get inspired to host a party with some of these ideas incorporated and enjoy with your guests.