08 Jun

The Look For Less: Lalaloopsy Party Button Backdrop

The Look For Less: Lalaloopsy Party Button Backdrop

Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with a {Lalaloopsy Dolls} Inspired Button Backdrop guest post where I share with you my tips on how you can have a fabulous, high-end looking event for less! Today’s post is all about how to create an amazing wow-factor using a high-impact, low-cost backdrop.

Backdrops, when used correctly should visually wow your guests as soon as they enter the room. They can be as pricey as fabric draping with uplights for hundreds of dollars to as simple as using paper plates for a few dollars! First of all, let me say that I would have never thought of putting a paper plate on a wall until I saw Piggy Bank Parties begin this trend. Now… I’m hooked!

The Look For Less: Lalaloopsy Party Button Backdrop

The Look For Less: Lalaloopsy Party Button Backdrop

Here you can see how I went CRAZY with paper plates and used them to create buttons…and LOTS of them! The theme of this party was a Lalaloopsy inspired Mommy & Me Playdate. I happen to be a HUGE Lalaloopsy fan and jumped at the chance to design this event for 16 of my Girl Scouts and their moms. They walked into the room and gasped at the fabulousness of the “Button Wall” backdrop! YAY!!!! Total score…and you won’t believe how much that high-impact wow factor cost me & how easy it was to create.

Check out how you can create your own “Budget Chic Button Wall” backdrop:

Here’s what you’ll need:
– lunch size colored paper plates
– dessert size black paper plates
– round colored labels
– removable mounting squares or Glue Dots™

How to assemble:
1. using Glue Dots, adhere a small black dessert plate in the center of a large colored lunch plate
2. place 4 same color round labels in the middle to create the button holes
3. repeat to make as many buttons as you need to cover your wall
4. place them on the wall with removable Glue Dots™ or removable mounting squares

THAT’S IT! SUPER-EASY and the WOW-FACTOR is totally impactful!

Total price of the button wall I created: $20
– 4 packs of lunch size colored paper plates in four different colors ($8 Target)
– 2 packs of dessert size paper plates in black ($4 Target)
– 2 packs of round colored labels ($4 Target)
– 1 box of removable 1″ Glue Dots™ ($4 Michaels)

A huge wow-factor for $20! Who knew packs of paper plates could be so “Budget Chic!”

Enjoy some additional photos of the event. Highlights include:
– Button Scrapbook Bar
– Ribbon Tutu Activity
– Button inspired sweets

The Look For Less: Lalaloopsy Party Button Backdrop
The Look For Less: Lalaloopsy Party Button Backdrop
The Look For Less: Lalaloopsy Party Button Backdrop
The Look For Less: Lalaloopsy Party Button Backdrop

The Look For Less: Lalaloopsy Party Button Backdrop
The Look For Less: Lalaloopsy Party Button Backdrop

The Look For Less: Lalaloopsy Party Button Backdrop
The Look For Less: Lalaloopsy Party Button Backdrop
The Look For Less: Lalaloopsy Party Button Backdrop
The Look For Less: Lalaloopsy Party Button Backdrop

The Look For Less: Lalaloopsy Party Button Backdrop

For full event details, tips & DIY for creating this Lalaloopsy party, please click here to check out my blog “The Girlfriend’s Guide to Party Planning”

If you have any questions… ask below in the comments and I will answer them all!

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VENDOR CREDITS:

– Event Styling & Design, Printables, Photography: Soiree Event Design
– Ribbon garland: A to Zebra Celebrations
– Button fondant cupcake toppers: Edible Details
– Cake pops & chocolate covered oreos: The Gourmet Pop
– “Sweets” banner: The Purple Pug
– Lalaloopsy doll holder boxes: Blumebox
– Plates, round labels & removable mounting squares: Target
– 1″ Glue Dots™: Michaels

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32Comments

1
Carolyn Horten SAYS:

Love the button back drop so super cute and easy!!! It all was adorable :)

Reply June 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm

tonyablackstone-coleman SAYS:

Thanks Carolyn!

June 8, 2012 at 9:57 pm

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the purple pug SAYS:

The button backdrop is such a simpe idea with such a huge impact. SO many amazing and clever button deets.

Reply June 8, 2012 at 7:27 pm

tonyablackstone-coleman SAYS:

Thanks Kristy for hand making such a cute SWEETS banner that gave the backdrop a touch of WHIMSEY!

June 8, 2012 at 9:58 pm

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Do {Piggy Bank Parties} SAYS:

You’re such a DOLL, Tonya! Thank you so much for the sweet shout out. The backdrop is as cute as a BUTTON! ♥

Reply June 8, 2012 at 11:01 pm

tonyablackstone-coleman SAYS:

You’re welcome Do! Well deserved…I love and respect trailblazers. Thanks for encouraging me to look at paper plates in a Whole new way!

June 9, 2012 at 7:10 am

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Julie Luna Rosales SAYS:

Jess, I think this is cute for Gabby.

Reply June 12, 2012 at 2:13 pm

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Kirby SAYS:

Love it. Totally making a photobooth backdrop for my daughters birthday with your idea!

Please tell me about your ribbon activity. What did you use to make them?

We were going to make ribbon wands but I like your idea better. Or maybe both!

Reply June 16, 2012 at 6:31 am

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tonyablackstone-coleman SAYS:

Hi Kirby! Thanks for the question. The ribbon activity was creating ribbon belts that the girls could wear over their tutus to add that ribbon look. Only need LOTS of ribbon in various widths and colrs and patterns, Velcro and glue. I will share a DIY tutorial on this soon! Be sure to follow my Facebook page to know when I post it up. Thanks!

Reply June 19, 2012 at 10:36 am

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bettijo @ PagingSupermom.com SAYS:

That button backdrop is adorable! We did a Lalaloopsy party too. Check it out here: http://www.supermommoments.com/2012/06/lalaloopsy-birthday-party-ideas/

Reply July 2, 2012 at 9:13 pm

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lilynnet SAYS:

hi im planning for my daughter lalalopsy birthday party and planning to buy some of your supplies

Reply July 24, 2012 at 6:40 am

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MyBirthdaySupplies SAYS:

Hey Tonya,
The theme is quite unique and the backdrop idea is fabulous. I had never heard about this before. The fondant cupcake toppers are also looking quite appealing. Great work!

Reply August 19, 2012 at 10:39 pm

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Elizabeth SAYS:

Are the paper plate buttons attached to fabric?

Reply August 26, 2012 at 2:34 pm

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Jaqueline Ortiz SAYS:

how did you put the button on the flower? what did you use , im doing the same thing but I just don't know what to use for it…

btw I totally love what you did , its so cute!:)

Reply October 9, 2012 at 7:57 am

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Jaqueline Ortiz SAYS:

how did you put the button on the flower? what did you use , im doing the same thing but I just don't know what to use for it…

btw I totally love what you did , its so cute!:)

Reply October 9, 2012 at 7:57 am

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Angelica Zuñiga SAYS:

I think I am about to use this for Venezia Castellanos' Birthday Partay!

Reply December 3, 2012 at 7:11 am

Cassandra Torres SAYS:

that would be real cute

December 3, 2012 at 7:32 am

Angelica Zuñiga SAYS:

I'm on a time crunch =/

December 3, 2012 at 7:53 am

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Angelica Zuñiga SAYS:

I think I am about to use this for Venezia Castellanos' Birthday Partay!

Reply December 3, 2012 at 7:11 am

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Nilka Niki Gomez SAYS:

beautifullllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

Reply December 17, 2012 at 12:31 am

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