So my son decided he wanted to have an Ugly Doll party, and I must admit I was worried. I went on an internet frenzy trying to figure out what to do since there are no party supplies available for these adorable plush toys. If you are not familiar with these funny looking creatures, beware, you may just fall in love when you read the message behind each one of these fellows.
I drew a sketch of the cupcakes to show my neighborhood Publix bakery how I wanted them to look. Any supermarket bakery will do this for you, if you ask nicely. Instead of goodie bags, I opted to purchase a clip on Ugly Doll for each one of the kids ($4.99 – $8.99 amazon.com). I put them in clear baggies I found at Michael’s (baking isle), and cut some colorful tissue paper for the background. I printed a picture I found online of a book bag and wrote on them “The best part of today was spending it with you. Thanks for coming to my party.”
Using a plain $4 shirt I purchased at Michael’s, and two sheets of felt (body & eyes) I hand stitched my own little monster his favorite character on a shirt. The shapes of these adorable creatures are very easy to recreate.
Party planning is just like decorating your home. You don’t need to go all theme crazy to make it work. Pick your theme and do one or two main things with it. Then work around the colors of the theme to pick your plates, balloons, tablecloths, flowers, etc.
It was by far the least expensive party we’ve had to date, and the one my son enjoyed the most. It was also neat to see how many kids actually kept their Ugly Dolls dangling on their book bags throughout the school year.