My Life || Kokeshi Doll Party

August 19, 2013


tablescape, red roses, tie dye tablecloth, mimosa lane blog

I'm pooped!  But what an exciting Birthday weekend it was.  Here are some shots of Little Miss A's party that was small and adorable.  I love how kids are so thrilled with their birthdays.  Birthday and Christmas are the two best days of the year. The theme?  Kokeshi dolls. Hmmm...what are those? Well they are Japanese dolls made out of wood with a simple trunk and larger heads. So cute! Let me share with you some images of the special occasion.  But really, place close attention to the paper lanterns which I was so happy with....hopefully it will spark some DIY ideas for any of your upcoming parties.

kokeshi Doll party, www.mimosalaneblog.blogspot.com

Yes, the pinata was taller than the birthday girl.  It was precious and a real hit (ha! literally!).  My friend Paola from Unique Party made an amazing meringue Kokeshi doll cake with dulce de leche filling that was divine.   And here are my four easy tips for your own Kokeshi doll party-

kokeshi Doll party, www.mimosalaneblog.blogspot.com


I was really so happy with the way the lanterns turned out.  They were beautiful, everyone loved them and they were so easy to make.  Those Via Blossom Flower cups (which are originally meant to hold chocolates) make the best additions to these lanterns.  They have so many colors (even leopard and zebra!) to chose from that you could pretty much make any color combination.  If I had more time I would have loved to add these parasols to my decorations as well and I would have also made these Rice Krispy and Swedish Fish sushi for the kiddos  I mean really?! People are so creative!  Oh and the favors are Momiji Dolls from a local toy store.

The tablecloth and napkins I re-used from her last birthday party which I tie dyed myself here. That has been a great time and money investment because I use the whole set very often.

And for those of you wondering about my Oreo Cake concoction- It was dangerously amazing.  I will post the recipe tomorrow.

 [All photos by me ]

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30 comments

  1. happy Birthday to your little one. Six is a wonderful age. You did an amazing job on the party design.

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  2. This is gorgeous!! Only you girl!

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  3. so cute! what a lucky little girl. love those lanterns! and the red roses - adds so much color!

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  4. I want to have this party for myself and I'm 35!!

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  5. So adorable! Can this be an adult's party too?! ;)

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  6. how fabulous is this party?! Amelia turns six next week and I think I should convince her to change her theme! :)

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  7. So precious! I love all of the colors and that pinata is too cute! Looks like a great day for Miss A:)

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  8. WOW. The table is incredible as are all your photographs, Albertina! What a fantastic party. You're so so so talented!

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  9. how adorable!!! and dulce de leche cake? yum, i need a slice this early!

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  10. So awesome. Please invite me to her bday party next year. :)

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  11. Awww..congrats to lil Miss A! Six? Time flies so fast lady.. And OMG on the amazing decor and DIY inspiration. Loved it all. Here's to a great week

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  12. you throuw the best parties. I love the photo of both A's !! xx

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  13. Oh my goodness Albertina what a fantastic job you did! Such a special day for your daughter! :) Can you plan my next birthday. ;)

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  14. What a lucky little girl you have! She gets the best birthday parties! Looks like too much fun.

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  15. What a fun party! You've got one lucky little lady. The lanterns are so pretty! You'll have to do the swedish fish sushi in the future - what a neat idea.

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  16. What a great job you did!! I am sure your daughter loved it and I bet any little girl would love this.

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

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  17. Girlfriend that is TOO CUTE for words! I didn't realize that doll was a pinata until I read below, so fun! I hope your daughter had a wonderful day, and I hope you can get some rest ;-)

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  18. What a delightful party! I love all your decorations and the way you carried through the theme. And, the picture of the two of you is precious...definitely one to be framed! Enjoy your day, Albertina! xoxo

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  19. Albertina, this party is beyond adorable!
    I am thrilled to be part of this beautiful celebration for such a sweet girl!

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  20. The most adorable table!! I didn't realize it was child-sized until the pic of the big 6 balloon, which makes it all the more adorable! Great looking party, and the adult table looked pretty good too ;) Looking forward to some oreo madness tomorrow!

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  21. Que fiesta TAN bella, Alber! Te botaste como siempre!

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  22. Que fiesta TAN bella, Alber! Te botaste!!!

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  23. Que linda ambientación Albertina, tu princesita debe estar muy feliz!!! Me encanto la foto en que salen las dos,, ella se parece mucho a ti!!!!

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  24. This is the cutest thing I have ever seen!

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  25. How FUN! I love the theme and colors :) What a perfect day for a beautiful little girl!

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  26. Oh Albertina! What love and thought you put into this celebration. I'm especially fond of the shibori tablecloths you made. No detail was spared for this pretty little soiree. Can't wait to see the Oreo cake recipe (that reminds me that I still need to make your cookies... ).

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  27. Looks like an amazing party! Your daughter is very lucky :)

    Nicole
    www.eleganceandclutter.com

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