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cute as a button lalaloopsy inspired backdrop with paper plates

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!

lalaloopsy doll inspired decoration

lalaloopsy button inspiration used for paper plate decor ideas

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

lalaloopsy button inspired centerpieces with yarnballs
button trees with pink flowers inspired by the lalaloopsy dolls
lalaloopsy party decorations with a look for less and budget friendly twist
lalaloopsy party on a budget with printable cupcake toppers

lalaloopsy party diy decor
cupcakes with fondant button toppers

lalaloopsy inspired cute as a button sweets bar candy labels
budget chic idea lalaloopsy cute as a button
lalaloopsy party with crafting activities to make knitted hats and ribbon skirts
lalaloopsy rainbow streamers decorating a photo booth

cute as a button lalaloopsy look for less

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!



– 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