I love the look of the Monster High Haunted Vandala Doubloons Doll with all her sea-inspired details and translucent accessories, and thought she’d be the PERFECT inspiration for this Monster High Birthday Party Drink Station!
The colors of Vandala’s outfit are slightly different from the main Monster High colors, which I used throughout the rest of this party (as posted in Part 1 and Part 2). They’re still in the general realm, though, so I used a mix of additional printables and accent elements to blend the 2 looks and color palettes together here.
CREATIVE DETAILS to look out for:
- Pink Pirate Ghost Punch served in a glass barrel drink dispenser adorned with “Detention Chains”
- Translucent cups embellished with plastic lacing to mimic the look of funky laces
- SEA-SATIONAL straws with DIY drink markers: fang-tabulous lips & freaky fish!
- Haunted Sea Foam” bubble garlands made from translucent plastic balls
Vandala is the daughter of a pirate ghost and is adorned with pink chains… which is why the idea for pink “Pirate Ghost Punch” came to be. I designed a little scroll banner sign/label for the drink and used the doll’s arms as the “holder”!
The glass barrel drink dispenser was embellished with twine, craft gems, and metal chains – which I found in the jewelry aisle at my local craft store. The printable paper anchor is a nod to the anchor details in Vandala’s outfit. I also dug through my Halloween storage bins to find a lacy spiderweb linen to set the dispenser on. (You can always find black lace by the yard at your local fabric store too.)
Next up are the “SEA-SATIONAL” sipping straws! I really had some fun with these:
The fanged lips & freaky fish straw markers are made from red plastic straw accents that I found in the discount bins at Michaels. (They were $1.50 per pack of 6.) They both started out red, so I spray painted them pink, blue, and silver to match the party.
For the accents, I cut little “fangs” from white cardstock to add to the lips. In all honestly, gluing the fangs on is a bit tedious since they’re so small, but if you’re feeling patient it’s worth it, because they definitely make an impact this way! For the silver fish accent, I utilized the printable Bow Tie Silhouettes from the Monster High Dessert Table again, and simply cut one side of the bow off to use on top of the tail. Ta da… freaky fabulous fish!
The translucent were embellished with plastic lacing to mimic the look of fashion laces. Plastic lacing lays flat and doesn’t slide around easily, which makes it great for projects like this. Added bonus: it’s cheap!
If these drinks don’t say “freaky fabulous”, I don’t know what does! ;)
Here’s a closer look at the plastic ball garland too. I ordered this ball set and just used the balls that I matched the party. (The other colors will come in handy for different project soon!) These garlands are surprisingly easy to make… promise! (See my DIY tutorial here.)