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Hey party peeps! I’m so excited to bring you my latest party guide showing you how to host a Monster High Freak du Chic Party starring Monster High’s newest ghoulfriend….Gooliope Jellington! Monster High fans will love this freaky twist on a traditional circus party theme — FREAK DU CHIC— that is sure to be a hit this year on the party scene! Be sure to scroll down to the end of the post to enter the HUGE MONSTER HIGH FREAK DU CHIC PARTY PACK GIVEAWAY to get you going on planning your own party including all of the Freak du Chic dolls – Gooliope Jellington®, Frankie Stein®, Honey Swamp®, Jinafire Long® and Toralei®, the Circus Scaregrounds™ Playset including Rochelle Goyle®, all 4 Ghoul Fair® dolls – Heath Burns®, Howleen Wolf®, Ellisabat® and Scarah Screams® PLUS…lots of party goodies you see in this post! AMAZING GIVEAWAY FOR MONSTER HIGH FANS!
Introducing Monster High’s newest ghoulfriend — GOOLIOPE JELLINGTON!
Gooliope Jellington is the BIGGEST ghoul to come to Monster High…literally! (she stands over 17″ tall). Her debut is just in time to help Frankie and the ghouls save the art programs they all love so much from being cancelled at Monster High. Gooliope is the ultimate ringmaster of the freakiest circus… “Freak du Chic” …a festival of freaky flaws with Magic, Mimes, Marionettes, Tight Rope Walkers, Fire Breathers and more! In a series of Monster High webisodes, Gooliope shows Frankie Stein, Honey Swamp, Jinafire Long, Toralei and Rochelle Goyle how to use their freaky flaws to put on the most freak-tacular circus fundraiser to raise money to save the art programs!
Celebrate with your own ghoulfriends by throwing your own Freak du Chic Circus party!
HOW DID SHE DO THAT?
Before I do anything, I watched the webisodes. My daughter, Riley, of course already knew the entire story as she had already watched them SEVERAL times! Watching the webisodes will give you a good idea on what the party should look like and even a few ideas of cool activities for the kids to do. Whenever I get the chance to style a Monster High party, the first thing my daughters love to do is plan their outfits! This was no different…they stayed in their rooms for hours putting together their Freak Du Chic looks. I for one think they are adorable and did a great job! Faith wanted to resemble her favorite doll, Rochelle Goyle and Riley…well, she loves them all, so she decided to do her own thing and dress up like a clown….a fashionable clown of course! (I mean, check out that amazing top hat headband). Now that we’ve gotten the rundown on the girls’ Freaky Fab fashion, now let’s talk Mommy’s specialty….DECOR!
SET THE SCENE — FREAK DU CHIC!
I decided on a red, gold and black/white color palette for the party decor inspired by the webisodes and the Freak du Chic doll packaging. When designing a party space inspired by toys I always do these three things:
1. Incorporate printables that compliment the theme (printables that have licensed characters on them without a license is illegal, so look for printables that compliment the theme…plus look how much more unique your party space looks with custom designed printables!)
2. Order custom desserts that match the party’s theme!
3. Use the toys to display in the party’s decor! (then give them to the party’s guest of honor when the party’s over…total ROCK STAR MOM MOMENT…trust me!)
GIRLFRIEND TIP: For an easy trick, turn a black and white striped paper cup upside down and you have the perfect circus platform to display your newest Monster High Freak du Chic dolls!
Next, look for gold items that work with the circus theme like this gold elephant, gold round trays (that I used to create a 3-ring circus) and these fabulous gold dessert trays that I stacked on top of each other to create a grand entrance for Gooliope. Add in unique custom decor pieces like these custom “M & H” decorated letters to match the Freak du Chic style and you are all set!
GIRLFRIEND TIP: Think outside the box when looking for decor to decorate your party space! I created a three-ring circus by using 3 gold mirrored trays I found in Home Goods. Totally unexpected but totally freaky fab! AND…instead of just saving the mini poster cards that come with each doll, display them in the party decor like I did here with Frankie’s card.
CREATE A BIG TOP FREAK DU CHIC SWEETS BAR!
Sweets Bars are a a staple at all of my parties and this one was no exception! For me, designing a Sweets Bar starts with the backdrop! Since I’m working with Mattel I was able to use this AMAZING custom backdrop which really set the scene and provided an amazing wow factor to the party space. This fabulous Freak du Chic Sweets Bar is complete with bat cake pops, big top chocolate lollipops, iced cookies, cupcakes and of course a mini strawberry jam jelly bean bar inspired by Gooliope Jellington! Be sure to set out these amazing big top treat boxes for your guests to fill with yummy sweets to take home.
GIRLFRIEND TIP: Use printables to add a personalized touch to your candy table! Here I used our newest “Freaky Circus” printable collection (available in my shop here) to jazz up store-bought cupcakes with printable cupcake toppers and branded the table with this amazing table sign and Lolli-tags™!
USE THE FREAK DU CHIC PLAYSET AS A DINING TABLE CENTERPIECE!
The wow factor of any dining table is the centerpiece and man, oh man…this one is scary cool! Place your Freak du Chic playset in the center of the dining table for an easy centerpiece idea. Be sure to display your favorite Monster High Freak du Chic ghoul on the playset. My daughter’s favorite is Honey Swamp so I simply swapped out the poster in the playset frame with the one that came with Honey Swamp and displayed her on the dining table. Finish off the table design by placing matching black and white striped plates on top of these vintage gold chargers and gold plastic silverware. GOLD PLASTIC SILVERWARE!!! I KNOW…how AMAZING are these!
GIRLFRIEND TIP: All of the Freak Du Chic dolls come with their own poster so you can display your favorite on the dining table as well by swapping out the poster.
SERVE A SPOOK-TACULAR DRINK!
Now you’re ready to eat yummy cupcakes and sweet treats, but WAIT…don’t forget to have your guests visit Scarah Screams’ De-Hydration Station to fill their cups full of her lemon-lime “car wash water”..I mean my signature lemon-lime sorbet punch!
Here’s how you make it:
– Add 8-10 scoops of lemon lime sorbet to a bucket (or punch bowl)
– Fill it up with cold green juice (you can find several green flavors in the juice grocery aisle…who knew right?)
– Finish it off with a sparkly lemon/lime rock candy stick stirrer…YUMMY!
GIRLFRIEND TIP: While the girls are eating this is a great time to play all three of the Freak Du Chic webisodes. If you have a smart TV, this is super easy…just pull up the webisodes on Monster High’s YouTube Channel and you’re good to go.
PLAY FRANKIE STEIN’S MAGIC HAT CHALLENGE!
For a fun freaky game, have your guests take Frankie’s Magic Hat Challenge! For this, you’ll three large black plastic top hats and label each one with Cat Tails, Fish Eyes and Fangs! Then fill each hat with items that feel like those items. I used furry chenille stems for Cat Tails, frozen grapes for Fish Eyes and plastic spiders for Fangs. The challenge is to have each guest put their hands inside and feel the creepy items inside. If they are brave enough to complete Frankie’s Magic Hat Challenge, each guest wins a candy filled magic wand and a bag full of Monster High favors to take home.
GIRLFRIEND TIP: For a magical twist, mix up the tags so that the fish eyes are on the hat filled with furry cat tails so they are surprised when they put their hands inside Frankie’s magic hat.
SEND YOUR GUESTS HOME WITH SPOOK-TACULAR PARTY FAVORS!
What’s a circus without cotton candy! Not just any cotton candy….how about these awesome custom labeled cotton candy bags personalized with your name! Now that’s Freak du Chic!
ENTER TO WIN A MONSTER HIGH FREAK DU CHIC PARTY PACK!
Scroll down to the end of the post to ENTER TO WIN on the Rafflecopter! Giveaway ends on Monday August 17th. Winners will be announced here on this blog post on Tuesday, August 18th. U.S. entries only. Winner will be contacted via email on 8/18 and must respond within 24 hours to claim their prize. Be sure to complete all the mandatory entry requirements. If you are chosen the winner and you have not completed all the entry requirements, you will be disqualified and another winner randomly chosen. GOOD LUCK!
PRIZE PACK INCLUDES:
Monster High Freak du Chic Gooliope Jellington® doll
Monster High Freak du Chic Frankie Stein® doll
Monster High Freak du Chic Honey Swamp® doll
Monster High Freak du Chic Jinafire Long® doll
Monster High Freak du Chic Toralei® doll
Monster High Freak du Chic Circus Scaregrounds™ Playset including the Rochelle Goyle doll
Monster High Ghoul Fair® Heath Burns® doll
Monster High Ghoul Fair® Howleen Wolf® doll
Monster High Ghoul Fair® Ellisabat® doll
Monster High Ghoul Fair® Scarah Screams® doll
“Freaky Circus” DIY Party Printables and 12 Custom Labeled Cotton Candy Bags by Soiree Event Design Shop
1 Set of Iced Cookies (as seen in this post) by Auntie Bea’s Bakery
Custom Letters “M & H” Decor by Sophisticated Life Designs & Creations
1 Dozen Cake Pops by Sparkling Sweets Boutique
12 Big Top Favor Boxes by Glamorously Sweet Designs
1 Pack of B&W Striped Favor Bags, Cups and Paper Straws & 1 Pack of Green/White Striped Paper Straws (each pack has 12 items) by Hoopla Events
3 Red/Black/Gold Top Hat Headbands by CWBD
2 Bling Tongs, 2 Bling Scoops & 1 Bling Ladle by Lavish Parties & Prints by Talia
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING. MANY WILL ENTER, ONE WILL WIN. Participants may enter the giveaway between August 3, 2015 12:01 AM CST and August 17, 2015 11:59 PM CST by going online to http://soiree-eventdesign.com/blog/and completing the online entry form with name and email address. NOTE: if online entry participants are 18 years of age or less, they must provide their parent’s or legal guardian’s email address so that Soiree Event Design can send an email to the parent or legal guardian advising them of the participant’s attempt to enter the giveaway. Limit 1 full entry per email address. Giveaway is open to legal residents of the continental U.S. who are 18 years of age at time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico, U.S. territories and possessions.
WANT MORE MONSTER HIGH PARTY INSPIRATION?
Check out all of the Monster High parties I’ve styled by clicking on the links below:
Monster High Birthday Party
Monster High Halloween Day of the Dead Skelita Calaveras Party
Monster High Casta Fierce Premiere Party
Monster High Freaky Fusion Party
Monster High Gloom & Bloom Garden Party
WHERE DID SHE GET THAT?
– Styling & Photography: Soiree Event Design
– Monster High Gooliope Jellington Freak du Chic doll: Toys”R”Us
– Monster High Freak du Chic Dolls: Toys”R”Us
– Monster High Ghoul Fair Dolls: Amazon
– Cotton Candy with custom labels: Soiree Event Design Shop
– “Freaky Circus” party printables: Soiree Event Design Shop
– Iced cookies & cookie pops: Auntie Bea’s Bakery
– Custom Letters “MH”: Sophisticated Life Designs & Creations
– Bat cake pops, chocolate covered Oreos & big top chocolate lollipops: Sparkling Sweets Boutique
– B&W striped paper cups, paper straws and favor bags & green/white paper straws: Hoopla Events
– Big Top Circus Favor Boxes: Glamorously Sweet Designs
– Top Hat headband:Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams
– Bling punch ladle:Lavish Parties & Prints by Talia
– Jelly Beans: Jelly Belly
– Gold vintage charger plates: Koyal Wholesale
– Glittered cupcake wrappers: Dress My Cupcake
– Black 3 Step Wooden Stand: Hello My Sweet
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