17 DreamWorks Trolls World Tour Watch Party Ideas

Written by: Party City | Last Updated: April 3, 2020

Poppy, Branch, and all their Troll friends are heading out on a world tour—next stop, your living room! Transform your home into the ultimate event venue and then get ready to watch the top-tapping hit movie DreamWorks Trolls World Tour. Get the whole family in on the preparation and celebration.

Get hands-on with the Trolls World Tour!

Any great show starts with a jaw-dropping opening act. Start your watch party on a high note with these cool activity sheets! Be sure to print out enough copies for all your guests.

Let's get to decorating

Trolls World Tour is an amazing explosion of happy color, so the more rainbows and balloons you use to bring the movie home, the better. These decorating ideas double as craft activities to do with your kids, creating hours and hours of creative play.

Trolls tableware

Idea 1: Lay out a pop-star-worthy spread

The table is your stage, so make it a colorful one! Bring your favorite characters to the party with Trolls World Tour tableware, then add a simple balloon centerpiece. Celebrating a family birthday? Customize the cake with a special candle.

Get the look:

Trolls tableware and balloon centerpiece on a table

Idea 2: Build a balloon centerpiece

Supplies

  • Trolls 2 balloon
  • 5” mini balloon (for weight)
  • 12” balloons in desired colors, 4 total
  • 9” balloons in desired colors, 4 total
  • Curling ribbon and scissors


Steps

1. Fill a mini balloon with water and tie off to create a weight for your balloon centerpiece.


2. Use a balloon pump to inflate four 12” balloons with air. These will form the base of the centerpiece. Make sure you inflate each balloon to a uniform size.


3. Tie the ends of two 12” balloons together. Repeat with a second pair of balloons.


4. Criss-cross the ends of the balloon pairs to create a flower shape. Cut roughly six inches of curling ribbon. Tie a knot around the end of your water-filled mini balloon weight. Attach the remaining length of ribbon around the intersecting point of the criss-crossed balloon pairs.


5. Inflate the 9” balloons to a uniform size. Use the criss-cross flower technique to create the middle balloon layer. Tie this bunch to the large balloon flower using another piece of curling ribbon.


6. Inflate a round foil balloon with air. Tie ribbon to the bottom and connect it to the double-layer balloon base. Make sure the ribbon is tied tightly enough to keep it upright and tied at the center so it sits evenly at the top of the centerpiece.


Build your own:

Trolls favor basket filled with Trolls favors

Idea 3: Make Trolls memories to last

Get the little ones excited for the big movie premier with a Trolls-themed favor bucket that doubles as a fun table decoration. Fill favor buckets with glitter sunglasses, VIP lanyards, and light-up wristbands they can put on just in time for the main event. And be sure to pick up the exclusive Party City Funko Pop! Poppy figure for a memorable collectible of Trolls World Tour.

Build your own:

Uninflated balloons, paint, paint brush, and yarn on a table

Idea 4: Troll Village Balloons

Supplies

  • 5" mini green balloons
  • 12" green balloons
  • 24" balloons in assorted colors
  • Craft paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Green yarn
  • Balloon pump
Inflated green balloons tied together

Steps

1. Use a balloon pump to inflate balloons with air. Tie the ends of the 5-inch balloons together to create leaf pairs. If you have trouble tying the ends, try using a balloon tying tool to save yourself the trouble.

Pink balloon with paint artwork

2. Paint the 24-inch balloons with decorative designs and a black doorway to look like the houses in Troll Village. Remember, the end of the balloon will become the top after it is suspended from the ceiling. Let dry.

Inflated green balloons tied to yarn.

3. Tie the leaf pairs evenly along a long piece of yarn. Tie a painted balloon to one end of the balloon vine.

Painted balloons hanging from the ceiling

4. Hang the yarn vine from the ceiling with the large balloon at the bottom and take a trip into the world of Trolls!

Build your own:

Constuction paper, tape, and scissors on a table

Idea 5: DIY Paper Chain Garland

Supplies

  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape


Steps

1. Cut construction paper the short way into strips about 2 inches wide.

Colorful construction paper strips

2. Roll a paper strip into a loop and seal with tape. Insert another strip into the ring, then roll and seal with tape.

Paper chain hanging in a room

3. Repeat step 2 until you run out of paper or your garland is long enough!

Snack in color

Rainbow is a food group, right? Create easy, on-theme snacks that bring the adventure to all your senses. These treats are easy to make with your kids to keep the fun going all day.

Doughnut holes, candy, and purple straws on a table

Idea 6: Cake Pops

Ingredients


Supplies

Boy holding cake pop

Steps

1. Make doughnut hole pops

Melt dark green Candy Melts® candy in microwave-safe bowl according to package directions. Dip end of paper straws into melted candy and insert into doughnut holes. Place doughnut pops on a sheet of waxed paper. Chill until set, about 5 to 10 minutes.

2. Decorate doughnut hole pops

Dip doughnut holes in melted candy. Tap paper straws gently on the side of the of bowl to smooth and remove excess candy. Immediately sprinkle with colored sugar. Place on a sheet of waxed paper. Carefully decorate with royal icing daisies. Chill until set, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Jello mix poured into a clear up

Idea 7: Rainbow Jell-O

Supplies


Steps

1. Prepare the first Jell-O flavor according to the package instructions. Pour a small amount into each cup. Chill until firm, at least two hours.

2. While the first layer is chilling, prepare the next flavor of Jell-O according to the package instructions. Let cool, 20 to 30 minutes.

Cups of rainbow jell-o with whipped cream and candy on top

3. Pour a small amount of Jell-O into each cup, creating a second layer. Chill until firm.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with the remaining Jell-O flavors.

5. Spray canned whipped topping onto each cup and add sprinkles.

Pretzels on a baking sheet going in an oven

Idea 8: Pretzel Flowers

Ingredients


Supplies

  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
Pretzels with candy on top

Steps

1. Preheat the oven to 225°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Spread out the pretzels on the baking sheet, spaced half an inch apart. Top each one with a single Candy Melts® candy.

3. Place the baking sheet in the oven until the Candy Melt candies are soft and partially melted, about 10 minutes.

4. Decorate each pretzel with M&M’s in the shape of a flower. Let set completely.

Kids pouring marshmallows in a pot

Idea 9: Trolls Cereal Bars

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 10-ounce bag of marshmallows
  • 6 cups cereal


Supplies

  • Nonstick spray
  • Spatula
  • Saucepan
  • 9x13 casserole dish
Boy holding baked cereal bars in baking dish

Steps

1. Choose cereal

Make these treats Trolls-tastic by using a mix of crisped rice and colorful cereal.

2. Grease tools

Use your nonstick spray to grease your spatula and casserole dish.

3. Melt soft ingredients

In a saucepan on low heat, melt butter. Add marshmallows and stir until smooth.

4. Add cereal

Remove mixture from heat. Quickly stir in cereal of your choice. When the mixture is well incorporated, pour into your casserole dish and smooth down. Cool at least 30 minutes before cutting into bars.

Straws, marshmallows, and candy on a table

Idea 10: Marshmallow Pops

Ingredients


Supplies

  • Paper straws
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Waxed paper
Children assembling marshmallow pops

Steps

1. Melt pink Candy Melts® candy in microwave-safe bowl according to package directions. 

2. Stick a marshmallow onto the end of each straw, then dip marshmallows in melted candy. Tap paper straws gently on the side of the bowl to smooth and remove excess candy.

3. Immediately shake sprinkles onto marshmallows. Place on a sheet of waxed paper to set.

Ice cream cones, doughnuts, and candy on a table

Idea 11: Edible Microphones

Ingredients


Supplies

  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Toothpicks
  • Craft foam block
  • Waxed paper
Decorated ice cream cones

Steps

1. Decorate ice cream cones

Melt black Candy Melts® candy in a microwave-safe bowl according to package directions. Roll ice cream cones in melted candy to coat. Spoon melted candy over ice cream cones to fill in any bald spots. Set on a sheet of waved paper. Add candy buttons and then chill until set, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Decorated doughnut holes

2. Decorate doughnut holes

Melt black Candy Melts® candy in a microwave-safe bowl according to package directions. Use toothpicks to dip doughnut holes in melted candy. Tap gently on the side of the bowl to smooth and remove excess candy. Immediately sprinkle with silver sugar. Place toothpicks in a craft foam block. Chill until set, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Child dressed up holding an edible microphone

3. Create your microphones

Top each ice cream cone with a doughnut hole and then sing your heart out!

Candy on a table

Idea 12: Rainbow Candy Bark

Ingredients


Supplies

  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Toothpicks
  • Craft foam block
  • Waxed paper
Melted candy on wax paper

Steps

1. Melt pink Candy Melts® candy in microwave-safe bowl according to package directions. 

Step 2: Pour the melted Candy Melts® candy onto the waxed paper. Smooth it with the rubber scraper. It’s okay if it’s not completely smooth or symmetrical.

Candy bark on a counter.

Step 3: Decorate with the marshmallows, candy, and sprinkles. Press down gently so they stick in the bark. Chill until set, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 4: Peel off waxed paper. Break bark into pieces and enjoy!

Skittles and candy on a table

Idea 13: Vinyl Record Cupcake Topper

Ingredients


Supplies

  • Microwave-safe resealable plastic bag
  • Scissors
Candy shaped like a vinyl record.

Step 1: Place black Candy Melts® candy in the plastic bag and zip the top. Melt according to package directions. Let cool until comfortable to handle but still soft, about 5 minutes.

Step 2: Snip off a corner of the plastic bag. Gently squeeze a small amount of the Candy Melts® into the center of each licorice wheel. Press a Skittle into the Candy Melt and let it set completely.

Candy shaped like a vinyl record on top of a cupcake

Step 3: Decorate each cupcake with a licorice record.

Lollipops, scissors, tulle

Idea 14: Trolls Lollipops

Supplies

6” tulle roll in assorted colors

• Curling ribbon

• Scissors

• Blow Pops


Steps

1. Cut off squares of tulle. Stack 2 or 3 layers of tulle so that the corners are not lined up into a square.

Lollipops with tulle on top

2. Poke a Blow Pop stick through the center of the tulle stack. Gather tulle together at the top so it looks like a Troll hairdo.

Tulle covered lollipops on a table

3. Tie a ribbon bow around the tulle to hold it in place.

Candy on a table

Idea 15: Candy Bling

Supplies

  • Yarn
  • Plastic needle
  • Scissors
  • Assorted candies with holes—gummy Lifesavers, Twizzlers Strawberry Twists, etc.
Kids dressed up in Trolls wigs with assembling candy jewelry.

Steps

1. Snip candy straws into shorter pieces. Tie a candy ring to the end of a long piece of yarn to keep the candy from falling off.

2. Thread the other end of the yarn through a plastic needle. String on as much candy as you like for a wearable, snackable accessory!

Party like a pop star!

The party doesn’t stop when the movie is over. These craft activities let your kids create their unique pop-star style; all it takes is the right accessories and bling!

Toilette paper roll, foil, paint, and plastic gems on a table

Idea 16: DIY Microphone

Supplies

  • Aluminum
  • Cardboard bathroom tissue rolls
  • Black paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Multicolored rhinestones
  • School glue
Painted toilette paper roll

Steps

1. Paint the outside of the cardboard roll. Let dry.

Painted toilette paper roll with plastic gems glued on.

2. Glue as many rhinestones as you like to the microphone handle. Let dry.

Painted toilette paper rolls with gems and crushed foil.

3. Crumple a sheet of aluminum foil into a sphere to create the top of the microphone. Shape a portion of the foil into a base that will rest inside the cardboard roll.

Children dressed up in Trolls wigs holding fake microphones.

4. Glue the aluminum foil to the cardboard handle. Let dry, then sing in your very own Trolls World Tour concert!

Paper, scissors, tape, and stickers on a table.

Idea 17: DIY Wristbands

Supplies

  • Construction paper
  • Stickers
  • Washi tape or ribbon
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Scotch tape
Children making wristbands with paper, scissors, tape, and stickers on a table.

Steps

1. Cut the construction paper into strips the long way, about 2 inches wide. 

Children wearing homemade wristbands.

2. Decorate a custom all-access wristband! Then wrap around your wrist and fasten with tape.