Kokeshi Doll Theme

I’ve seen some really cute Kokeshi doll parties lately which inspired this blog post! It is such a unique party theme to plan for incorporating cherry blossoms, florals, paper fans and parasols. I enjoyed finding the different items to bring this blog post together! I hope you enjoy it

As always don’t forget to visit the children’s party directory for all the vendors you need when planning your children’s celebrations!



I love the styles and colours of these collections:


Kokeshi Kewt invitation and matching printables – I Will Invitations


Kokeshi printables – 2 Love Birds


My Little Kokeshi printables – Fairydust Stylish Stationery



Parasols can be used creatively in this theme and there are a few different colours in this style available:

Parasols in various colours – Occasion by Design


If cherry blossoms will feature heavily in the decorations you could also use these cherry blossom parasols:


Cherry Blossom mini parasol – The Lantern Shop


Love these gorgeous cherry blossom lanterns which you can mix with other hanging decorations:


Set of 6 cherry blossom lanterns – The Little Big Company


Paper fans – Saffy and May


These gorgeous PAPER flowers would work as beautiful hanging decorations for this theme or you could attach some to branch decor to create a cherry blossom centrepiece:


Paper flowers – Hanging Pretty


A pretty wall decal such as this would work for a backdrop if you love it enough to use it somewhere in your house after the party:

Cherry blossom decal – Stickers Hut


Origami cranes work into this theme as well and if you don’t want to DIY you can find some on ETSY to use:


Origami crane garland – Kiss Kiss I luv this (ETSY)



These cute hanging Kimono dolls could be hung down as decorations:

Kimono doll hanging decorations – Party and Co




Pretty cherry blossom tablerunner:


Japanese blossom tablerunner – The Petite Party Company


Love this little noodle box and tag set which you could also use for favours:

Cherry blossom noodle box and tag – The Petite Party Company


This whole Wasara range is perfect for this theme:

Wasara plates, cutlery and bowls – Love the Occasion


Or use pink/red coloured tableware to tie in with cherry blossoms:

Pink floss plates – Sweet Celebrations


Two toned straws – Saffy and May


These floral straws would look lovely if you’re focusing on floral prints for this theme:


Floral paper straws – Just Party Supplies


Sweet Treats

This divine range of coloured candy jars would be perfect to bring that pop of colour to the candy bar at the party!:


Coloured candy jars – Stella Bella Cupcakes


Cute Kokeshi doll cookie cutter which you could use not just for cookies but to theme sandwiches or fairy bread as well:


Kimono doll cookie cutter – Party and Co


These pretty cupcake wrappers would help theme any cupcakes you are using:


Cherry Blossom cupcake wrapper – Stella Bella Cupcakes


These treat sticks are gorgeous to use for your cake pops!:


Floral treat sticks – The Papered Nest


ETSY has some sellers who make really cute cake topper keepsakes such as this Kokeshi peg doll. Perfect if you want to make your own cake but want a unique topper:


Kokeshi wooden peg doll cake topper – Abby Jac (ETSY)


Other themed items:

If you’re looking for some activities for the kids to do at the party, these kits are great to help the kids make their own kokeshi dolls to take home:


Kimono doll origami kit – Pepes Paperie


Wooden “paint me” kokeshi doll kit – Giggling Kids Craft


These mini fans would be perfect to help decorate favour packages or mini bottles perhaps?

Mini cherry blossom fans – The Little Big Company


For larger paper fans you could use for decorations or the kids to play with:


Silk fans – Favours Plus


Cherry blossom hand fans – Mi Bride and Groom


If origami isn’t your thing, buy pre-made origami cranes to use for decorations:


100 origami cranes – Artsy Origami




There are lots of Kokeshi doll items available which would make sweet party favours! Here are just a few however follow the links to find more in these stores:


Japanese doll pencils – The Petite Party Company


Kokeshi doll erasers – Kawaii Kids



Kimono dolls stationery set – Party and Co


This scalloped box would look great with a cherry blossom label or kokeshi themed printable attached:


Red scalloped favour box – Sweet Celebrations


Love these options to use for little finishing touches:


Kokeshi doll ribbon – Fabric Pixie


Cherry Blossom washi tape – The Scrapbook Store


Real Parties

If you’re after more inspiration, have a look at these fabulous real parties!:


Beautiful Little Kokeshi party by Fairydust Stylish Stationery featured on the Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations blog

Cherry Blossom inspired Kokeshi party on the Little Big Company blog

Stunningly pretty Kokeshi doll party on Kara’s Party Ideas

Amazing Japanese ombre party by Sugar Coated Mama on Kara’s Party Ideas. Lots of inspiration!

Not a real party but some great DIY Japanese themed ideas on the Frog, Goose and Bear blog


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