Doll Play Day 32 Have a Beach Smoothie Party & Make Hula Skirts

Last year’s American Girl of the Year, Kanani, was from Hawaii and her whole collection was a hit – so much so that much of it sold out. Lucky for fans all over, today’s sponsor The Queen’s Treasures’ Coconut Smoothie stand for dolls is still available and continues to be one of the most played with pieces in our doll collection. The Coconut Smoothie Stand is solid wood and has shelves in the back, a thatched roof, signs that point to scuba lessons and the beach and it comes with 4 fun tropical drink cups and two wooden bar stools. It makes the perfect backdrop for beach parties, hula contests, poolside fun scenes and more.

The Queens Treasures Coconut Smoothie Stand

Gwen and Kanani are talking to Kyla at the Coconut Smoothie Stand about the hula contest that is coming up later in the afternoon. Their hula skirts were SO easy to make using duck tape and tissue paper – just scroll down for the printable tutorial sheet.

How to Make a Grass Hula Skirt for dolls

Before they practice for the hula contest, Gwen and Kanani need some refreshments! Kyla made them delicious coconut smoothies to make sure they are hydrated on this extremely HOT day.

How to Make a Grass Hula Skirt for dolls

Kanani takes a moment to rest before hearing her name called for the hula contest – she really hopes that she remembers all her moves!

How to Make a Grass Hula Skirt for dolls

Doesn’t Gwen just look adorable? And it looks like she is still thirsty and may need a refill on her coconut smoothie from Kyla.

How to Make a Grass Hula Skirt for dolls The hula skirts are super simple to make and only require duck tape and tissue paper – although, if you have some self adhesive velcro that will come in handy. Once you make your first hula skirt you will be able to modify the measurements to make skirts for all your dolls – regardless of their size. Yes, it’s that easy.

Download the Grass Hula Skirt Tutorial as a PDF file.

Be sure to check out The Queen’s Treasures site for more high quality doll play items. Everything we have seen, reviewed and tested from The Queen’s Treasures is just fantastic – and there is an exclusive 15% off coupon for Doll Diaries readers on all The Queen’s Treasures orders by using the code DD15%OFF.

Stay cool today!

PS =Here are some skirts made by our readers:

Aglover made the skirts for McKenna and Josefina.


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  1. firstie adorable

  2. secondie and cute i really wanted kanani and i might buy mollys costume

  3. Thirdie! So cute!

  4. Fourthie! Time to break ou the lei’s! :)

  5. You’re really coming up with some great stuff!

  6. i LOVE the queens treasures! but i dont order online because her shop is like 15 minutes away from where i live! also she just had a ginormous sale there and i bought soooooo much! anyway…. i love this craft it’s really cute!

  7. Claire – next time you visit her shop you should take some photos and send in a “trip report” for us. I would love to know what The Queens Treasures store is like in real life.

  8. Anastasia says:

    Cool! I put Molly in her bathing suit and put a grass skirt on her with her yellow lei. She is feeling very Hawai’ian today.

  9. Megan!!!!!! says:

    cute!! i will have to make that some time!!!

  10. Cool i think this is the best so far

  11. qtlol10 says:

    I made a grass skirt for my dolls out of a plastic lei! Real cute!

  12. Cute! I made something similar to this exept I meant it to be a ballet skirt.

  13. That’s a great idea Ava

  14. any more posts today?

  15. Yes, there will be at least one more, maybe two

  16. super cute!i might have to make this for my friend who has kanani for christmas

  17. ok i am going to try this after i finish my icecream

  18. how long should the velcro be and do we glue it?

  19. If it has a sticky back then you don’t have to glue it. A piece about 1/2″ wide should do the job.

  20. has anyone heard of La Dee Da dolls?

  21. Tina – yes, we have. I actually plan on doing a review of them sometime very soon.

  22. i do not have the sticky back so i taped but it falls

  23. ok this is the BEST 100 days of doll play yet well for now

  24. Hmm I am going to make this right now!

  25. A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.

  26. This is awesome for a hot day! For every day of doll play, I have been putting on a cork board, a scrap from that days craft to keep for a memory. What could to days be?

  27. Emma – I’d love to see a photo of your memory board at the end of the summer!