At my daughter's last birthday (turning 2) we were going to end up having a lot more grown-up guests than kids. It was mainly family. So I wanted a fun activity for the adults. Since the kiddo's favorite phrase at the time was "I do my own!" we had a DIY theme for the party.
I saw some darling dolls from GooseGrease on Etsy.
And I also noticed that they sold kits, and blank dolls that you can paint yourself. Now, my kiddo's love the old wooden "Little People" dolls that my parents saved from when I was a kid. The have named each of the dolls for people in our family. I thought, How cool would it be to make them a set of dolls that really looked like our family?
So I bought a blank set of dolls, and had each person at the party paint themselves as a gift to the Birthday Girl. Everyone seemed to enjoy it, and the dolls are played with almost daily. It really made the day extra special, as cheesy as that sounds.