Saturday, January 25, 2014

Frozen Birthday Party




Natalie is SEVEN! Little Miss is in love with all things song and dance, and though she professes her love for pop music, is a big fan of Disney still. Which is why she loved Frozen when her grandparents took her and promptly requested a Frozen party. We brainstormed ideas, and basically had a snowflake and snowman themed party. We had some Frozen music playing all throughout, and a dance party to the music.

I was all set to go buy out Walmart and Target’s snowflake themed Christmas items on clearance- but the snowpocalypse and polar vortex kept us inside for a week. We made invitations and decorations instead.



These huge snowflakes are all over pinterest, here’s a good tutorial to check out. They are huge and once you make one the others go fast.


I also used some blue wrapping paper to make huge snowflakes. We wrapped white tinsel around styrofoam trees, then stuck cut out snowflakes around it (accent essentials snowflake design, 1 1/4 inches on glitter cardstock from dcwv).


For tables I put blue snowflake wrapping paper and “Let it snow” wrapping paper as the table cloth. For plates and cups Natalie picked out silver and white damask patterned from the dollar store. I made a round cake with blue frosting, and tried to pipe white chocolate chips into snowflakes. Bad idea. The white chocolate is so drippy when hot, and is the right temperature for piping for about 1 minute, then it cools down enough to harden in the bag. I would suggest a snowflake mold for white chocolate, or maybe blue rock candy or just do a classic sugar frost over the frosting to make it sparkly.




For games we tried to pick up mini marshmallows with straws, danced to the Frozen soundtrack with white tinsel as a dancing ribbon. The girls made themselves accessories too from the tinsel.



We had a snowball fight with plastic snowballs- Target bags made into 4 inch pom poms. Tutorial found here.

They used toilet paper to make each other into snowman, racing to wrap their partner and put hat/gloves/etc on. We also did classic games like pictionary, musical chairs and keep the balloon off the floor, plus opening presents.

Other ideas we decided not to do- Pin the carrot on Olaf, pillowcase races in white pillowcases (hop like Olaf who has no legs) and making ice palaces out of sugar cubes.


Do you want to build a Snowman?

I made baking soda clay before the party. It was a big flop- it’s very crumbly and requires lots of patience to mold- kind of a moon-sand like consistency. Next time I’ll stick with salt dough. The girls were supposed to make snowman sculptures to take home but instead made a huge mess. Live and learn I guess. I was so glad the table cloth was wrapping paper and I could throw it all away in two seconds at the end of the party!


We had cake and skipped the ice cream (making snowman out of ice cream would have been cute- but my kids got into the ice cream a day before the party so we didn’t have enough! Stinkers!)


For favors the girls were supposed to take home their sculptures, but instead took a bag of crumbly clay home, and their dancing tinsel. IMG_3581

We also made each girl felt hair clips with a sequin as instructed on Spoonful (pdf link), It was kind of tricky cutting out felt, I recommend the stiff felt. We hot glued all the layers together. 


and some hot cocoa mix in a decorated baby food jar. My parents make a powdered specialty mix every year and package it up as gifts. We put French Vanilla in the baby food jars, my parents love doing hazelnut coffee creamer or peppermint.


We had a great time. Natalie is one of my joys and I sure love having her heart full of song by my side all the time!

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