If you have young children, chances are you have either thrown a frozen birthday party or at least been to one. Well, this past weekend it was our turn. For the last year Eden has been planning her sixth birthday. She knew from the start that she wanted a frozen theme, but she added her own little twist and wanted to mix frozen and disco.
We do birthdays kind of big for our kids. We don’t spend a ton of money, but rather lots of time is spent planning, making, cooking, and decorating.
Most years I lament that Eden’s birthday is so close to Christmas (less options and people are usually busier), but this year it worked well. I was able to use Christmas lights, small Christmas trees and other Christmas decorations to give our church fellowship hall a frozen winter wonderland feel. Many of the decoration were things I was even able to gather from other parties or from around our home.
Because I didn’t go over the top with Frozen characters but stayed more winter wonderland, we were able to keep most everything set up and it was used the next morning for our churches children’s Christmas party. Then we were asked in it could stay up for the boy scouts Christmas party the following day. A 3 for 1 deal. I will have to keep this in mind for next year.
My favorite DIY decorating project was creating frozen glitter branches. I collected a few branches from our yard, painted them using white acquilic paint, and then while they were still wet dusted them with glitter. I set them up out to dry and then stuck them in a mason jar filled with glass beads. They sparkled with the christmas lights and made a great decoration for each side of the photo back drop and cake table.
This area was used for Eden to open her gifts. The center was lace curtains with curtain lights draped behind it. The sides were made with room dividers that I covered with Dollar store snow flake paper. It was beautiful and special. It was then used the next day for Santa to talk with the kids.
Because we have so many that travel a good distance to be at our kid’s parties, I like to serve a meal as away of saying thank you for making the extra effort to be there. Here is our Frozen Lunch Menu.
My favorite was the Olaf Water. Not only super cheap but the kids had a lot of fun with it.
I made the cake to resemble Elsa’s ice castle. It was the hit of the party. I will say the icing was one of my favorites; a mix of buttercream and cream cheese, not too sweet and went great with the chocolate cake.
While the kids ate, we had the Frozen movie playing on the big screen. We played the sing along version and a few of the kids loved taking the floor to sing their heart out and dance under the disco lights.
For take home gifts we made Snow To Go (white chocolate covered popcorn mixed with white and blue mint candies) and frozen heart glitter crayons.
Eden had a wonderful time. I know she felt like a princess.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this such a special day.
Just a few more of pictures of my Frozen Princess.