Thursday, April 23, 2015

Is it getting chilly in here? | The Frozen Birthday Party

Okay, so I know it's spring and we are all in sunshine and flower mode but before you get too carried away with the flip flops and lemonade let's timeout for a flashback to December...

Saying my little sisters are obsessed with Frozen has been an understatement since they started wearing Frozen panties (and yes, it is okay to talk about their Frozen undies because if you asked...or not...they would tell you exactly which character their sporting on their little tushies. I digress.) Basically, if they aren't watching the movie they are singing the songs, wearing the costumes of coloring the activity books. I completely indulge this obsession because...well, one day they'll be grown up and I'll miss hearing their little voices singing "Let It Go" at all hours of the day...or night.
Ellie has been asking for a Frozen party since last April so when November rolled around and we starting talking birthday plans the key word was, well, Frozen. I was super excited to head the planning because I already had so many ideas...the hardest part was narrowing them down.

I'm usually totally chill about parties. Okay, so that's a lie. I'm usually obsessive compulsive about every detail BUT I usually manage to transition fairly easily between planning and...non-planning (?) mode. For some reason, weeks leading up to this party, I kept having dreams about guests showing up early, decoration collapsing...generally everything going terribly wrong...apparently I need to get a life. Weird dreams aside, the day came and despite sleeping in and therefore preparations beginning late and therefore my throwing on clothes like five seconds before people arrived, the party went off more or less without a hitch. One little guest told me it was "the best day ever!" which makes it a success in my book.

For the menu we stuck to kid friendly light lunch foods. Melting Olaf yogurt cups (I spent a long time debating whether or not they would be too morbid before deciding the kids probably wouldn't notice or care), Sven's carrot sticks and snow dip (all the cheesiness), Olaf cheese sticks (I doubled up...so sue me), Anna's snowflake sandwiches (because we finish each other's...), Arendelle Fresh Pressed Juice (I was desperate?), Elsa's cake pops (not pictured) and...
graphics for juice box wrappers and buffet cards via Etsy
...Chocolate cupcakes with whipped frosting. Literally the best cupcakes ever...shhh...don't tell anyone but they are from Sam's Club...and $15 for 30...major score.
As far as decor, I tried to lean more toward the blue, silver, winter, icy aspects than the character because character parties make me cringe. And I'd rather you feel as though you are walking into Elsa's ice palace than the Disney store. I found these awesome snowflake ornaments (seriously, who has a tree that big?) at Dollar Tree for...umm...a dollar. They were big and glittery and perfect. 
By far, my favorite aspect of this party was the ceiling decor. Guys, ceiling decor is one aspect on which I will never compromise. Even the smallest addition can add so much toward changing the entire feel of the room. We simply hung light blue tulle and mixed in some of my awesome snowflake ornaments. 
Feeling chilly yet?

Table decor... Guess what? MORE TULLE. And also sparkly snowflake picks from the clearance bin at Joanne's. We mixed in a few characters because, well, it is still a character party, tied up the napkin rolls with twine, and we were good to go! Phew! Really slaved on that table layout! (Yes, those are plastic plates. Cut me some slack. It's a kid's party.)


Unfortunately I do not have a photo of the favor bags, which is a shame because Ellie and Carmella assembled them and they were pretty darn adorable. Insider the bags were (edible) snowman assembly kits, fancy-but-really-easy chocolate dipped marshmallows (simple amazingness) and their very own Frozen play goo (You're welcome moms.) In addition, on each child's chair was a scarf for them to take home.
And then there were the party games. You know, pin the nose on Olaf, Frozen lyric scavenger hunt, play snow, puffy Olaf paint...THE WORKS.
And there you have it! Great, theme Ellie...this party was such a blast to plan.

11 comments:

  1. Okay. You NEVER cease to amaze me with your creativity and eye...this is *awesome*.

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    1. Just wait and see what we do for you wedding decor... :)

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  2. Wow. That is stunning. Totally blown away.

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    1. Thanks, Kate! And I totally love the word stunning :)

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  3. That's absolutely precious. You did such a great job with the party, Brianna!

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    1. Thank you, Hannah Mary! It was so much fun!

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  4. This is so impressive!! I love this :D

    Roxi - www.persianfrenchie.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww...thanks! Kids parties are so fun because you can just go crazy and the crazier the more the kids love it :)

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  5. Whoa! I'm seriously impressed! You definitely went all out--and they look so happy in their costumes!

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    1. Aren't the costumes great? My sister made them for the girls and they have pretty much lived in them since :)

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  6. Such a great theme for birthday party. I just loved this theme, and now will plan snowman theme for birthday party of my sweet little son who is turning 7 this month. We are arranging party at LA venues, and I am sure every kid will enjoy snowman theme.

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