Secondly, we have a huge case of the Frozen fever. Ardently.
And finally my girls wanted a Frozen themed party and in a weak moment, I thought - sure, why not!
When I started researching and wondering about how I could put together a Frozen themed party without having to rob a bank or calling for help from my pinterest kind of mommy friends, I realized that Frozen was one of the most easiest themes to put together. Thanks to some awesome and 'creative on a budget' ideas out there.
Since I spent a whole lot of time ransacking every pinterest board and rummaging every blog out there, I thought I will collate some of it in one place.
All of these pictures are from the party and I didn't take anything for this piece. So the pictures are not great.
Disney's Frozen but Warm party
- I got Blue and Purple plastic table covers from Party City for every table and counter space in my house. I think the color that comes closest to Queen Elsa's Disney colors are the Caribbean Blue but because of the glitter going on with her, I preferred Robin's Egg Blue. But I picked up both and Royal Blue too. In purples, I picked the Purple Table cover. I picked a few extras each for a background piece I was going to make. These are pretty inexpensive and very easy to handle.
On Amazon, I picked up the Disney Frozen Party Supplies. When I set my table and the food bar, I alternated a Frozen plate with a regular blue/purple Party City plate, and the same thing with the cups. What this did was create an awesome setting and complimented the colors. Not to mention, it's easier on the wallet.
- I picked up some Purple Stars Wire Garlands from Party City and held onto the napkins that came with the Frozen Party Supplies. I hung the garland across a wall which I knew would serve as background to pictures. Then I simply hung the napkins on them like clothes on a clothesline. You can get a whole lot creative with this along with some blue/purple streamers and Christmas snowflakes. I didn't have time for any of that though.
- And ofcourse nothing is complete without some Frozen Posters.
- Finally my favorite. Creating an awesome focal point for display and a great background for pictures. I came across the instructions and pictures for this online.
- Remember those extra Robin's Egg Blue, Royal Blue/Caribbean Blue and Purple table cloths that I picked up from Party City? I picked one of each and tacked them to the wall horizontally (i.e, lengthwise. You can do this vertically too.) I picked the Robin's Blue to be on top, Purple in the middle and Royal Blue in the back.
- Then cut strips of about 2" from the bottom to about 6" from the top.
- When you are done, you begin braiding each set of strips (blue, purple and royal blue). Just enough to hold the braid. I didn't make it too tight and did about 10-12" of braid. This looked like Elsa's braid and when done, looked amazing!
- Tips: If you are setting this up outside, watch out for the wind. The wind blew the braids out of mine. I then redid them and this time, stapled each braid down at the end of the braid. It stayed and looked awesome. I would use the Purple in the center so that it doesn't overpower the blue. You can staple little prints of the Frozen characters along some of the braids or tack snowflakes and stars. It will all be awesome.
The Play set features all the key characters in Frozen. I used some of them as toppers for our cake.
We have a few awesome bakers around here but I chose Whole Foods to do our cake because we love their 7 layer cakes. It's an English Pound cake with Butter-cream vanilla filling of any color between each layer. We picked two shades of blue and purple.
My only other strong contender was having a Blue Velvet Cake - now this too I would have loved.
Kristoff's Ice: I had blue Raspberry Jello cut into rough squares. Tip: I warmed the bottom of the bowl that I used to chill the jello so that it would come off easy when I cut it and flipped it onto a plate. I would have loved to serve this with Vanilla ice cream and some blue sprinkles. But there was way too much sugar at this party that I had to hold off on it.
I bought some string cheese and drew little Olafs on them. This was a big hit with the kids.
Elsa's Magic Wand: These magic wands were awesome. I got some Candy Melt in blue and used a fondue pot to melt the candy and dipped pretzel rods into it. As I let them cool off and harden, I sprinkled blue sugar on it for a little extra glitter. It tasted delicious and looked awesome too. A friend of mine always did chocolate dipped pretzel rods and I just knew this is something I wanted to do.
Side note: Elsa really did not have a Magic Wand in the movie. I improvised!
Tips: When you wash the strawberries - do it quick and do not allow it to absorb too much water. Dry it thoroughly before you have it dipped in chocolate. Use parchment paper to set it.
Along with the 'Do you want to build a Snowman' station, these kids were entertained aplenty.
After the food and sugar, we settled the kids down to the Frozen movie while the rest of us ate and mingled.
Next time, I intend to skip Queen Elsa and have games instead. Top of the games list would be - Pin the nose on Olaf.
I thought up some more games -
Bowling with a green ball and call it 'Rolling Trolls'
Tangle the kids in some white yarn and call it 'Sven's tangled Antlers'
A 'Treasure Hunt through Arendelle' with clues from the movie 's scripts.
Have them play tag and call it 'Big Snow man Marshmallow and Little guy Olaf'.
I am still tossing ideas through the corridors on my head.
I am not sure I found a lot of food ideas in keeping with the theme. We served Pizza for the kids while the adults had another spread and cuisine all together.
But if I wanted to stay with the theme I would do some of these:
- Troll Pasta with pesto sauce and meatballs made to look like the trolls or Arendelle star Pasta in Alfredo sauce.
- A 'Finish each other's Sandwiches' station with a good spread or make-your-own sandwiches.
- Definitely some salad
- Waffles and fruit: I would do just the waffle with nutter butter Sven and a Banana Olaf on the side.
- Plain Cheese pizza in various sizes put together like Olaf - maybe?
- Pilaf and Meatballs with salad - that sounds awesome!
I guess that's all from me. I can't thank the ladies linked up here for their fabulous ideas and BK for his patience and help. I loved every minute of the planning and the thrill on the little faces!
Free Frozen Invitation, Food Labels, Bottle wrappers and Banner Printable.
And much more... Have a warm Frozen Party!
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