I love these starburst paper decorations and have done them before for other parties, but I wanted to give them more dimension and make them “prettier”, so I added a doily to the back and found amazing Frozen snowflake templates here disney snowflake template to add as well. Then I printed out pics of frozen characters to finish it off. I hung them off branches as the main centerpiece. I think they turned out pretty great.
Check out this cool Olaf snowflake.
I then started routing around the internet for other Frozen ideas. I admit that I stole an awful lot of amazing inspiration from other crazy creative people. I remembered a kids craft we did at playgroup in Malaysia, making snow globes out of recycled jars. I found a secret stash of Frozen Kinder eggs at Big W with teeny tiny figurines inside, bought the lot, and began to build each little Frozen scene inside a jar.
These became “take-homes” for each family who attended the party. I want to make a special note here for those interested in making this craft – ensuring these don’t leak i.e. sealing them off is a pain in the bum! I tried superglue, hot glue, contact glue, and still found drippy drops around the edge. I resorted to massive amounts of hot glue on the bigger jars and covered them with sparkly bits to mask the gloopy look. I would highly recommend self-sealing canning jars.
I couldn’t find much by way of snow-related decor, so I got to work beading snowflakes. I used tutorials like this beaded snowflake tutorial. It was a lot of trial and error, and took WAY more time than I ever imagined it would. They turned out really beautifully, but in retrospect, for the amount of time spent on them the impact was not entirely grand. But they will be a sweet keepsake, and some may even make it onto our Christmas tree this year.
Then onto a birthday banner made by cutting out letters out of glitter paper,
And then printing out some take-home tags.
We kept it pretty simple food wise. There were the obvious choices of carrots and snow-looking balls of food in the form of cookies and cotton candy.
And Princess Anna & Elsa’s favorite, CHOCOLATE!
To drink we had blue Powerade mixed with sprite and fizzy water for the adults. I found these plastic bottles at the Reject Shop and got my neighbor who is renovating his house to quickly drill some hole s in the tops to insert the straws – and abracadabra no spills!
And then the ice cream cake – thank you to Play and Go who I straight-up copied, with an addition of a sparklified 3 candle.
The party guests brought their own magic – here are some of the attending Princesses…
And then there was my wonderful husband who pitched in at every turn and my epic friend Meg, who took it to the next level. I. love. it.
And last, but not least our sweetie Princess Téa.
I found an excellent tutorial from HousewifeEclectic for an Anna outfit. I don’t own a sewing machine, so it was hot glue all the way.
I had also made her an Elsa top, which she absolutely adores as Elsa is a clear favorite, but she had worn it to a party the day before, and it was needing serious mending. Turns out hot glue is not as wearable as good ol-fashioned stitching, but she did get some fun out of it.
I can’t help myself, so many pictures and I love them all!
Back to the par-tay.
For activities there was the ever-present Pin the Nose on Olaf,
And a winter clothes relay race, which totally threw Téa. She was upset and couldn’t understand why everyone was putting on her gloves. Note to self, don’t include precious personal belongings in games.
It got even worse when she saw some of her characters frozen in a block of ice – another activity was to “Thaw the Frozen Heart” using salt shakers and water to free the characters and crowns. There were some party guests that started to sing, “It’s My Party And I’ll Cry If I Want To” at this point. Sorry Baby Girl for the confusion.
Though there were some tears, smiles were brought back with ice cream cake and snuggles.
And of course presents
And hugs from friends.
And finally the “money” shot of the day came after the party when it all sunk in it was all for her and that she was 3 YEARS OLD!
All tuckered out and loving her new Frozen backpacks. The End.