Last week Miss B turned 3! I asked her what kind of party she wanted and she immediately answered with an enthusiastic "Frozen!" I was happy to oblige for three reasons: one - we loved the movie so much we've seen it twice, two - glitter is the best and three - blue is my favorite color! Selfish reasons, I know.
We didn't want a character party (Sorry, Elsa and Anna). So, we focused on the colors and the sparkly magic of winter.
Decorations: I started with snowflakes, a step up from the coffee filter kind of my childhood, Martha has a great tutorial. If you had time, these could become pretty intricate with thinner paper, an xacto knife and a cutting mat. Time is something that I lack, so I opted for the simple route and used scissors and regular paper. I hot glued several snowflakes to a length of yarn to create a garland and then hung the rest on silver branches. I added lights along with the snowflake garland for extra sparkle.
The light blue cones (trees) in the above picture are made from glittery card stock formed into a cone shape. I thought that would be easier/faster than using styrofoam cones and covering them in glitter.
Of course my Snowflake Pyrex had to make a guest appearance since it fit the theme perfectly. I didn't have anything to put in it, so it was flipped upside down and used as a stand for extra cupcakes. Yay, Pyrex!
I made three tissue "poofs" to hang from the ceiling alongside the balloons and I liked them so much they are going up as permanent decor in my craft room.
Activities: we painted sparkly pictures with epsom salts and the kids played pin the nose on Olaf. I didn't get any pictures of the Olaf game, I must have been busy with the baby.
Party favors: I made crowns from glitter foam and used pipe cleaners to form the back of the crown. I glued some shiny rhinestones to each crown to make them extra fancy.
Each snow princess got a ribbon wand and a snowflake inspired hair clip.
Snacks: fun and simple, doughnut hole "snowmen" with orange starburst noses. Christoph's "ice cubes" Blue Raspberry Jello-o. Marshmallows on sticks dipped in blue sprinkles. I put them on sticks so they could be dipped in hot cocoa. We also served star shaped cheese and crackers and kettle corn.
Desserts: Of course I made cake pops and cupcakes, I found a new favorite vanilla cupcake recipe here. The butter cream frosting turned out a lovely shade of Tiffany blue, my favorite!
Thanks to my wonderful sister-in-law for hosting, cooking the meal and helping with everything else, I think it turned out wonderful and we had a bunch of little girls who didn't want the magic to end!
"Let it go, let it go..."