Frozen Birthday Party Ideas!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Photo by: Priceless Photos by Melissa
How many times have you seen Disney's new animated blockbuster Frozen?  I can't even count at this point.  My daughter Lila first saw it around Thanksgiving, and told me then, "I want a Frozen birthday party mama!"  Yesterday we finally celebrated her birthday, a few days before she turns 5.

I didn't go the traditional route though, buying the plates, cups and other merchandise at party stores.  Instead I went to Joann Fabrics in January after Christmas, and stocked up on winter themed items on clearance.  Good thing too, because you can't buy anything Frozen related anymore.   It's virtually sold out!  So here are some ideas to help you if you are trying to create a winter wonderland for your little one!

Invitations
First things first - you need an invitation.  I know most people use evite's, but I like to create one, even if emailed, that I can print for a keepsake.  You can buy loads of invitations on Etsy, but we created our own in photoshop using amazing art by our friend Rob Cabrera.  He drew my girls dressed as Anna and Elsa.  Cute huh?  We downloaded and used the fonts Frosty and Waltograph for free.


Desserts
I'm a sucker for desserts, and prefer to bake everythings myself.  So I served up this two-tiered Frozen cake topped with the figurines from the movie. It was the first time I've tried such an ambitious cake, and it turned out pretty good too! Here's the amateur tutorial on how to make this cake!

A Frozen two-tiered, two flavored cake. (Photo by: Priceless Photos by Melissa)

Photo by: Priceless Photos by Melissa

I also baked mini-cupcakes (for the littles) and made some cookies.  The key is to bake everything a week or two before the party and freeze, then defrost & frost the day of the event.

Photo by: Priceless Photos by Melissa
Decorations
For decorations I used what I had...mason jars from my mom's 70th party that were leftover, and filled them with anything I could find!  Ornaments, snowflakes, flowers, Frozen dolls, fake snow...whatever! (More Frozen decoration ideas here!)

We put dolls, ornaments, and flowers in mason jars as simple yet elegant Frozen decorations!
Mason jars wrapped in leftover snowflake ribbon from Christmas. (Photo by: Priceless Photos by Melissa)
This banner was a team effort!  My nanny and daughter helped to create this homemade beauty, and we printed that same artwork from the invitation on the snowflakes as well!
Easy snowflake banner you can make at home with scrapbook paper. (Photo by: Priceless Photos by Melissa)

















Food
The food for the afternoon affair was simple. For the kids, I made nuggets (instead of buying a platter from a store or Chick-fil-a), Olaf's nose, and veggie straws.  Oh, and snow cones of course...it was a Frozen party after all!

Who says kids won't eat veggies at parties? My 2-year-old kept saying "more o-waf nose p-eeese!"
Snow cones are a Frozen favorite. (Photo by: Priceless Photos by Melissa)

The grown ups had spiral sandwiches from Costco, shrimp cocktail, chips and salsa, and of course winter wheat thins and cheese.  And we had grown up icies called Bourbon Slush.  Always a party hit!  Here's my mom's famous recipe.

Favors
For favors I decided to shy away from candy and cookies (since the kids were already jacked up on snow cones and cake) and made homemade playdough.  I scented it with peppermint extract and added glitter for the snow effect.  Shout out to the Disney store for giving me these exclusive Frozen Valentine's to use as favor tags. Cute huh?!  Here's the recipe, so easy!

 Homemade Peppermint Playdough Party Favors (Photo by: Priceless Photos by Melissa )


I had loads left over,so I put the extra on the porch for the kiddos to play with...in case they were bored of the bounce house, swing set, trampoline, or snow cones.  Not easy being five huh?

Our friends and family have given us so many good reads, we wanted to share our love of books. So all the kids picked a book to take home as well!


All in all, it was a beautiful winter-themed Frozen party fit for a 5 year old princess!  Most everything we did was homemade, but honestly I worked on this on and off for the past month. And I had lots of help from friends.  It was all worth it when Lila said at bedtime "Thanks for my party mom...I'm special huh?"  Yes. And even at five, you are still my baby.  Happy Birthday big girl!

Happiest 5 year old ever?  (Photo by: Priceless Photos by Melissa

A special thank you to my friend Melissa Price of Priceless Photos by Melissa who took most of the shots in this blog.  I am so grateful that she had her camera on hand, and captured these gorgeous photographs of our family and our special day.

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    1. Thank you for reading! I'm enjoying your blog as well!

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  2. That is really Gorgeous! Well done!.. Neki Mohan

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  3. Oh my gosh, that cake is gorgeous! What a fun party!

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    1. Thank you Fran...I enjoy doing this...but no more parties for a couple years! Burned out...

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  4. How awesome! My daughter LOVES Frozen. I wouldn't have the patience to do any of this so she's having her birthday at Chuck E Cheese BUT she's getting a Frozen cake. Not made by me, but by a friend. She cannot wait to own that movie.

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    1. I'm not very patient either...just had some time off and decided to "go big" for birhtday number 5! Plus I think I like Frozen more than her...lol!

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  5. Woow!The cake is cool!Great party idea!
    congrats!

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    1. Thanks Anastasia! It was my first time making a cake like this. Glad I planned ahead though...more work than I thought!

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  6. Found you through the It's Party Time link party. This party looks great and the attention to detail is amazing. I thought your cake and cupcakes were professionally made at first! :)

    Tricia
    http://designandcanines.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! That means alot to this novice baker and proud mommy! Can't wait to check out your blog...I love dogs!

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  7. What gorgeous ideas. I'm pinning from the parenting pin it party

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    1. thank you! I'm glad you liked them, and thanks for stopping by!

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  8. This is wonderful. You did an amazing job and your daughter looks like she really enjoyed it!

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    1. Thanks Ida! I appreciate the kind words...I had fun planning and creating for this one. But will hold off on parties for awhile!

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  9. Love, love these party ideas! Checking them out from the happiness is homemade link party :-)
    Cathy
    www.threekidsandafish.com

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    1. Thanks Cathy, so glad you found them. It was a really fun project. And after I made one thing, another idea came up and then another.
      Kristen
      www.mommyinsports.com

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  10. Oh gosh! This is adorable and amazing! I'm going to be 39 this summer and I have been seriously considering a Frozen themed birthday party. You're never too old for Disney!

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    1. Chrystal,
      I'm the same age--and I'll toast you with a frozen adult beverage!

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  11. Cute ideas! Found you on ginger snap crafts. I'm doing a frozen party for my daughter so your ideas were awesome!

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    1. So glad you found them. There are so many ways to decorate. Have a great party, I know no matter what you do your daughter will love it.

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  12. My daughter will be turning five this year and I'm pretty sure she'll want a Frozen party too! Thanks for the great ideas--pinning this! By the way, that shot of your daughter by the birthday cake is gorgeous! What a great photo to remember that special day!

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    1. Thank you, it was really fun to put together. My friend and photographer took the photos at the party, she a great eye and an even better camera.

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  13. Super cute cake! Found you on 3boysandadog linky.

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    1. Thank you, I made it myself. I had a friend help me with the fondant and used my toys from my daughter as the toppers.

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  14. I want to know how you did the shirt? It is so cute :)

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    1. I bought the shirt on ETSY. I just went to get you the link Jacquie, and they were sold out! Good luck!

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  15. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful project on The Inspiration Board at homework. You were featured today!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    carolyn ~ homework

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    1. Thanks so much for hosting Carolyn...and for your kind comments! I will share the feature on social media today. Thanks! :)

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  16. This is fabulous! Where did you get the cake toppers? My little person is turning 1 on Friday and I am planning on making her a cake like this. She loves Frozen and watches the songs on youtube over and over :)

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    1. Jennifer--I bought the figurines at the Disney Store for Christmas. If they don't have them in stock, try online or they get new shipments every Tuesday. Also, there are figurines in the Frozen book at Barnes and Noble. Good luck! Send me pics of your cake please...

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  17. You did such a great job with the party! I love how you were able to carry the theme out so well. Hehe what a great way to get kids to eat carrots too. ;-)

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    1. The carrots were my friend's idea, but the kids loved it. She used the idea at her daughter's Frozen party too and pretzel sticks as "Olaf arms". The kids scarfed them down.

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  18. That's so pretty, I love the cake. Thanks for sharing at Sweet and Savoury Sundays, I'm featuring this as one of my favourites, stop by grab a button and link up once again!

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    1. Thank you for the feature. I'll stop by soon!

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  19. This looks super fantastic. The Girl /loved/ Frozen, it was the first movie that we saw in theatres. Her birthday isn't until October but I still might have to use some of these ideas!

    Thanks for linking up with Spread the Love!

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    1. What a great first memory. Hope your party is a hit too!

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  20. Wow! What a special party. I love your invitations, and the cake looked terrific! Thanks for linking up with the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board!

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    1. Thank you for the Pin! Even though it was hard work, I am kinda looking forward to the next party.

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  21. I love these ideas. We haven't seen Frozen yet but I'd like to. I love the idea to give books away as the party favor. We have lots and love to read as well. Stopping by from the Spread the Love Linky. I hope you'll stop by my blog and enter 3 posts on my Small Victories Sunday linky and one post on our Pinterest Party too. Lots of partying today!
    http://momssmallvictories.com/small-victories-sunday-linky-9-one-partied-like-superheroes/

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    1. It's must see. I think I enjoyed it as much as my girls. See you at the linky.

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  22. I hate to admit this...but we haven't seen Frozen yet! LOL You did an AMAZING job on the cake and decorations! Totally impressed with your mad party skills! Thanks for linking up at Kids in the Kitchen!

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    1. THanks Mindie! Will look out for it...

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  24. My oldest daughter loves this! She can't wait for August so she can also have a Frozen Birthday party :) and I have to admit so am I!! Thank you for sharing at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop, you were featured as one of my favorites this week :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I can't wait to see what you do for her party!

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  25. Now, I want to build a snowman :)
    What a great party! Thanks for sharing via Mommy Monday.
    XOXO

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    1. I'm so glad you like it. We all had a really great time.

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  26. Some really great ideas here. Thanks so much for sharing as my own daughter (turning 7) has requested a Frozen birthday party!
    Found you over at Whimsy Wednesdays :)

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  27. So glad you found me. I hope your daughter's party is a blast.

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  28. Congratulations! This post is (going to be) featured over at Diana Rambles today and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest, Tweeted, and Recommended on G+. Please grab a featured button off my sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome party! My daughter wants one!!

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    1. Thank you so much Diana, for the feature and the pin. I will make sure to grab that button.

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  29. Everything looks beautiful, especially the cake! Such a gorgeous cake.

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    1. I had a little help with the fondant. That's a skill I'd love to master. But that's what the internet is for, right?

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  30. This is incredible, Kristen!! You need to be a party planner or something...love this!!

    Thanks for linking up to Wordy Wednesday...I'm pinning and stumbling this for you!

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    1. Thanks Carrie! I either go big... or go home! So I did this one up. No parties next year! :)

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  31. I wanted to take a minute to thank you SO much for all of these awesome ideas/tips! Because of moms such as yourself, you all help me get my creative juices flowing. lol I'm not super creative, but I've been getting a little better with each of my girls' birthdays (I have two, as well). And while the parties are obviously for my little girls, I really love the whole planning process; it's for my memories, too! They are only young for a brief time and I only get a few years of making that birthday magic. So thanks again for helping me make that birthday magic for them. :)

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    1. Awww Faye, that's too kind. Thanks for taking to the time to read and I'm so glad this inspired you. I love making memories for them as well, and I had a blast re-using everything I had for this.

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  32. I am planning for my birthday party of my office mate’s daughter. What do you expect? Yeah she wanted a Frozen Birthday Party so I found you blog and very thankful for these wonderful frozen birthday party ideas. If I have found this before my birthday last January, I myself would have wanted one for myself. Lol  Anyway, please allow me to include this in my Pinterest album please? Most of all I like the book giveaway!

    Thanks and good day ahead!
    http://meowchie.snydle.com/frozen-birthday-party.html

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    1. of course! And thanks for the kind words!

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  33. What a fantastic party! Happy SITS Day!

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  34. So fun! My daughter just threw a Frozen birthday party for her daughter turning 5! It's a great theme!

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  35. What an awesome party! I LOVE that cake too!

    Happy SITS Day!
    xoxo

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  36. Oh my goodness...this is the cutest! My girls love frozen, so they will love this. Thanks! I pinned for later!

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  37. So cute, such great ideas and not at all too overwhelming to prepare. Thanks for sharing!

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