Frozen-Themed Children’s Birthday Party
Frozen has most definitely been the theme of the year for kids. And it’s one that I approve of. I love that the story of Frozen emphasizes the importance of true love and family. A male prince charming doesn’t come in and save the day, her sister does. It’s not your typical Disney Princess love story, which is why I think it has been such a phenomenon for younger girls. I took my daughter to a Halloween party at her school earlier this year and there were about 25 little girls dressed up as either Queen Elsa or Princess Anna, with a few Baby Olaf’s in the mix. On top of that, New England been covered in ice and snow all winter long! When Arianna’s birthday rolled around, it wasn’t even a question what kind of children’s birthday party theme we would be having – all Frozen everything!
Now that she’s 6 years old, Arianna understands what her birthday means and was very excited the week leading up to it. The morning of her birthday I had my mom take her to do a few ‘errands’. While she was gone, I decorated her room wall-to-wall in Frozen galore. I put up streamers, dangled snowflake garland from the door and tied balloons to the bedpost. She came home and was as surprised and excited as could be! I told her Queen Elsa must have stopped by to wish her a happy birthday. She didn’t entirely believe me, but was still excited nonetheless.
For her birthday party celebrations, we had a smaller family get together and a separate children’s birthday party with her Kindergarten friends. I opted to do her friend birthday party at a local Plaster Fun-Time to avoid having to prepare, entertain, and clean up! Here’s how I stayed within the theme (as best as I could) for both events.
Hosting a Frozen Themed Children’s Birthday Party
Invitations: I ordered a Frozen invitation design from Etsy for about $5, and had them printed at a local Staples.
Cakes: For her family event, I survived making a Pinterest-worthy Frozen DIY Olaf cake – a lot easier than I thought it would be! For the party with her friends, I ordered a circular cake with blue, light blue and white frosting from a local bakery instead of going with a ‘Frozen’ theme which would have been a lot more expensive. I bought small figurines for about $19 at Toys-R-Us to stick on top. The best part is, she was able to keep them as a prize after!
Favors: We had invited both girls and boys to her party. You would be surprised at the lack of ‘boy-ish’ Frozen favors! Although there are some male characters, everything I came across was pink and princessy so I had to get creative. I found some Frozen mugs for a great price at CVS – one with an Anna and Elsa theme and one with an Olaf and Sven theme. Perfect! I filled the mugs with a pack of hot chocolate, a pencil, bubbles, Frozen stickers and rings (ordered off of eBay), and a transparent favor bag with a few Hersey kisses with a printed insert that said “Kisses to Melt a Frozen Heart”.
We ended the long, fun-filled weekend curled up on the couch together watching none other than (yes, you guessed it!)…Frozen (for the 25th time).
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