A few weeks ago my little girl turned 6 and of course like most little girls she is enamoured with the movie Frozen. The music, the visuals, the characters, especially Elsa. So it wasn't a surprise that she requested a Frozen themed birthday party.
I have to admit that I was a little hesitant with the theme because it had been such a cold and ridiculously long winter and the last thing I wanted to do was bring winter back. However, it all got better once I stopped pouting about it and realized how little this party would cost since most of our Christmas decorations are the perfect colours. Yay!
For her it was all about the dress, an Elsa dress. Fortunately, I found the perfect fabric and tulle in the discount rack.
My skills with the sewing machine are average (maybe less) but I made it up as I went and I think it turned out alright.
I also found a white wig at my local party store for a $15 that I simply couldn't pass up.
Between the dress and the wig, she was over the moon.
I try to make something for all the kids to wear during the party but I was at a loss as to what to make this time.
Then I found these horse hats at the local Dollar Store and I immediatley knew that I could convert them into Sven hats.
I purchased some extra foam paper, drew some antlers, cut them out, sandwiched some wire I had between them, removed a few things, added a few things...and voila, Sven hats! Note: I think I will do a tutorial for this sometime soon.
Olaf Piñata and the rest
This by far was the most enjoyable project of the party. Using balloons, old newspapers and paper mache (flour/water),
I was able to construct an Olaf piñata. It took about a week due to the drying time required but it was well worth it. The kids could not get enough of him, they talked to him, took care of him and then inevitably broke him open for the loot.
The house was decorated with white and silver.
Loot bags were made by using white bags and Olaf cut outs.
We had the grown ups pair up with the their kids/grandkids for a 'build your own snowman' competition giving them a roll of toilet paper, tape, buttons and a scarf. This was HILARIOUS to watch and the kids had so much fun doing it.
The cake was a home made ice cream cake, trimmed with home made blue candy and topped with Elsa and Anna.
Those are the highlights, not perfect, not crazy over the top....just enough to make my little girl smile, sing and enjoy a magical birthday.
Happy Birthday (not so) little one!
I am a creative soul and a mother of two.
THE SMALL PRINT
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