My daughter turned 4 at the end of October. She, like many young girls, loves the Disney movie, Frozen. About six months ago I was quite certain she would want a Minnie Mouse birthday party, but she chose to have a Frozen birthday party.
We have been quite busy this fall. Between a vacation to Disneyland, other traveling, work, school, after school activities, it has made for a busy time of year.
Because my daughter has a near Halloween birthday party, sometimes we throw a family Halloween birthday party. This year, we decided to do the party after Halloween and let her pick the theme.
Honestly, not much work and planning went into getting this party put together – there was no time! I started prepping/planning a week before her party. The only way I can juggle party planning with my other to-do’s is to have a good plan and use lists to organize and optimize trips to stores, etc.
I found some awesome ideas for decorations and cakes online. That helped get me started.
I decided to go with an elegant frozen birthday party theme because I had a lot of Christmas decorations I could use for it. By using supplies and decorations I already had, it made planning easier.
For the things I didn’t already have on hand, it was a great excuse to get some new Christmas decor (like I needed an excuse).
It used to drive people crazy that stores started putting out Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving. It’s much worse these days. I was able to pick up any Christmas/Frozen birthday party supply I needed at any store I went to.
Amazon is a lifesaver for me when planning a party. Many of the retail stores I were sold out of anything that had Elsa. I went to the Disney store and same situation. They were sold out. They said they could order it in, but it would be a week to get it in. Considering that I had less than a week to get it all together, that wasn’t going to work. Amazon.com & Prime shipping to the rescue!
I have a bunch of glass jars I have been collecting over the years. I love to use them for candy buffets, decorate for the holidays, etc. They were a perfect addition to our elegant Frozen themed birthday party.
The other thing I have a small collection of is sprinkles. I can’t resist their “cute” factor. I see a cute jar of sprinkles and think “surely I will find something cute to do with these.”
I really don’t bake too often, so my sprinkles mostly sit on a shelf in my pantry. Whenever I have a party I try to find a way to use the sprinkles with a dessert table. The kids love when I make Oreo pops. They are super simple to create. I like to make them for birthday parties and holidays.
One of the easiest ways to personalize and tie a party theme together is a printable banner. I made a banner for the cake/dessert table. I also made a Happy Birthday banner and hung it across a window adorned with tissue paper snowflakes (not pictured).
On the dessert table, we had Oreo pops, candy melt dipped marshmallows, rock candy suckers, gumballs, and white chocolate covered pretzels. It all tied in well with the elegant frozen party theme.
One new addition to my Christmas decorations and a centerpiece of the Frozen birthday party decor were these fantastic white and glittery Christmas trees I found at Costco.
I found the fluffy faux snow at JoAnne’s. I think there is a real name for it, but can’t remember what it is called.
I picked up the white lighted garland at Costco on clearance a couple years ago. They still sell it and it also looks great at Christmas for my whimsical Christmas mantle.
I picked up the blue sparkly ribbon at Michaels. It was a perfect addition to the glass containers and elegant frozen birthday theme. I picked up the ornaments at Hobby Lobby.
I found the rock candy suckers at Amazon. Sometimes you can find them at local store, but I didn’t have the time to scour the local stores.
The table decor was all reused from my Christmas and winter decor collection.
These cylinder glass jars are pretty inexpensive. I know you can get them at Walmart, but I think you can get some sizes at the dollar store as well.
I found the ice crystals on Amazon. I put them in glass cylinder vases, added water and a floating candle for a simple addition to the winter elegant Frozen birthday party theme.
I picked up the glittery picks from Z Gallerie last year on clearance. The “artificial snow” is actually epson salt. Epson salt is a great glass filler and looks just like snow.
I love real candles so much. They look so pretty when it starts to get dark and make your space look very elegant.
I saw so many great cake ideas online. When it came down to it – I really didn’t have enough time to create the cake I wanted to. That being said, I think the cake turned out great! All I did was bake a couple of white cakes, died the cake batter blue and purple. I died the frosting blue and put sparkling sugar sprinkles on the sides and top to give it a icy look.
I found a cute Frozen shirt at Target and we were all set!
I went simple on the party favors – I found several Frozen images online and made 5×5 prints at Costco.
In the bags, I put a variety of little toys picked up in the party favor section at Target. The kids love these simple little toys.
Finally, I had a few Elsa, Anna, and other Frozen prints I had placed in white frames and displayed throughout the house. I found the images online, enlarged, and printed them at Costco.
This party was so much fun. Maybe my favorite yet. I have so much fun planning and preparing for their parties.
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