Well, we somehow survived the great big FROZEN birthday party! My little girl is officially 4, most of the decorations are put away and I am so glad I don't have to plan another birthday party until next year! It was super crazy, (I think we had about 20 adults and 12 kids!) but I think it was a success. I know at least Princess had fun. All she really cared about was getting to play with her cousins and friends (and when I say "play", I mean running around screaming like crazy). I had to talk her into stopping for a second just to eat cake! Just goes to show that you don't need much to please kids. It all came and went in a flurry and the little miss was pretty upset when I had to take the decorations down. It was pretty. Oh well, at least she gets to hang on to the giant sized Elsa, Anna and Olaf. I'm sure they will be permanent fixtures in the playroom for awhile. Here are the pics of Princess's big day.
Our snowy wonderland.
Our good old "Happy Birthday" sign. The day of her birthday, Princess kept pointing to the wall saying, "No Mom, it's not a birthday!" and I think she was trying to tell me that I had to put this sign up! Bad Mamma!
We weren't sure if we were going to be able to bring the party into this room or not. My husband was busily building this dining room table at the last minute so that we could have a place for the kids to sit (we have always just used my mother-in-law's folding tables and it was time for an upgrade!). We literally placed the table top on the base of the table minutes before the party started. It's not quite finished yet, but its going to be an amazing table. Look for the post on the table in weeks to come.
At each place, we had a little snowman building activity for the kids to do when they arrived at the party with "Do you wanna build a snowman?" tags I bought off etsy.com. It was great. They loved it. We gave them the choice of taking their "Olafs" home or eating them. Some chose to eat the parts before building. It was perfect because it was age appropriate for a lot of kids. And little miss Princess has friends that are younger and older than her, so this idea worked great for her party.
Each treat bag had 2 pretzel sticks ( for arms), 2 mini chocolate chips (for eyes), 3 mini chocolate brown M&M's (for buttons), 1 candy corn (nose), 3 large marshmallows (body) and 2 small marshmallows (feet). Then I just had a bowl of plain icing on the table for everyone to use as the "glue" to assemble the snowmen.
Our balloon arrangement was not behaving for pictures.
All of our Frozen themed treats and food. I made the tablecloth with white snowflake print cotton (I'm actually surprised I was able to find snowflakes in June!) and tassels just like the ones on Anna's cape.
recipe and topped them with blue sugar sprinkles),
For another activity I painted this Ice Monster (not the best of my abilities, but it worked) on an old cornhole game we had lying in the yard. Then the kids could take turns trying to throw "snowballs" (styrofoam balls from the craft store) into the hole. I decided to make it easy and just give a prize to anyone that could make it into the hole. Preferably standing at a distance, but that didn't really happen. I figured making teams and all that would be too many rules for a 4 year old birthday party, so I just let them go at it. I then had a box full of extras from the goodybags that I just had each child pick a prize from.
Even Peanut gave it a try.
You can see my Custom Birthday Candle in all its glory. Good news. It didn't explode!
Hope you enjoyed viewing our 4 year old's Frozen birthday party. Can't wait to find out what next year's theme will be!