Saturday, April 26, 2014

Frozen Birthday Party

For Purple's 5th birthday party she chose a Frozen theme.  Our home has been filled with the music from Frozen since our family watched the movie.

For invitations I kept it simple and used a free online template to create our own invitations.

For the party itself, we played the movie in the background, upping the volume when a song was playing, while keeping busy with a few activities.

Here's our party plan:

As guests arrived we asked that they sign the birthday book, a tradition we have of buying a book for the birthday child that ties into their birthday, and that family and friends can sign.  This year's book is A Tale of Two Sisters (Disney Frozen) (Step into Reading) .

It's Coronation Day

materials used:

As guests (and sisters) arrived, each was invited to craft their own crown for coronation day.  Upon completing their crown, the girls earned metallic beaded necklaces .

By the way, that is Epsom salt poured down the center of a blue plastic tablecloth.  The glitter, jewels and glue sticks are scattered on top.

Take Down North Mountain

materials used:
This is an easy game to set up and keep going (the kids took care of it themselves).  Stack the cups into a pyramid shape to create North Mountain, and then toss a snowball (i.e. styrofoam ball) to topple the mountain.

Upon completing this task the girls earned a sparkly beaded bracelet similar to these.

Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?

materials used:

  • large marshmallows
  • mini marshmallows
  • pretzel sticks
  • orange Mike & Ike candies
  • mini chocolate chips
Another easy set up that was fun during AND after.  Hint: Use a pretzel rod to poke holes into the marshmallows where you want to insert a candy or chocolate chip, and as a sort of spinal cord to hold the big marshmallows together.

After building their snowman, each girl got to enjoy the company of their snowman (eat it), and then were given a glow ring.  Coincidentally this timed with the point in the movie where "Let It Go" sings in the move - it became "Let It Glow" in our case.

We bought a cake from a local bakery that is a family favorite.  Otherwise it would have been fun to use the Disney Frozen Complete Story Playset on top of a cake - easy and then you have the figures to play with later.

After cake and ice cream were finished, there were about twenty minutes of movie left.  Even though that was not the first time watching the movie for any of the girls, they all watched the remainder of the movie intently, broken only by singing.

As our guests left we handed each a bubble wand to complete their princess ensemble.