Though Disney’s Frozen first wowed kids of all ages back in 2013, the hit animated movie is still very popular. In fact, the songs Do You Want to Build a Snowman, Let it go, For the First Time in Forever and all the other songs from the movie still play in our house (on loop, all the time). How Little One never tires of the soundrack or the movie completely baffles me.
That was Little One in February of 2015 when we took her to Disney World. She told us it was her “dream come true”.
Fast forward to November, and she is still obsessed with Frozen.
When Little One was asked what theme she’d like for her birthday this year, it didn’t surprise me when she said she wanted a Frozen Birthday party.
My husband always says that I love cooking, entertaining and throwing parties way too much! I can’t help it. Life is precious. Life is short. We need to celebrate life. What better way to celebrate life than to have a party?
Frozen Birthday Party Games
Queen Elsa Manicures
Queen Elsa (Little One’s babysitter), was so amazing and dressed up as Elsa to do all the girls’ manicures at the birthday party! The girls had a blast!
Pin the Nose on Olaf
I just picked up some Bristol board at our local dollar store and free-handed a drawing of Olaf sans nez. Instead of the traditional Pin the Tail on the Donkey, I made a Pin the Nose on Olaf game to keep with the Frozen Birthday party theme. I made carrot noses for the girls to pin to Olaf’s face.
Frozen Friendship Bracelets
I set up a craft station where the girls were given beads and bracelet string to make their own bracelets. They were told they could make it for themselves or give their creations to a friend. This activity had the girls quiet for a long time. Amazing how focused they were!
Since Little One’s birthday is in November, the ground is usually very wet and mucky. This was the case the day of her birthday party, so we had to do the piñata activity inside our house. That was a very gutsy thing for me to do! I won’t lie. I was a tad terrified! Those girls have a pretty good swing!
Whenever I have a cupcake decorating station at Little One’s birthday parties, my husband always tells me, “This isn’t indicative of what we normally eat”. I know he is alluding to the sugary confections that Little One does not get on a regular basis. In fact, we do not really consume lots of sugar in this house, and despite offering lots of healthy options like fruit and veggies, this was fun. Plus, the kids got to take their cupcakes home. The girls did a great job with their snowmen creations.
Frozen Birthday Party Food
For me, food is a very important part of a celebration. In Filipino culture, food is at the centre of every get together, family gathering or celebration. Food brings people together. If you think about it, we celebrate our harvest with loved ones at Thanksgiving and during the holidays, we celebrate with a meal shared with loved ones.
This year, I made up a Frozen-themed menu.
Frozen Birthday Cake
The Frozen Elsa Birthday cake was made by Brenda’s Cakes on Manitoulin Island. Brenda is exceptionally talented and the birthday cake was so delicious and moist. The detail in Elsa’s braid and the shimmery embellishments made for the perfect Frozen birthday cake!
Frozen Birthday Party Goodies
Little One’s babysitter and I put together Do You Want to Build a Snowman kits for all the kids to take home with them as a Thank You for celebrating Little One’s birthday with her. We just included three marshmallows for Olaf’s body and head, two pretzel sticks for his arms, five chocolate chips (two for eyes and three for buttons), and one orange jelly bean for his nose).
I also made Frozen white chocolate lollipops for each guest to take home. The chocolate melts, sticks and snowflake mold were purchased at Bulk Barn.
Little One also got her friends to pick a friendship ring to bring home with them after the party.
It was a fun party and the girls really enjoyed themselves. That’s all that matters.
Do your kids have themed birthday parties? What’s the most fun theme party you have ever organized?