Sunday, February 1, 2015

A Frozen Birthday

My daughter always wants birthday parties that would be so fun in the spring or summer months, such as Alice in Wonderland, Minnie Mouse Bow-tique etc. Unfortunately for her, having a January birthday makes those parties a little more difficult, so I was thrilled this year when she wanted a Frozen Ice Princess Party even though I think it's been done by every 5 year old girl out there. Finally, a perfect party for a winter birthday! Despite how much more fun it would have been to actually do it in the snow outside, of course this January we had no snow. So, we brought the snow inside and "froze" the inside of our home!
we strung cotton balls and snowflake cutouts on fishing line, cheaper than craft twine.
Table skirt was made same as a tulle skirt- with MUCH more tulle. Here is a cheap place for tulle.
we purchased a few strands of white lights and strung them on top of the table under cotton batting and underneath to make the skirt glow. The effect was beautiful!!
We cut hundreds of snowflakes and cotton balls and strung them over every doorway and archway we could find, added felt snow drifts and icicles, hundreds of white lights, snowflake lights and ice blue lights turned down the house lights and VIOLA! Frozen Ice Castle inside! "It was absolutely magical" in the words of the birthday girl! We may have to decorate like this every gloomy January, it really was beautiful!
Perfect decoration! Freeze the house with Ice crystal spray on the windows and mirrors!
Upon arrival the princesses (and one snowman) received a crown or mask to decorate with jewels and glitter from the Trading Post. They also received a pom pom wand, a snowball and snowflake adorned gable box to store their goods in. We also made little glass fairy jars on necklaces filled with glitter and turquoise liquid, which was "Elsa's Magic" in a bottle, Elsa gave on to each child later in the night.  Once they finished their crown, they were able to go to the next station where they made super cute snow globes with stickers they picked, and of course tons of turquoise and white glitter.
Elsa's Magic in a bottle
Making crowns
Snow Globe Station
after the glitter and stickers were in, we filled them with baby oil and glued them shut, this was by far the cheapest place to get tons of oil!
They were treated with "frozen" white hot chocolate and frozen fjord punch as well as glittery treats in the castle including frozen iced macarons, donut holes from Olaf's donut tree, Kristoff's jello ice blocks (which were set aglow from underneath with balloon lights, Sven's chocolate covered oreo snacks all served atop a snow covered table lit with white lights. Even the birthday girl's cake was lit and glowing. You can get a lot of mileage from those balloon lights!
we set Kristoff's ice blocks aglow from below with balloon lights, as well as the cake and a few other decorations around the house!
"frozen hot chocolate" was just white hot chocolate mix with blue gel color and lots of melted marshmallows on top.

Later in the evening, there was a surprise visit from Elsa and Anna where the kids were given necklaces we made with bottled "Elsa's Magic".  After some interaction with the princesses, all the little princes and princesses were invited to build a snowman or have a snowball fight with Elsa and Anna with little sock snowballs stuffed with fluffy batting.
What a precious thing to watch as the children laughed having a snowball fight with actual princesses! Truly a magical night to remember in our Frozen Castle!
Styling & Design, Catering and Cake: Tya Lynn Nelson; padicakes- www.padicakes.blogspot.comPhotography: Tiffani Linn Photography:
Anna: A.C. : Alexis Christine
Elsa: Winter Hawk Cos. 

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