This April has been full of celebration and fun! My sweet Elena girl turned 6!!! I still can’t believe I am the mother of a 6 year old. We are about to enter into “real” school with a 1st grader for heck sakes!! Time really flies by. It’s true! If you are a mother of any little girl at the moment, you’ll know why we threw a FROZEN birthday bash! Elena is utterly smitten with this clever and beautiful movie. She sings the songs at the top of her lungs with such passion! It’s amazing to watch.
Let’s talk details…. The cake and cupcakes were the focus of the party of course! We did an Elsa Cake and Anna Cupcakes. We needed both the sisters present at this party! The cupcakes turned out so fun! I loved putting the pretty “Anna Flowers” all over those Devils Food Cake Cupackes. Mmmm. Fab!
I have to give my Aunt Diane such HUGE credit!! She threw a Frozen Birthday Party for her granddaughter not too long ago, and inspired this party with all her fun photos from the celebration! She already carved these amazing snowy mountains from styrofoam! What a babe! At the last party they ordered snowflake suckers from Etsy, but I found these cute “frozen heart” suckers on long sticks at Zurchers and they were a hit! (Not to mention 40 cents a piece!)
We had a riot making the BIG “Elsa Cake”. It took 3 batches of cake (2 12″ rounds for the bottom layer, and 2 6″ rounds for the top layer). We made blue hard candy to form the icicles on the cake. We bent them while they were still hot and layed them to cool over metal cans. It was genius! Gotta love Aunt’s with such wonderful ideas!!
I cut out about a billion snowflakes with a Cricut Machine and stapled them to some tinsel-y yarn. It made for some shiny, fun garlands! There was a candy bar since we were having a Pajama Movie Night. Yum, yum! I made blue jello into “ice cubes” to go with our Pizza, carrots with veggie dip and fruit! It was kiddie heaven for sure!
We ordered some Frozen Figurines online to adorn the birthday cake. 🙂 That olaf is such a charmer!
Check out that buttercream in action! Man, I am a sucker for a good buttercream…. Drool!
Our beverage of choice was “Glacier Floats” consisting of Sprite and Arctic Blue punch mixed half and half, poured over vanilla ice cream.
Seriously though, these girls are the cutest!!! They were such sweeties! We found this huge Frozen Backdrop along with a stand-up Olaf for sale on KS. It was so awesome. The girls were DYING!!! Perfect photo ops! (P.S. if anyone wants to buy this backdrop, shoot me an email! wink*wink*)
We played a little “Elsa, Elsa, Anna” (duck, duck, goose) and opened some sweet gifts.
One of my favorite parts of the party was the indoor “snowball fight”! It was so hilarious to see 17 little girls going wild with these pouf balls made of yarn! What an adorable idea! These yarn “snowballs” were courtesy of my cousin’s wife who slaved over these for her daughters Frozen party! Yay!
During our feature film we all sang along to the songs. I have the best video footage of this. It’s worth a million. I seriously almost cried like a crazy person when I heard this heap of girls singing every word with such gusto! It was probably the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen. Sigh*
Well, that’s it my friends! FROZEN PARTY HEAVEN! I am so glad the party was such a success! What really topped it all off were the sincere words of appreciation from my 6 year old. I count her as a pretty grateful kid as a general rule, but in the past I have wondered if she really appreciates all the work that goes into such a party. In the past my awnser has been a resounding no…. What kid really gets it? Almost none. But I was so shocked and overjoyed when on the drive back home from her big birthday party she said something along these lines…
“Mom, thankyou so much for this birthday party! It was the best birthday party I’ve ever had. You just do so much for me! I am so lucky!
“I especially loved watching you set everything up and make all the decorations!”
What more can a mom ask for???
Happy Mom. Good Party. Lots of fun! The end….