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Frozen Birthday Party Cupcakes

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Dessert is my favorite part of a PARTY!  And the cupcakes and desserts from White Barn Desserts are absolutely delicious!  After planning with Lindsey, she planned Vanilla Bean and Chocolate Cupcakes frosted with Vanilla Bean frosting decorated with handmade snowflakes, cracked candy for ice, and silver sprinkles.  Did I mention…  Each cupcake is filled with strawberries and blueberries, Lily’s favorite treat!  These cupcakes were absolutely delightful and delicious…  Each party I’m amazed with the cupcake creations from Lindsey!

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Frozen Birthday Party Games, Printables & Decorations

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Each Party begins with an invitation and Lisa from The Little Things was just right to take on designing Lily’s Frozen Birthday Invitation and more!

Invitations…

Lisa designed a darling Frozen Birthday Invitation for Lily’s friend’s and family.  I sent Lisa several invitations I enjoyed the look of; I prefer a simple and sweet chalk board look…  With each invitation, I make a request on the back panel for a book instead of a card…  We come from a teaching family, books are everywhere in our home and we enjoy reading the new books from friends and family.  We also LOVE when friends and family sign the inside of the book, reminding us of the party and friend as we are reading bedtime stories.

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Party Favors…

Party Favors are too much fun to create for kids.  For Lily’s Frozen Party Lisa designed a round “Thank You Note” sticker for clear goodie bags which were filled with treats for kids AND adults…  There is no reason adults can not enjoy a special Frozen Treat!

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Each of the goodie bags was filled with Hershey Huggs (because Olaf loves warm hugs), with dark chocolate Kisses, Cookies N’ Cream Kisses, and Hershy Kisses.  We chose the additional kisses because the colors coordinated beautifully with the other decorations.

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Yummy Snacks and Food…

This was F-U-N…  Lisa created an adorable Frozen Letter Head for me to write a Menu onto!  After getting a little creative with food, we came up with

  • Pirate Booty as Olaf’s Snowballs
  • Homemade Chex Mix with White Chocolate covered pretzels as Anna’s Snack Mix
  • White Chocolate Covered Pretzels Snow Covered Pretzels
  • And More

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Party Decorations…

This birthday banner I designed using my Cricut Explore machine.  I purchased 4×6 card stock in multiple colors (picking out the ‘Frozen-like’ colors) to save time from cutting banner rectangles one at a time.  On my Cricut Explore I designed used capital Paper Lace Font, each in the same height letter.  I also purchased the Frozen Cartridge (because who does not LOVE Frozen) to create the spaces between each word.  Using a glue stick, I glued each letter onto a 4×6 Frozen Colored card stock.  I tied all the letters together with yarn from my Crafting Area…

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To finish of a few decorations; we bought a helium tank w balloons from the local wholesale store…  I put Andy in charge of blowing up all the ‘Frozen-like’ color balloons, arranging them through the yard and house.

Lily helped with the snowflakes…  I bought several packets of paper snowflakes from Amazon.  Lily stick tape on the back of each, scattering them through the house and yard.

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How darling is the look of the fluffy paper pom poms in a Frozen Party…  Right!?!  I Loved them too…  Until I had to Fluff 12 of them!  I bought several of these fluffy paper pom poms, they arrive flat almost like a paper fan and you need to ‘fluff’ them out.  Which by the 3rd one I was about to lose my FROZEN MIND!  If you have the patience of a Saint, go for it, but I will be forgoing the fluffy paper pom poms for all future parties, lol

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Frozen Party Games…

Snowball Toss… Can’s get much easier then a Snowball toss in July, right?!?  Create a Summer Time Snowball toss using oversized white pom poms, water, and hoola-hoops.  Grab 2 bowls; one for white pom poms, one for water.  The water is used to weigh down the white pom poms, otherwise they would blow around outside.

Fill the bowls and place the hoola hoops in front of the bowls.  Choose an arrangement for hoola hoops, we just lined the one in front of the other.  You could even place a value on each hoola hoop, for the older kids.  Line the kids up, dunk one white pom pom into the water and toss into the hoola hoops…  And walk away…  Really, let the kids play as the would like, with out rules and help.  Trust me, they will survive and have a wonderful time!

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I have created Bubble Stations for the Kid’s Parties and it couldn’t be easier…  I followed some of the instructions from here.  Supplies:

I kinda followed the instructions in the link, but this is how I created an Elsa’s Bubble Station…  Spray paint the detergent bottle (following the instructions on the spray paint bottle), it took about 2 coats and DO NOT accidentally throw away the screw top!  Mix together the bubbles ingredients (water, soap, glycerin) in the dried (lol) detergent bottle. Decorate the outside with snowflakes from the home decore above or cut out your own.

Set up a kiddie table with the bubbles, plastic cups, and bubble wands.  The kids can choose a cup, pour bubbles into the cups, and pick a special wand to blow Elsa Bubbles!


Frozen Birthday Party Special Guest Elsa

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When Lily told is she would like an Frozen Birthday, we knew the first thing we needed to do was schedule a Queen Elsa to make am appearance…

Frozen Birthday Party (34)And to Lily’s complete shock and surprise (I believe she was stunned silent for the first time in her life!), Queen Elsa took the time out of her busy Queen schedule to visit Lily on her Birthday…  Lily did ‘test’ Elsa a little, asking where Anna and Kristoff were because they were invited.  Elsa politely explained they were taking time to work in the gardens (Meighan was good!).  Elsa also arrived with little treats for the kids; specifically heart shaped Frozen necklaces, Pirate Patches from Jake (and the Neverland Pirates) and some temporary tattoos.  Elsa spend some one-on-one time with each child; taking pictures, chatting, and updating them on the comings and goings of being the new Queen.

Elsa also stayed to play games, blow bubbles, and sing Happy Birthday with Lily…  Lily LOVED every single second of Elsa’s visit.

Elsa is a beautiful young lady named Meigan, she owns Miss Meighan’s Magic where she provides event entertainment by bringing magic into your child’s life as a princess…  Meighan was splendid and exceeded all of our expectations.  If you are local to us, please contact her for your next Princess Party!

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Frozen Birthday Party Handmade Dress

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Each Birthday I either design a Birthday Outfit for the kids, or I purchase one…

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I LOVE an entertaining party, great party theme, and matching attire!  For Lily’s Frozen Birthday Party, I opted to skip the tutu from previous parties.  This year I designed a light weight summer dress with ribbons tying the shoulders.

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Beginning in Lily’s closet, I found a dress she LOVED for inspiration.  From this dress, I created a pattern, which I altered to be the dress you see.  The shoulders are tied together with wide white grosgrain ribbon.  The dress is an adorable Frozen Teal with white swirls scattered throughout.  The bottom hem is shades of purple with a white pattern which slightly resembles snow flakes.

Lily was adorable and loved wearing the Summer Dress…  Until she realized there was a kiddie pool for her to play in, then the dress was tossed to the side for her yellow polka dot bikini.

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Monster Truck Birthday Cupcakes

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Dessert is my favorite part of a PARTY!  And the cupcakes and desserts from White Barn Desserts are absolutely delicious!  After planning with Lindsey, she planned created Cookies & Cream Cupcakes frosted with chocolate Mouse frosting sprinkled with cookie crumbs.  The cupcakes are arranged closely touching and side by side, while being frosted together.  Lindsey used chocolate bars and other candies as hills on the Monster Truck Rally.  Upon the arrival of the cupcakes, I added several Monster Trucks to the Rally!

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Monster Truck Birthday Party Games, Printables & Decorations

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Invitations…  Tamar, of Tamar Invitations, has already designed several of our party printables and decorations… Lily’s Hello Kitty Birthday Party, her Alice In Wonderland Birthday Party and Zach’s Super Hero Birthday Party.  The printables and invitations are always adorable, Tamar delivered a rough and tough Monster Truck Invitations.

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She also created “Thank You” tags for Zach’s Cake Pop Party Favors…  I cut each of the below images out, poked a hole in the corner, and tied the ribbon around the stick.

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Monster Truck Decoration…  we borrowed a friend’s giant, blue”Monster Truck” parked it in the driveway and let the kids take pictures in front of it, and hang out!  HUGE Success!!

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 Party Game…  I was not too sure what games to create for Zach’s Monster Truck Party.  For his Lightning McQueen Party I had created box cars for the kids to race around the driveway in.  This time around I was not interested in putting in the time it takes to create Monster Trucks from boxes again…  Plus I was fresh outta boxes, lol.  Instead we set up a Potato Sack Race for the kids…  another Mom WIN!  Using sidewalk chalk, I created 4 lanes for the kids to race in…  Then I let the kids make their own game from there.  They had a blast being in charge of their own game.

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Hello Kitty Printables & Decorations

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Tamar, of Tamar Invitations, has already designed several of our party printables and decorations…  Alice In Wonderland Birthday Party and Zach’s Super Hero Birthday Party.  The printables and invitations are always adorable, Tamar delivered super cute Hello Kitty printables this time as well.  We always love her work.

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