Monday, July 14, 2014

Essie's Frozen-tabulous Fifth Birthday Partaaay

Essie (like every other person in this world) is OBSESSED with Frozen.  She decided last November that she wanted a Frozen themed birthday party.   We decided to have the party at home since our house looks like the lodge in the movie with all our wood trim! Ha! We probably spent less than $30 on decorations for the house. I lucked into a ton of Christmas clearance at 90% off so the majority of her decorations/favors came from that. I bought a roll of white tablecloth at HobLob and used a 40% off coupon.  That tablecloth was used for so many things and we still have tons leftover!

We didn't decorate outside very much...we hung some pompoms I made from large packs of white tissue paper that I got for pennies.  A friend gave me the Frozen Stand-Up thing and we had to put out our balloon wreath of course.  I printed Olaf at a print shop and he greeted our guests as they arrived.

When you walked into our foyer ....I cut snow drifts from the white tablecloth roll and hung them on all our doorframes.

 Our favor table...Oaken's trading post.  Kids got to "shop" as they left.  There was Troll Slime (silly string), candy carrots, carrot straws, build-a-snowman kits with handmade bag toppers with Essie's Frozen drawings, and Frozen hair ties.
Our back room was the focus of the party.  I love the white wood ceilings back there and I wanted to play them up.  Our food table...white tablecloth, glitter wrapping paper, and  shimmer fabric topped the table.  We printed a large screenshot from the movie and framed it with blue plastic tablecloth, rhinestones, and a snowball wreath.  Icicle lights wrapped the room. Tinsel trees flanked the table.

 Our menu:

 Essie's ice-castle painting that she painted in art class was front and center.

The rest of the backroom

 How adorable is this cute birthday girl?! I loved the outfit I found on etsy!

The kitchen was more for the adults and we had a separate food table for them.  

 The photo booth was a hit! We printed out the ice castle and I bought the props at HobLob!

 We found snowflake headbands on clearance so the kids wore them instead of headbands!  Es was so excited to see her friends!

 After everyone ate, we played "pin the hair on Duke of Weselton".

 Our house was filled...we love our house full of people.  Its never happier.

 Another game we played was "Find Sven's carrots".  I found plastic carrot Easter eggs at Easter and bought a bunch, filled them with candy, and hid them outside.  The kids had Sven bags to put them in.  They were so excited and chomping at the bit.

 It was perfect timing that as soon as we were done with Sven's eggs Kona Ice pulled up!  I hired them to serve Sno-cones to everyone!  The kids flipped out when that truck showed up blasting the Frozen Soundtrack!

 Essie got to get on the truck and make her own sno-cone!

 She loved getting to pass them out to the kids!
 It was the hottest day of the year and you could tell where the shade was....

 We LOVE Kona Ice....

 After Kona Ice, E got to open her mound of gifts and we ate cake. She was so blessed to have loving friends.  She got a ton of craft kits...her friends know her so well!

 Once the party was over and most people cleared out, we had a Troll Slime fight with the left-over Silly String!
When E crawled in bed that night she thanked us for a great day.  It was so special to see her smile and laugh so much.  She really had a great time and is already planning her 6th birthday! Ha!

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