Frozen is clearly the party theme of the YEAR! And Princess is NO exception to that! I don’t think there was even a second choice when it came to her party this year. I had so much fun planning this party! I started with a pinterest board, and went from there.
The big thing for me was the cake (or in this case, CAKES). I debated doing a huge cake based on the ice castle, or doing a multi-tiered cake representing different characters, but in the end I decided to go with the princess cakes because those tutorials have been so popular in the past and I thought it would be a fun challenge!
I am really happy with how they turned out overall. I had 5 sleepless nights the week of the party between preparing and a few sick nights with the baby. Boo. SO the final night I was moving a bit slow so I didn’t QUITE get the cakes RIGHT where I wanted them. But I bet most people won’t notice the changes I would have made!
I wanted to capture the ombre look of Elsa’s dress, the crystallized lines in the dress and a thin cape. I wish I had added some sugar crystals to the bodice top and wish I’d been able to get some snowflake stencils on her cape.
With Anna I love how she turned out! I wish I had looked at the picture one more time and cut a curve to the short portion of her cape, and maybe figured out how to add some small beads around the cape edge, or painted just a bit more detail. Overall I love her!
When deciding what to make for the food table I debated doing the food theme by character or sticking with all white foods? I decided I wanted color on my table so I went with creating a different food item for each character!
Could anything be more fun than Olaf? I was at Walt Disney World last month and got to see some cast members create olaf caramel and chocolate covered apples. BUT I didn’t love the round apple shape, I decided pears would be PERFECT! And bonus? Caramel covered pears are AMAZING!
Olaf actually has two, I love how my snow covered water bottles, aka Melted Olaf, turned out! I guess I could have just done melted snow, but I love Olaf’s sweet silhouette for the labels!
Deciding what to do for the Trolls was super easy, Cake Balls! (actually Oreo Truffle balls, I like the way they taste better). Using a scoop to keep them all even is the key, and keeping them cool but not too cold. Then add a stick and dip them in grey chocolate. When they were dry I used a gorgeous green luster dust to create green “moss” patches!
Hans… oh Hans, I debated leaving him off, but stuck with Sandwiches! CHOCOLATE sandwiches (nutella) that I cut with a snowflake cookie cutter to keep them cute! And for Kristoff I wanted to do ice blocks, but real ice blocks aren’t very tasty so I made blue Gelatin “Jigglers” for our ice cubes! The kids LOVED them!
Sven… Could it be anything other than carrots? I guess Olaf could be carrots too, but he has so many options already. Let’s face it, the kids didn’t love it, but it’s always nice to have something for the adults that are attending with their kids and DON’T want to eat a few lbs of sugar!
These were easy enough for the kids to help me with. I made a batch of my sugar cookies and died the dough green. Then we used various sizes of snowflake cookie cutters. Once they cooled we frosted them with white icing and stacked them. In fact The Reader did all the frosting and stacking for me, she did a terrific job!
Suckers aren’t always the right fit for a party, but they were PERFECT for this party! I choose a snowflake shape for these, I added a bit of turquoise to these and while you can’t tell a TON of blue sugar crystals to give it an extra sparkle. Peppermint flavoring gave it a nice cool flavor, the kids downed these.
I had plans for Snow ball peppermint ice cream and Frozen hot chocolate as well, but I tend to plan too much and some things get left at the end. We had more than enough food and they weren’t missed! The Styrofoam pine trees, snow balls and snowy candles just added to the table.
I added boxes for height, giving it a mountain feel and used this AMAZING Ofelia blanket from Ikea to top the table. It stretches huge and has great texture like snow! AND the backdrop… I love love LOVE my huge paper snowflakes I created for my backdrop!
We had a VERY long short table for the kids crafts and activities. I covered it with fake snow and these Styrofoam snowballs the kids helped me make and a few of the smaller paper snowflakes. Since we invited 18 little girls I planed a LOT of crafts and activities and we didn’t even get to half (but you never know, girls can go through crafts SO fast)
Felt hair clips (my plans were to create snow flake shapes for the girls to be like Elsa, but we let them cut their own and not a single girl did snowflakes!). AND my favorite, these snow globe rings! LOVE! They match our invitations too, just perfection.
We also did epsom salt painting, the girls loved seeing their painting designs go from looking like water to lovely crystallized designs. Then since it was spring we made our own fake snow! My kids ADORE this fake snow and we’ve made it quite a few times since the party!
So the birthday girl loved the party, she had a great time, and that’s all that really matters, right? She had guests from school, the neighborhood and family so it was an odd mix, but because we kept everyone busy it went great! They all shared, took turns and were a joy! I think I’m going to enjoy seven!