After a big birthday party post, I always include a "How To" post for anyone interested in what I did, or wants to replicate it. So here it is! I had been planning this one for a while, so I started working on it pretty far in advance, to get the best possible prices on materials.
Here are the deets on Halle's Frozen party:
What: A Frozen themed party!
Who: For a small group of toddlers + their parents. Although, this party can be altered and more activities added for older kiddos!
Cost: My budget was $200 TOTAL and that INCLUDED hiring professionals to come entertain as Elsa and Anna. Did I stay in budget? Nope! I spent a little bit more on the entertainers because they did such a great job that I included a generous tip, but I only went over my budget by a little bit!! Without the entertainers this party (including food) only costed roughly $90!
Activities: Olaf felt puzzle, make your own wand craft, singing and dancing to Frozen music, dinner (pizza, salad, snacks), and of course, cake and ice cream!
I made the printables myself on my good ol' computer, like I always do. I've included the printable at the end of this post. I made the Olaf felt puzzle with affordable felt that I got in packs from Wal-Mart and Michaels (with that awesome 40% off coupon).
Made the white pom poms myself from dollar store tissue paper and twine. I made 9 large pom poms for $1.50.
For a favor, each child went home with a wand that I got in the dollar section at Target.
I used as many Frozen toys as I could for decor.
I also busted out some Christmas decor! I happen to have TONS of sparkly white decorations that worked for the party.
I made this banner for Halle from clearance Frozen art kits at the craft store.
This banner took me 5 minutes to make and probably cost a couple bucks. Now it's draped over her crib in her bedroom!
Gotta love those party decor kits from Party City. ;) I also dangled my snowflake Christmas ornaments around the house for some added Frozenness.
Toys = decor AND an activity!
Mural turned photo booth.
I made those photo props by printing out those printables, and then taping them to craft sticks. I included a box of dress up Frozen costumes and crowns. Added some boas, and other fun things for the adults.
I've included the printables for the water bottles at the bottom of this post.
I made those cookies the day before by dying the dough and then swirling them together. You can find tutorials on youtube.
I made those snowballs from styrofoam balls. You can find those balls at Wal-Mart for a decent price. (Even cheaper than the dollar store, AND cheaper than with a 40% off coupon at the craft store.)
Got those tablecloths on clearance after Christmas (for .20 cents!) and made that banner from a Christmas clearance kit.
It looked so cute! I loved this backdrop.
Chocolate dipped strawberries!
Easy DIY cupcakes! And of course in chocolate, because Anna and Elsa LOVE chocolate! ;)
It's become my stable to make these "chalkboard" printables. I plan on making one each birthday for each kiddo, and then compiling them into a book. Right now, we have Noelle's from her 4th birthday in her bedroom!
I made these printables and just glued them to stock paper. Easy and cost nothing.
Noelle enjoying the photo booth.
I always make these! I made a '4' and an 'N' for Noelle's party, but only made an 'H' for Halle's! I didn't have enough time this time to make another one with student teaching! To make your own, it's easy, just tape pictures on cardboard in the shape that you want!
Anna was there to greet everyone at the door!
Here they are enjoying my Olaf felt puzzle!
Our family in front of our photo booth.
Easy peasy. Tape these to toothpicks! Printables below.
Here are the printables:
I used this as the background for everything from the invite, the food tents, and the printable decor signs. Enlarge this and save it onto your desktop.
Here it is sized for food tents.
Here are the ones I made myself, if you want to use them.
Here are links to the templates that I used:
For these bad boys, go here. Thanks HaleGrafx!
I used these for the photo booth. For the free download, go here. Thanks Capturing Joy!
Here is an Olaf template printable you could use for your felt puzzle! Go here for the larger printable! DateMyPlate has many different Olaf printable you can use to create your puzzle/felt pieces! Thanks DateMyPlate!
For more awesome Frozen ideas, (some I used and some I didn't get a chance to use - ran out of time!) go to my Pinterest Board!! If you can imagine there are even MORE awesome things you could do to add some Frozen magic to your party!
For my other parties, click below!