Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Kennedie's Frozen Party

Well, at the end of May we celebrated Kennedie's 5th birthday with an Elsa inspired Frozen party... like every other 5 year old girl.  :)

My sweet friend Natalie from Topsy Turvy Design Shop designed the perfect invite to set the tone for the party.  It turned out super cute! See:

LOVED it, and most importantly so did Kennedie!

This adorable "Love is an open door!" sign {designed my Natalie} held by Olaf on our front door, greeted guests as they arrived:

Here is the sweet girl in front of her table sporting her new Elsa shirt we ordered online (for dirt cheap), and her Elsa braid (even though you can't see it in this picture):

I stuck to a light blue, turquoise, and white color palette. Character are hard to tie in unless you've got tons to sit around, and that gets expensive.  So... we opted for lots of "snow" as if Elsa had frozen everything!

The main thing I tried to tie into the movie was the food.  There are so many different ways you could bring food names into the equation from the movie.  Here is what we came up with:

"We finish each other's..." - sandwiches
"Ice Chips"- just different chips to go with sandwiches
"Olaf's Arms"- pretzel sticks
"Sven's Snacks"- carrots & ranch dip
"Frozen Hearts"- white chocolate covered strawberries
"Snowballs" - blue velvet cake balls covered in white chocolate
"Icicles"- rock candy
"True Love's Kiss"- Hershey kisses
"Snowflakes"- snowflake shaped sugar cookies
"Snow Capped Mountains"- Coconut cupcakes (per request of the birthday girl- she loves coconut!)

Natalie did all the food tent labels for me & the little signs.  Check her out: HERE.

"Melted Snow"- water bottle
"Polar Punch"- a blue punch
"Yoo- Hoo Big Sumer Blow Out"- Yoo-Hoo drinks

Here is the table set up:

I made snow flake garland that I strung across the whole dining room, and the kids had their own little table to sit at. I borrowed the life size Anna & Elsa from a girl at church:

Some of my minimal decor included a "snow covered #5" (I just painted it white & modge lodged white sparkle glitter), for her name I printed each letter in the Frozen font on card stock and just modge podged white glitter on it, got snowflake Christmas ornaments on sale in clearance section after the holidays, used a turquoise table cloth to cut and fringe for back drop:
Here's the family:

For the "thank you" treat the kids got to take home these cute little milk jar cups with straws that I found in the dollar section at Target (score!) and some "warm hugs" (Hershey's Hugs & Kisses).  Natalie made me a cute sign that said, "Thank you snow much!" and little tags for the cups that said, "Thank you for chilling with me" oh, and a food tent that said, "I'm Olaf and I like warm hugs!" :

The party started with eating lunch:

We played some fun games too!  I had to plan all indoor games because it was raining that day. We played a version of "Hot Potato" with a snowball and the kids LOVED it.  It was so cute watching them get into it! Love the second picture of Maddox & Kennedie just giggling!

Then we played a game where we pretended Elsa froze everything and we had to see who could help "shovel" the most snow.  We blindfolded one kid at a time and scattered cotton balls around the living room.  They then had to see how many snowballs they could gather in one minute.  Super cute watching them all! Here is the birthday girl having a go at it:

Then we asked the question: "Do you wanna build a snowman?"  The kids had to roll a die and each number represented a part of Olaf.  Whoever "built" him the fastest won.  Parents were on hand to help with this one:

The we sang "Happy Birthday" to the birthday girl... she loved every minute:

Then she opened some presents while I read her the cards:

All in all it was a super fun party and we are so thankful for the friends and family that came out to celebrate our Miss Kennedie turning 5!

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