Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Frozen Party for Boo's 7th Birthday

Frozen is the new Disney film that came out last winter, it's full of snow and ice and a funny snowman....so you can imagine my joy when my daughter wanted a Frozen party for her birthday....in July! Not only that but one of the hottest Julys in my memory!  Has it been hotter than 1976? ahem, yes I do remember that far back and my little leather look hotpants!

So, off to Pinterest I trotted and found a whole host of Frozen party ideas. Then I decided that I wasn't clever enough/creative enough and decided to come up with my own ideas.

The cake I did find inspiration for, but I have been having a bit of a lost mojo moment with my cake decorating lately. I decided to make it easy on myself and grab my daughter an extra birthday present in the process and I bought the figures on Ebay. The cake itself was two tiers of chocolate deliciousness, you just can't beat a moist chocolate cake. I was desperately trying to find a sugar thermometer that didn't cost as much as the entire pack of figures so I could make the 'ice' but then my local cake shop man...Thanks Richard from Love Cake Supplies...gave me a great idea. I bought a bag of Foxes Glacier Mints and placed them on tin foil on a baking tray. I baked them at a medium temp and kept an eye on them until they melted, about 5 mins. They came out as a flat sheet of minty candy which I left to cool and then broke up to make into ice shards for my cake. So much easier than making your own sugar candy.



Cake sorted, I turned to a party supplies shop for my cups and plates and table cloth. Frozen ones are popular at the moment and you can get them anywhere. Then I bought some polystyrene 'snowballs' from Ebay. You can get these at Hobby Craft if you have one local. I went for 9cm but they were a bit big, so I bought some more at 5cm which were perfect and the bigger ones we used for a bowling game.

Frozen Bowling:
I printed off some A4 size cut outs from the characters of Frozen, then glued them onto plastic drinks bottles. (I used these sheets from Red Ted Art and made them a little bigger) I covered a big cardboard box with a sheet in an attempt to make it look like a big iceberg and then placed the bottles on top. The children were then given the larger polystyrene snowballs to knock them over.



Making Olaf

Olaf is the funny snowman in the film. He comes apart and you can put him together whatever way you like. I found an Olaf cut out and printed off loads and put all the parts in a shoe box. I then gave the children some glue and told them to stick them together in whichever way they wanted.




Making Snow.

I bought a tub of Insta Snow on Amazon. This is amazing stuff, truly. I sorted out some plastic tubs and gave shared them amongst the children. I then put just two teaspoons of the Insta Snow in each tub (it comes with a handy scoop) and gave the children a beaker of water. They all added the beaker to the tubs at the same time and the party was filled with awe and amazement as such a tiny amount of powder turned into half a tub of soft snow. The kids loved it, the way it changed, the feel of it, they were just totally amazed. (If I'm honest, so were the adults) I let them play with it and we added some more snow to the tubs. Then my eldest son took a tub of 'snow' and sprinkled it from the bedroom window while the children ran around in the sprinkling snow. I then gave them the smaller polystyrene snowballs for some fun snowball fights and they played on until home time.  I still have nearly half a tub of Insta Snow left!




Boo told me she had a fantastic day, and we couldn't have wished for nicer weather for a garden party.

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20 comments:

  1. I've never heard of instasnow, but it sounds great.

    Love the glacier mints tip too. Would never have thought of that!

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    1. yes, I wouldn't have thought of the glacier mint tip either, it's all thanks to cake shop Richard, they made the cake smell nice too :)

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  2. Aww what a lovely party. I would have one of them myself. I love frozen

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    1. I love Frozen too, we did try playing the sound track while the children played, but next door decided to blast us out with their horrid music. Most unfair, we are still not talking to them.

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  3. This looks brilliant! And so special that the ideas were all yours. I think you don't given yourself enough credit here, the cake is amazing!

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    1. aww thanks, I've had plenty of party experience over the 26 years I've been a parent.

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  4. They look like they had really good fun. Mich x

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  5. Looks like a really fun party! Your cake is amazing.. I bet your daughter was really pleased :-)

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    1. Thanks, I feel I did cheat a little on the cake with buying the figures...but it was really delicious too and that was all my work :)

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  6. This is so brilliant! I am going to have to steal some of your ideas for my daughter's next birthday I think. Thanks!
    #PoCoLo

    http://www.stoppingattwo.co.uk

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    1. That would be great, I am sharing hoping that others will use my ideas, the bowling and snow went down a real treat the kids loved it.

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  7. Wow, such creative ideas! The cake looks fabulous and the Glacier Mints are a great idea. It must have been so magical for them to see the 'snow' falling. No wonder Boo had such an amazing day.

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    1. Thanks, it was all my big son's idea to sprinkle them with snow, pity I don' t have a brilliant camera because it looked pretty cool snowing on a baking hot summers day :)

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  8. Oh my! My three-year-old is such a Frozen fan too. She loves Elsa and her party is coming up! I absolutely love the "Making Olaf" and "Making Snow" activities :) #PoCoLo

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    1. The Olaf activity was so simple but they really loved it, who'd have thought a group of hyperactive 7 year old's would enjoy glueing snowmen together at a party, but they did!

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  9. What a fantastic themed party. Frozen is SO big at the moment - D is constantly looking up the songs on you tube and singing along. What a great idea about the foxes glacier mints - i didn't realise they even still existed! Its also nice to use figures on cakes sometimes because then the kids get to keep them and play with them. I did that with peppa pig figures for J's 3rd birthday and we still have the figures.

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  10. My goodness you are SO creative and organised. It looks like a brilliant party and that cake is awesome! Well done :) Thanks for linking to PoCoLo :) x

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  11. we love Frozen here :) you came up with some fab party ideas here and your cake is amazing!
    thanks for allowing me to share this on my carnival (live from 12th) x

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  12. I am no more a kid but I honestly had so much fun when I decided to have a mini party of this theme with my sis and cousins. I just can't imagine how kids would go crazy to have such one too! I was searching for my Frozen Birthday Party ideas to add to my collection. I am thankful to come across this post. :)
    God bless!
    -Meow

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