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.
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.
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.
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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