Saturday, June 27, 2015

Frozen Birthday Trifecta!

Hey there, hi there,  beautiful Picturing Disneyers!

I can't contain myself from spilling the snow on Frozen birthday parties galore!

Over the past three months I have had a major case of Frozen Fever. . . In my personal life, I've had the pleasure of being part of not one, not two, but THREE frozen birthday parties- and what's best is I was able befriend Anna & Elsa for two of these occasions! In my work life, my work buddies and I have scoured far and wide for inspiration to design and make a few decor pieces that I've taken to said birthday parties because, well,  they're super cute!

The first thing we made were these letters that spelled out "FOUR". After a light primer, we painted them a frosty blue paint as an homage to Elsa's cape, and we threw in some rhinestones for a little bonus. The letters are boxy enough to stand on their own, but for extra balance, we suggest hot gluing a little wooden craft square to the bottoms of each letter.

Then we made some banners! For this project you'll need: white & blue card stock glitter paper,  some blue and white tulle, white ribbon, a hot glue gun and either a di-cut machine or some good ol' fashioned patience.
First things first, you make your shapes out of your preferred paper. Then you make your letters out of the second paper (spelling out whatever you please) hot glue the letters to the shape and connect them all with the tulle and ribbon. Snowflakes? Not necessary, but they do add a cute effect.
  And that's it! Banners are done.  :)

Next, we made some cupcake toppers using decorative paper straws, with left over paper from the banner project and a simple print out on blue paper. Shape 'em as you wish, glue, then stick. 
Cute. Quick. Easy-peasy!


To complete our faux-party table we made blue-chocolate dipped marshmallows and some blue punch in our favorite crystal clear mason jars to add some color and a homey touch.

And here are all of those elements looking right at home at the first Frozen Party for princess Annie.

(I'll try to add more of these pictures later!)

The second party for princess Meli is where I actually got to befriend Anna and Elsa.

Just a quick F.Y.I. . . when ordering decorations from Ebay, it's in your best interest to quadruple check the measurements of the grand background display you're ordering. . .
(lol or risk finding out on set-up day.)Either way! Make the best of the situation, because I can guarantee - the kids'll love it regardless. 
For the centerpieces at Meli's birthday her mom made these simple little floral arrangements.
For these you will need a round vase , some frosty blue spray paint, and white glitter.
1) Spray paint vase, opening down. Spray light and take the cans advice! (You don't want drippy vases. . .)
2) Before the paint dries, sprinkle some glitter. The paint will double as an adhesive.
BONUS STEP - for the perfectionists and those who hate glitter going everywhere - seal it

My favorite overlooked detail about this birthday party had to be the clever use of mesh ribbon along the center of the hedges adorned with giant randomly placed snowflakes. I think it added a nice touch to an otherwise ignored lawn piece. 

And of course- what is a party without some "Pin the __ on __" action! 

. . . some pictures as the day progressed. . . 

P.s. check out this Olaf PiƱata! Apparently there was an Elsa one too - but the birthday girl decided no one was allowed to "hurt" Elsa. But don't worry, she doesn't have a grudge against Olaf; she explained to us "Olaf is made of snow, if he gets broken we can squish him back to healthy."

My last photo from this series is with Princess Dana. She didn't even know Anna and Elsa were going to her party. I thought her jaw would just about hit the floor when she saw the snowy blonde hair turn the corner. . .Thank goodness Elsa received the last minute snowflake-a-gram. ;)

Until next time,
See ya real soon!

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