Tuesday, May 20, 2014


This past weekend the girls' had their joint friend birthday party. It was so much fun and turned out (almost) perfect! The highlight was Anna and Elsa showing up. It as a huge surprise and the the kids were speechless, all 14 of them. It was awesome.

The week leading up to the party was so stressful. We had Girl Scout events, last day of school for both girls and then preparing for the party. All of this while I can barely move around because I hurt my back. Thanks to my Mom, Josh and Mallory (who made the cupcakes) we were able to make all of my ideas a reality and pulled off a super fun party the girls will never forget.

Here are the details-

For decorations,  I draped strips of table cloths in 3 different colors of blue from the ceiling and had white pom poms coming down from the light in the middle.
I also added silver spirals to the ends of the the table cloths. In the doorway to the kitchen I had silver spirals hanging down with pictures of Frozen characters attached to the end (forgot to take a picture). On the front door I had this sign-
My mom also wrote a quote on our chalkboard which we displayed by the present table.
I used 3 different colors of blue streamers to make a background behind the food table.That was probably my favorite; it made for a perfect back drop for pictures afterwards! The food table was decorated with Frozen figurines and food label cards.
I loved all the Frozen inspired food!!
We had Olaf's Noses (carrots),
Snowballs (marshmallows),
Frozen Hearts (strawberries dipped in white chocolate),
Sven's Antlers (pretzels),
Kristoff's Ice Blocks (jello cubes)
and Sandwiches (we finish each other's sandwiches).
To drink we had melted snowman (water) and blue koolaid squeeze bottles.
I also had rock candy for icicles which I ended up sticking in the goody bags.

Goody bags had Frozen word search books, stickers and snowflake cookies. I added the rock candy and the Olaf "build a snowman" pieces since we ran out of time. On the front were tags that said "thank you for chillin with us today".
During the party the kids colored Frozen pictures, made bracelets (note to self, don't use stretchy string) and played pinned the nose on Olaf.
I also had mazes and the build a snowman activity but ran out of time.
And then of course was the big surprise! My Mom gathered all the girls in the living room and told them she had a magic trick to show them. She told them to close their eyes and count to 3. When they opened their eyes Anna and Elsa appeared in the kitchen. The facial expressions on the kids were priceless. They were shocked and speechless. Anna and Elsa read a story and had them interact by asking them questions and having them do certain things that went with the story.
Then I took lots of pictures and we all sang Happy Birthday to Natalee and Haylee.
The girls got a lot of awesome, fun gifts. Natalee got a huge Sven stuffed animal, a fun Princess game and the Sofia floating palace to name a few. Haylee got a Lego Friends set, Build A Bear gift card and quite a bit of Frozen stuff to name a few. I gave the girls Frozen shirts, flip flops, chapstick/lip gloss and necklaces. I also gave them the cutest mermaid dress made by Izetta Jane and Haylee got a Frozen tumbler cup (Natalee already has a Frozen water bottle).
(Present time was a little chaotic and this was the only picture I got)
I am so thankful most of their friends made it. We had a mixture of preschool friends, Girl Scout friends and 1st grader friends. And cousin Hannah too. It was such a fun day and the girls sure felt loved.
Frozen party= success!