We just celebrated the big boys’ 4th & 7th birthdays in Disney FROZEN style! The boys’ birthdays are just 1 day apart, so we do a big joint party. Like just about everyone else right now, our boys have been hit with FROZEN fever! So, since the party was just a few days after the movie’s dvd release, choosing a party theme was easy! I love that even though FROZEN features two princesses as the lead roles, it’s a movie that both girls and boys can really relate to. All the kids were SO excited about the party!
One tricky thing about doing FROZEN parties right now is that any kind of decorations, party supplies, and merchandise is incredibly hard to find. LOTS of stores are sold out of everything and full party supply lines aren’t really even out yet. So, getting creative was a must! I was able to find a few items online (Amazon & eBay – affiliate links included) that really helped with the decor…and then we just DIY’d everything else!
Indoor FROZEN Party Decor
When you come to our house, you enter into the living room/dining room. We’ve got a fair amount of open space there, so it’s where we tend to put most of the decorations. Plus, it’s a good place to open gifts and sing Happy Birthday. Obviously, we went with different blues and whites for the colors (which was easy to do). My mom hand-cut a whole bunch of paper snowflakes. They were great for using all over the house & outside to set the scene. Our giant DIY snowflakes were also perfect on the wall! And, a few purchased items really helped give some FROZEN flair! I bought the main FROZEN characters poster to use behind the cake table, but then couldn’t resist the Olaf & Sven poster (since those are the boys’ favorites). That poster, plus a few of our FROZEN plush characters worked great on the faux mantel! The giant Olaf balloon was a huge hit as well! I purchased it online and had it blown up at a local party store. The boys are still playing with him! We also had the favor table set up in there. We had some fun FROZEN rings, FROZEN stickers, and snowball playdough! I got the playdough recipe & printable tags from Yellow Bliss Road. The boys loved helping make the playdough for their friends! We also had Sven antler’s and Elsa crowns (templates found here) for all our little party guests to put on when they arrived! Of course, my favorite thing to do in the room was the cake table and FROZEN backdrop! The main FROZEN characters poster was obviously central to the backdrop. We put that up first. Then, we hung a segment of cheap blue plastic tablecloth (from the dollar store) on each side of the poster. Over that, we hung this really neat shimmery fabric that I found at Jo-Ann. It looked exactly like Elsa’s cape! Then, we used two cheap white plastic tablecloths to do the swag on the top & sides. For the table, I got cheap batting by the yard at Jo-Ann to look like snow! Then, we hung more paper snowflakes. On the table, the cake was the main focus. I’ll share my details about the cake in an upcoming post, but it really wasn’t too hard. We did have a few issues with the North Mountain sagging after sitting out for too long. But, the boys loved it anyway! The “ice trees” (just frosted ice cream cones) really helped make the whole scene look more fun! Elsa’s candy ice castle was a bit hit too! And, the boys both enjoyed their giant snowflake pretzels! In addition to the cake, we had a whole table of Frozen-themed party foods for dinner.
Outdoor FROZEN Party Decor
Given the gorgeous weather in Arizona this time of year, most of the party festivities took place outside. But, it’s not exactly “frozen” here. So, we did a few things to add to the fun outside, including hanging icicle lights and snowflakes. The outdoor activities we had for the party were SO fun! The kids had a blast. We had FROZEN snow play, “Pin the nose on Olaf”, and Sven & Kristoff ice block races! At one point after all the activities were done, the boys took to playing with the ice blocks. They got play shovels/tools from the sand box and they were singing Frozen Heart while “chopping” the ice! Soooo cute! “Pin the Nose on Olaf” was a HUGE hit too! I wanted to make Olaf rather large so we could hang him on our back block wall. So, I used another white plastic tablecloth (folded) and free-handed Olaf (with no nose) in Sharpie marker. I taped the tablecloth pieces together and cut him out. I cut his arms & hair from a paper sack and I cut enough carrot noses for all the kids from one sheet of orange 12×12 card stock. For added fun, I put up some Olaf quotes and more paper snowflakes. After all the organized activities were over, the kids enjoyed their Frozen-themed dinner, intermittent movie watching (at one point they ALL were crowded around the tv watching), and just had fun playing! After dinner, all the kiddos were so eager to do the cake! With frozen trees, giant snowflakes, and a candy castle, how can you resist?! 😉 I love seeing their faces light up when we do the cake and sing to them! Such special moments! So much fun! I absolutely love doing these parties for them. I hope they never get “too old or too cool” for this. But, I have a feeling I’m going to blink and those days will be upon us. So, for now, I’m treasuring all of these moments. We’re so thankful to be able to celebrate them with so many dear family & friends!
A very happy birthday to my sweet little 7 and 4-year olds!Thanks for sharing in all of this FROZEN birthday fun here!! There are/will be some separate posts with details on making many of the items for the party…so stay tuned!
Related FROZEN posts, party details, and inspiration can be found here:
- DIY Olaf Shirts
- FROZEN Snow Play Activity
- Elsa’s Icy Blue Dessert Trifle
- FROZEN Party Food Menu & Details
- FROZEN Birthday Cake Tutorial (coming soon)
- Sven & Kristoff Ice Block Races w/ simple sled tutorial
- DIY Giant Popsicle Stick Snowflakes
- 30+ FROZEN Crafts & Fun Party Food Ideas
- 20+ Free FROZEN Printables (Activities, Coloring Pages, & Party Decor)
- FROZEN Party Planning Pinterest Board
And, for more birthday party fun, you can check out the boys’ previous party posts: