Monday, February 17, 2014

Frozen Party | Olaf Party | #DisneySide home celebration

We certainly showed our Disney Side this weekend, throwing a party with a Frozen theme, featuring the more boyish side with Olaf, Sven, and Kristoff in honor of the birthday boy.
As I mentioned earlier, I was selected to host a #DisneySide home celebration, and received luggage and Mickey & friends party supplies-which we plan to use for another party, because we couldn't resist a Frozen party.
First, we set the tone with this ticket invitation: 
No decorations outside necessary; the morning of the party, our place had the eternal Winter look down perfectly.

Here's a look at some of the decorations:
Silver & white balloons were strung on white ribbon and hung from ceiling above Olaf. While snowflakes dangled from the chandelier.

Reindeer food (Chex & Cheerios cereal, peanuts, pretzels, & M&Ms covered in white chocolate) berry-blue flavored water, white cheddar popcorn & Olaf noses were perfect for munching.

We kept the house full of 8 year olds occupied with a few snowman activities: 
Do you wanna build a snowman? 
I made individual kits ahead: Marshmallows: 3 regular & 2 mini. Toothpicks: 2, 1 cut in half, and 1/2 toothpick pushed into the center of an orange Mike-n-Ike for the nose. 
We used black gel tubes to add buttons & faces. The snowman treats were gobbled up immediately after assembled! No toothpicks eaten, phew.
Next up: Teams were formed, 1 snowman selected in each group. Groups were set equidistant from a central location and given 2 rolls of toilet paper, a hat & scarf. 
The object: Wrap your snowman, topped with hat & scarf & get your snowman to the central base without "melting" (toilet paper falling off). Winner had the least melting (and got to eat the piece of cake with Olaf's face on it-most coveted piece.)

We did a little ice magic too using this tutorial.

The birthday boy is quite creative himself, and was in charge of the cake & favor. He chose an edible image for the cake and it was a HUGE hit-there were a few broken hearts over getting a piece with a face.

We love this clever idea & printable to use as a favor. He chose fire balls & rock candy to represent "The HOT & the COLD".  I won't soon forget picking through the bulk bin for the icy blue colored rock candy, both Carter & I giggling. 
He's a great kid. Tucking him in after the party, he said it was the best day of his life. He melts me. As Olaf says, "Some people are worth melting for."

Source List: 
Olaf balloon: Amazon
Olaf/Sven/Kristoff invite: Etsy
Olaf (favor) printable: My Sister's Suitcase
Olaf table cards: Etsy
Plaid runner & sparkly mesh: Hobby Lobby
Turquoise wood-grained runner: JCPenney Martha Celebrations wrapping paper
Brown rope & jewel snowflakes: JCPenney 
Branches: Hobby Lobby
Flavored Water: Aldi
Galvanized milk jug: WalMart
Party plates, cups, napkins: WalMart
White & Silver balloons: Walmart
Cake: Tops Markets
Reindeer Food recipe: Alton Brown
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Friday, February 7, 2014

Frozen party for boys | My Disney Side Party

Guess what?! A few weeks back the big brown truck delivered a big brown box from Disney! We gathered around for the ceremonious opening of the box to find American Tourister luggage filled with loads of party supplies and more. I am thrilled to be selected to host a Disney Side party and Carter immediately took ownership, asking to make it his upcoming birthday party.

A Winter party in a town that could easily have been the inspiration for eternal Winter was just begging for a Frozen theme. And let's face it, we are the family with no need for the lyrics & bouncing snowflake at the bottom of the screen to sing along, because we've been immersed in the soundtrack since opening weekend. "MAAAAAAHHHHMM! EVERY. WORD. TO. THE. SONGS. IS. INSIDE!!", a nearly breathless Carter shared with me when he opened this primitive form of music called a CD.

We're skipping the princess sisters and focusing on the boyish side: snowman treats and games for Olaf, Reindeer food and snowy woods decor for Sven and Kristoff.

Printable ticket invites, found on etsy, couldn't have been more perfect.
For a decorations I'm planning something like this, but with blue instead of red:
If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that I scored a few Winter items at 90% off at Hobby Lobby.

I've been pinning away over on my #DisneySide party board, feel free to check it out.
Here are a few of my favorite Frozen finds:

From to row (left to right):
I'm still brainstorming kid-approved & Frozen-themed food.
Bottom row (left to right):
I happened upon a lovely Frozen party at If you have a girl, I'd check it out. Her white treats are so pretty, popcorn is perfect except for the inevitable trail (eek!)

Spoonful makes an adorable Olaf-inspired cupcake.
You should see this impressive Olaf & Sven cake!

My board has much more, including activities for the smaller set: snow slime, easy indoor snow, snowball playdough, snow painting, and more.
Check it all out here on my Pinterest #disneyside board. 

I've updated THE GLAD I READ THESE DISNEY WORLD TIPS & TRICKS SERIES, to include FastPass+, Magic Bands, and Memory Maker information
Check them out here:

Disney World with a Baby/Toddler (Pinterest favorite)
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