How to throw the best and easiest Frozen-themed birthday party

With Disney movies all the rage for birthday party themes, Frozen is at the top of that list. Swirly winter wonderlands, beautiful icy views, and the promise of sisterly love, Frozen offers the perfect opportunity to transform a regular occasion into a soiree fit for an ice queen (or king!)

Here are some great ideas to create your own Frozen-inspired party without breaking the bank (or a sweat!).

Decor

No matter the time of year, putting together a winter wonderland is a cinch. In the winter months, Chicagoland weather will help you along. The rest of the year you can use simple items to create the snowy backdrop you are looking for. Cotton balls and tissues are great sensory items for tablescapes. Use white tissue paper to create falling snow from the ceiling. Wrapping paper and tablecloths also make an inexpensive backdrop for pictures or the food tables.

The idea here is to incorporate blues, whites, and snow! Put your imagination to use and you’ll have your very own Arendelle in no time.

Food

Whether you are aiming to include a full meal or finger foods with dessert, putting together a variety is the key for little picky eaters. Many of the best ideas revolve around the loveable sidekick, Olaf, and can be recreated with a few basic items. Build your own Olaf in a few different ways — pudding cups with chocolate chips and marshmallows, sugar cookies with white frosting and snowman fixings, huge marshmallows with pretzel sticks for arms and M&Ms for eyes.

If your theme is more focused on Olaf in summer, use blue Jell-O cups with whipped cream and chocolate chips for that melted Olaf look. Powdered sugar doughnuts make great “snowballs.” Carrot sticks and veggies also make great treats for Sven. Cake and cupcakes are also a great way to highlight your overall theme with snowflake ‘scapes. Bon Appetit!

Favors

One of the simplest party favors is to create DIY snow globes. Doubling as a party activity, creating these mini winter wonderlands is sure to be a hit.

You’ll need mini mason jars, water, glitter, glycerin (found in most craft stores), super glue or hot glue, and something to glue to the lid, which will be the bottom of the snow globe. Glue the item you love to the lid of the jar and allow to dry. Fill the water about three-quarters with water and sprinkle in some glitter and a few drops of glycerin. Screw on the lid and voila! You have the perfect party favor as a keepsake for your Frozen soiree.

Activities

In addition to the snow globes, you can host a party sing-along and have the kids belt out their favorite Frozen numbers while dancing in your living room.

Pop some popcorn and host a screening of the movie. Have a “snowball” fight with cotton balls and fluffy fabric balls. You might also consider having the kids “build a snowman” by wrapping toilet paper around their friends and adding construction paper eyes, buttons, and noses. The possibilities are endless. By using the food and snow globes as activities at the actual party, you save time and money in the process.

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