Emmy’s Frozen Birthday Party // Family Life

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Throwing birthday parties around my house tends to go like this: 1) Think of a theme. 2) Plan all sorts of lavish and extravagantly time-consuming decorations and party games and favors. 3) Get exhausted, and wing it! I am happy to report that I found the somewhat happy middle-ground for this party! My sweet Emmy turned five, and wanted a Frozen themed party. It turned out beautifully, and was such a happy memory for her. It truly makes the late nights and stress levels worth it to see her face on her party day! I actually do enjoy planning the party, I just tend to get carried away! I always try to throw a party on a budget, so I’ve broken down the costs at the end of the post.

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I got this adorable mylar “five” balloon from Amazon. It was easy to inflate without helium, and I taped it to the blinds to make that section of the room look festive! It looked really, really cute and was easy to use. Emmy loved it! I also found some really great party bags at the Dollar Tree and wanted to do a Pinterest inspired project (source). Instead of the purple color that was shown, I opted for white (bags were 3/$1), and we color printed Elsa silhouettes that we glued to each bag. Then, I used a six inch piece of tulle to make the 3-D skirt overlay. They came out really cute, though I didn’t add the bow shown on Pinterest (I’m all about simplifying!) birthday_jan2 birthday_jan3

Frozen themed fondant cake

My mom made this beautiful fondant and rosette cake for Emmy. It looked so beautiful and was the perfect centerpiece for the party. The bottom had ombre rosettes and the top had fondant and fondant snowflakes. The cake toppers were little figurines of the Frozen characters (find similar here) and the inside had a three layer colored cake. It was a hit!  birthday_jan6

We threw this entire party for around $125 (not including cake costs). Here’s the budget breakdown: $65.00 for food. We served chicken salad sandwiches, a veggie tray, fruit bowl and oranges, pretzels, a small pizza, and kettle chips. Drinks were water bottles and sparkling water, and we fired up our own popcorn machine for her thirteen guests. I spent about $25 on decorations from the Dollar Tree (tablecloths, placemats, beads for the bracelet craft, silverware and plates), and then spent around $35 for the invitations and supplies on Amazon. We got our invitations on Walmart.com, where they were just $8.00 for custom printed Frozen invites!

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