/ Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

by Ruby

Oh my goodness… I’M 12!!!!! Birthdays are big in my family, and I always have a party to celebrate the day or so after my real birthday.  What was this year’s theme? You guessed it, FROZEN!  So, I will teach you in categories how to make your very own… FROZEN BIRTHDAY PARTY!!!  (I hope you have one of your own after reading this post!)

1DECORATIONS

Since it’s a “Frozen” themed party, it’s mandatory to have snowflakes…of COURSE! This was the easiest part of the decorations but they made the whole party! My friends and I got together and made paper snowflakes and stuck them around the walls in a very whimsical pattern and then we taped about 14 together to make snowflake garland. To learn how to make the snowflakes go to this link.

Then we made 6 (Giant) 3D snowflakes. To learn how to make the 3D snowflakes go to this link!   (NOTE: I used about average sized paper for both types of snowflakes because I wanted to make bigger ones, as opposed to smaller ones like they say in the tutorial. I like the way they come out better.) The simplicity of the paper snowflakes was beautiful and we had made A LOT of them to put around the house.

Next for the decorations: balloons! It isn’t a party without them! We had white, blue, shiny silver, aqua-ish blue, pastel blue, four Anna and Elsa balloons and six snowflake balloons! The snowflake shaped ones were PERFECT and with 2balloons everywhere, it just makes everything more magical.

Next you should get streamers, which is one of the important things you should have at a party! For this party we got white and blue streamers. (For Elsa colors) If you want Anna colors get pink and dark blue/green.

Now if you really want to go ALL OUT for this party you are going to need some magic touches.  The first magic touch I’d like to talk about is FROZEN ART WALL.  My sister and I decided to draw some artwork to put around the house! My sister also surprised me with a beautiful Frozen collage that she made herself!  Every year, my dad makes Eve and I a poster to match our party theme! We hang it up right above our table. This year was one of my favorites… he drew 4Elsa in her coronation outfit in the snow.  You can do this for any themed party.

To put everything together, buy some small things that stand out. We placed a clear “Fringe Garland” above the walkway into our playroom. Another cool tip: sprinkle some snowflake confetti anywhere to give it a beautiful touch! (DIY snowflake confetti: Purchase Martha Stewart snowflake puncher, get any patterned paper you’d like and punch away!) We also got little candleholders that looked like cracked ice and put iridescent confetti in to look like snow and placed fake candles in them.  Then we put a bowl (you could also use a jar) of  blue and white pearly candies on the table.  They have every color you could imagine.  We also purchased a Frozen birthday poster at our local party supply store. (All of these decorations were purchased at Party City.)

FOOD

Really you can do any food you’d like for this party. But there is one thing that you should have. It’s called “Snowman Mix.”  Put marshmallows, pretzel sticks and chocolate 5chips in a bowl, VOILA! For desert, vanilla cupcakes with vanilla icing and sprinkle some coconut on it! Top it off with a “frosted tree” (an ice cream cone covered in white chocolate and coconut shreds) and snowflake toothpicks (Found at Party Fair)!  My dad also made an Olaf salad!  He put salad in a large bowl and placed a giant carrot in the middle for his nose and wooden spoons  for his arms.

The plates I chose were Anna and Elsa ones, pastel blue and clear. We also got clear cups and then cups with Anna and Elsa on them. Then we got bowls that looked like they were frosted with ice to put chips and other stuff in.

ENTERTAINMENT

Bring out a table, chairs, markers and crayons, “Frozen” coloring book and stickers…BOOM- instant entertainment for the kids. Put the Frozen CD on in the background or create your own playlist and dance the night away! We played “Pin the Nose on Olaf” (my own invention), “Frozen Trivia” and “Guess Who I Am!” (also my own invention– try and 7guess which Frozen character you are in less than 10 questions.)  You could teach the kids how to make paper snowflakes or these cool rubber band snowflakes (Also good party favors) found here! (I recommend this if you’re having a smaller party with older kids)

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The best part about my party was all my friends and family hanging out with each other, annoying each other and laughing together because it makes me feel all “Disney-y” inside! I also loved the creativity and thoughtfulness of my gifts. My friend Zoe made me a CLOCK that was painted blue and had pasted an image of the Frozen logo and all the characters on it!! And Chloe gave me Frozen money…yes, money frozen in a jar!!!!! I had to wait till it melted to find out how much I got! And then Eve, Sammie and Zoe made 6me my own personalized photo slideshow of all my favorite things! (Demi Lovato, Ross Lynch, Olaf, Ross Lynch and Elsa! Oh, did I mention Ross Lynch?)   I could go on forever if I kept talking about how much I love my gifts!

Lastly I’d like to shout out to some of the people that really made this party the best it could be. First off I’d like to thank my good friend Maya for not ONLY teaching me how to make paper snowflakes but for surprising me with the stones that spelled out “Frozen”! Love you! (You too Emma!!) I’d also like to thank Emma and Lily for making drawings for me to put up at my party, too!  Thank you to my sister Eve for putting together my DVD and helping me with all the decorations.  Daddy for the poster and always putting up awesome steamers and my Mom for absolutely EVERYTHING! And last, but not least, THANK YOU to Kian, the Lego genius, for making me my life-sized Lego troll!  It was a great centerpiece. Without all of you, I wouldn’t have had the extravaganza it was! I just want to say that if you were there to celebrate with me, thank you so much, I can’t even begin to explain what good friends you are and you let me be the biggest weirdo ever in front of you guys and you understand how obsessed I am with Frozen and all things Disney, thank you SO SO SO SO MUCH. Now, I can look back and say that OFFICIALLY this was the best birthday EVER!

Thank you for listening, Ruby 8:)

 

Have you had, planned or ever wanted a Frozen party? Do you also have good ideas for one? Any questions about this post? Tell me in the comment section below, I’d love to hear from you!

 

**FROZEN NEWS!!**

-Frozen is officially going to be a Broadway musical!! They say it probably won’t come out for a long time though. Disney is already in works with “Jungle Book”, “The Hunchback Of Notre Dame” and “Aladdin”.

-“Sing Along with Frozen”. Information here

 

 

Pictures from personal collection.

 

Ruby is a twelve year old Disney fan, and she credits her mom with starting her early love of Disney.  In addition to her enthusiasm for Disney, Ruby enjoys singing and writing.  She will be reviewing Disney-related topics that are of interest to younger Disney fans—and their parents and grandparents!

 

 

6 Responses to "My “Frozen” Birthday"

  1. Joy Hargraves says:

    OH MY GOSH this is TOOOOOO cute!!!!! My birthday is on the 11th but I’m exponentially older than 12 :) Hau’oli la hanau to you!!!!! This is a great birthday party theme!!!

  2. Ruby says:

    Thank u very much Joy, and happy early bday!

    NOTE: I forgot to mention an important part of the decorations. Make sure to put up white and blue lights, it’s such a beautiful touch! Also as party favors i gave out “troll ice crystals” (white glow-sticks)

  3. Maya says:

    OMG thanks so much for the shoutout Ruby!!! It was such a fun and hilarious party and I can’t wait until the next one! The decorations were adorable and now I know how to make them all! Next time I have a party, I’m gonna use your ideas as like tips to make it awesome like yours! (Although NO ONE can have an awesomer party than you!!!) I love the shoutout and I can’t wait to see you soon! KEEP BEIN AWESOME GIRL!!!!!!!!

  4. Cheryl says:

    Ruby Happy 12th Birthday!!!!! Looks like a FAB party:) Wish I was there! I’ll see you soon:) oxoxo

  5. Fran Cassano says:

    Happy Birthday, Ruby! Your theme is perfect!!!

  6. Ruby says:

    Thank you to everyone who commented-

    Maya, I defenitly think your parties are as awesome as mine, they both have the loudest, craziest and longest KARAOKE and DANCE PARTIES EVER, am I right?!?
    Cheryl, I can’t wait for you to see the decorations in person! (yeah theyre still up) I TOTALLY wish u were there, I know you’re a little fimiliar to FROZEN, right? Lol.
    Thank u Fran, I was really happy about my party and felt like it was perfect, too! It it really felt like I was in Arendelle!
    But I really can’t believe how great it turned out and I’m so happy I can share it with u! – DisneyGirlRuby 8;)

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