Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Evie turns 3!

I know you guys like party planning, and I know you know that I like it even more! We have now joined the masses who, in the last two years, have thrown a Frozen birthday party. Just like every other little girl on the planet, Evie loves Frozen and of course we have watched it 1 million times, so with the plethora of ideas on Pintrest, it seemed like a natural fit. Speaking of Pintrest, keep watch in the next few weeks as I will be adding tutorials for all my crafts for any of you other DIY party planners. Well, best get to it, I bring you Evie's Frozen Birthday party.

First things first, what is a party without invitations?

I saw a cool pin from Easy where a crafter had created an awesome Anna table display but she wanted $80 for her product. While I am sure she used far superior materials and put in more labour, I wanted to see what I could come up with on a budget. Now of course I had to add an Elsa display as well, no need to play favourites.

Previous years I have purchased digital packs from Easy for my printable, but this year in the name of economy, I tried to make one of my own. I was pretty pleased with the results!

When her Christmas Princess Dresses were such a success, I knew it was inevitable that I would be making her some new dresses for her party. After all, what is a party without a dress? Anna is her favourite character, so that was her official party dress. However just as I predicted, she wanted to put on the Elsa dress as soon as it came out of the box. They are now in everyday rotation and at least one makes an appearance everyday.

The next and most important part of the party is of course the food! Our main offering was finger sandwiches in reference to the lyric "We finish each other's Sandwiches". We also had Olaf noses (carrots), Sven's Antlers (Pretzels), Kristoff's Melted Ice (punch), Elsa's Snowflakes (cookies) and of course the "North Mountain" cake. Which to my great frustration I had to basically decorate twice.

I don't believe in junky and sugary treat bags. Why give children garbage food and garbage toys? Thats a burden, not a present. Anyway, time to get off my soapbox and show you our take-away. Each kid got a jar of snow-dough and a Frozen themed art set.

We all had such a great time and Evie and her friends were so excited to "meet" Anna for real! I felt like it was a real success and worth all the stressing out, and the guests were quick with the compliments. 

Stay tuned and I will be updating this post with all the links to each tutorial as I write them, and as always DIY on!

1 comment:

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