We recently celebrated Violet’s 3rd birthday with a Frozen themed dance party at our house. We invited V’s girlfriends from school and a few of our close friends’ children.
I knew I needed the invitations designed for me (ain’t nobody got time for that!), so I hopped over to Etsy to check them out. Here was our choice (created by creativelime):
These two were close runners up:
We had the designer change the name to a light blue glitter font and it turned out like this:
Now that I had the theme and the invitations, it was all about the details. I didn’t want to spend a fortune, but I did want it to be special. I picked up paper plates in light blue and lavender at the Dollar store. I also got plastic forks, plastic ice cream dishes, and napkins at the Dollar store.
At Wal-Mart, I picked up 2 packages of Frozen themed plates to mix in with the solid colored ones. I also got a helium tank, two packages of balloons and two rolls of curling ribbon. Teal and purple for both the balloons and ribbon.
I’ve made exactly 3 fondant cakes in my life, and after seeing all of the SUPER cute Frozen cakes on Pinterest, decided that I could do that too. I must have had a few glasses of wine prior to making this decision. Joann Fabric carries a lot of cake and candy making supplies, so I made a few trips there and ordered some items off of Amazon.
The cake took about 7 hours to make. No lie. I baked two 8″ rounds and two 12″ rounds. I did use boxed cake mix but subbed out the oil for butter (twice as much butter as oil), an extra egg and milk instead of water. Tastes just like homemade! I made no less than four batches of fondant, tinted light blue & one batch of white. I made two batches of homemade buttercream icing.
We rolled out the white fondant and cut out snowflakes with these:
I let the snowflakes dry out a little bit and then sprayed them with this:
I ordered these figurines off of Amazon and they were delayed due to the snow, but they made it by mid-afternoon the day of the party. Luckily, we weren’t starting until 5pm.
Luckily, the girls’ grandmother Lindy was spending the night, so she worked for like 47 hours trying to get these little letters to release the fondant:
After assembling the cakes, icing in between each layer, dirty icing the outside, getting the fondant to semi-cooperate, adding the piped icing border on each level, drinking a glass of wine, adding the fondant snowflakes, placing the figurines, the letters, the big glittery ‘3’, drinking another glass of wine, adding Elsa’s crown, and don’t forget Elsa’s castle made out of sugar, it was done!
It was not perfect but it was really delicious!
PS- That silver cake round is really the bottom of a CostCo pizza box traced out using the 12″ cake pan and covered with foil. I really didn’t want to spend $5 on the cake round at JoAnn!
Violet loved the cake! Mission accomplished!
Since the party was starting at 5pm, we needed food for everyone. We ordered pizzas for the kids and had chicken teriyaki meatballs, cheese cubes, and hot turkey/cheese/bacon croissant sandwiches for the adults. There was also fresh fruit and several varieties of Pop Chips. We opted for 2 liter drinks and bottles of water.
Remember before when I said I picked up lots of things at the Dollar store? Well, one thing I didn’t get there was plastic cups. I ordered plain 12 oz cups with lids from Amazon and added striped paper straws- purple & white striped as well as teal & white striped. I also printed out these onto sticker paper, cut them out, and put them on the kids’ cups. Voila- instant Frozen cups!
Lindy and Laurel (my oldest daughter) decorated the entryway. They did a great job!
My husband made sure the bouncy house was fully inflated in our front living room (all of the furniture had been cleared out earlier in the week when we had back to back snow days). He set up some LED lights and turned on the Frozen soundtrack. The girls loved bouncing inside to the music and would race back and forth and around the downstairs in their chosen Frozen costume. We had a lot of Elsa’s 🙂
And ONE ANNA!! One of Violet’s birthday presents was Anna’s coronation gown:
After a solid two hours of jumping, dancing, cake eating and running rampant, we had a house of super tired toddlers. Each one of Violet’s guests were given a ‘thank you’ bag filled with white chocolate covered Oreos (for when the sugar high threatens to wear off) and a tiny bracelet with their first initial on it:
We had one happy Birthday girl and one exhausted Mama, but it was so worth it!
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