When I host a party I spend a lot of time making sure that everything is just that way I want it. I have ideas in my head of what I want or how I want something to be but I am also open to roll with the punches and try very hard to keep in mind that most parties I host are for my children and their vision can be (and most of the time is) totally different then mine.
My strategy: Keep it Simple. Easy. Done.
Keeping it simple, I placed a plastic colored table cloth over my island, ran a strand of white lights and tule down the center to create the food table. I am lucky to have an electrical outlet in my island to make this happen. I found an idea on pinterest to cut styrofoam balls in half to use as card holders snowballs. The adorable place tags were found on etsy.
Olaf Noses: Carrots with ranch dip
Elsa's Icicles: String Cheese sliced
Hans' Frozen Hearts: White Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Sven's Antlers: Large Pretzels
Anna's Berries: Grapes & Blueberries displayed in small plastic cups that I found at the dollar store.
Marshamallows Snowballs: White Chocolate dipped marshamallows covered with blue sprinkles
Kristof's Frozen Punch: Blue Hawaiian Punch and Sprite *Note that the only place I was able to find the BLUE Hawaiian Punch was at Wal-Mart.
Arrival 1: I created a photo station and used the instamax camera to take a photo of each child with the birthday girl and then we did one group photo.
Arrival 2: After a picture was taken the guests sat at a table and created shadow puppets that I made using a silhouette file and candy sticks.
Pin the Nose on Olaf: I found a vinyl cling of Olaf and cut orange noses out of construction paper.
Freeze Dance: We played the Frozen soundtrack and paused for the kids to "Freeze!"
Ice Stacking: I spent the prior week creating these really cool and large ice cubes to play a stack the ice game. I really wanted to do this outside but the weather was not cooperating so we did this on my kitchen floor. The kids loved it but it didn't last long because the ice was so cold! If I did it again, I would have had them use their ice to make one large castle not individual stacks. It ended up being a lot of work for 5 minutes of fun.
Elsa's Missing Glove: Hide a blue or white glove and the kids must find it.
Ice Necklaces: I found clear & ice blue diamond gems at our local craft store and had each child string them into a necklace.
Kisses Guessing Game: One of the games I always seem to have at our parties is the guess how many game. I bought cookies n' cream hersheys kisses (blue wrapper) and put them in a plastic container marked, " Some people are worth melting for". Each child had to guess how many kisses were in the jar and the winner got the jar of candy.
All of the games were a success and the kids had lots of fun. I like to remember the age of the audience, who are you throwing the party for? When it comes to younger guests, they need lots of movement or up/down activities. A stagnent party makes for a boring party.
Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to share my next post when I talk about a teen party idea.
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