Reaghan's 3rd Birthday Frozen Party!
You would have thought we hung the moon for Reaghan by giving her a birthday, haha! She has been enamored with the idea for months now, saying each day "guess what?! My birthday coming soon!!" and "I blow my candles out all by myself!" She is so precious at this age.
I knew a while ago that I wanted to do a Frozen theme for her 3rd birthday party. She loves the movie and loved Queen Elsa and the song "Let it Go." What 3 year old little girl doesn't? She was Elsa for Halloween so it was perfect to have her wear her dress again for her birthday! I'm not big on character themes so I went with the more winter wonderland theme, taking the colors of light blue, royal blue, white and silver and running with that. Pinterest was my best friend and I found some great ideas that went with that theme.
Reaghan is such a shy little girl, so she didn't know what to make of everything at first. Once all her friends started showing up she was super excited, and played her heart out.
At the end of this post I'll link everything we used for the party so you know sources if you want to throw your own Frozen party for your little girl!
I was so nervous that we wouldn't have enough food for the party, ha! I was so wrong. My parents came through with three amazing platters of "sven snacks" (meats, cheeses and fruits) and rolls, which completed everything I had. I went with easy and picked up all the food at Walmart, and opted to not make anything from scratch. Cupcakes were from a box, meatballs pre-frozen, and water bottles as to not have to make a fancy Frozen drink, haha!
Here was our menu:
Troll balls - meatballs
Olaf noses - baby carrots in ranch
Olaf arms - pretzel sticks
Frozen hearts - white chocolate dipped strawberries
Sven Snacks - fruit, cheese and meat platters
Snowballs - marshmallows
Anna & Hans' Sandwiches - Hawaiian rolls for making sandwiches with the meat and cheese on the platters
Cupcakes in vanilla bean with cream cheese icing
Melted snowman - water bottles
I wanted to make sure that the kids were well entertained during the party, but didn't want to do anything that required me to spend hours DIY-ing. I printed out a big Olaf + carrot noses on ledger sized paper and wrote the names of all the kids attending on the noses. They were blindfolded and able to try "pinning" the nose on Olaf.
We also had a couple of tables set up with Frozen themed coloring pages and crayons, which they loved! To the right of the tables we taped a royal blue plastic tablecloth to the wall. I hung up some snowflakes and laid out Frozen photo props to make a little photo booth for the kids! I loved seeing all the kids reactions to the Frozen faces... they had so much fun!
Since the weather was gorgeous that day, I had my husband crumple up some printer paper and labeled them "snowballs," setting them outside for kids to have a pretend snowball fight. This was a huge hit, and kids stayed out there for a long time, throwing snowballs, playing on our swing set and singing Let it Go!
In addition to the activities, which brought some decor to the party, I wanted the food table to be the main focus, of course. I taped up some paper fans and snowflakes with a giant 3 balloon. I could stare at this wall all day, it makes me so happy!
I also used several printables from a gorgeous Winter party printable pack (linked below!) all throughout the party.
I love our sweet girl at age 3. With every new milestone and development, I don't think I could love her any more, but then I do. Jordan and I just keep saying "she's precious, she's so sweet." Don't get me wrong, she's still 3, and we still deal with our fair share of toddler tantrums, but her little personality is shining through so much these days and it's been the biggest joy to learn her more and more. She went to bed that night all dreamy eyed. When I asked her what her favorite part of her party was she said "friends" *cue mama tears*
There were so many moments from this weekend that will be etched into my heart and mind forever. Her chatting away with her "boyfriend" Bryce, the look on her face and audible gasp when she saw her very own bicycle (thanks Nan and Grand Dad!), talking to her big 3 balloon and telling it goodnight and I miss you for every day after, haha. I just want to keep all these precious moments forever. I'm still on a party high for sure from it all!
Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate our sweet girl, and to my mama and MIL for helping SO much setting up.
This picture makes me giggle...at least three of us are looking at the camera! ;)
(I just googled a snowflake I liked and hot glued popsicle sticks together in that shape, then spray painted white)
(door sign, cupcake toppers, table cards, water bottle labels, etc.)
(for snowball fight outside + cut in half for table card holders)
Mini Christmas trees on food table
(Target Bullseye's Playground section during Christmas time)
If I forgot anything that you're wondering about, just leave a comment!