I love parties! I especially love hosting parties and small get togethers. This is great for my children because it ensures that they’ll have fun birthday parties throughout their childhoods! (That’s the plan, anyway.)
But I’m almost embarrassed to say, that it may not just be birthdays that offer reasons to go all out for a party around here. One of my favorite themed parties so far was Abby’s “Frozen” party, which was in January of 2015, and it was… just because. Just because, it’s “Frozen” and we all are or were obsessed with it, even if we publicly claim otherwise.
The other day my husband was asking how old Abby was turning for the “Frozen” party and when I reminded him that it wasn’t actually a birthday party, he told me I was crazy. That might be true, but I like to think that others benefit from my craziness. 😉 Here are some ideas for themes and cakes from the parties we’ve had so far…
Abby’s “Frozen” Party, January 2015
First, we set the scene.
Collected sticks from the yard , painted and glittered them for this festive decoration.
Elsa’s Ice Candy! There are hundreds of ideas online on how to do this. I just followed a basic hard candy recipe and dyed it blue.
I love this printable I found for Kool-Aid bottles! Can’t remember where I got it, though.
What kid wouldn’t want to be in line at this blue candy table?!
Abby trading in her sneakers for her Elsa slippers.
We used blue cellophane as doorway curtains.
Elsa crown craft
She’s so fierce! (Like Elsa)
Party favors: build snowmen with marshmallows, pretzel sticks, mini chocolate chips, and orange candy.
Abby’s 5th Birthday: Candy Land! September, 2016
Our candy castle (the cake) was in the porch.
I saw liked the idea of doing cupcakes in a cone (so easy!), because it covered 2 of the Candy Land stops: cupcakes and ice cream. Then I saw the lollipop idea on an episode of Cupcake Wars. It fit our theme perfectly!
I made signs for all of our stops, and Randy attached posts to them to stick them in the ground.
The activity for the girls was to decorate their own cakes. They loved it! My “sample” cake is in the middle to help get their creative juices flowing…
We put foam squares on the lawn to act as the game board.
The girls were able to collect candy at each stop, having to do with the theme. This stop is Gummy Hills, so the candy is all gummy candy!
Added a gumboil guessing game to keep things interesting.
Over to Gingerbread Place…
Licorice Lagoon! I loved this sign, it was my favorite!
I had Twizzlers, and then actual black licorice for them to try–YUCK! And the mask is from “Lord Licorice.” 😉
Randy had to stick the foam pieces into the ground so they wouldn’t blow away. Great to have a helpful husband!
Abby decorating her cake…
I loved being able to play with the girls and walk them through the real Candy Land so they’d know what to expect in ours. It was a real adventure, and Candy Land was our map!
Walking through Lolly Pop Woods…
Randy was “King Candy”, rewarding the girls with a giant lollipop and toothbrush at the end!
Here are some party cakes I’m particularly proud of:
Abby’s 2nd birthday, Elmo!
VeggieTales for Abby’s 3rd.
For Noah’s 2nd birthday, his obsession was trucks.
This cake was for Abby’s 4th party, her gymnastics party.
Paw Patrol! Noah turns 3.
I was pretty proud of this.
Chase’s cop car.