For Bo’s third birthday, we threw an ice Frozen party.
It is our general birthday policy to choose a theme that is a little more homemade or original than what you can find on character plates at the grocery store. I don’t have anything against character parties, but I like to have a little more fun with the decorations.
This year, Bo was such a fan of Frozen, I knew we had to do something related, so I created this ice/Frozen party theme for her which was Frozen influenced, but still used homemade decorations.
Ice Frozen Party Decorations
I used Elsa’s blue ice dress as the inspiration for our party colors. I picked variations of blue, turquoise, and white.
I also used the blue/white theme for our Frozen party foods, which you can read about here.
Frozen Party Table Decorations
For the decorations, I kept things simple. I purchased some fabric at the fabric store in our chosen colors and arranged them on our various tables.
The food table, which was the main focus of the party got a turquoise cloth with accents of blue and white (and glitter). I made a bunting of white fabric tied with blue glittery bows for our bar and wrapped a blue ribbon around the entire bunting.
Our eating table I wanted to keep clear for food (and in case of spills), so I arranged some white fabric on top of blue fabric to look like snow and topped it off with a wood castle I borrowed from my mother-in-law.
Our gift table had a bit of leftover blue fabric draped over the top just for fun.
Frozen Snow Decorations
I tried to make our living room look as ice castle-like as possible with minimal effort. We strung cotton balls onto white string using a needle and hung them from some of the walls/windows in our living room to make it look like it was snowing.
I draped our remaining blue fabric over our existing white curtains to give them an ice-like appearance. We sprinkled the leftover cotton balls across the room just for fun.
I also wrapped Bo’s presents in blue wrapping paper to keep the theme going.
Other Frozen Party Decorations
One of the things I try to do for parties is to bring the decorations across the room or hang them from the ceiling to envelop party guests in the theme. I found a blue paper banner at Target that I draped across the walkway from our living room to the kitchen.
We also had a happy birthday banner that I made for Bo’s second birthday party (that I have yet to post here) that I strung across the top of the food table.
Bo was delighted with her Frozen party and I was happy that it neither took much money or time to pull off. Total decoration time for this was about 2 hours, including the stringing of the cotton balls. I love it when simple party decorations have a big effect on the feel of the party.
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Frozen Party Decoration Supplies
If you want to re-create your own Frozen party like this one, you’ll need the following supplies:
Cut the turquoise fabric to fit the tops of your party tables (you can also use paper if you have a lot of tables). Cut a piece of blue glitter fabric about 6-12 inches wide to act as a runner down the center of the table. Sprinkle the surface of the table with cotton “snow” balls.
Cut thin strips of the white sheer fabric. Roll the fabric into a long thin tube, then use tape to stick the bunting to your chosen surface. Wind the small blue ribbon around the bunting (this also serves a practical purpose to keep the raw edges of the fabric from showing). Pin turquoise ribbons to the bunting wherever you like.
Arrange the fabric, castle, and cotton balls in the center of a table to simulate an ice castle. We used the cotton balls on the castle to look like it had snowed.
Windows (not pictured):
Drape the blue and white fabric over any windows in your party area.
Thread the cotton balls onto lengths of thread using a needle. Hang the strands of cotton balls from doorways, windows, or make an entire snow wall.
Hang where desired to add an extra festive flair.
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