a Frozen birthday

We celebrated the birthday girl over the weekend with her kindergarten classmates. Lydia requested a Frozen themed party. Fortunately, Lydia is a November birthday, so the Dollar Tree is stocked with snowflakes this time of year. So we only purchased three authentic Disney Frozen items: placemats ($1), napkins ($2), and stickers ($1) to pull off the Frozen theme. (Pinterest kept telling me "how to throw a Frozen party for under $100" while I was throwing a Frozen party for under $10. Pinterest is really a high roller sometimes.) The other stuff (party hats, balloons, etc.) we pulled out of the "party bin" that lives in the basement.

Heidi drew some snowflakes with the welcome message she wrote.

I made the snowflake banner from leftover fabric of my Christmas stocking, and Nonna delivers a mylar balloon on your birthday. We repurposed the balloon as decor for the party. I have a growing stash of these crepe paper tassels. (Or "tadpoles" if you're Heidi.) They're my favorite - cheap and quick and easy.

We colored while waiting for the guests to arrive.

We have a thing for waiting in large, bay windows.

We played a balloon game Lydia loved from gym class.

We had some Olaf-themed treats.

Lydia requested cake balls with blue and white sprinkles.

But since it's holiday baking season, we found some white snowflakes at the grocery store. Frozen approved.

We played some musical snowflakes (musical chairs but on "snowflakes" (paper plates) to the Frozen soundtrack) and made snowflake Elsa wands (foam snowflakes on wood dowels with organza ribbon and fancy yarn).

Happy Birthday, Lydia!

(Wow, you're six-years-old. It took a week for that to sink in.)