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Let It (your worries) Go and throw the best FROZEN Party ever… even on a budget!
If you haven’t guessed by now I love throwing parties! From the festive foods to the fun games; there is nothing more fun than planning a party. Other than the actual party itself. My sister in law has been in town for a few weeks and two of her boys have had birthdays this month, and like half the rest of our family, so we decided to throw a party everyone was sure to love, FROZEN.
Throwing a party for 20+ people with a little budget is no easy feat but I was up for the challenge. We went with easy finger food, a few FROZEN themed games and of course I HAD to make an Olaf piñata. I spent so much time planning the food and games I completely forgot about the decor. When I was at Walmart picking up the food and supplies for the games I went to the party section and was pleasantly surprised at all of the FROZEN Party Supplies from American Greetings. Everything from tablecloths, plates, cups even Olaf masks and cute centerpieces. Since most of the party goers were going to be boys we went with a mostly Olaf spread with a splash of Elsa and Anna.
For the food we had Olaf Noses (carrots) Kristoff Chips and Sven Salsa, FROZEN Grapes (I added a little sugar to the grapes before freezing and they were SO good) Melted Olaf and finished off the main spread with I Think It’s Crazy We Finish Each Other’s Sandwiches Sandwich Bar. For our dessert table we had Snowball Cupcakes, Snowcones and the party favors, rock candy suckers and bouncy balls. Tutorials coming soon for all. I used these plastic cups to hold the favors because they were perfect for holding the candy from the piñata too.
And that brings us to the games. What kind of FROZEN party would it be without snow?! I made homemade snow and we had an awesome snowball fight. Then the main event… Olaf. I saw an Olaf piñata at Walmart but it was almost $20. That was a good chunk of my budget. Instead I made one for less than $3 AND I found the candy on sale for $5 so we spent less than $10 for the whole piñata.
3 white poster boards
white tissue paper
black paper (and black sparkle paper if you would like)
Trace Olaf shape on one sheet of poster board (I used a stuffed Olaf as my model).
Cut out Olaf and use that to trace a second Olaf in the 2nd white board.
With the leftovers from one of the first two white boards cut four 5″ circles for his feet.
Cut six 2″ strips out of the third white board.
Cut three twigs out of the brown paper, a nose out of the orange paper, eyes out of the white and black paper, teeth out of the white and his mouth and buttons from black sparkle paper (or just black paper).
Cut 1/2″ slats all around both Olaf shapes and the four circles; this makes it easier to attach the the sides.
Using the packaging tape attach the 2″ strips along the edges of the first Olaf.
Attach the second Olaf to the other side of the strips.
Make sure to put the candy in before you completely tape everything shut.
Tape twigs on to top of Olaf’s head.
Attach strips to the the small circles.
Cut tissue paper into 2″ strips and then cut small strips along one long side.
Attach fringed tissue paper with packaging tape starting at the bottom and working your way up, make sure to cover the sides too.
Once you are done with the first side turn piñata over and tape fringed tissue paper on the back side.
Wrap tissue paper around round circles (feet) and tape on to bottom of Olaf
Tape on eyes, nose, mouth and buttons.
You may remember from our Mike Wazowski Pinata that I used cardboard from a box and it was way too hard to break open. The poster board was perfect! It held up long enough for all the children to get a turn but broke open easily at the end. After the piñata the children played in the snow more and the grown ups talked; and everyone ate snow cones….lots of snow cones. The snow cone syrup was so easy to make and I’ll be sharing that recipe next week too.
Do you like throwing parties? What is your best party throwing tip?