Archive | December, 2014

Marshmallow Snowmen

11 Dec

These could have probably gone with the Frozen party but I ran out of time to make them! Instead, I made them for my daughter’s Christmas party at her daycare. The marshmallows are joined together by bits of melted marshmallow, and the faces and buttons are drawn on with blue food colouring. The noses are little coloured sprinkle strands. The kids at her daycare loved them!

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DIY Frozen Birthday Party

11 Dec

My daughter recently turned 4 and like most girls her age, is obsessed with Frozen. So it came as no surprise that she wanted a Frozen themed birthday party. After looking at the prices of proper Frozen merchandise, I decided to DIY a lot of the party stuff myself. Here’s what I ended up doing:

Olaf pinata

This was fairly simple to make, but the most time-consuming out of all the projects. I used four layers of newspaper (waiting for each layer to dry before putting on the next one) and used a paste made from 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of water to stick the paper to the balloon. The nose was an orange piece of paper taped up into a cone shape, then stuck on. Painted it up, threaded some string in the top, then hung it to a tree. It certainly did a good job of staying together for long enough for 6 4 year olds to give it a few decent whacks each! (Poor Olaf!)

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Elsa Crown Cake

This was a fairly simple way to make a themed cake without getting too carried away with cake toppers or lots of fondant. I bought a crown-shaped cake tin and printed out a large picture of Elsa to go under it.

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Party Favours

I found the templates for these online at: http://eng.ohmyfiesta.com/2014/09/frozen-free-printable-paper-bags-in_19.html

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Frozen Buntings

I downloaded and printed these out from here: http://eng.ohmyfiesta.com/2014/09/frozen-pretty-free-printable-bunting.html

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Pin the Nose on Olaf game

I got the idea and template from: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/156992736985171401/

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Various Crafts Sheets

I downloaded some Elsa crowns, Sven antlers, and Olafs for the kids to colour in and cut out. These were SUCH a hit! When I find the links again, I’ll post them up here 🙂

Other Stuff

I also cut out some snow flakes out of crepe paper to stick on the windows, and blew up some light blue and white balloons to go around the room. The great thing about these decorations is that they’re still up at the moment, as they sort of go with the Christmas theme we have in our lounge now.
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