his fabulous and frugal DIY Frozen birthday party was decorated entirely from free printables, dollar store items, and items I already owned. The food and decorations were all DIY and frugal except for the ice cream cake.
I’ll show you the decorations, food, party favors and games that you can use in your own DIY Frozen birthday party.
This party was for my 3 year old Elsa fan who’s favorite color is purple, so I knew I wanted the color scheme to include purple, light blue and white.
Free Frozen Party Printables
I was able to find lots of free printables on Pinterest and narrowed it down to:
- these ones for the quote signs, and
- these ones for the cupcake wrappers
- I also used this free Olaf printable (which I enlarged) for the pin-the-nose-on-the-snowman game.
- (food label cards, pennant banner, and invites, no longer available 🙁 )
I customized the free printables by adding text before printing them, rather than handwriting on them, for a cleaner look. You can do this in any photo/image program that allows you to add text. I used Photoshop but you can easily do the same with PicMonkey (free) or similar websites/programs.
I created the large number 3, the build-a-snowman kit labels, and the favor bag labels in Photoshop.
I’ve posted the “Do you want to build a snowman?” kit labels for you as a free printable! Go to: Free Printable Frozen Build-A-Snowman Kit Labels
DIY Frozen Birthday Party Decorations
Luckily I already owned a fair amount of snowflake and winter decorations from my stash of Christmas and winter home decor, so I incorporated some of those (even though I had to drag them all out from the back of the storage closet in September lol).
These included the white frosty swag at the top of the table backdrop, the plastic snowflakes hanging from the banner and also used to make the wands, as well as the table snowflakes which are actually window stickers 🙂
I used my snowflake candle holders to hold napkins, cutlery and the wands, and my silver snowflake bucket to hold the snowman kits. I also already owned the plastic picture frames that I used to display the quote signs, but I believe you can buy them at the dollar store.
I’m sure you won’t have the same winter decorations as me, but you may have other ones that will work just as well, so I encourage you to look around your home and use what you have for party decorations, which helps your party to be unique, less wasteful, and on budget 🙂
From the dollar store I purchased:
- plastic table cloths
- plastic cutlery
- paper favor bags
- paper doilies
- blue and white rocks
- Styrofoam balls
- wooden dowels and ribbon (for the wands)
- and the crowns and party hats
Frozen Party Favors
The crowns came just as they are — silver with light blue hearts (like a frozen heart!) which I thought was perfect.
To make the snowflake wands, I used a hot glue gun, wooden dowels and ribbon. I glued the blue ribbon at the top of the dowel, wrapped it all around the dowel to the bottom and glued it at the bottom. Then I glued the plastic snowflake on, wrapped a sparkly white ribbon around and tied it, then glued that to secure it in place.
I know Elsa doesn’t actually have a wand but my girls love them and they like to pretend to shoot icy blasts and freeze people with them, lol.
Click here to see how to make these cute little build-a-snowman kits for party favors: Do You Want To Build A Snowman Kits.
Frozen Party Food
Here’s the list of food and drinks served:
- Roast beef and cream cheese on french bread sandwiches, sign “We finish each other’s sandwiches”
- Popcorn in white paper doily cones (one of my birthday girl’s favorite snacks, and they fit in with the color scheme)
- Mini carrots, sign “Snowman Noses”
- Blueberry Jello Jigglers in cubes, sign “Ice Blocks”
- White chocolate and coconut dipped marshmallows, sign “Snow Balls” (one of my new favorite party treats, so good and so easy!)
- Berry juice, sign “Icy Magic Drink”
- 7-up, sign “Melted Snowman”
- Vanilla cupcakes (made from a box mix but modified this way, ah-mazing like bakery cupcakes!)
- We also had a Dairy Queen ice cream cake for the birthday cake, you gotta have a frozen cake for a Frozen party right? 😉
Frozen Party Games
For games we played the pin the nose on Olaf, as well as a snowball toss game (throwing Styrofoam balls into a bucket).
I also had free Frozen coloring pages and homemade play dough for more activities.
In the end I’m pretty happy with how it came together. Next time I will have to pay attention to whether I’m buying a white plastic table cloth or a transparent one, since I only discovered the transparency as I was setting up for the party and had to make a quick alteration! I covered the table with light blue tissue papers I had for gift wrap, and topped that with the transparent cloth. Maybe I should invest in a real white table cloth 😉
What are your favorite DIY Frozen birthday party ideas?
Do you have any questions about this party? Ask away and I will answer!
These are some great ideas! May I ask how you made the food place cards?
Thanks Jennifer! I used the free tented card printables from frostyourparty.com (http://www.frostyourparty.com/2014/02/free-disney-frozen-printable-party.html) and I added the words in Photoshop before printing, using a free font called Albemarle Swash. You could use any photo program to add the text, such as the free picmonkey.com.
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These are some wonderful ideas. I am featuring these on my Birthday Parties Roundup if you don’t mind.
Not at all, thanks so much Alyssa!
How did you modify the vanilla cupcakes?
Hi Karissa, here’s how I changed the boxed cake mix for my vanilla cupcakes:
Making a BOX CAKE TASTE LIKE A BAKERY CAKE! Step 1: Look at the directions on the cake mix, Step 2: Add one more egg (or add 2 if you want it to be very rich), Step 3: Use melted butter instead of oil and double the amount, Step 4: Instead of water, use milk. Step 5: Mix well and bake for the time recommended on the box.
Turns out delicious! Thanks so much for visiting!
Hello, where did you get the crowns from? Thanks 🙂
From the dollar store 🙂 Thanks for reading!
Where did you buy the plastic snowflakes for the wands? Maybe you said and I missed it as I was reading.
I bought the snowflakes from the dollar store years ago, but I see them there every winter 🙂 Thanks for reading!
Also, the link to the food labels does not seem to take me to the right link…you dont happen to have them saved do you?
Thanks so much!
Hi Kristina, sorry about that, it looks like the blog providing those printables has shut down. I’ll look for a replacement 🙂