When my kids saw Frozen for the first time, it was in the theaters back in November of last year. When we left the movies, Nick and Joe were so excited they told me, “Mommy, we want to have a Frozen birthday party with snow and an ice palace. It would be so much fun.” I laughed it off and didn’t think much of it. Their birthday was 9 months away after all. But as we came up to planning their party, they politely reminded me that they had already decided they wanted a Frozen party and I must have just forgotten about it because I forget a lot of things. (Thanks kids for reminding me of my Swiss cheese mommy brain.) I told them I did remember them telling me that, but I was just double checking.
Now came some of the challenges. First, they want a Frozen party with snow and an ice palace. We live in the San Fernando Valley where it is almost guaranteed to be near or over 100 degrees in July, so good luck with the snow and ice. Second, they are two little boys with little boy friends. and they didn’t want a “princess party.” They love Anna and Elsa but didn’t want to do dress ups and crafts; they wanted to run around and play in the snow with their friends and have a frozen cake. Well when I told them it would be difficult to have snow and ice to play with, my little Nick told me, “You can figure it out mommy. You are good at that.” The pressure was on to make a non princess Frozen party in the middle of the hottest time of year.
Here are some of the things we did to throw a boys Frozen party in the hottest time of the year.
D E C O R A T I O N S
I usually go pretty minimal on decorations. I typically buy a few cardboard decorations and a birthday banner from Party City and call it a day. Not only did I have trouble finding Frozen stuff in stock, but it was also all pink and purple. The boys preferred things that looked icy or blue. I did buy one table center piece and tried to match the blue on it for a table cloth.
I also used toys that we had purchased throughout the past year to place around the house. Lilly had an Anna and Elsa doll that she graciously let me use for decorations. James had a Kristoff Doll that he lent to the decorations, and Nick and Joe contributed their Olaf and Sven stuffed animals. I placed them around the house with some other things like party blowers. It made for some pretty simple decorations. During the party the kids wanted to play with them, so they only last a few minutes.