Aowyns 3rd Birthday was at the beginning of December.
Its so hard because its the weekend of Thanksgiving AND the Iron bowl (which is only the biggest, most bestest (yes its a word), most competitive game in college football history).
ALABAMA VS AUBURN.
So of course we have to watch.
We try to do her party either a few weeks before or the week after her birthday.
Especially since most people are out of town for her birthday (Thanksgiving time) anyway.
We do a family party and cake on her birthday and this year she helped me make and frost the cake.
She is 3 now, so of course she is big enough for that.
(sorry for the blurry pictures, its all on my phone since I couldn’t use my camera)
She is crazy obsessed with Elsa so of course she wanted a Frozen party.
Please excuse my terrible pictures, our computer died and I have no where to download the pictures from my camera and since it was full my iPhone had to make do.
I decorated more winter/frost/snow themed to save money.
It was still very FROZEN”Y” so she loved it.
I usually go all our on the cakes and make them with fondant, but I was super sick the whole week leading up to her birthday so I didn’t do a tun with the cake (or the party).
The kids made snow flake cookies and got to decorate their own Gluten Free Sugar Cookie.
This year I wised up (we decorate sugar cookies all the time) and I bought these little cups and spoons to put the sprinkles in, this way the kids were not using the actual container full of sprinkles and using the whole container on one cookie.
What the correct cookie:frosting:sprinkle ratio?
More sprinkles then anything else? Right?
I made some Olaf cupakes to go with the Cake.
And had some “Kisses to Melt a Frozen heart.”
(all chocolate melts frozen hearts)
Build your own snowman.
Pretzels, raisins, mini marshmallows and regular marshmallows.
(blue cubed Jello)
I took these cute straws and stuck the marshmallows onto the ends, dipped them in white chocolate and then poured sprinkles on them and sat them on Wax Paper to dry.
I have never seen a girl more in heaven.
She just kept telling me how beautiful it was.
I used two shutters to frame out the table and then attached tulle to a part of a curtain rode, added a berried branch and Voila!! I had my backdrop.
I make snow flakes out of melted Chocolate.
I just put the melted chocolate in a frosting bottle and drew out the snow flakes on wax paper.
There are several patterns out there to use but we didn’t have our printer set up yet so I had to free hand it.
I drew Olaf on a board and the kids played Pin the Nose on Olaf.
I cut out orange carrots for them to put onto Olaf.
This was by far the biggest hit of the party.
The loved it so much each kid wanted to go twice.
This cute kid wanted me to take his picture too.
I made some blue sparkly Gak (that I forgot to take a picture of). And the kids had a blast finding hidden snow flakes in the Gak.
Long after everyone was gone Tayton was still at the table trying to find more “treasures”.
He was so cute, little did I know he was also sticking candy in there and ruining it. GRRR!!!
He loved it so much I am going to have to make more.
All it all it went great, the kids had fun and Aowyn told me how much she loved it over and over again.
So I say Win for the Mom.
Yeah for Parties a month after you move into a house!!
Next year will be better.