Annabelle turned 6 today! She requested a Disney Frozen birthday party. Here are the invitations; I made them on the computer and emailed them to her friends parents so there was no cost involved:
Party preparations: I printed out a picture of Olaf and then tried my best to free -hand it much larger so we could play, 'pin the nose on Olaf'.
Annabelle invited five girls her age so I ordered 5 Frozen paperback books on amazon.com to give as party favors and we printed out and stapled three Frozen coloring pages to go along with the books. The books were on sale for $2.60 each plus free shipping so not a bad price at all! I'm always trying to come up with party favors that don't include sugar since I figure they get enough with cake and ice cream.
here. I made the 'ice' candy, fondant and frosting on Wednesday, baked, stacked and frosted the cakes Thursday, put the fondant on and did the buttercream writing on Friday and then Saturday I put it all together and added the toppers and border. If you had time, you could make the entire cake in a day but I can only spend at the most two hours a day on a cake which coincides with Nora's afternoon nap. I've tried working on it while she's up and it's impossible. She climbs up to where my work area is and tries to stick her fingers in the cake and frosting and if you move her she'll just come right back; no other distraction works. And since this is the only thing I got done on those three days during nap, our house cleaning and cooking was neglected so we ate lots of quesadillas those days and cleaned a lot once the kids were in bed.
Scott and I made paper snowflakes for the girls to decorate during the party. Scott is quite the snowflake maker. He totally outdid mine! :)
Elisabeth and her friend Emily, who is the older sister of one of the girls at the party, helped with a lot of the activities. Here they are helping run Pin the Nose on Olaf.
And we'll end with a video: Typical Evening with the Smiths. We like to sing and dance together a lot in the evenings and this is us singing to Let It Go from Frozen; we sang this the night of Annabelle's party. Totally typical, kids dancing together, baby Nora trying to be involved by turning off the cd player multiple times :), and Jane really belting it out!