We cringe at the idea of throwing a licensed theme party. It’s just not our thing. We grew up having tea parties, and going to apple orchards and having chocolate cakes with smarties on them so maybe those efforts by our moms rubbed off on us. The inspiration behind throwing this Frozen inspired party without it actually saying frozen anything came after my 3 year old (at the time) asked me for a Paw Patrol party.
It had happened. The moment I had dreaded most about birthday parties had come, and much easier than I expected. For her first birthday we threw her a brunch that was far more for me than her. Her second birthday was purple themed, at her request, but I think that was because she didn’t really understand a lot more yet.
And then 3 months later, she asked for Paw Patrol. In the 7 months that followed, she never once wavered from wanting Paw Patrol. No matter how many times I tried to sway her impressionable little mind, she never fell for it. All of a sudden I was faced with throwing a Paw Patrol party. I caved and got a few licensed things for her, but for the most part, the party was just basically red blue and yellow themed. It screamed paw patrol without actually having to put Chase, Marshall and the gang on everything. It worked so well and the party was perfect, and ever since I pulled off that party, Margie and I have talked about throwing a frozen party that never actually says frozen, and we’re so in love with what happened.
We’re featuring images from the amazing dessert table we created for the party. We chose to keep the colour palette to blues, whites, and grey and we kept the sweets selection to a minimum with sour cream snowflake cookies decorated with our winter wonderland sprinkles, star shaped yogurt covered pretzels, vanilla cupcakes with our perfect cupcake icing recipe and snowflake cupcake kit, a beautiful 8″ double layer cake with our snowflake cake topper, chocolate covered Oreo pops with our winter wonderland sprinkle mix, plain timbits “snowballs” rolled in powdered sugar, and blue jello.
We kept the decorations in the same colours as the sweets. We used two colours of blue honey combs and made a banner that says “Let it Snow” with two snowflakes on either end. Two shades of blue and white make up the tassel garland that we hung below the banner.
It’s always easy to find simple and common themes in movies that can inspire you in pulling together your details. We love the way the different blues look together and make us think of Elsa wearing her iconic blue dress. By dusting plain timbits in powdered sugar we turned them into snowballs, and with a piping tip and blue buttercream, we turned easy to make round cookies into fancy snowflakes.
We love using simple cakes on our dessert tables, and then top them with one of our cake toppers. It’s so easy! Did we mention easy? You can even use a box cake, ice it roughly with a pallet knife and then that’s it! We never think throwing a party should be hard and stressful. It can be Pinterest perfect with just a few key details!
This “Frozen” party turned out perfectly and we’re so happy with the way the details came together. The next time your child asks you for a party you’re not too keen on throwing, try using some of our tips.
- Find a colour scheme that matches a reoccurring theme.
- Serve baked goods that match symbols and reoccurring themes.
- Order one of our parties in a box and sit back and relax! Did you know we do custom orders? Let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll come up with a cake topper, cupcake kit with custom sprinkle mix, tassel garland, and banner.
- Not everything needs to be made from scratch! We love filling the table with sweets and things we love like timbits and jell-o! When you make the effort to make a cake and cupcakes, you can fill in the spaces with faster and easier desserts.