I’m singing ‘Let it gooooo, let it gooooooo. . . ‘ now, as I realize that this post was to have gone live three months ago, and it’s just happening now.
After our rockstar Frozen birthday for Cora, well. . . life got in the way. So here it is.
The companion post to our Frozen snowball tower post, here’s our Frozen birthday party: best ideas for crafty kids.
It’s everything else we did for Cora’s Frozen birthday–the crafts we made, the activities, and everything that made it awesome.
Here’s the skinny. . .
- Frozen Birthday Party–Best Ideas for Crafty Kids:
Cora knew what she wanted to do from the start–she wanted to have a Frozen birthday and watch the movie with her friends.
But I knew that we needed a little bit more than just the movie for her party.
Cora knew from the start that she wanted to watch the movie Frozen, so that was one of the main activities she wanted. But she also wanted to do crafts. Big kid crafts because really? Her friends were seven after all.
We came up with a two craft party plan: 1. make-your-own cozy fleece blanket; and 2. Frozen sparkly bracelets.
Here’s the skinny:
- Make-Your-Own Cozy Fleece Blanket: We thought these would be fun so that the girls could get all comfy while they watched the movie, and they’d have a usable gift to take home after the event.
Plus, Owen made a fleece pillow at one of his buddy’s parties a few months back, and I loved, loved the idea.
My amazing mother-in-law helped me a ton with the fleece blanket part of this party because she’s not only a crafty crafter, but she’s a math whiz.
For our blankets, because we were using them as party favors, we really did want to keep cost in mind. Fleece comes in different weights or thicknesses and can vary greatly in price. We wanted ours to be nice but we knew we didn’t need super-high end here.
We bought 7 yards of solid fabric and 7 yards of print fabric. The solid fabric was less expensive, at $3/ yard and the heavier weight print was on sale for $6/ yard.
We made two blankets/ 2 yards with each blanket using a total of two different pieces of fleece—a top and bottom, a solid and a print.
If you want to print out the instructions for making our fleece blankets, you can do so here: fleece blanket – frozen party _ teachmama.com
- Fleece: We made 14 blankets and needed 7 yards of solid fleece fabric and 7 yards of print fleece fabric
- Iron-on letters (we used silver sparkle letters)
1. We cut each yard in half to make two 30x 36” blankets per yard of fabric.
To cut the fabrics, lay out the fabrics together, one on top of the other, with the ‘good’ sides both facing out.
2. Trim the outside edges slightly to make them even, and then cut down the middle. You’ll have two complete blankets, each about 30” x 36”.
3. Next, with two fabrics still together, cut a 3” square from each corner.
4. Then cut strips of 1” x 3” along each side to be knotted together. The idea is that the kids can tie the pieces together as an activity during the party.
5. Tie several knots at each corner and one knot along each side to make it easier for the kids.
6. Iron on the letters following package directions and place wherever children would like!
7. Get cozy, pop some popcorn, and enjoy your fleece blanket!
The second part of the party activities involved having the kids make super-awesome, sparkly Frozen bracelets.
Brace yourself. These were goooooorgeous.