Happy National Scrapbooking Day! Christine joining you today with a crrrrrazy suggestion! Let's go back to winter for a little bit today! I hear the collective sighs....but if you have a child in love with the movie "Frozen" you are probably still seeing winter type things around right??? My sweet daughter wanted a "Frozen" birthday party last month. Newsflash...there is not "Frozen" party decor to be had yet. If it exists, I could not find it. So I had to get creative. And in came Samantha Walker with her gorgeous winter files to the rescue.
Now, we're talking about a 7 year old here. So I wasn't going to go overboard with decorations. But I definitely wanted a banner and snowflakes. I got my Silhouette cranking and cut full size snowflakes on 12 X 12 cardstock and then also some reduced size ones.
I like to create a backdrop for her parties that we can take pretty pictures up against. I started with an aqua blue colored fabric (could be a cheap tablecloth too - I just happened to have some shimmery material on hand. I draped twinkle lights behind it. I then taped the snowflakes at varying lengths to the the ceiling making use of some bakers twine.
Next came the banner. I used Samantha's Par-tay Thyme Font to cut out her name. The L in Lucy just has to be in a script font right!?!
I simply attached those to some metallic cardstock (yay for shimmer) and punched a cute border along the bottom. A hole punched in each top corner allowed me to string it up and space it out easily.
This all took me about an hour and the personal touch I was looking for. Beyond creating those special decorations I added some of my Christmas winter decor in coordinating colors and of course Olaf! Finding him was a pleasant surprise and a perfect decoration addition since I had little else. I was really pleased with how it came together and satisfied that I was able to make it work for her even without a party store's help!
Doesn't it look just beautiful!?! I should mention that I created a couple of tissue paper pom poms (you can see them in the upper corners) those were also very easy - think back to your elementary art class days and making flowers!
I came up with games to go along with several of the songs and the girls loved it!
Here's what we did:
Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?: For this I gave them toothpicks, big marshmallows and little marshmallows and told them to build snowmen while the song was playing.
Fixer Upper: They used toilet paper rolls and fixed up one of their friends as a lovely snowman.
Let it Go: This one was the most fun...I gave them big marshmallows and they had to stand behind a line and throw them at my hubby's head trying to knock a cup of it (yes he's that good of a sport).
In Summer: We did the traditional "hot potato" game but used a chunk of ice instead of passing something else.
Now of course I had to document the party and share that with you today also! It is National Scrapbooking Day after all!
I used Samantha's Par-tay Thyme Font for my title but other than that I stuck to using her Keepin' Cozy line from Echo Park. The colors in it just worked perfectly! I did lots of fussy cutting and then topped it off with stickers!
Now, let's get back to spring!
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