disney frozen birthday

A few weeks ago, I had the fun task of planning my niece’s birthday party. She had a Disney Frozen theme, which was a real treat for me since I’m such a fan of the movie. And because it’s such a popular movie, there are tons of cute party ideas out there–so most of what I made are from tutorials I found online. Really, my biggest challenge in planning this party was finding snowflake decor and craft supplies in May! Here are some of my favorite projects from the party.

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Of course I love anything with ruffles, and I’ve wanted to try and make one of these ruffled crepe paper boards for a while. Tutorial found here.

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Some little hair ties I made to go inside the goodie bags.

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Elsa crowns! Pattern found here.

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For the boys, I made “Personal Flurry” head bobbers.

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Modeled by Shellie May (I couldn’t resist).

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My favorite part is always assembling the goody bags. This beautiful Frozen party was a big inspiration for the paper crafts.

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Games with everyone’s favorite snowman: Olaf bowling and Pin the Nose on Olaf.

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Luckily I had purchased a little bit of Frozen fabric a few months ago. I was happy to be able to make some bunting out of it.

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These etsy printables were a big hit.

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Cuppies! Snowflake ring toppers made decorating easy.

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Everyone loves a piñata! We also made some snowman and snowflake photo frames as a craft, and each kid got to take home a photo of themselves at the party as a souvenir.

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I really enjoyed making these snowflake wands. Probably not the most practical favor in the world, but I just loved the way they looked and sparkled.

I’m kind of sad this party is over. It was a nice escape to come home and work on all my little projects.

remembering

Sorry I’ve been a bit absent lately. In April I started a new job and it has been kind of stressful. The hours are quite long and it leaves me depleted. So I haven’t had much energy for sewing and crafting 😦 I’m hoping that will change soon, as I don’t feel like myself if I’m not working on a project or creating something.

I did get to plan my niece’s birthday party a couple of weeks ago, so that was a nice diversion. I hope to share some photos from that occasion soon.

In the meantime, I have pictures I’ve wanted to post for a while. These are some quilts I have that my grandma made throughout her lifetime. April 12 would have been her 100th birthday birthday, and I took these photos on that day as a way of remembering her. She was quite a sewer, baker, and musician. As I get older, I marvel more and more at her talents. I think quilting was only a side hobby for her–a practical way to use scraps and create something useful (these quilts are massive!). But everything she made was so polished and beautiful. I remember her knitting and crocheting more when I was a kid, but I know she sewed all the time for her four daughters.

I’m really lucky to have such lovely reminders of my grandma. I can literally wrap myself up in these memories. As I’ve gotten more interested in sewing in the last few years, I’ve also looked at these pieces as sources of inspiration and wonder.

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Thanks for reading! Hope to be back soon 🙂