Inexpensive supplies, but totally fun, this Frozen Olaf birthday party was a blast to put together for our resident snowman lover, and with just a few key decorations we made it happen and made it beautiful!
Even if you don't have, can't find, or can't stretch the budget to purchase everything with your theme decorations, it's still quite possible to have a fun and budget-friendly themed party.
Our daughter wanted Frozen's Olaf for her party, so here's how we pulled off a
Frozen Olaf Birthday Party
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Blue and White Party Decorations
Since we had a character in mind (Olaf) we picked a color, blue and white, for winter and snow and started with a blue polka-dotted paper table runner. We added in generic white styrofoam cups, plastic spoons, and napkins.
Though our theme was obviously centered around Olaf, we chose to go generic on some of the snowman stuff: snowman plates from the dollar store, snowman stickers for the cups from Oriental Trading, etc.; but we bought a plush official Olaf toy for the centerpiece, which really helped hold the theme together.
Snowman Gifts for the Guests:
We wanted to gift something to each guest. This doesn't have to be elaborate. Better something they'll use or enjoy than just a themed trinket for the sake of filling the bag. We had boys and girls coming, so We put together little gifts for each guest consisting of
- Snowman Stationery sets
- Snowman stickers
- Snowman bouncy balls
- And icicle-like white white Rocky Candy sticks
- As they arrived, we gave them each a sheet of Olaf stickers as well (from the dollar store)
Olaf Birthday Cupcakes
We made our own gluten free cupcakes from scratch, and then simply cut out Olaf character stickers to garnish the tops of them after icing. And lunch was take out pizza at the request of the birthday girl. That made it pretty easy. You could easily save a few dollars here by making your own pizza. Here is the gluten free pizza dough we like, when we get to make it this way.
And for the adults who love their kids so much they melt, we had affogato coffee treats on hand (hot espresso over ice cream).
Snowman Party Games
Even the big kids had fun with the Pin the Nose on the Snowman Game, which was simple enough that now I'm wishing I'd made one myself out of white and colored paper, so it could have looked more like Olaf. And the Snowman photo props were a big hit too. It was funny to see the kids' combinations for the photos and see them laughing with each other.
Olaf Party Costume and Wall Banners
The last piece was the plastic wall decor we taped up. Unfortunately Oriental Trading isn't carrying it anymore, but it really transformed the space and made fun backdrops for the photos. And the Olaf costume we bought for the birthday girl (on sale after Halloween and secretly saved for this surprise) rounded out the them quite well.
All in all this fun Frozen Olaf birthday party and costume cost came to about $70 + pizza, which came out of grocery money for the week.
Have you done a snowman or Olaf birthday party? What other suggestions do you have either for fun, decor or saving money.