Let me count the ways that paper helped me create a frozen mood for Arianna's Frozen Birthday party.
Snowflakes, snowballs, children's craft activities, and myriad other fine details were made or made possible by paper. I love that it is such a versatile medium that can be cut and formed into shape so foreign to the original product that you might suspect paper were not even involved. For the Frozen theme there was a long list of paper resources that I pulled together. Crepe paper, tissue paper, card stock, wrapping paper, printer paper, paper straws. These are just the final products but paper also served its purpose as templates for numerous of decorations I made for the party.
SO here we are… The Paper umbrellas creating suspended snowball decorations.
Snowflakes - made from vellum, tissue paper and card stock the snowflakes were used to scatter on tables as well as for the paper umbrella decorations. I made a lot of snowflakes - estimating over 600 in all - and am very grateful for my Sizzix big shot for making the job possible.
Paper lanterns - so lovely in their simplicity and they make great snowball stand-in
The paper snowballs to hang off the teepee
Paper rosette snowball - rosettes of crepe paper make another snowball to decorate the teepee
Paper Globe Snowball - a snowball made from card stock courtesy of the tutorial posted by Hello My Name is Heather.
Paper straws for marshmallow pops, Frozen signs for the gifts table and sweets table plus cupcake papers to make decorative balls only added to the atmosphere.
Olaf bowling, making use of tissue boxes (who doesn't love a little up-cycling) and wrapping paper to make Olaf's body added a great deal of fun to the Frozen Party. The paper proved more resilient to play than the eyes, nose, arms and buttons - all coming adrift over the course of the afternoon in a way completely akin to Olaf's propensity to lose body parts in the movie.
Finally there were the activities, printed colouring pages and mazes plus the wonderful Disney Memory Card Game
and build a snowman (also based on the disney resources) created themed interest for the children and parents.
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