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Published May 29th 2014
Do you wanna' build a party?
Like many four-six year olds around the globe, my four-year-old daughter knows every lyric to every song of Disney's latest princess movie, Frozen.
With a certain little Frozen fan's fifth birthday quickly approaching, the theme was a no-brainer; finding theme based party supplies, however, is not proving to be so easy.
The animated movie, released in the USA in November 2013, has generated more than $1.1 billion in ticket sales, according to Box Office Mojo. That's made it the highest-grossing animated film of all time (source).
Buyer beware if you're sourcing out Frozen products on eBay or even Australia-based Facebook pages and suppliers. Yes, I should have known better, but was sorrily disappointed to receive this "DISNFY" boxed-doll set, with products of equally disappointing quality:
Frozen merchandise is particularly hard to come by in Australia right now; the licensing is expensive for retail outlets, and when they do get products in, they are in low quantity and disappear fast. Even with a lack of actual licensed Frozen (or non-licensed "FAUXzen") products, you can put on a fantastic, inexpensive party with a little creativity. Here are some of my ideas; original, as well as adaptations of ideas found on blogs and various curated boards on pinterest (my board is here).
❄Olaf is actually not too tricky to draw. These are some homemade invitations that my 4-year-old whipped up! How cute are they?
❄Play "Frozen-Hug-Tag" or "Olaf Tiggy": Like classic frozen tag/tiggy, where the tagged person has to freeze on the spot. In this version, the frozen person has to say, "I like warm hugs," until they are hugged and set free by another player.
❄If your party is in the winter, buy or make fleece scarves as a take-home gift. If your party is in the summer, give a sand bucket and shovel, with a note that says, "The Joys of Summer."
I hope this warms up your imagination and gets the (snow)ball rolling for your Frozen party. And hey, why wait for a birthday? Host a school holiday party, an "Olaf's Summer" party, or a "Love Thaws" Valentine's party. Share your ideas in the comments.