Planning a Children’s Party


I have to admit I haven’t planned a “homemade” children’s party for a very long time as I preferred to go somewhere which organises it all for you, with activities, food and party bags all included.

This year however, I have found that I have to go back to basics for Eliza’s party as she is insistent on having a Frozen theme!

Last year we were invited to a Harry Potter Party organised by my good friend Joanne and had an amazing time, so I have roped her in to help me – well, what are friends for?

I have been working on my Frozen Party Pinterest board packed full of ideas for about 9 months now and am now busily trying to decide which ideas to take forward.  We are definitely going to do pin the nose on Olaf, the “Do you wanna build a snowman” game and make our own reindeer antlers / princess crown.

Food wise I am going to do the basics like sausage rolls, sausages and crisps but I do like the princess crown sandwich idea and having Olaf noses (carrots) on the table.  Eliza wanted a cake like Abbey’s (pictured above) but I have also gone for an Olaf inspired cake instead and cannot wait to see the finished article.

Follow ChelseaMamma’s board Frozen Party on Pinterest.

Joanne has a business making fabric party bags so she has been roped in to making some Olaf themed bags for the kids, so now I just need to find bits and bobs to fill them.

As the party has a Frozen theme, the contents of the bags will follow and I have found a really wide range of Frozen products in The Works, with invitations, books, bubbles, colouring sets and even masks.

My venue is our local community centre and I thought by arranging it all myself I would save money, however it is just as expensive as paying for someone to host it plus we have to set up and clear up too.  I think this may be a false economy but you live and learn.

My last mission is to find a chocolate fountain, after all Anna and Elsa love chocolate!


13 thoughts on “Planning a Children’s Party

  1. Tor lysaght says:

    i think you deserve a big well done for throwing your own party! I have had a couple for my son and actually they are without doubt the most memorable ones. You will have a ball and everyone will love all the effort you’ve gone to. Have fun! X

  2. Sounds like a lot of fun – I prefer the hassle free option of having someone else do the work but the parties we’ve had at home have always been more fun x x
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  3. Amy Squires says:

    Looks like it’ll be amazing party! I’ll be off to follow your Pinterest board!
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  4. PinkOddy says:

    Ooh can we get an invite?

    Sounds fantastic hope she has a lovely time.
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  5. Sonya Cisco says:

    Sounds like you are all going to have a lot of fun! I think I will have to do something proper for Syd this year!
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  6. Sounds amazing! Baby has a party for her 1st but think we will just do a visit with a couple of friends x
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  7. Louisa says:

    It sounds like it’s going to be a great party. I look forward to reading about it.
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  8. I’ll bet this will be a party to remember. Loads of work, though! We’ve always gone for the ‘pre-packaged’ parties too, but I think for Gwen’s 3rd this year we’ll do it ourselves. I’m looking forward to seeing more about your Frozen party! recently posted…Clearing out the cobwebsMy Profile

  9. Mummy of Two says:

    I know they are hard work but I do love throwing our own parties! I imagine Frozen is a popular theme at the moment and it sounds like you have lots of great ideas!
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  10. Mina Joshi says:

    Frozen themed birthday party sounds wonderful. You seem to be very organised and got the right contacts to help you out. Good luck with the party.
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  11. Lovely! My daughter has asked for a Frozen party too this year and I always make the cake so I had better get my skates on and start planning. Good to know that The Range do a selection of Frozen gifts for the party too, I shall have to go and take a look 🙂
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  12. Aaron’s only ever had one party in his lifetime and it was his baptism one, which like in this post we did ourselves and it cost 700 pounds. Thankfully I was working back then, but it put me off. He’ll be 5 in June though and I am already worrying and wondering about how to make it work. Your Frozen party looks great though.
    Liska xxx
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  13. Jen Walshaw says:

    Oh a frozen party will be fab. My friend’s four year old just had one and ALL the kids adored it. My boys still opt to have friends round for parties at home
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