I live a simple life, exploring the great outdoors, and slowly the world with my husband and our 2 amazing little girls. I am a Shutterbug, I am constantly taking pictures, my camera is like an extra appendage! I love to cook, craft, bake, travel and just enjoy life! I've been told I'm a "Jane of all trades" and I like to tell people I have Creativity A.D.D. My interests are completely random and can range from making hair bows for little girls to "dumpster diving" and refinishing furniture with my best friend! I paint, I use power tools(and I'm quite proficient with a hot glue gun), and I just learned to sew this year, so I'm excited to see what will come of that! I hope you enjoy tagging along for this crazy journey of randomness!



Tuesday, January 7, 2014

"Frozen" Birthday Party


We have a Winter Princess who turned 8 this year and I always let her choose the theme for her party. Last year, her Birthday theme was pink with snowflakes...See picture below.

This year, we were talking about what theme she might want and, being the Winter Princess that she is, she picked...Snowflakes. The creative side of me was screaming inside, "But you picked that last year!!" but the logical parent in me was saying, "You were Strawberry Shortcake for Halloween for 3 years straight when you were her age, surely it won't kill you to let her have Snowflakes on her cake for 2 years straight." Logic won. We went with Snowflakes, but fortunately for me and my over-the-top party planning self, FROZEN came out just in time, she kept seeing previews and was DYING to see it, so I said, "How about we invite your friends and go see Frozen for your Birthday and add Frozen to your Snowflake Birthday theme?" (See what I did there? haha) She. Was. THRILLED! "OH YES, Mommy! I LOOOOOVE Frozen, well, I haven't seen it yet, but I know I will love it, I can't wait to have a Frozen Party!!" (Score!)

Sadly, the decorations fell short because I came down with the stomach flu...(I cringe every time I see this picture because I was so out of it I didn't even put the cake on a cake stand...it is still on the plastic thing it came on! D'oh!) but it still looked pretty cute!

*Frozen Cake*
Ice cream cake with "Ice" candy
Ice Cream Cake from Dairy Queen-I found a Disney princess cake I liked the colors and design on and asked them to make it without the edible princess decals and make a few snowflakes on top...then I purchased the Frozen Figurines from the Disney Store(http://www.disneystore.com/figure-sets-play-sets-more-toys-frozen-figure-play-set/mp/1339878/1000262/?CMP=KNC-DSSGoogle) and made purple"Ice" candy and stuck the glaciers in the cake! (recipe linked below candy picture)

The Goodies:

*Snowballs*
 (They always have white "snow" Cotton Candy around Christmas, so I grabbed a few!)

*Purple "Ice" candy*

(This is a flawless tutorial: except I didn't smash mine into "meth" like candy, I just dropped it on the table and shattered it! http://www.sugarhero.com/2012/07/blue-crystal-meth-rock-candy-for-breaking-bad/)


The Decorations:
Icicle lights strung around the room
 Disney Store's reusable tote served as a decoration as well!

Vintage Blue Mason Jars added a nice frosty touch!



The Gifts: