Thursday, May 1, 2014

Frozen Party in France

Throwing a birthday party in another country has its challenges.  Things that you are used to running to the store to pick up are now an ocean away.  Addison wanted a Frozen themed party, no surprise there, and I wanted to come through for her.  In order to pull this off I had to get a little creative.   Nannie did bring quite a few things over from the USA and I did some shopping in Barcelona while we were there over spring break.  

Here is Addie's cake.  It is made of donuts, chocolate covered Oreos, meringue, marshmallows, and chocolate covered pretzels.  I really liked how it turned out and it was a big hit with the party goers.

Sven and his carrots, I had to fight my kids away from those carrots the day before the party.

Marshmallows and pretzels.

Can you see Olaf?  He was hanging out with the oranges and strawberries.

We had the food prepped and ready to go.

When everyone arrived we had a craft station set up.  

Addie loved the Wandering Oaken's Trading Post.

"Do you Want to Build a Snowman?"  We had a round paper cutter, to build snowman and this Olaf coloring page I found on Pinterest.

Most of the girls went to the craft table and most of the boys headed outside.

Mrs. Amanda runs the children's program at our church and she is amazing and has an amazing family. We were so happy to have them all at our house to celebrate with us.

This picture makes me laugh for so many reasons.  Garrett was obsessed with collecting these balloons.  Nannie thought she could stop Garrett by cutting the strings shorter, but it did not slow this clever little boy down at all.  He spent the rest of the party climbing up on things to finish collecting the balloons.

We had a pretty good crowd at the party and I was so proud of them when it came time to open presents.  They all sat relatively quietly while Addie opened up her presents.  We are so thankful for all of our friends that came to celebrate today, Addie is one blessed little girl.

One of Addie's presents was this box of chocolates that spelled out her name.  Nannie and I had to make sure that everything was okay so we tasted a piece or two.

Addie getting ready to open her last present, it was a special one from GeeGee, Nannie and Aunt Laura.

Addie was so excited to unwrap Anna and Elsa, what can I say, it was a Frozen party.

This little guy was such a good sport through the whole party, he made lots of friends and spent plenty of time with Nannie.

Addie was ready to blow out all 7 candles.

I made blue jello to look like ice, this was a HUGE hit with the kids.  

My sweet boy finally fell asleep in Nannie's arms.  

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this such a special birthday for Addison.  

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