Disney’s Frozen is an animated phenomenon – the highest grossing animated film of all time with more than $1.1 billion in revenue worldwide, the winner of two Oscars (Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song) and a delightful universe that young girls all over the world want to be a part of. Unfortunately for parents who hope to give their little princesses a Frozen-themed party, however, the popularity of this icy tale means that costumes, party favors, toys, and other merchandise is frequently sold out and unavailable. Those party dreams don’t have to melt away, however, and there are plenty of great activities that can add more to a Frozen party than just watching the movie or singing the songs.
1. Winter Wonderland Snowflakes
Turn any party into a Frozen wonderland by having guests create their own unique snowflakes. Simple typing paper or copy paper is fine, or use white coffee filters for instantly round snowflakes that can be cut and trimmed into intricate shapes and designs.
2. Hair Braiding
Both Elsa and Anna wear braided hairstyles, and girls of all ages can enjoy hair braiding to create their own Frozen-themed looks. Experiment with side braids, braided pigtails, French braiding, or braided buns for variety.
3. Snowflake Barrette Crafts
Even girls with short hair can add a bit of Elsa’s icy sparkle to their locks with snowflake barrettes. Use pre-cut foam or felt in white, ice blue, and teal shades to layer several shapes for the barrette base, then decorate them with sequins and sparkles.
4. Glitter Makeovers
Glitter makeup can help young girls adopt a Frozen look with fun party makeovers. Look for lip gloss, nail polish, eye shadow, and blush that incorporates glitter for instant icy accents, and choose cool tones such as blues, greens, and whites for more chilly authenticity.
5. Snowball Fight
Get into the action with a safe, warm snowball fight using small foam balls or yarn pom-poms in chilly colors. Snowballs with glitter or sparkly threads will add even more of a fantasy feel to this game, with no real snow necessary.
6. Toilet Paper Snowman
Create teams of party guests and provide each one with a roll of toilet paper to wrap up one teammate to create a crafty Olaf impersonator. Circles or black paper or felt can serve as buttons, and use bare branches or empty paper towel tubes as arms. The first team to finish their Olaf wins!
7. Pin on the Antlers
Young party guests will enjoy a variation of the classic pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey game by pinning the antlers on Sven the reindeer instead. Use a printout of Sven for the base with construction paper antlers for pinning, or pin the antlers on a poster. Another option can be to pin the carrot nose on Olaf.
8. Icy Board Games
Board games can be great for parties, and they don’t have to have a specific Frozen theme to be popular at a Frozen party. Don’t Break the Ice and Pop N’ Drop Penguins are great choices that keep the winter theme.
9. Secret Knocks
Anna uses a secret knock to try and get Elsa’s attention in the song Do You Want to Build a Snowman, and party guests can create their own secret knocks in a Simon-style sequence. Start with simple knocks, and gradually eliminate players as the knocks become more complex. The winner may open a secret door for a Frozen prize!
10. Frozen Treats
After so many party games and Frozen fun, guests are sure to be hungry. Keep their energy up with winter-themed treats such as snow cones, blue Jell-O, snowball cake pops, hot cocoa, and sugar cookies to decorate in winter shapes such as snowmen, reindeer and snowflakes. And don’t forget carrots as a treat for Sven!
Even without official Disney merchandise, any parent can plan a Frozen-themed party to warm the hearts of their little princess.