I was thrilled when I was invited to host my own #DisneySide @Home Celebration, and even more excited when I realized that the digital copy of the smash hit FROZEN would be available during the time I was to throw my party!
We, like most of the world, LOVED the movie when we saw it around Christmas, and I always love an excuse to have friends over for a little shindig!
Because the movie takes place in a non-descript Nordic land of some sort, we decided to latch onto that for our theme. We had Swedish meatballs and mashed potatoes for dinner, complete with IKEA's delicious lingonberry jam.
I printed out mazes and coloring sheets that Disney had provided to celebrate the release of the movie back in November, and set them out with a bunch of crayons for kid entertainment in between eating and movie-ing. You can download PDF copies of the mazes and the coloring sheets for your own use by downloading them HERE.
I made Olaf popcorn cups by using Olaf's head from this activity sheet, and then we used pretzel sticks for Olaf's hair (Antennae? Head sticks? I have no idea what they are.)
We put together a hot cocoa bar for the kids, which included hot chocolate, marshmallows, whipped cream, caramel and raspberry syrup, and a variety of sprinkles. Because everything's better with sprinkles!
Grown-ups have a #DisneySide too, so we had Sam Adam's “Cold Snap” beer and I made a pseudo-traditional Swedish Glogg. (I cheated by using embellishing some spiced wine I had leftover from the holidays, but this recipe looks delicious if you want to give it a try!)
I always like to incorporate as much of the theme into the food as I can; making a quick little sign and taping it to a dish or container can really help make your guests feel the theme and make them smile. Hmm… kinda like how Disney puts all those little touches into their parks and movies, huh?
A simple cookie cutter takes cheese and crackers to a whole new level!
Finally, when everyone had eaten their fill, we heading into the living room to watch the movie… and we may not have had the words on the screen but that didn't keep it from becoming our own singalong version!
(Thank goodness for AppleTV and our ability to stream the movie directly from my iTunes account)
Thank you so much to #DisneySide @Home Celebrations for giving me a great excuse to fill my home with friends, family and fairy dust!
Now it's time for me to get to work on Max's birthday party!