Disney Frozen Party Ideas

Who loves the movie Disney Frozen? Who wants to build a snowman? Um, pretty much everyone in the world, am I right? Frozen was SO not just a princess movie – my nephews love it. I know so many couples who don’t even have kids who have watched it. And I swear – I have the songs in my head every night when I try to sleep. {And honestly – have you ever had kids fighting over something, and you say, “Let it go!” – and there it goes. That phrase has a whole new life after the movie, lol.} If you’re a Disney’s Frozen lover too, you will LOVE this….

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Five Ways to Get Free Disney Stuff

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I went to Disney World for the first time when I was a freshman in high school. I played the flute in the marching band, and every 3 years they went on a major trip. I lucked out that my first year in high school they had one, and I was able to march in the daily parade at Disney World, and play in a concert at Epcot Center. I’d never been on an airplane or even stayed at a hotel before that! Crazy, right? Then a few months ago, we were blessed to be invited to visit Disneyland as part of the Disney Social Media Moms event. It was my family’s first time there – and we only got the invite a few weeks before the event! We had little time to prepare for it – but it really didn’t matter, since everything they put together for us was SO over-the-top amazing. {If you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you saw the BOATLOAD of amazing photos I shared while we were there!} It was seriously the most incredible experience I’ve ever had, and I cried seeing how happy Abby was being a part of it all <3 {Because I’m a sap. And I cry a lot. Have you seen me watch the movie Armageddon? Oh my….. }

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Behind the Scenes of Disney’s Maleficent – #Maleficent

“I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream….” We all remember this song, right? It’s from the classic Disney movie Sleeping Beauty, that most of us grew up watching as kids. And now, that classic story is back – not just “re-imagined” or “re-made” – but showing a whole new side to the villain from the movie, the evil Maleficent.

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11 Ways to Enjoy Disney’s Frozen Movie

Unless you’re living under a rock, I’m sure you know that today was the official DVD release of Disney’s amazingly popular hit film, Frozen. Frozen has been crazy-popular with both moms and kiddos – it has a wonderful message, a heart-warming story, and features a seriously spectacular soundtrack.

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So, as we prepare to watch it – again, but for the first time at home – tonight, I thought I’d share some of my absolute favorite Frozen moments from around the web. Funny videos, fantastic party ideas, and more. Even though most of us are ready to shake off the frozen weather of winter in anticipation of spring and sunshine, let’s all take a little more time to relish in the frozen-ness of the season, shall we? :) [Read more…]

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Why I Love the Muppets – #MuppetsMostWanted

Starring Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey, Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour where they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper.

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Are you a Muppet Lover too?

Ok, seriously – is there anyone who doesn’t love the Muppets? My first Muppet memory {Muppery?… } is of that old 80’s Christmas special, A Muppet Family Christmas. Remember that one, from the late 80’s? {Does that age me, mentioning that I’m a child of the 80’s?} Kermit and the gang go to spend the holidays with Fozzie and his family, at the farmhouse. I also was a total Fraggle Rock junkie as a kid, and they make an appearance in this movie too – making it even better. I cannot even count how many times I watched this as a kid. Need a trip down memory lane?….

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Little Mermaid Party Ideas – Lots of Disney Princess Crafts and DIY!

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I love Disney Princesses – I’m sure you’ve guessed that by now. I have a Pirates & Princess party board on Pinterest, that I used when planning Abby and her cousin’s birthday party this summer. I also have a Disney Fun board too, where I collect more princess ideas. We’ve had a Cinderella party, a Disney Princess birthday party, and we’re planning a fun princess tea party for one of these days when I get all of the little girls together.  I love sharing sneak peeks at the new Disney movies – {did you see that they’re making a  new live-action Cinderella movie? So excited!} And another thing I love is creating fun memories for Abby, like our recent The Little Mermaid crafting party.

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How to DIY a Perfect Disney Princess Party on a Budget

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How to host a super simple Princess Party

If you’ve read this site very long, you know how much I LOVE to throw a party. Just in the past few months, we’ve had a Cinderella Princess Party, a Monsters U playdate, and then last weekend we had a HUGE double birthday party for my little girl Abby, {she turned 3} and my nephew who turned 7. It was a super fun time – half of the party was jungle animal themed {stay tuned to see details on that one!} – and the other half was Disney Princess style. But, since we’d just spent a full 7 days up camping in the mountains, I had only a really short time to put it all together. And I’m excited to show you what I found that made it seriously simple to throw a perfect princess birthday party – keep reading to check it out and learn how to make the best birthday ever…

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Creating a Dream Birthday Party Celebration

Ok, I’ve been known to go a little overboard with parties. I like to put together great music playlists, fun foods for the kids, and loads of themed decorations – even for little pool party get togethers. What can I say? “My name is Meagan, and I like to party.” :) But, all of that work can be crazy-time consuming. Hitting up the craft store, the party supply store, ordering stuff online, going to a bakery, then to the grocery store… That’s a lot of work. But ladies, there’s an easier way – Walmart. Yep, in just one stop I got absolutely EVERYTHING that I needed for this princess party. From food and a specially designed cake to party decor and even gifts, and I did it on a budget too.

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Princess Party DIY Display table

Walmart has a super cool new party section {at select stores} where they’ve partnered with Hallmark and Disney to put together themed “shops” with everything you need to create a dream party for your kids. {If you want to see everything we bought, and where you can find it, check out my Princess Party birthday shopping spree trip.} I bought one package that included all of the party favors above – princess wands, tattoos, sparkly rings, and those little boxes are filled with rolls of princess stickers. So much fun. Then I used a couple of the paper plates we bought, and glued a plastic princess cup in between – and bam! I had a super cute, and super affordable, display table to show off all of the little prizes and favors.

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 Princess Party Games

The girls got to pick one of the pretty princess party favors each time we finished played a game, until they were all gone. If you’re planning your own party too, here are a few ideas you can use for games and activities to keep little girls busy and entertained:

  • Princess Puzzle: Buy a Disney Princess puzzle at Walmart. Then hide the pieces around the house. {We used the toddler type puzzle, where there’s only 10-15 bigger pieces.} Then have the girls work together to find the pieces and put the puzzle together.
  • Freeze: Tell the girls that the evil stepmother is threatening to “freeze” the entire kingdom. Then turn on the music, and let them dance until the evil stepmother {adult} turns the music off. Then they all have to FREEZE!
  • Princess Play Doh: Pick up some basic Play Doh in pretty colors, and some assorted bottles of glitter in the Walmart craft section. Let the girls pick their favorite glitters, and knead them into their doh, making it princessy.

There are also a ton of cute games and crafts you can buy at Walmart – the party section has kits to make your own tiara and a balloon drop, and the toy section has a cute Princess Cupcake game too.

Making princess birthday party hats

 More Princess Fun – Decorating Party Hats

I bought a package of the Disney Princess party hats in the Dream Party section, and a roll of Birthday Princess ribbon in the craft department. Then, after we played games and the girls all had their boxes of princess stickers, I let them decorate their own princess hats. How cute are these?

Princess party cups instead of favor bags

 Princess party cups instead of favor bags

Instead of buying those little plastic favor bags {which are super cute, I know} – I bought a big selection of these plastic princess cups. {They’re only .97 cents each, can you believe that? And they even hold up in the dishwasher.} The girls each got to choose their favorite one, and fill ’em up with their favors all day long. They loved them!

Disney Princess Party Movies

 Disney Princess Party Movies

And of course, we had all of our favorite Disney Princess movies playing all day long! I’m such a junkie for princess films :) I also have the Disney Princess game for the Wii, and we let the girls play that for awhile too. It’s super cute watching them pretend to be their favorite princesses.

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It’s time to make a wish…

After all of the fun games, and some time to swim in the pool – it was time for cake and ice cream! That’s my nephew on the left, and Abby blowing out the candles on her Little Mermaid cake from Walmart. And in the background – that’s my brother. Even he got into the Disney Princess party spirit :) We got to customize the cake any way we wanted – so we got a yellow cake with chocolate butter cream filling. Delish, seriously. I think it was the best store-bought cake I’ve ever had!

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What’s a birthday celebration without presents?

We got princess gift bags, pretty wrapping paper, and more princess ribbon to wrap all of Abby’s gifts. And of course – her presents were princess-themed too! I got her this adorable Ariel carriage to match her cake, an Ariel Mermaid Barbie, a huge set of Disney princess dollies, and more – all at Walmart, which means they were a great deal. I definitely had a happy little princess that day…

More info on creating your own Dream Birthday Party:

  • Save big on party supplies!!! Join IBOTTA: You get $10 in free cash for signing up with my link. And you can earn cash back just for entering receipts after you shop. For parties, you can earn on all kinds of snacks, drinks {even grown-up style drinks like beer, wine, and liquor!}, party decorations, cleaning supplies, paper plates and napkins, etc. You can earn cash back on some gifts purchased on Amazon. Rebates of 10% at Jo-Ann craft stores. Endless ideas! You can even earn cash back for booking stuff like a day at a Trampoline park, dinner gift certificates, or other cool stuff on Groupon. You’ll love it. I use this EVERY TIME I plan a party.
  • You can follow me on Pinterest for loads of cool ideas. Theme parties, party foods and drinks, my Disney Fun board, and more. Because you know you can’t plan a party without Pinterest!!
  • If you shop at Walmart regularly, as I do – be sure to sign up for a Savings Catcher account. You just enter your receipts there, just like you do at Ibotta, and earn free Walmart gift cards if anything you purchased is cheaper at another local store. Very cool.
  • If you have some items you want to buy it bulk – like party favors, vases, plates, balloons, crafts, etc, check out DollarTree.com. We use them all the time – in-store and online. I recently used the online bulk buy option to get crafts for a bunch of little girls to make Moana-themed luau party accessories. It’s SUCH an easy way to stock up.

If you have fun party ideas you want to show off – I’d LOVE to see them! You can feel free to post them on my Facebook page, tag me on Instagram or Twitter, I have so much fun seeing what you guys come up with. :)

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