Our girls celebrate first and fourth birthdays this month. Since the 1-year-old doesn’t hold much ground on having her opinion regarding the theme of the birthday, you could probably guess what theme won out: “Frozen.”
Yes, the whole family stepped into Arendelle on the day of the girls’ birthday party. With some quick, creative décor and these easy marshmallow pops, everyone was able to “let it go” and enjoy the party.
If a Frozen party is in your future, here are some tips that are not only budget friendly, but also Ice Queen-pleasing.
Have fun with labeling easy snack food: Popcorn as Snowballs of Arendelle; Olaf’s Arms as pretzel sticks; Olaf’s Nose as carrot sticks; Elsa’s Ice Castle as a cake; Anna and Hans’ Sandwiches; Kristoff’s Ice as blue rock candy; Frozen Hearts as white chocolate-dipped strawberries; Trolls as meatballs; Frozen waters as blue fruit punch or other blue drink
Along with the easy food label ideas, hang some Christmas icicle lights and make some white tissue paper-poms. Hang the poms from the ceiling like falling snow.
Finally, follow the steps to make Marshmallow Pops
Bag of jumbo marshmallows
Lollipop sticks (Available at Fred Meyer and Michael’s)
Candy melts or chocolate chips
1. Melt candy melts or chocolate chips as suggested on package
2. Dip the tip of the lollipop stick in the melt and then push it a little past halfway through the marshmallow
3. Coat the marshmallow in the melt to your liking, gently twirling it around so there are no drips (I prefer to use a spoon filled with the melt and run the marshmallow over that)
4. Dip the marshmallow in sprinkles or other coating
5. Let dry until hard (you can either dry pops on their top if you don’t coat them or make a pop stand; I puncture holes in boxes to use as a drying stand)
6. Label: I did “Sven Droppings”, “Elsa’s Ice,” and “Snowballs of Arendelle.” Sven Droppings were melted semi-sweet chocolate chips and peanut butter rolled in oats or coconut. Elsa’s Ice and snowballs were melted white chocolate candy melts rolled in blue pearl sprinkles or coconut.
Brittany Arnold is the editor for the Douglas County Moms section at nrtoday.com/moms.