For months, my youngest daughter, Moreaya, had been saying she was having a “Mater” party. Although she definitely loves tomatoes, she was referring to Mater from Cars. I have no idea where she came up with that birthday theme, but I was ready for it and began scouring Pinterest for ideas months before and making mental notes of ideas. Then, lo and behold, as we were smack dab in the middle of Christmas and all things snowmen, she changed her mind. Luckily, I didn’t have very much planned so when she declared, “Mom, I want a Frosty Party!”… I got to work!
If you happen to end up on this post because your little one has declared a Frosty the Snowman Birthday Party, let me let you in on a little secret… Frosty seems to be pretty stingy with his trademark. I could barely find anything Frosty the Snowman – no invitations, no decorations, nothing. Since I like to DIY as much as I can with parties [because, hey, we’re on a budget here!], it turned out ok and I just used generic snowmen for most things.
First, the cake… the cake! The cake is definitely what brought this Snowman Birthday Party to Frosty’s level. I have a wonderful friend that is just an amazing fondant artist and I begged her to make me an old school Frosty the Snowman. She hit it out of the ballpark and brought my plain, 3 layered white cake to life with his magic hat, corncob pipe, and the beautiful glittery snowflakes!
The cake really made Moreaya’s day – she loved it! If you don’t have a fabulous friend that’s a fondant artist, check out my Pinterest board for a ton of other cute snowman birthday cake ideas.
This year I decided to do cake and ice cream only, well, that was my first intention. Since we normally serve full meals at our birthday parties, hubby was a little concerned that people might show up with empty bellies. So I decided to serve a few snacks along with our Frosty the Snowman Birthday Cake, including these adorable popcorn cups. They are SO easy and the kids thought it was just amazing that they could have popcorn without having to ask!
Another yummy snack that was served were snowman cookies! I went the easy route and purchased a few boxes of the Break and Bake cookies that were already in snowman shapes and loaded the tables with icing, sprinkles, and a snowman decorating kit that I scored at Target during their after Christmas clearance.
The kids had just as much fun making the cookies as they did eating them, which really turned into the main activity at the party.
In addition to serving juice boxes and melted snowmen to drink [water – cute, huh?!], we had a container of hot chocolate for everyone to enjoy. The kids thought this idea was just amazing too!
This went right along with some of our snowman birthday party favors. Because we were trying to stick to a slimmer budget since Moreaya’s birthday is only 1 week after Christmas, I decided to DIY most of the party favors this go around.
The snowman birthday party favor bags were just plain white bags from the dollar store that I decorated to look like snowmen with simple black squares, a carrot nose, some felt for a scarf, and buttons. Within each bag I had a can of Play-Doh that I had taped Frosty too – I simply printed an image from an online search and stuck them right on there to fit the theme.
The little snowman applesauce pouches were a last minute addition since I knew we would have some babies in attendance that couldn’t enjoy the other snacks. They were a big hit even with the older kids too!
In the bowls, you’ll see a couple DIY projects and lucky for you – I have printables that you can use to make your own. Although mine have Frosty on them, I made these with a generic snowman so they could be used with any snowman theme.
For both free printables, simply click on the image to print and write in a quick note saying “Thanks for coming to my child’s party!”
The Snowman Soup bag contained a packet of Hot Cocoa, a Candy Cane, and a small baggy of marshmallows.
The adorable Frosty the S’more-man bags contained a Snowman Peep, small chocolate bar, and 2 graham crackers. This was, by far, the most popular snowman birthday party favor – with the kids and the adults!
The one Frosty the Snowman item I did fine were these cute little rings that would be perfect a-top birthday cupcakes! Since Moreaya decided she wanted a birthday cake instead of cupcakes, I let the kiddos take a few home in their favor bags.
Our Frosty the Snowman Birthday Party turned out to be a great hit and the theme was really fun once the plans started coming together. The ideal time to throw a snowman birthday party really is right before, or better yet, right after Christmas. I was able to get most of the snowman themed candy and goodies at discounted prices!