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Let It Snow! A Frozen-Inspired 5th Birthday Party

Feb 14 2014 - 6:37am

Megan Leigh, mommy and photographer of Genie Leigh Photography [1], has seen Disney's Frozen with her daughter three times. So it's no surprise that her budding 5-year-old wanted her birthday party to feature Elsa, her favorite character from the animated film. Luckily, paired with some creativity, the icy songstress's look provides for wonderfully delightful party decor: blue, white, snowflakes, and sparkles. Megan and her husband made their daughter's dreams come true with this tasteful and fun Winter wonderland fit for a princess. And why not go all out? As the proud mom said, "There is a little window in childhood where make believe is real. A princess wand really makes you a princess. Colors are brighter. Moments last forever. And Daddy making your cake is the best thing ever!" Scroll down to see the magic for yourself.

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Banner and Snowflakes

From balloons to the banner to the snowflakes, the decor subtly provides the Frozen look.

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Birthday Name Banner

Here's another look at the cute banner.

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The Homemade Cake

The birthday girl's dad takes the cake for dad of the year, as this was the third year he made her cake from scratch. Yup, scratch. Megan said, "It was incredible to watch it all come together. He worked for hours cutting out little snowflakes. The tea lights hidden behind the large snowflakes added the perfect finishing touch."

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Snowflake Cake

Those cupcakes are pretty darn cute, but the cake was everyone's favorite part of the party. The first time the birthday girl saw her Frozen snowflake cake, she ran in circles and screamed, "I love it, Daddy!"

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Frozen Figures

The tiny figures make for perfect tabletop decor.

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Treat Table

We're loving the kid-friendly blue jello and blue and white candies, along with the elegant glass jars.

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Snowflake Doilies Backdrop

"I'm so glad I thought to try a doily snowflake, because it added the perfect Frozen touch," Megan said. DIYers can attempt to make their own, and everyone else can get the premade Pepper Lu Wonderland Backdrop [9] ($60).

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Twinkle Lights

Megan said, "We put twinkle lights behind each snowflake and the ruffle tablecloth to add some magic." And that tablecloth? To die for.

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Color-Coordinated Table Settings

The Meri Meri [12] place settings are super fun — and stripes never get old!

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Another Look at the Tabletop

The paper straws and rock candy on a stick are a nice touch!

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Sweet Treats

Dipped marshmallows, anyone? What a great idea for an easy and delicious treat!

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Blue Drinks

Mixing the fun blue punch with the sophisticated dispenser keeps a Disney theme party classy.

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DIY Play Dough

Megan made white glitter play dough [17] as party favors for the guests.

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Sparkly Snow Play Dough

And we're loving yet another use for mason jars!

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Glitter Frame

Framing pictures of the guest of honor is always a great addition — and also a simple way to add a little more sparkle to the party.

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Backdrop For Photo Shoot

Megan, a photographer, got double-duty use out of her backdrop. Naturally she paired up the background with that adorable Matilda Jane Clothing Emilia Dress [21] ($46) and Orange Beaded Necklace/Bracelet [22] ($7) for her daughter's fifth year photo shoot. What a great idea!

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Fake Snow

If you're going to do a Frozen-themed party and photo shoot, there'd better be snow!

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