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Fun FROZEN Friday

7 Mar

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The first attempt at seeing Frozen didn’t go so well!  We went to a pre-screening in 3D.  Ten minutes into the movie we had to leave because my daughter got scared when someone said there was a snow monster that was going to jump out.   Over the Holidays we gave Frozen a second chance, this time not in 3D.  The girls brought their Anna doll they received for Christmas and was able to snuggle up with their grandparents who went with us.  It was a success and they LOVED the movie!  Since seeing the movie and attending Frozen viewing parties, now that it’s On Demand , we’ve done Frozen themed activities and made Frozen themed treats.  Below are a few of our favorites that would be perfect for a Fun Frozen Friday!

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Start the afternoon with fun on the floor with Disney Frozen Busy Books from Barnes and Noble.  The girls love setting the scene and pretending the characters are part of their favorite scenes.  They also liking coming up with their own adventures of Elsa and Anna allowing their imaginations to run free.

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After playing on the floor, have a dance party to the Frozen Soundtrack, definitely worth purchasing on iTunes.  We listen to it at least once a day, sometimes more.  The girls don’t have the Frozen dress-up clothes (yet) so they make-do with what they have.  My oldest adds a scarf to her Cinderella costume to “keep warm” as she dances through the snow.  They sing, dance, and pretend they are Elsa and Anna.

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After the dance party serve “Snowmen for Dinner

A party wouldn’t be complete without something sweet.  Olaf Ice Cream or “Snowflakes Falling on Arendelle” Rice Krispie Treats make a great dessert.

To make one Olaf: Use a Tablespoon and scoop out 3 tablespoons of vanilla ice cream for “Olaf’s” body.  Use 1 orange rainbow sprinkle for the “carrot nose”, 3 white sprinkles for Olaf’s hair.  Use three chocolate chips for the buttons and two for eyes.  Pretzel sticks work great for the arms.  Put back in the freezer until ready to eat.

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To make Snowflakes Falling on Arendelle, follow the directions to make Rice Krispie Treats.  Add a little blue coloring to the melted marshmallows.  After you place rice krispie treats on pan, use a snowflake shaped cookie cutter and cut out shapes.  Use white gel icing to make the snowflake outline on top of treats.

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After everyone is ready for bed, snuggle up with popcorn and download Frozen.  Make personal sized by filling Aladdin mason cups.  To add a Frozen touch, download and print the characters here, hole punch them, and tie them around the cups with ribbon.  It’ll be a hit!

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For more ideas check out my Frozen Party ideas board on Pinterest!  Have a Fun Frozen Friday!

Disclaimer:  Unless noted, all images and opinions are my own.

Holiday Gift Guide for Girls

26 Nov

My girls have worked on their wish list for some time now.  See their picks for this Holiday season below:

Madeline's Holiday Guide

Easy-Bake Oven, $54.99:  Recommended for ages 8+, however I think this gift might really be for me :). Read my story about Easy-Bake Oven here.

Ice Skates, $34.99 +shipping:  Since the Ice Rink at Brookfield Place started going up, my daughter has expressed great interest in learning and wants her own pair of skates.  I found Lake Placid adjustable skates on amazon.  Ideal, so she can use them next year as well!

Zeenie Dollz, $49.99: Each Zeenie Doll has a cause and passion for the environment. They are made with non-toxic and recyclable plastics.  A percentage of every sale will be donated to organizations working to preserve the environment and protect all animals and the places they call home. My daughter received Kazumi and loved learning about her cause; fighting to protect the polar regions and defend against global warning, so asked for more dollz to protect our earth.  Other dolls include:

  • Evee, Protector of the Skies and Defender against Pollution
  • Lina, Protector of the Rainforest and Defender against Deforestation
  • Sini, Protector of Farmland and Defender of Mistreated and Abused Animals
  • Yana, Protector of the Oceans and Defender of Marine Conservation
  • Zennia, also known as Mother Earth, is the protector of our planet

Flutterbye Flying Fairy, $34.99, temporary price cut at Target $27.99: Flower fairy brings love and beauty to all who fly her. Magically guide her through the air with the movement of your hand.  She launches easily from her charging base, and she twirls and dances for 5 minutes with a 25 minute charge.

Goldie Blox and the Parade Float, $19.99: GoldiBlox was created to help engage and continue to spark girls interest in science.  In this much-anticipated sequel, Goldie’s friends Ruby and Katinka compete in a princess pageant with the hopes of riding in the town parade. When Katinka loses the crown, Ruby and Goldie build something great together, teaching their friends that creativity and friendship are more important than any pageantIncludes a book series plus construction set introducing Ruby, Goldie’s best friend and princess-turned-engineer. Builds spatial skills, engineering principles, and confidence in problem-solving.  Comes equipped with 9 design ideas, a DIY project, and unlimited building possibilities. Compatible with all other GoldieBlox toys.

Personalized Glow Pet, $29.99 + 8.99 to personalize:  My daughter had a hard time adjusting to daylight savings.  It was hard for her to go to bed because she is scared of the dark.  She has a Dream Lite that she loves and gives just enough light and she counts the stars to help fall asleep.  We were shopping one afternoon and she saw a Glow Pet.  It’s softer to cuddle up with because it doesn’t have the hard plastic on top.  I saw that you are able to personalize them so they won’t get mixed up at sleepovers.

Zazoo Alarm Clock, $89.99 available at Babesta TriBeca:  My daughter has been asking for this alarm clock for quite some time.  It has many cool features: alarm clock, rotating digital photo frame, music & audio book capabilities, and naptime photo alarm setting.

UGG Australia, $120 :  As the weather gets colder and she sees her friends wear their UGGS, she decided she needed to add them to her list.  She said she wants a pair that sparkle and shine.  I love the purple Bailey Bow Lizard for her.

Pelas Holiday Guide

FuzzyNation Stella Pug, $85.99:  The picture says it all.  There is nothing my little one loves more than accessories that sparkle and dogs.  I can’t remember when my daughter discovered this dog at Koh’s Kids in TriBeCa but every time we walk past, she has to stop to see Stella displayed in the window.  I finally stopped to find out who designed it and found out it was FuzzyNation, bringing the pets we love to fashion.

Disney Talking Sofia the First and Friends, $39.95 at Barnes & Noble:  We watch Sofia the First at home often.  We have dress-up clothes , play sets and books so it’s no surprise she chose this for the Holidays.  The talking Sofia doll has over 30 phrases to share with her friends: Clover the Rabbit, Mia the Bluebird and Robin the Robin.  When her animal friends come close to her, her amulet will light up and they will talk to each other.  So cool!

Disney’s Frozen Pajama’s, $24.95: We went to a preview with the MOMS but had to leave because my oldest wasn’t feeling well and got scared in the beginning.  My youngest loved what she saw and definitely wants to go see it again when it comes out November 27.  Since seeing a little of the movie, she has asked for Frozen Pajama’s.  She will love the skirt that goes with the set from the Disney Store.

LEGO Duplo Neverland Hideout, $24.99 on YoYo.com: We love to spend afternoons building on the floor.  Although, all items on the list look extremely girls, Pela is obsessed with Disneys Jake and the Never Land Pirates.  She has asked for this set with Izzy and Cubby so she can build their hideout!

Kid O A to Z Magnatab, $21.39 on Amazon:  Wanting to learn to write like her older sister, the Magnatab will help her learn to write letters and hold a writing instrument.

Our Generation 18 ” Holiday Doll with Wrap, $22.00 at Target:  Along with accessorizing, my daughter LOVES her dolls.  When I’m folding laundry or  doing dishes I sneak up to find her laying in bed talking to her dolls or pushing her doll around while carrying her purse (playing mom).  The Our Generation Dolls are $80 less than American Girl dolls.  My oldest received one and of course Pela asked for one too.  I love the Holiday edition doll!

Our Generation Doll & Me Fashion Set, $29.99 at Target: Both my girls love dressing like their doll.  I had no idea Target sold Doll and Me clothes until recently.  My oldest received the pink skirt and grey sweater set.  The quality is nice, it’s is adorable, and it’s a great price.  Another matching set will definitely under our tree for Pela.

Crewcuts  by J. Crew Girls Glitter Bow Ballet Flats, $69.00:  My fashonista loves dress shoes.  She refuses to wear anything else.  She fell in love with the Gold Glitter Ballet Flats at Crewcuts.

Happy Wrapping this  Holiday Season!

Disclaimer:  I received samples of some of the products featured.  All opinions expressed are my own.  All links direct you to a site you can purchase the product from.  All photos and information in italics came from the linked sites.