Frozen Birthday Party

Another belated birthday post. Man, I am really winning! Want to know what having three kids is like? It’s like treading water. In the ocean. At night. During a monsoon. And a seagull just pooped on your head.

Anyway, a few months ago (cringing!), Zoey turned five and, like every other five year old girl in America (and half the boys) she wanted a Frozen themed party. She also really wanted a scooter, having ridden one at our neighborhood block party earlier in the summer. Zach and I were so impressed with her willingness to try the scooter – and how well she did on it – that we jumped at getting one for her. I let her scroll through a few on Amazon and tell me which one she liked best.

 

I love the tongue sticking out in concentration.
I love the tongue sticking out in concentration.

She was quite opinionated about the matter, actually. It had to have two wheels in the front and only one behind (as opposed to vice-versa, or just two wheels) because that’s what the one she had tested out had. Zoey is nothing if not consistent.

 

Little known fact: five year olds are tall enough to see what the big present is before it's unwrapped.
Little known fact: five year olds are tall enough to see what the big present is before it’s unwrapped.

 

More faces of concentration
More faces of concentration

 

In birthday tradition, I took Zoey to the store to get balloons for her party. Only this time, instead of multiple balloons, Zoey had picked out just one balloon.

Elsa on one side of the giant freaking balloon
Elsa on one side of the giant freaking balloon

One really GIANT balloon. It’s taller than Eleanor. In fact, as of this posting (i.e. December) this ridiculous balloon is still floating and about 75% full of helium. No lie.

Anna on the other side of the really enormous balloon
Anna on the other side of the really enormous balloon

When the lady at the grocery store was filling the balloon with helium, Zoey told her it was her birthday and she was having a Frozen party. The lady said, “Oh! I have something for you then!” She then gave Zoey an AMAZING assortment of high-quality Frozen window clings that the store had used for a window display back in February and had no further use for. Such a birthday treat!

It is surprisingly hard to take a good picture of things stuck to a window.
It is surprisingly hard to take a good picture of things stuck to a window.

Zoey had begged for a pinata at her birthday party, and Grandma delivered. It was jam packed with tons of fun, tiny toys and about thirty-four pounds of Smarties.

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God bless whoever came up with the pull-string pinata idea so I don’t have preschoolers swinging baseball bats in my living room.

 

Little sister Eleanor was super excited about the Frozen party too.
Little sister Eleanor was super excited about the Frozen party too.

 

Alden was just kind of taking it all in. From the jungle.
Alden was just kind of taking it all in. From the safety of the jungle.

I didn’t kill myself going all out with food this time around. I think we timed the party for between meals, so I was able to just provide snacks.

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Zoey picked out chocolate cake with blue frosting to match her Frozen theme. The frosting came with tiny fish candies which she also insisted upon having on the cupcakes because CANDY! The only real disappointment was the cupcake wrappers. Apparently I should have doubled them up when I made the cupcakes, because after baking you couldn’t even see the Frozen designs on the wrappers.

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Zoey didn’t seem to mind much, though.

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Happy Five, my amazing girl. May all your wishes come true.

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