One day, Chloe said to me "Mommy, you know what I want for my party? A Frozen pinata. But I've never seen one so I don't think I can have it." Well, lo and behold, I found this pinata from this online (Canadian!) party store. If you have looked for Frozen party decor, you'll know its pretty scarce out there. Everything is sold out! So when I saw this pinata, I had to jump on it. (Sneak peek of the party decor too!)
Silly me, I've never bought a pinata before and didn't know they came empty. So what to fill it with? I'm not too keen on giving kids lots of candy (there will be enough cake and fruit to give them a sugar rush) so I mixed in a few treats with toys.
Elsa's Snow Dough:
I know some parents are against the whole goodie bag phenomenon but I just love putting them together. I like goodies that are creative and won't fall apart or be tossed out as soon as the kids get home. When I saw this idea on Pinterest, I knew I wanted to put a Frozen spin on it. You can't have a Frozen party without snow, right?
Here's the recipe:
*makes enough to fill 12 small mason jars
1 1/2 cup salt
3 cups water
6 tbsp cream of tartar
3 cups all purpose flour
3 tbsp vegetable oil
- In a large pot, add salt, water, cream of tartar, flour, and oil. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the mixture holds together (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat.
- Put the dough on a cookie sheet to cool. Knead in peppermint extract and glitter.
The snow dough isn't "white white" so you might want to add a touch of blue food colouring to make things feel a bit more frosty. I whipped up a label for the jars... Product of Arendelle... yes, I'm having way too much fun with this.
The snow dough will get packed up along with the DIY Frozen Peg Dolls into loot boxes. The final little touch? Stickers that say "Thank you snow much!" ;)
More Frozen ideas to come!