Frozen Party How-To: DIY Elsa Inspired Tutu Dress, Lace Tiara & Sparkly Shoes

Alice Scraps Wonderland:  DIY Elsa Inspired tutu dress and cape for a Frozen birthday party +  ideas for crown and shoes on blog.

What Frozen-obsessed little girl wouldn't want to dress up as Elsa or Anna?  Especially for their own birthday party?  So my mom and I decided to make one of those adorable tutu dresses you can buy all over Etsy as a gift to Rylee for her birthday.  These dresses are really, very easy to make.  We went with Elsa colors but you can certainly adapt this for an Anna dress!

Alice Scraps Wonderland:  DIY Elsa Inspired tutu dress and cape for a Frozen birthday party +  ideas for crown and shoes on blog.
I left plenty of length on the skirt so I could cut it to fit Rylee
the day of the party as this dress was a surprise for her!


Pretty in Pink: A Shabby Chic Wedding Scrapbook Layout

pretty in pink
I've been a fan of Scrap Around the World on Facebook for a while. I'm constantly visiting their blog and endlessly pinning all the amazing layouts submitted by fellow crafters from all over the world. And the mood boards are so inspirational. I've always wanted to enter the monthly challenge but never really found the time before. But this year, I promised myself I would open an Etsy shop (sometime this year...) and enter at least a few of the Scrap Around the World monthly challenges. I'm proud to say that this month, I'm entering the challenge! I mean, who couldn't after seeing this gorgeous mood board created by Karita Vainio of Finland?

mood board jan 2015

Frozen Party How-To: Decor and Goody Bags + Freebie

Welcome to Part II of my three-part Frozen Birthday Party extravaganza! Today I'll be going over the decor, tablescape, and goodie bags! Let's just jump right into it--here are some ideas to whet your crafting whistle:



Tidal Pools - Mixed Media Layout


I adore mixed media layouts.  I love making my craft table a mess while getting to play with all the different textures.  For Christmas I got some of the Prima Art Extravagance Texture Pastes.  I particularly asked for the White Sand because I knew I could use it for my sister and her husband's vacation album.  They took a ton of photos of the northern California coast line.  Hello, beach layouts!  After Christmas I was itching to use my new mixed media pastes and I finally got a chance earlier this week. 


Frozen Party How-To: Lunch & Dessert Bar

Disney's Frozen:  A Birthday Party How-To -- Lunch & Dessert Bar

We all know that the obsession with Disney's Frozen isn't over yet.  For the next year or so every little girl will want a Frozen-themed birthday party--my cousin included.  So my mother and I set out to make it the best birthday party she's had yet!

Pinterest is a great way to get ideas for all your parties--from food and fun names for the food, to games to party favors--it's all there for the "Pinter-lifting"*.  In this blog post, I'll go over the food.  

table prep
Setting up the table: A snowflake table cloth, pretty organza and battery operated lights with iridescent tinsel make a pretty backdrop.