NEW to the shop! This Polar Party theme can be used for winter birthdays, ice skating parties, snow play days, ice hockey parties, or like I did… for a hot summer birthday, celebrated at an ice-themed play place!
My son has an August birthday, and here in Arizona, we are absoultely *sick* of the heat by then! So I thought it might be fun to go to a new Polar Play place, that is an ice bar for adults at night, and a chilly kid play zone during the day. The kids played frozen Tic-Tac-Toe, threw fake snowballs, and felt the ice sculptures.
My son and his friend Keenan, posing with some penguin ice sculptures:
The facility loans all guests parkas and mittens, which is good because that is something we don’t have readily available at home, in August!
Here is the invitation, which is available in my shop here:
There are many other versions available, depending on the type of party you are having:
I chose a watercolor look for this collection. The addition of the wolf was my son’s request. He wanted either a husky or wolf in this year’s theme. I included the narwhal because a) they are awesome and b) kids love this super annoying Narwhal song.
The collection can be found in my shop here.
And here is the collection in action, on the party table:
These Hershey’s Kiss stickers are available here (select POLAR PARTY from the drop-down menu). They are great on the party table or in favor bags:
I had the birthday boy and his six-year-old friend apply the stickers. Of course I had to sacrifice a significant number of kisses for that endeavor (one for me, one for the bowl, one for me… LOL), but it was worth it to make them feel involved.
Powdered donut holes as ‘Snowballs’
The cupcake toppers are part of the Polar collection as well:
I made dipped pretzel rods as favors. I dipped them in white Candy Melts chocolate, and sprinkled blue sugar on them while they were still wet. Then I sprayed them with an edible pearl spray. I put them into cellophane treat bags and tied them with blue raffia. You can get all of these ingredients at craft stores, cake shops, Walmart, and online.
My eight-year-old suggested calling them “North Poles” and I thought that was hilarious! I love it when he chimes in with something fun and creative like that. 🙂
Here they are drying the day before:
I made these polar bear cookies using an idea I found on trusty old Pinterest.
I got this white “8” at Hobby Lobby, and I bought some snowflake decor while I was there, because even in August they have Christmas items out. Yay!
I decided to give out slime as a party favor. Keepin it real here… I have never made it before, so I collected recipes from my slime-making friends, researched my options, bought all the ingredients, and made a test batch. It didn’t come out at all! So I hired a local tween named Jensen who makes and sells slime, and she came through for me on short notice! I put the slime into small mason jars. I included the labels I made for the slime in the polar collection, in case you want to do the same.
I was expecting a few younger kids at the party, and I didn’t want them to have a breakable jar, so I put theirs into plastic containers:
I picked up some small arctic animal figures at a local craft store, and included them in the slime. They sank into it and made for a fun surprise for the kids. (And yes I know there aren’t any penguins in the arctic. But I didn’t name the toys. LOL)
Birthday boy in the party room:
And finally, me with the birthday boy as he makes a wish. Soooo many great memories were made on this day! I am so glad I put the effort in, because it wasn’t that difficult to pull together, and the kids who were there mention it every time I see them, so it seems that it was enjoyed by all. 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this Polar Party as much as we did!