If your kids are anything like mine—or every other kid I know—they are way into Frozen. Still. Until they let it go (cheap shot?), I say we embrace it. For me, this means whipping up Frozen-inspired recipes that are perfect for a movie-viewing party, a Frozen themed birthday, or a surprise movie night dessert. Because if you’re going to watch it for the 67th time–this week–here might as well be something delicious in it for you all.
The entire snow theme is a great help as far as Frozen movie party recipe ideas, and I love the tasteful Vanilla Snowflake Cupcakes from The Chic. They’re as pretty as Princess Elsa, but without having to put her face all over them in fondant.
I also love these Olaf cupcakes spied on Spoonful. Because sometimes, when a character is as funny and cute—and easily replicated by icing!—as Olaf is, why not make his face the centerpiece of the cake? Of course you can always just serve glasses of water and call it “Melted Olaf.” Ha.
If you want something smaller and even easier to make than a cupcake, try these Banana Cake Snowballs from Nibbles and Feasts. Not only would they make a super cute addition to a Frozen movie party dessert table, but the recipe also sounds particularly delicious.
I am absolutely taken with this recipe from Simply Designing for Frozen-inspired ice candy recipe. This would also make a fun addition to the dessert table or in a goodie bag–or just top a cake with it. So clever.
I love this Blue Raspberry Pineapple Slush from Bakin’ Bit and not just because it hits all the right marks for a Frozen-themed treat. I also love that it was originally created to be part of a Breaking Bad party. Blue sky meth, get it? Shh, don’t tell the kids. It goes down the same as an “Elsa Cocktail” or whatever you want to name it.
If you’re going for something a little bigger and grander than bite-sized treats, you have to check out this outrageous Frozen Ice Cream Cake from Bubbly Nature Creations. This birthday cake is the pièce de resistance for any Frozen movie party. Yeah it’s a bit over the top but looks so impressive. And the truth is, it’s more straightforward to make than it looks; only time and patience are required. And little characters to put on top.
I feel obliged to give you a more, uh, subtle birthday cake option than the one above. This Pastel Swirl Cake from Sweetapolita that we originally suggested for Easter would fit perfectly into a Frozen movie party. And don’t be intimidated: there’s a video tutorial on Sweetapolita to help you make this gorgeous ombre pastel icing.
By the way, if you love these recipes but don’t love artificial food coloring, check out the India Tree all-natural food colors. Blue is even one of the colors that comes in their basic set. Hooray for small, all-natural favors.