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My DD wants a Frozen-themed birthday party this year. It'll just be grandparents, aunts, and 2 cousins, so I'll keep it simple. I've seen lots of cute food ideas online, but they're all sweets (blue rock candy, powdered sugar "snowman" donuts, reindeer cookies, snowflake cupcakes -- cute but way too much sugar).

I need ideas for the actual food to serve -- main courses and healthy sides. The party will be around 11am, so brunch/lunch foods will work. Any ideas?

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Our Frozen party is in two weeks. My healthy ideas have been vetoed by my friends but I'll share them with you anyway!

Carrot sticks and some sort of thick white dip

Dandelion green salad

Meatloaf baked in individual mini Bundt pans covered in mashed potatoes, like a frosted cake... It's supposed to evoke visions of snow covered mountains Haha you can fill the centers with veggies and "frost" over the hole with the taters.

You can make lots of healthy treats incorporating unsweetened shredded coconut and heavy cream, they don't have to be sweet. How about lightly sweetened marshmallows made from scratch? You could make balls instead of cubes. I know that's not really simple...

How about shaved ice/snowcones covered in a syrup that is a simple blueberry juice reduction?

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Also, you could look up a typical Norwegian breakfast/brunch menu and go with that as a springboard.

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What about like mini Scandinavian pancakes and sausages (for some reason they seem more in theme then bacon) and fun frozen food. Like frozen grapes, frozen blueberries. Frozen raspberries dipped in yougurt or white chocolate.

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Ok and totally went and snooped Pinterest...

An Olaf inspired cheese ball?
Blue jello
Pretzels as "Olaf arms" and
Carrot sticks as "Olaf noses"
Olives as "Olaf eyes"

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Ohhhh and popcorn is easy and healthy and kind of like snow!

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Cute ideas, thank you! I saw one blog where the food labels were really what tied it in with the movie: "Elsa's Whiteout Pizza," "Sven's Carrot Salad," etc. Those ideas could work too, and would be simple.

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You're right - it's all over Pinterest, but it's all cupcakes and cookies and amazing cakes. Healthy stuff, not so much!

 

If you could find a snowflake-shaped cookie cutter, you could have snowflake-shaped sandwiches, cheese 'straws', ham or cheese slices, whatever. 

 

How about some healthy, date-based truffles that look like rocks? Call them trolls. (OK, you might need a label to get the point across...)

 

Slices of boiled egg or bocconcini could make little Olafs. 

 

Baby carrots, obviously!

 

There's actually a fair bit of food mentioned or seen in the movie, although some of it's sweet. To my recollection:

 

-Hans tells the villagers there is soup and hot glogg in the hall. IIRC, hot glogg is a kind of alcoholic eggnog... or is it a kind of mulled wine? Ehh, I forget. It's a real thing, anyway.

-We see Anna and Kristoff holding big sandwiches with toothpicks and olives in 'em during Olaf's 'Summer' song - there's probably other picnic food present too

-Olaf has hot chocolate in the spa

-Does Olaf have some kind of fruity summer cocktail in the 'Summer' sequence as well?

-There is chocolate, cake, sandwiches and a bunch of other food at Elsa's coronation party

-The shopkeeper/sauna guy puts a jar of what looks like pickled fish on the counter at one point... and has carrots for sale, of course.

 

That's all I can remember, but there might be some foodstuffs for sale on the market stalls during 'For First Time in Forever'. 


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Great ideas Smokering, thank you!!

My DD has requested pigs in a blanket and fruit salad, so my menu is decidedly not Frozen-themed now, lol! I might do frozen fruit (things like watermelon and grapes that taste nice frozen), but I don't think there's a way to make the pigs in a blanket tie in. Carrot sticks for sure.

I'm cutting out a bunch of white, ice-blue, and silver snowflakes today on my Silouhette machine to decorate, and I'll be passing out little cellophane bags with a "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" label, filled with a few large and small marshmallows and pretzel sticks so the kids can make and then eat a snowman. Some water bottles will be labeled "Melted Snowman," and others will have pipe cleaner antlers, pompom noses, and googly eyes to look like reindeer. I'm using white, light blue, and silver serving dishes that I already had (and will get balloons in those colors as well), and doing cupcakes in silver wrappers, with ice-blue frosting with white snowflakes piped on top. I think that's plenty -- simple but festive. smile.gif
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Lima Bean, I love your ideas! How fun! I'm sure the kids will enjoy all of it. :joy

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