Frozen is so hot right now. I mean the popular Disney movie inspiring candy buffets for kids. So far, it seems to be mainly for girls, who are embracing all shades of blue.
Frozen is loosely based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale The Snow Queen. The film tells the story of a fearless princess who sets off on an epic journey alongside a rugged, thrill-seeking mountain man, his loyal pet reindeer, and a hapless snowman to find her estranged sister, whose icy powers have inadvertently trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. The Disney movie features the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Santino Fontana, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff. It’s a box office hit, winning two Oscars, a BAFTA and a Golden Globe. The film has so far grossed $US1.02 billion in worldwide box office revenue. Part of the film’s attraction is its realistic shots, particularly the heavy snow and its interactions with the characters. The snow comes “alive”, in a sense.
I found this image on Pinterest of a Frozen-inspired candy buffet, which mum Lauren Walsh created for her daughter’s 8th birthday party. Lauren has used icy colours for the tinsel background curtain, a sparkly tree as a central decoration and a layer of blue chiffon over white satin to resemble a snowy landscape, with crystals scattered across the table. She’s picked her lollies well, including marshmallows, bonbons and blue and white swirl lollipops.
You can just as easily use white, silvery or shades of purple chiffon over a white tablecloth to give the impression of an icy landscape. This Lace Glitter Dot Garland by Martha Stewart could serve as a backdrop, giving the impression of falling snow or icicles.
Jars can be wrapped in ribbons of the same colours, or silver tinsel usually reserved for Christmas decorations. And now the best bit. The food! I love how Rachel, the American blogger at Bubbly Nature Creations, used cubes of blue jelly to make this treat for a child’s Frozen birthday party. They really do look like blocks of ice. Only wobblier! A few drops (and I mean very, very few) of blue food colouring will add a vivid hue to lemonade or sparkling mineral water. Or you could make blue ice cubes instead, for party guests to add to their drinks. Who knows what colours their drinks will become!?
Here’s my tips on what lollies from Candy Bar Sydney you could use for a Frozen candy buffet, incorporating all the movie’s fun elements: Snow, ice, sparkles, and a dash of magic. Blue and White fairy floss would be a natural for a Frozen theme – nothing else looks quite like snow.
Large White Marshmallows and Tiffany & Co Swirl Rock Candy Lollipops, Crystal Sticks (to resemble the Ice Castle in the movie) in white, purple and blue arranged in an open glass container or standing upright in a bed of white sugar, White or Blue Mini Jelly Beans, Shimmer Gumballs in silver, white, various shades of blue, and light and dark purple.
Cups, plates, straws and other tableware should complement the theme, of course. How about this Powder Blue combo? I think it works. What do you think?
If you have a Frozen theme planned for a candy buffet or party, please send us some pictures! We’d love to see your inspiration and share it with our readers.