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A Day of Fun and Magic with Disney FROZEN

CB Disclosure White Background 600 px wide day of fun with FROZEN #shop My daughter is a huge Disney fan, she loves everything Disney and she had been waiting for the new Disney movie FROZEN to come out, to the point that she had even memorized the date it was coming out on theaters.  We had been unable to watch it so last weekend we decided to surprise the kids by planning a magical FROZEN day.  Our day started with the whole family headed to the nearest movie theater. When we arrived my daughter’s eyes just twinkled with excitement and happiness.   My 6 year old little man was not that thrilled, he likes race cars and he figured he would not enjoy this “girly” movie at all but he was in for a treat.

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by FROZEN.  It veered away from the regular princess meets love of her life plot and it focused on the relationship between Anna and Elsa.  The movie was about sisterhood, about family and about finding your true self.  Additionally, and  to the delight of both of my kid’s, the movie was fun.  Sven and Olaf complimented the plot with lots of funny situations and physical comedy which had my little guy laughing out loud throughout the movie.  For our family the movie was specially magical because since we live in Florida my kids think that snow is something that almost sounds too fantastic to be real.  And to be completely honest, having lived all of my life in places with a warm weather year around snow and ice seem pretty fantastical to me as well.  Last year we spent the holidays “up north” and they got to see snow, even if it was only for one day it has probably been one of the most fun day’s they’ve had ever.  So a snow covered world  with ice castles and a talking, walking snowmen was for them truly magical (ok, fine for me too!).  After the movie both of my kids where jumping with excitement (literally) telling each other about their favorite parts.  I love it when they find something that they can talk about and share because they are very different and when I see them bonding and sharing something like this my heart just melts.

subway FROZEN #shop After leaving the movie theater we headed to Walmart where we got them a Fresh Fit Kids Meal from Subway.  The meal came in a cute FROZEN themed bag and included an Olaf key chain.  After our meal we headed home but our magical day was far from over, I still had a few surprises planned for them!

FROZEN Subway kids meal #shop The day before I had stopped at Walmart and bought some FROZEN themed books and dolls for my daughter.  I also got some action figures for my little guy. I took out the presents and my daughter was over the moon excited.  I focused on books because I know that having FROZEN themed reading material motivates her to read, and her like her mom she is a bit of a book worm.

books FROZEN #shop If it where up to her she would spend the day reading but since I do want her to play and interact I am always looking for toys that will really motivate her to play. Funny how encouraging your kids to play is something that you don’t even think about unless you have a child on the autism spectrum.  What I loved about these particular Anna and Elsa dolls is they they have a “magic” wand that you fill up with water and when you rub it on Anna and Elsa’s dresses a design magically appears. She loved it and would not stop playing with them and watching how the dresses changed every time she rubbed them with the wand.

FROZEN toys and books at Walmart #shop I was expecting to find lots of FROZEN toys at Walmart but maybe because it was right after the holidays there was not that much to choose from.  I got the last two Anna and Else dolls and could not find any Olaf toys for my little guy but I will be getting him an Olaf snowman soon. I’m guessing all the little girls just fell in love with Anna and Elsa and the FROZEN toys just flew off the shelves.

Anyway back to our fun day. That afternoon we made some Disney FROZEN inspired snowflake cookies and the kids had fun decorating them with frosting and sparkling sprinkles.  My little man was super interested in learning more about snowflakes and how they are formed, he is such a curious little guy.

snowflake sugar cookies FROZEN #shop snowflake cookies FROZEN #shop I wanted to make something that would really capture the magic of the movie and the beauty of snowy landscapes so that the kids could remember the fun day we had.  I grabbed some vases and glass cups, t-lights, the FROZEN action figures, some miniature trees and snow flake stickers and we got busy making terrariums.

materials for FROZEN terrarium #shop First we placed the t-lights inside the glass containers and then covered them with a decorative filler we got at the craft store.  I painted some snow on the tress with a white paint marker and placed the stickers on the glass.  Then the kids and I had fun putting the FROZEN character figures inside the terrariums.  My daughter loved it so much that she asked to sleep with one of them in the room as a night light.

FROZEN glowing snow terrariums #shop We had a truly magical #FrozenFun day and both my kids and I went to bed dreaming of FROZEN magical icy lands and of having fun in the snow.  I am hoping that next year we will be able to go up north again so that they can enjoy sledding and building snow men and maybe even skying and ice skating!

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Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

Paula moved from her native Guatemala to SW Florida with her husband and two children and together they are discovering what it means to live life between two languages. She used to be an architect now a freelance writer, market, traveler and amateur photographer. She started her writing & publishing career as the editor of Bebé y Mamá, the first parenting magazine in Guatemala. She is the founder of www.GrowingUpBilingual.com and www.365thingsswfl.com and writes articles in Spanish and English for both magazines and the web on travel, food and bicultural and bilingual parenting . When she is not on a plane or road trip she likes to create recipes inspired in the flavors of her native Guatemala.

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  1. Isabel Garcia

    Loved how you made the day so magical for both your children with all the fun activities!

  2. Bohemian Babushka

    FANTASTIC!!! Te lo comistes Preciosa!
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  3. S. Yissele

    Estamos iguales, invadidas con la magia, muñecas, cuentos y más de Frozen, lindo post y fotos! Disfruten mucho! Cariños!

    ¡FELIZ DÍA!ॐ
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  4. Sofia - AmericanVida.com

    So cute! My 5 yr old sings the “let it go”song EVERY morning! Glad you guys had fun what a treat to your little one xoxo

  5. Cristina

    A mi nena y a mi nos encantó Frozen. Aún seguimos cantando las canciones de la película ;)
    Esas galletas se ven tan ricassss!
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  6. Adriana Martin (@AsBestRecipes)

    bellisimo que trabajal con tanto detalle felicidades Paula tu contenido es excelente, proud of you!
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  7. Maybelline @ Naturalmente Mamá

    How cool!.. love the terrariums!
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  8. Veronica Cervera

    Pues si que e la comiste. Tremendo post.
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  9. Adriana- Hogar-Mujer

    Todavia no la hemos visto a Frozen mirá que Santy me dice que es de nenas, voy a llevarlo de sorpresa porque veo que no se va a arrepentir. Que linda idea la de los terraniums, me encantó el post!
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    1. Paula - Growing Up Bilingual

      Gracias Adriana! Estoy segura que le va a encantar.

  10. Diana Rodriguez - Entre Compras y El Hogar

    Que hermoso, las fotos estan preciosas!
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  11. Yadira

    Muy divertido.
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  12. nina

    paula, te quedaron super preciosas las galletas y las decoaracciones!! I bet you throw some really cute birthday parties for your kids! :)

  13. Sara @ Mom Endeavors

    Oh my goodness, how creative are those terrariums?!?! Very fun! #client
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  14. Katye

    I LOVE the terrariums! May I ask where you found those figures? They look different and smaller than the ones I’m finding online.

    1. Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

      Hi Katye, thanks so much for your comments! The figures are actually from a Frozen “My Busy Book”. My Busy Books come with figures that relate to the story. I got the Busy Book at Walmart.

      1. Katye

        Thanks!

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