Frozen Themed Birthday Party

Hey lovelies,

So for my daughters 5th Birthday party she wanted Frozen.

I’ve probably seen the movie 1000 times and sing let it go in my head daily at least twice a day.

Gotta love being a mommy.

So here is the set up for her party.

She loved it… I hope you do too.

I made basically everything by myself, I had a lot of Christmas stuff left over that was just perfect for the Frozen theme.

So first off the back drop was a purple plastic table clothe I pinned to the wall.

The first thing I always do is the Banner and work the rest of the decorations around it, I feel the banner is always the center attraction of the party decorations, It pulls everything together.

So the Birthday Girl Banner


to create the banner I cut out flag like pages from pink, purple and teal scrapbook paper, then I placed white sticker letters on each piece of flag paper in the center, next I hot glued snowflake confetti I found in a Christmas tote, lastly I put a hole in each side of the flag paper and strung light blue tulle through the back of each paper until banner was complete, as shown in the photo.


Next I made her Number 5

This was made out of a piece of cardboard, white and purple tulle and snowflake confetti. All I did was cut out the 5 paint it white, hot glue the beginning of your tulle to the corner of the five and wrap the white tulle around and do the same with the purple over the white. Lastly hot glue the snowflakes in desired place.


Then I made her a Elsa and Anna photo frame for her wall and all I did here was download some photos from google and glued them together. Then I found some cute snowflakes on google printed them out, cut them out and glued them to white construction paper and stuck them to the wall.


I also had some star and snowflake ornaments that I had in my Christmas tote, so I upcycled them turning them silver, teal and purple. After that I took some old spiral hanging ceiling decorations I had left over from her first birthday which had Dora on them, well I took Dora off and put on the stars and snowflakes and hung them up with the streamers. Then one table had a snowflake table clothe with snowflake confetti on it and the other table had a Frozen table clothe. All the utencils, plates, cups, and napkins were purple, teal, and snowflakes, ohh the cups were red.

The next thing I did was print off Olaf masks, Elsa Crowns, and Anna Crowns. Punched holes on the sides and tied tulle to each side to tie around each childs head. I also printed off a Olaf craft, which was Do you wanna Build a Olaf craft.


ohh I also built a terrible snowflake pinata because I could not find a frozen pinata locally. Which you can see on the table in the first photo.

So after I did the decorations and the craft set up for the kids I put together the snack bar.



  • Mini Sandwiches
  • Cheese balls
  • Powdered donuts
  • nacho cheese deritos
  • cool ranch deritos
  • cheese and cracker tray
  • iced animal crackers
  • Cheese burgers
  • Hot Dogs

The Punch Bowl


  • 2 liter sprite
  • large can pinneapple juice
  • polar blast hawiaan punch
  • vanilla bean ice cream
  • 1/2 bag of ice

And the last thing was her cake. I am NOT a professional or even close to one but I think I did a okay job on my daughters cake.


Well there you have it, a cheap and easy Frozen Birthday Party for a broke suburban momma.

Until Next Time,

~Gruada Mom~




Pirate Theme Baby Shower

Hey lovelies,

I was going through old photos and found baby shower photos from my first sons baby shower. So I thought I would share.

So Let’s Get started.

When planning a Baby shower your first steps are:

  • Pick a time & Date
  • Create a theme and menu
  • Send out invitations a month before your baby shower. And remember to put the places you registered, your theme, and menu.
  • Next do your shopping and putting decorations together.

We will start with games:

  • Baby Bingo

  • What’s in the pirate pouch

  • Don’t say Baby

  • Measure Mommies Tummy

Our game/prize table

Table set up

Each table had a black table clothe with a red and stripped table runner and skull bandanas.

Each table had a red bucket that contained utincels.

And each table had a treasure chest that held, beaded necklaces, gems and jewels, fake gold coins, cumpas, eye patch and mini treasure boxes. And our bingo game with pens.


  • Oreo truffles
  • Pickle wraps
  • Fruit tray
  • Cracker tray
  • Chocolate cupcakes
  • Sweet meatballs
  • Pigs in a blanket
  • Chips

Gift table and beverage table

And our banner

Well there you have it, a Pirate Themed Baby Shower.

~Gruada Mom~

DIY Hulk Smash Cake & Snack Bar

This cake was a little difficult to make. I’m not a professional baker at all.

So heres what I learned doing this cake, do not buy super moist cake mix. Bad idea people!

It was basically falling apart. It was really good but getting the kit kat bars to stay on was not easy. So just go with a regular cake mix.

This is a three tier cake with cream cheese icing, kit kats and m&m’s.

I baked the cakes the night before and let them cool all night.

Then I iced them and stacked them.

After that I cut some cake out for hulks feet to sit in and placed him in the top layer of thr cake.

Then I put icing around the sides of thr cake and stuck the kit kat bars all the way around. This took 2 mega bars which is 8 regular size packs.

Last I put the m&m’s on top of the cake and crumbled some of the extra cake within the candy. The extra cake was from cutting the tips of the cake layers so it was level.

And that’s it!

Thr cake cost me $40.00 to put together and that includes the hulk.

And it was very yummy!


The Snack Bar, I didn’t get pictures of it because unfortunately I was very busy and spaced out.

However it featured:

  • Cheese balls
  • Hulk rice Krispy treats
  • Thor hammers which was square cheese and pretzel sticks
  • Ruffle chips and Ranch Dip
  •  Pepperoni pizza

~Gruada Mom~

DIY Hulk Smash Utensil Holder 

This was cheap,

Wanna know how cheap…FREE!

Yes, I said free. It didn’t cost a penny to do this craft. I already had all the supplies.

Here’s what you need:

  • Purple and black construction paper
  • Elmers glue
  • Scissors
  • Hulk fist image (Google search image)
  • Gold chalk marker (I liked the color)
  • Formula can
  • Comic bubbles

Step 1: cut the paper to fit the formula can.

Step 2: glue the paper around the formula can.

Step 3: cut out your comic bubbles and glue them down.

Step 4: cut out your hulk fist and glue it down.

Step 4: Write “Hulk Smash” in desired spot.

Bam, all finished!

Completely free and only took about 45 minutes to do!

Now, that’s my kind of craft!

Stay tuned for DIY Hulk Smash Cake and Snack Bar.

~Gruada Mom~

DIY Hulk “I AM THREE” Banner

Hey all,

Today I have a DIY Hulk Banner, the best part about this project is…

It didn’t cost a penny!

You read that correctly, I already had everything laying around the house.

So heres what you need:

  • Purple and green construction paper.
  • Alphabet stickers
  • Pen
  • Elmers glue
  • Cup
  • 2 Hulk fists (Google images search engine)

Step one: Trace a circle on the purple construction paper bad cut it out. (Open end of cup) Then cut it out and set it aside.

~Gruada Mom~


Stay tuned I’ll be back with more.

DIY Hulk Smash Utensil Holder

DIY Gothum City 

As promised I’m going to show you how to make your own gothum city.

  • Blue and black acrylic paint
  • Large paint brush
  • Different sized boxes
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Bam and pow printables found at

  • Elmers glue
  • Round Cardboard (moon)
  • Black tablecloth (night sky)

Now first things first…

Paint all your boxes and let dry (may need another coat)

Next, cut windows out of the yellow construction paper and glue it down as desired.

Next place your comic bubbles as desired.


Gothum Buildings for your city.

Use the black table cloth as your night sky backdrop. The cardboard pizza bottom as the moon.

Seriously the only thing I paid for was the .97 cent table cloth. Everything else I had around the house.

Stay tuned for the DIY Hulk Banner

~Gruada Mom~

Back to Normal

Hey all you lovelies out there today!

It’s time to get back to normal now that Christmas (blogmas) and New Years are over.

Hope everyone had a great time during the holidays.

2017, wow it is officially here.

I thought we would begin the New Year talking about my speciality.


This week I will show you how to create a Hulk Smash Birthday Party on $200.00

Yes, I only spent $200 on this party, that includes decorations and food.

Just like any party you plan you always start with picking the time and date, then the theme and colors. After that send out invitations and make your guest aware of the plan.

Which will include the time and date, the theme and colors, the menu, games, and what your child may want or need. This makes shopping easier for the guests.

So stay tuned for the upcoming blogs this week on planning a Hulk Smash Birthday Party!

This week will feature:

DIY Gothum City

DIY Hulk Banner

DIY Hulk Smash Menu

DIY Hulk Smash Cake

~Gruada Mom~