We Had A Frozen Pool Party… With No Swimming, In The Rain, During A Power Failure!

It was Hannah’s 4th birthday last week and so we celebrated at home with close family and friends on Saturday, with a Frozen pool party. I wish I could say the party was a roaring success, but honestly, it wasn’t, it was very very stressful! Although, I’m pretty sure the kids had a great time, I’m just not sure my nerves or my house can withstand another party like that for a while! 

For starters, the weather did not play along!

The entire week, I’d been having a panic while analyzing the weather forecasts. Heavy rain all week! Do you know what’s worse than having your two kids trapped indoors because of rainy weather? Nine kids trapped in doors because of rainy weather! Especially when the indoors is your own home! And it was meant to be a Frozen themed pool party, so our plans started going to shit and I was in a state!

Finally the day of the party dawned and it was…… YUP RAINING!

Honestly, I wanted to cry! But I’d put so much effort into a pretty party for Hannah because she was SO excited and is such a girly girl! I’d even attempted to set aside my hatred of Pinterest and put my none existent skills to the test and had come up with some fabulous (in my opinion) party treats!

There was Frozen inspired Coconut Ice!

And Ombré Rice Crispy treats!

And Frozen inspired Oreo Pops!

Even Frozen inspired Snowballs!

The table looked gorgeous, even if I say so myself! I sprayed fake snow on everything and there were treats galore! 

Hannah was besides herself with excitement!

And then our guests arrived and the rain came down and it rained and it rained and it rained!

And then it got even worse!

The power went out about 2 hours into the party and chaos ensued!

The only way to cope with the chaos was to tuck into the wine and pretend like it wasn’t all really happening. I’m fairly easy going about this type of thing, so it was easy for me to do, but my husband, who’s not fan of a party at the best of time was a bundle of nerves by the time it was over.

After cleaning up, most of which had to happen the following day because of the damn power failure, I think he’s really glad it’s a whole 10 months till we have to host another kids birthday party.

But the kids had a blast and I guess that’s all that matters!



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  • Doné Else
    Reply Doné Else

    So beautiful

    February 28, 2017 at 8:07 am
  • Reply Mom Of Two Little Girls

    Oh wow. That sounds awful! Poor you. My hubby would be the same! Check out a post I did recently. It could have been worse.

    February 28, 2017 at 8:10 am
  • The Blessed Barrenness
    Reply The Blessed Barrenness

    Thanks Laura-kim & Doné, given that this really isn’t my strong point, I actually had so much fun and felt such pride in what I’d done. Also, seeing Hannah’s little face made it all worth while!

    February 28, 2017 at 8:59 am
  • Reply Sula

    I thought of you on Sat when it started to pee down again. None the less it does look like the kids had fun and your treats look wonderful

    February 28, 2017 at 9:08 am
  • Reply Kerry Wilson

    I feel your pain, it loves to rain every year on my kids party. We went to a party this Sunday in the rain. But kids are adaptable we switched to old fashioned party games instead of outside fun.

    February 28, 2017 at 9:20 am
  • Reply catjuggles

    Oh boy, Murphy did attend that party! But what a beautiful table and stunning treats – you went all Martha Stewart – well done

    February 28, 2017 at 9:21 am
  • Reply Janel Sunderlall

    Hannah looks extremely happy and that’s all that matters

    February 28, 2017 at 1:17 pm
  • Reply Olerato

    The weather was just not cooperating last week and i’m sorry about the power cut. But Ms Party looked BEAUTIFUL and all the pinterest inspired treats turned out AMAZING (which is actually very refreshing, most people I talk to tell me about how it just never worked out. What they saw on pinterest and what they made is just worlds apart..LOL). Happy belated birthday to Lil Ms Hannah

    February 28, 2017 at 1:20 pm
  • Reply Sam

    It was a lovely party Shaz and the snacks were super delish!

    February 28, 2017 at 1:40 pm
  • Gaelyn Cokayne
    Reply Gaelyn Cokayne

    I think you’re an official Pinterest success story now! Well done, it looked stunning!

    February 28, 2017 at 2:57 pm
  • Reply Melissa Javan

    Gorgeous party, looks like the kids had fun

    February 28, 2017 at 3:28 pm
  • Reply Cindy

    You totally NAILED the party and you can now officially call yourself a Pinterest MOM 🙂

    March 2, 2017 at 12:09 pm
    • Reply Sharon

      Not even close! Trust me, Pinterest and I are not really friends!

      March 3, 2017 at 3:11 pm
  • Reply Lea White

    That sounds so rough, but it looks very pretty. Living in New Zealand I always plan indoor parties because you just don’t know what the weather will do :-). For Caitlyn’s party last weekend we set her table up like a tea party, they hit a pinata and then I got them to decorate pillow cases for them to take home. I have also before booked the school hall for bigger parties and both these parties were a Harry Potter and a Carnival Party.

    March 2, 2017 at 11:23 pm
    • Reply Sharon

      I’m very sure in NZ you probably need to plan every party around the rain. The most important thing is if the kids had fun!

      March 3, 2017 at 3:09 pm
  • Reply Heather

    Shame man. How awful. But I have to say your food looks amazing.

    March 4, 2017 at 10:41 pm
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