What better way to celebrate the festive season than by decorating the Christmas tree with your little ones? This tradition is cherished by my family, filled with joy, laughter, and creativity. My daughter asked me to decorate our tree with a Frozen Christmas Tree theme this year. Inspired by the world of Elsa, Anna, and Olaf, this theme will surely bring some fun and magic to our home.
The Frozen Christmas Tree
The idea behind the frozen Christmas tree is simple. Think icy blues, shimmering silvers, and sparkling snowflakes. Here is how you can achieve this look:
Icy Blue Ornaments: Look for baubles in varying shades of blue. From deep navy to pale turquoise, these colors will set the tone for your frozen theme.
Snowflake Decorations: Snowflakes are a must-have for this theme. You can purchase glittery snowflake ornaments or even make paper snowflakes with your kids. Hang them at different lengths to create a cascading effect.
Silver Tinsel: Add a touch of sparkle with silver tinsel. Drape it around the tree to give the illusion of icicles.
Frozen Character Ornaments: To truly bring the theme to life, add ornaments of Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and other beloved characters from the movie.
One of the joys of decorating the Christmas tree with my kids is making handmade ornaments. Here are some of my favorite kid-friendly ideas:
Salt Dough Ornaments: Mix flour, salt, and water to create a dough. Your kids can shape them into stars, trees, or even their favorite characters. Once dried, they can be painted and glittered.
Pom-Pom Ornaments: Using colorful yarn, create fluffy pom-poms. Attach a string, and they’re ready to be hung!
Photo Ornaments: I like to print out family photos from the past year and place them in small frames. This is a wonderful way to reminisce and reflect on the years gone by.
Who said decorations can’t be delicious? Here are some edible ideas:
Popcorn Garland: String together popcorn using a needle and thread. This old-fashioned decoration is both beautiful and tasty.
Candy Canes: Hang traditional red and white candy canes or explore different flavors and colors for a fun twist.
Gingerbread Ornaments: Bake gingerbread cookies in the shape of stars, trees, or bells. Once cooled, decorate with icing and hang them up. Just make sure to eat them before they go stale!
Lights play a crucial role in setting the mood. For a frozen Christmas tree, opt for cool white lights. They’ll complement the icy blue ornaments perfectly. If you want to add a playful touch, look for lights with a “twinkle” or “snowfall” effect.
No tree is complete without a topper. For the frozen theme, a silver star or a snowflake would be ideal. If your kids are crafty, they can make a topper using pipe cleaners, glitter, and beads.
For the tree skirt, I chose one in shades of blue or silver to tie the whole look together. Alternatively, a white faux fur skirt would give the illusion of snow at the base of your tree.
Good parenting is not always easy during the stressful holiday period. Decorating the Christmas tree is a wonderful way to bond with my kids and create lasting memories. Whether you choose the enchanting frozen Christmas tree theme or something more traditional, the key is to have fun and let your children’s creativity shine. It is these special moments that make the festive season truly magical.