Top Party Ideas and Crafts of 2014

Happy New Year and welcome 2015! It’s been a year of growth on One Creative Mommy. We went from 94,000 monthly page views in January to over a million monthly page views in December! Thank you, everyone for making it such a great year. To celebrate, I’m sharing my top party ideas and crafts of 2014. (You may notice a definite “Frozen” trend.)

Top Crafts and Party Ideas of 2014 on {Which was your favorite?}


Top Crafts and Party Ideas of 2014

#1 Top Post: Olaf Sock Snowman Tutorial

Do You Want To Build a Snowman? {Olaf Sock Snowman Tutorial from} #olaf #frozenpartyideas

Olaf Sock Snowman Tutorial

Since this is my most popular tutorial ever, I have to share a few fun facts:

  • This post was viewed over 1 million times in 2014!
  • According to the comments and emails I’ve received, in addition to tons of Frozen birthday parties, these adorable Olafs have been created by kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade classes, library story groups, scout and guide groups, and have decorated Santa’s chair and acted as “Elves.”
  • The coolest email I got about this project was pictures from Sarah, who did this project for a Kids’ Christmas Craft Night in Nicaragua.

Sock Olaf is famous all over the world!

#2: Frozen Olaf Valentines

Valentine--You're Worth Melting For / Frozen Olaf {} Build a Snowman Frozen Valentine Idea and Printable

Frozen Olaf Valentine Tutorial and Free Printable

Look for the “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” version coming soon.

#3: Olaf Frozen Birthday Invitations

Olaf Frozen Party Invitations -- Do you want to build a snowman? {Free Printable from}

Olaf Frozen Birthday Invitations

#4: Best DIY Couples and Family Halloween Costumes

15 Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes for Couples and Families {} #couplescostumes #familycostumes #halloweencostumes

15 Fantastic DIY Couples and Family Halloween Costumes

I’m already pinning ideas for next year’s roundup!

#5: Gluten Free Play Dough Recipe Reviews and Tips

Which Gluten-Free Play Dough Recipe Works the Best? {Recipes and Review from}

  Gluten Free Play Dough Recipe Review and Tips

#6: Cardboard Spinning Ghosts Tutorial and Free Printable Pattern

Cardboard Spinning Ghosts tutorial and free printable from

Easy Cardboard Spinning Ghosts Tutorial and Free Printable Pattern

The pictures are awful, but this is still my favorite Halloween project!

#7: Elsa’s Castle Frozen Birthday Party Invitations

Create these unique Frozen Birthday Party Invitations with a free Silhouette Cutting File {Printable file for non-Silhouette users is included, too}

Frozen Birthday Party Invitations with Free Silhouette Cutting File

#8: Harry Potter Party Games

Harry Potter Party Games, Tutorials and Printables . . . everything you need for a fantastic party! {} #harrypotterparty #birthdayparty #halloweenpartyHarry Potter Party Games and Free Printables

#9: Easy Disney Frozen Birthday Cake

Easiest Ever Disney Frozen Birthday Cake! {} #frozenpartyideas

 Easy Disney Frozen Birthday Cake

#10: Disney’s Frozen Party Printables

Frozen Printables for Olaf Snowman Snacks and Melted Snowman Water Bottles {}

Disney Frozen Party Printables

#11: DIY Non-Slip Socks Craft for Kids

DIY Non-Slip Socks--Fun kids' craft or birthday party activity! {}

 DIY Non-Slip Socks Craft for Kids

#12: Harry Potter Party Invitations by Owl Post

Harry Potter Party Invitations Delivered by Owl Post {} #harrypotter #birthdayparty #halloweenparty

 Harry Potter Party Invitations

Do you remember any of these posts?  Which was your favorite?

Want to see more top posts?  Check out some of these.  (Images below are linked to posts.  Just click on the image to visit the post.)

Top Parenting Tips of 2014: What will you change for next year to make your home a happier place? Check out great ideas for motivating kids and becoming a happier family. {}

12 Favorite Recipes of 2013 from {All gluten-free or with a gluten-free option}

Top 10 Fan Favorite Projects on


Happy New Year!




  1. Those Harry Potter invitations are so incredibly cool! I have so many friends with Frozen obsessed kiddo’s I’ll be sure to share these great ideas with them!

  2. Wow, congratulations Heidi! What great growth. People really want those Olaf tutorials lol! How awesome so many kids made them. Hope you have a wonderful 2015 too!

  3. Frozen was big in our home this past year as well…and I can see it continuing on into this year. I love the Harry Potter invitations! I can’t wait until my kiddos are old enough to get into Harry Potter! So fun!

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