Monday, December 12, 2011

Tangled Party!

Kora turned three this past week so yesterday we celebrated with her friends and had a big Tangled Party! She is in love with the movie Tangled and it was a lot of fun to plan out the theme. This was Kora's first 'friends' birthday party so I really wanted to make it special. I have literally had this theme in my mind for over 6 months so I am quite releaved to now have it all put into action. Here are a few of the things that we did to make this day fun.

Cody made this awesome sign that we hung on the front door for the party! Didn't it turn out great?! I was so impressed. Him and I tag teamed making that long braid - I definitely needed assistance braiding something that long. But I loved how it turned out! I ended up with it being too long so we used part of it on the table where the girls sat for lunch and the craft.


For each of the girls I made them their own personal crayon roll (made with adorable Tangled fabric!!). I wanted to have a coloring activity when they arrived and had been trying to think of an organized way to have crayons out for the girls. Their own personal set worked out great! Plus, they are actually pretty easy to make. I spent about $6 on the fabric and $3 total for the princess crayons (I put 10 in each of the girls crayon rolls). Worked out to be less about $1 for each child, not too bad!

So, when the girls arrived they each had their own spot to sit at - each spot had their own personal goodie bags, crayon rolls, and their personalized color pages. For the color books I just printed up pages that I found online and then printed their own personal covers. I used the yarn that I had to bind the pages together. Total cost is whatever the little amount of paper costs! Less than $.20 each!

The food table. On the menu: apples (since Maximus in the movie loves apples!), jello cups with little orange 'boats' floating in them (made to look like the scene in the movie where Rapunzel and Flynn go out in the boat), veggies and grilled cheese sandwiches. I used my beloved silhouette SD machine to cut out that letters and flags for the Happy Birthday banner - loved how it turned out!

Of course it would not be a Tangled party without a tower cake! So I used cupcakes to create the tower and then an ice cream cone covered in frosting to creat the roof of the tower. I put silk flowers on each of the cupcakes around the bottom. I think the silk flowers were my biggest expense, good thing they are
 re-useable! I also had found these adorable tulip looking cupcake wrappers that wilton makes, so fun!

I had it in my mind that I wanted to make a unique favor for them. So, I used stuff I already had to make these adorable scrabble tile necklaces for each of the girls. I purchased the images from a shop on Etsy for about $2 and the necklace chains as well for about $5 from a supplier on Etsy - so for $7 I was able to make 10 necklaces and then also made 10 extra charms so each girl got an extra charm! I used these as prizes for our 'Pass Rapunzel' game we played. 

One of the games we played was pin the fry pan on Flynn Rider. I had seen this idea from another blog so I went with it! So fun! I used an overhead projector to help me trace the Wanted poster that is featured in the movie. It was really easy and turned out great! Then I printed fry pans here for each of the girls. We printed their names on them, blind folded them and the person that got it closest to his nose got a prize!

As each girl arrived we took their picture with our good ol' iphone. We then used the Tangled app to insert Pascal onto each of the girls shoulders and the Tangled logo. The girls decorated a foam frame and we printed those pictures up to put in the frame for them. The images weren't the best quality, but it still turned out pretty cute. 

Kora was pretty happy with it all! She wore her Rapunzel dress and soaked up every moment of being the center of attention :)  Happy Birthday Miss Kora. We love you!

1 comment:

erika trautman said... tooo cute! Great work guys!