Saturday, October 29, 2011

How To Throw A Rapunzel Party!

I love everything about planning and throwing a birthday party!  For our daughter's 5th birthday she requested a Rapunzel party, based on the Disney movie Tangled.  If you haven't seen it, it's super cute!  Come along with me and see how you can throw your little princess a Rapunzel party too!

PLANNING YOUR RAPUNZEL PARTY:

1. Start searching for ideas online a month (or more) in advance.  Or, just watch the movie 1,000 times with your soon to be 5 year old!
2. Save your ideas in a Word doc.
3. Make to do lists to plan out your month.
4. Make a list of who you will invite.  
5. Send out invites 3-4 weeks ahead of time.
6. Make a schedule of events for the party.
7. Make a shopping list of things you will need.  
8. Keep your eyes open for great deals online and in stores.
9. Make the cake the night before the big birthday bash.
10. Get a good night sleep the night before!

MAKE YOUR OWN BIRTHDAY INVITE: 
(Just pick any tangled image online and create your 
own FREE invite in your favorite editing program!) 

*Send them out by email and/or 
give in person by printing on card stock paper.




SCHEDULE OF PARTY FUN:


10-10:15 (Children color pages as they come in).
10:15-10:45 (Play games).
10:45-11:30 (Open gifts).
11:30-12:00 (Eat lunch and cake).
12:00-12:15 (Game time filler).
12:15-12:30 (Pass out favor bags to children as they leave).
*We ended up watching 20 minutes of the Tangled movie at the end of the party.

OUTFIT:


Rapunzel Dress of course!  


I bought this pattern on ebay:


 and my mom made our daughter's dress (I so wish I knew how to sew but I don't).  Isn't it fabulous? 




DECORATIONS: 


Large Rapunzel Braid




Used two colors of yellow yard and grouped 3 sections of 12 pieces of 18 ft. strands.  Tape down the top and braid.  Tie a piece of purple ribbon to the end.



Lanterns
(purchased for 4.99 at The Christmas Tree Shop)








Jello Boats







Sun Bunting Pattern for Jello Bowls
(CLICK HERE for pattern)


I found these little bowls at the Christmas Tree Shop (2 for $1.00):






Confetti
Used these "charms" for confetti for the table instead - printed on card stock paper.

Pascal Blowers 
Tangled Theme Paper/Plastic Products
(Found at our local Walmart)



COLORING/ACTIVITY PAGES: 
(Download Here) 
(and more pages HERE)







CRAFT: 
Tangled Bookmark
FOOD:
Pizza
&
Jello Boats
(These were inspired by the movie's lake scene where Flynn and Rapunzel are out on the boat watching the big lantern send off).




CAKE:






  
I searched all over for the perfect ideas for a cake. I combined a lot of different ideas and here is how I made it.

FAVORS:

I got a bunch of fun girly things like candy, jewelry, stickers, etc and put them in tangled party favor bags...or you can do Rapunzel Paint:
(CLICK HERE for label download).












To label the bags, I simply added text to a Rapunzel image and added "Princess _____________" to the bags.  Print onto cardstock paper, hole punch, and attach to bag with purple ribbon.

GAMES:





Pin The Braid On Rapunzel
(adapted from "pin the frying pan on Flynn Rider")


I thought our version was more fun for girls.  I drew Rapunzel onto a piece of paper, taped it to a magnetic white board.  I tied braids to little magnets:




Each girl was blind folded and took turns trying to pin the braid on Rapunzel's pretty head.  I copied Rapunzel from this image found here on page 2.

Walk Like A Princess
The girls all walked with books on their head back and forth and whoever did it without dropping it won a prize.

Dance Like Rapunzel
I bought the Tangled Soundtrack online and the girls all danced to the music... when the music stopped they froze in place.  


Here's the girls dancing away:






PRIZES:  



Candy
Jewelry 
Princess Cards
Hair bows
Stickers
Rapunzel hair brushes
Other fun girly-stuff



CRAFT/PRIZE BAG:




MORE GREAT IDEAS 
I DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO USE:

Make Hazelnut Soup 
I thought this was a bit over-the-top for 5-year-olds.  I'm not sure they would even enjoy it?
Hazelnut Soup Recipe.
Rapunzel Craft 
(Pattern & Instructions Here)
Rapunzel Crown
(Pattern & Instructions Here)
Sun Cookies 
(Recipe here).
Rapunzel Paint Favor 
(Pattern found here).
Tower Bean Bag Toss. 
(Make a tower out of a large cardboard box and decorate like Rapunzel's tower.  Have the girls try and toss bean bags into the open window).
Rapunzel Hair Tug of War. 
(I thought this might get a bit out of hand with 10 5-year-olds, lol).


TANGLED MOVIE:


We had about 20 minutes at the end of the party, so we turned on the Tangled movie:







MORE PICTURES OF THE BIG DAY:

















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9 comments :

  1. Totally AWESOME!!!!!

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  2. It turned out GREAT... we did a Rapunzel party for my granddaughter's 4th birthday and she loved it.

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  3. lovely lanterns you found !
    the pin the ponytail on Rapunzel game is such a clever idea !!!

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  4. This is so amazing! I can't believe all the work that had to have gone into this! Great job, and thanks for sharing!

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  5. Great party! Love the boats and that you put Flynn on the cake! Thanks for sharing. I see you are a MOPS mom too- MOPS rocks!
    :) crafty texas girls

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  6. Darling party, it looks like your daughter had a total blast!!

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  7. amazing party! job well done.
    am sure your daughter had a blast. *clap clap clap.

    found your blog as im searching of how to throw rapunzel's party as well for my daughter 5th birthday.
    thanks for sharing links and idea.

    Ira

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  8. Cute, cute, cute!

    I love those orange boats! Thanks for leaving a comment on my Tangled post. :)

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  9. Anonymous7:24 PM

    Love all these GREAT and realistic ideas! My daughter is turning 6 and requested a Repunzel party at home. Loved the pictures and your daughters name too, our birthday girl is also Rylea Elizabeth! :)

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