A Tangled inspired birthday party
For eight months now, J has been talking about having a
Tangled Rapunzel birthday party.
I tried my best to suggest another theme - something we could have fun
being creative with..you know, like... a colour?...bubbles?...polka dots?..
a circus party? ..ice cream party?...
to no avail.
So Rapunzel it was.
Printable invitations for sale in my etsy store HERE
I had the girls help out with the decorations.
First, these yarn lanterns.
You've probably seen these yarn balls all over blogworld, either in the form of decorative
balls (I saw some egg-shaped ones for Easter) or for lamps like these.
You just dip the yarn in a mixture of white glue and water,
and wrap around a long balloon, making sure to wrap tightly
at the top and bottom of the lantern.
Leave them to dry overnight then pop the balloon once the yarn/glue have hardened.
I thought this paper lantern tutorial was clever.
I used that as a guide to make the white paper lanterns.
The girls also did an awesome job helping out with the long braid "table runner".
Here in Switzerland, one of the traditional breads, Zopf, is very "Rapunzel-ish"
image via the RedKitchen
so I made some mini-Zopf as part of the birthday snack.
As I did a little research to get cake ideas, I saw some pretty impressive cupcake towers.
Would have been fun to try making one of these.
image via Disney Family.com
J however requested "tartelettes aux fraises" (strawberry tarts) so that's what we had.
I guess if Rapunzel's favourite dish is hazelnut soup, her favourite dessert might well be strawberry tart, no?
..seems plausible to me.
The tutorial for making a Rapunzel costume can be found HERE.
We had some sunshine bunting like the one hanging in the streets of the kingdom.
I had my Silhouette machine cut out the sunshines for me.
If you'd like to do the same, here are my Silhouette Studio files:
Sunshine bunting files, .studio format (for Silhouette machine) - download HERE
Sunshine template in jpg format - download HERE
Also used this for the sunshines (heat transfer paper) on the girls' goodie bags.
More about these goodie bags (and sewing with kids) HERE.
The boys received Flynn Rider satchels filled with goodies.
More about the satchels HERE.
Instead of a piñata this time, we had a "birthday bomb".
With a little contact paper, fake moss, some construction paper and lots of hot glue...
I had glued the roof on, so we cut it off right before lighting it, so the treats would still pop
Mother Gothel game
We played a few rounds of "Mother Gothel looks all over for Rapunzel"
(in the picture below "Rapunzel" is actually playing the part of Mother Gothel..
maybe a little confusing..)
Set out 4 distinct areas for 4 locations from the movie - we used: the tower, the lake, the Snuggly Duckling Tavern, and the kingdom
One child plays "Mother Gothel", turns his back to the others.
While the music plays, the children run around.
When the music stops, they each choose to stand in one of the 4 locations.
Then Mother Gothel (still with her back turned to the group) announces:
"I am going to look for Rapunzel at the....TAVERN!"
All the children who are standing at the tavern location are out.
Do several rounds until only one child is left.
He is the winner, gets a prize and gets to be Mother Gothel for the next round.
Rapunzel's magical hair game
Picked up this game once at the toy store - it's made by Ravensburger.
It's a Rapunzel "pictionary" of sorts - you use a piece of string to make a shape
and the other players have to guess.
Pascal party blowers
The kids made Pascal party blowers - idea found on Disney Family.com
Inside the goodie bags
for the girls
Fimo clay Rapunzel picture holders
more about the fimo clay Rapunzels HERE
Also small art supplies and a pocket hairbrush
Happy birthday J!
(Flynn Rider poster found HERE)