Thursday, March 14, 2013

Let Down Your Hair

Okay, so Maeve was three nearly two months ago.
Her party was almost two months ago too.
I never shared the fabulousness that happened here.

I'm slacking. 
I am.
The thank you cards just went out even though the presents have been unwrapped and played with for some time. 

I bowed out with planning this fete as it was only 5 weeks after the birth of Margo, here . Even so, we were able to still pull together a great and memorable day.

WE is the important word here.

I must offer my sincere thanks to Meghan, Ashley, Bryan and most importantly Lynsay, for their help in making it a success. There is no way I could have done anything quite like this without them. 

And so, finally, I present a Tangled party for one special three year old. 

The super talented Lynsay took over as the decorating committee for the party. Currently she has a nearly one year old little boy, so this girlie theme became a bit of an obsession.  She began with Rapunzel's hair and face peering through our front door. Welcoming our guests, the braid continued out the third floor playroom window. Talk about making a first impression!

Lynsay also found this adorable birthday bunting off of Etsy to match our Rapunzel theme. 
Using some of the materials Meghan gifted Maeve, we created her party bags. They were filled with numerous Rapunzel related swag including brushes for our own locks and stickers. 

The kids began the party at our dining room table with coloring pictures of Rapunzel. They got to add as much hair to their photo as they desired. Notice the adorable Pascual the chameleon party blowers fashioned by Lynsay spread all over the table and the absolutely adorable party hats. 
Each hat had a braid attached with a hair clip. Once home each child could attach the clip to their own hair. 

As is a major item in the Tangled movie, the kids created their own lanterns using white paper, stickers, and crayons. I later found out they were such a hit with one set of guests, the girls repeated and repeated the lanterns at their own house the following few days. 

We then headed to the living room for a game. Throughout Tangled, various Wanted posters are found throughout the kingdom depicting the thief Flynn Rider. In each poster, his nose is drawn in some different or funny way. To mimic this, I gave each child a small white square with their name on it. They designed their own nose and used that to Pin the Nose on Flynn Rider. 

Lunch followed our game. 
What would be more appropriate at a Tangled party than buttered noodles? 
They also feasted on grapes and pretzel braids, while the grown ups devoured pizza. 

After lunch, we returned to the living room. Rapunzel carries a frying pan throughout Tangled to keep her safe, and so using that for inspiration we played another game. Having found small sticky lizards in the party section of Target, the children took turns attempting to toss their Pascual into the frying the pan. This was an easy and cheap game which was a huge hit! Each child was able to keep their chameleon once the game was over. 

Instead of my usual baking, I permitted Bry to order cupcakes. 

Who am I kidding? 
My hands were full and so I gratefully enjoyed the cupcakes for kids and cake (chocolate chip cookie dough) for grown ups, Bry ordered from our favorite local bakery. 
Below is one of the first photos of the five of us. 

As is our usual conclusion, we ended the party with a pinata. Filled with candy, Princess fruit snacks, and various princess goodies given to us by Meghan, the kids took turns and pounced on the spread. 

Overall, this was one fabulously fantastic birthday party for one feisty little three year old. I am forever indebted for the help of my friends and family as I could not have done it without them. 

Photography courtesy of Ashley Pierce Photography 

1 comment:

  1. Awesome party theme!!! I love the hair on the outside of the house...very creative! Tangled is one of our very favorite movies here...even the boys like it ;)


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