This FAIRYTALE PRINCESS BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Erin of Strawberry Mommycakes. You would never guess it, but this party is completely budget friendly since most of the decorations are printables!
This party is full of fun Princess Party ideas! Here are some of my favorites:
The Printable princess crowns and wands
The place settings, each catered to a different Disney Princess
The lovely Rapunzel Themed cake
The beautiful but simple princess invitations
Party Styling and Printables- Strawberry Mommycakes
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Apothecary Jars Ribbon Circle Paper Craft Punch Wooden ForksHere’s what Erin said about planning this party- “I love throwing parties and planning parties, but I have to be very budget conscientious…especially since I’m usually the hostess and I don’t get paid. I usually have a few months to plan…that way I can collect items that I like and not have to spend a ton at once. For this party…that wasn’t the case. My sister-in-law didn’t want to make me do anything for my niece’s party because she knows how busy I am, but it just so happened that I was designing a princess printable set and she was planning to make a Rapunzel cake…so we definitely had to collaborate for another fantastic party! Also, we didn’t want to spend a lot of money, so I came up with the idea to have a ‘Princess Printable Party!’
My sister-in-law made the Red Velvet Cake with REAL Red Velvet icing (contrary to popular belief, it is NOT cream cheese icing). It looked so cute with the Rapunzel printable cut out!
I created 6 different princesses for this set: Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty (from Beauty and the Beast), Frog Princess, Rapunzel, and Cinderella. This party is seriously a great idea for little girls. I created necklaces, bracelets, wands and crowns using my Fairy Tale Princess Printables…and they’re so fun! We also made tutus for the girls and they obviously had a BLAST pretending to be princesses.”
Party Styling and Printables- Strawberry Mommycakes
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Apothecary Jars Ribbon Circle Paper Craft Punch Wooden Forks
Photography- Angel Porch of Art and Soul Photography
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Apothecary Jars Ribbon Balloons Pink Chevron Paper Bags Clear Paint Pails Tin Pails with Handles Pearl Gumballs Gable Boxes Cupcake Liners
Cookies- Kathryn Harter of Not Betty Cookies
Art Aprons- Melanie Baron
Monogramming of Art Aprons- Peek a Bootique
Birthday Girl’s Skirt- Ross and Rosie Designs
Birthday Girl’s Shirt- 2 Cute Bowtique
Cake and Tower Cone Cupcakes- Sweet Creations
Printables- Pepper Avenue
Live Characters- Forever After Parties
Banners and Cupcake Toppers- Joosy Card CoJennifer said this about planning the party- ”My daughter Berkley is in love with the movie Tangled. When I asked her what type of Birthday party she wanted, all she kept saying is ‘A Rapunzel party and I want Flynn Rider to come too!’ I was thinking to myself, how in the world can I pull this off with out it looking like a cheesy themed party? And where in the world can I find a real Rapunzel and Flynn?
Well, I did it! I did some research and there is a company in my hometown called Forever After Parties! Amazing, I tell ya! They have just about every Disney princess and character out there! And the greatest part of all is that the majority of the characters are music theater majors or graduates of college and they have amazing voices and can act the part amazingly well! They just made the party!!!! The kids were in AWE, as were the parents, especially the moment Rapunzel and Flynn started to sing ‘At last I see the Light’. I am not going to lie…. It seriously brought tears to my eyes. It was beautiful!
For the decorations, I knew I didn’t want bright purple and yellows so I was on a mission to find something more feminine and girly. I searched and searched! I found an amazing company that did the printables called Pepper Avenue by Jocelyn Pullen! Jocelyn was such a joy to work with! I also wanted to incorporate painting since my daughter loves to paint and so does Rapunzel. I set up art tables and brought the outdoors in by using tree stumps as the chairs. Each child then had a canvas and paints to use. I also asked a friend of mine, Kasey, to make a custom tablecloth which tied everything together.
I put party favors together in mini paint tins. There were little candies, paints, chalk and stickers! My main goal as a party planner is to do a party that will be fun for all of the kids, not just for the birthday girl or boy. So I like for the guests to leave with gifts of their own. Each child got to keep their paint tin with goodies and their canvas that they painted. They also each got a monogrammed art apron, personalized with their name! I love it when the kids leave smiling!”
Megan said this about planning the party- “A few months ago we took our daughter to see Disney on Ice. She was most excited to see Rapunzel & was heartbroken when the show was over. We decided that night we would throw a Princess Rapunzel party for her birthday. It was so much fun making things & planning how to decorate. Dad insisted on making the cake. I feel silly to admit how nervous I was. I had no idea he would create such a special birthday cake. The party was everything I dreamed of. I feel so lucky to have wonderful friends & family to share such special moments with.”
Vendors and Credits:
Party Styling, Photography, Cake + Desserts, Fabric Backdrop, Tulle Tablecloth- genie leigh photography
Purple Dress Cupcake Toppers- Twin Mom Made
Items available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Lollipop Sticks Barbie Cake Mold Ribbon Cupcake Liners Balloons
I think everyone is going to love this TANGLED + RAPUNZEL THEMED 2ND BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Laila Plant of Two Tiny Loves! What details! Everything is just amazing!
Laila said- “Being a graphic designer and having just launched my own line of party printables on etsy, I put a lot of thought and effort into planning my daughter’s second birthday party. I had everything ready to go and when I showed it to my little Nicole, and told her it was for her birthday she said “mommy no, cesi Punzel party”, which in Nicole’s lingo means Mommy no, princess Rapunzel party”. So I was back to the drawing board and having to throw the one party I was never thrilled about doing: a princess party.
I thought long and hard about how I could incorporate the theme without having it be the Disney princess everywhere. I also was in a dilemma since lilac is probably my least favorite color ever. So i made the executive decision to use brights instead of the pastels seen throughout the movie. I knew that the most evident way to convey “Tangled” was to do braids so I came up with the idea of braiding yarn around the party favors and enlisted in the help of talented Yoli from Yoli’s Bowtique to create bows with bottlecaps with Rapunzel on them. For the boys we did flat bottlecaps with Pascal on them. I used the oversized number 2 piñata I ordered from Abita Achie on Etsy to stand and decorate the back part of the table designated for the party favors. I wanted Nicole to be and feel like the princess so I made a little sign that read Welcome to Princess Nicole’s second birthday party and purchased a tank top that read birthday princess for Nicole to wear with her favorite petti skirt.
I am lucky enough to be surrounded by talented people. Chef Vicente Navarrate and catering designer Joanna Navarrete from Table Catering helped me come up with the beautiful food table and the unique menu for the party. I hand braided a 6 foot braid that was tangled around the custom built tower that held the food for the adults. Under the tower were 4 squares of real grass adorned with fresh cut flowers. The kids food table was decorated with a Melissa and Doug Castle set and the wooden dolls that match the castle. I ordered a mini version of the Summer Wind Collection and Summer Wind II Collection from Dainty Delights. The cookies which I named Rapunzel’s royal cookies were scattered inside the castle for the children and parents to find and eat.
We live in Miami and throwing the party in our backyard is always a risk since we never know when it’s going to rain here. I decided to rent a tent and proceeded to use the Chandelier Tutorial on HWTM to make the balls that I strung from the middle of the tent and made into one big chandelier. I then did a 12 yard pennant banner of the patterns I used in the invitation in the three colors in my palette and strung it from one side of the tent to the next. I knew I wanted to incorporate the sun, so I created a purple sun pennant banner that I strung from 3 sides of the tent. Each banner was 3 yards. I decided to use yellow linens for the adult tables and purple (plum) ones for the kids table. I worked with a florist who helped me create the perfect small centerpieces for the tables and food tables. The tables were finished with tea light lanterns from Recession Home. There were 18 lanterns per table and those tables glowed once the sun started to set.
I ordered small crayon rolls from Felt Like Celebrating and I made a personalized flag with every kids name on it, used as place card. I made party hats for the boys and crowns for the little girls. Each child also got a personalized straw (to make it easy for the parents to know who’s drink it was). Knowing that entertaining two year olds can be a little bit rough, I decided to make coloring mats for each one of them. I illustrated Rapunzel and Pascal (each on a separate side of the mat) and wrote Princess Nicole’s second birthday party, the date and art by on them. Once they were done with one side, the kids were able to flip over and draw the other. I also handmade little wands for each of the kids and put them in small cube blumeboxes which I wrapped with ribbon and a sun and placed them next to the drink tables. For the kids, my mother in law found sparkling peach juice at the grocery store that looked like small champagne bottles. We made labels with crack a nd peel paper and put the bottles on a square cake stand besides the food. The water bottle labels where adorned with sun labels.
I also hired Rapunzel to come and sign and play games with them. She did face painting and danced around with them. Talented baker Brantley Jaramillo from Sweet Brantley’s Cake Designs worked on the tower cake. She incorporated my bright colors. The cake was also purple on the inside once it was cut! How adorable were the little lanterns hanging from it and all the detail in the tower? I was in absolute awe when I saw it!
The bounce house had a sign that read the adventures of princess Nicole and her little lords and ladies which was inspired by the little books in Charlotte’s Princess Soiree on HWTM. The invitation has 3 layers: the flat 5 x 7 invitation, a fold-over purple pattern, a ribbon and sun set on top of that. They were sent in purple envelopes with wrap around customized labels that read Lady or Lord and were addressed from Princess Nicole.
We had a lot of fun at our bright and festive party and were so grateful Penn Aragon from *Blank Photos was able to capture every detail of Nicole’s big day.”
Photography: Blank Photos
Cookies: Dainty Delights
Lanterns: Recession Home
Piñata: AbitaAchie Pinatas
Blume Boxes (for wands): Blume Box
Crayon Rolls: Felt Like Celebrating
Tissue Garlands: Pipsqueak & Bean
Cake: Sweet Brantleys Cake Designs
Printables: Two tiny Loves
Catering: Table Catering
My next party feature goes to this darling RAPUNZEL + TANGLED ART PARTY submitted by Fara Medina-Santori of Little Things Creations. Now this is a cute party. Everyone is in love with Tangled right now, it has become a very popular party theme. Fara nailed it with this one. LOVE the tower cake, the braids attached to the party hats & the paintbrush rice crispy treats!
Here is what Fara said about the party- “I am sharing with you my daughter’s Rapunzel Art Party, which I styled for her sixth birthday. I got inspired in the Rapunzel character of the new Disney’s movie, Tangled. My daughter fall in love with the movie and loved the fact that Rapunzel was painting all the time (just like her). I combined her love for art and her love for the movie and this was my result. We had lots of fun preparing all, my daughter was a great helper this time, we even made homemade playdough, has favors. It was a great experience for both of us!
The cake tower was inspired by a Disney website idea, but with some small variations. The paint brush krispy treats was also super fun to make. We saw the idea on Pinterest and later found out that is from Kim of The celebration shoppe. It was a great addition to our art party table. Also were the oreo’s pops and the beautiful and delicious cupcakes made by my incredible mother in law, who also made the delicious cake underneath the tower.”