Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rapunzel Party How To's

Let's start with the Royal Sun flags.

To make these you will need some purple card stock, gold paper or card stock, a glue stick, and thread.  I bought the pack of card stock with a 40% off coupon and although I used gold card stock I would maybe suggest paper if you can find it, because it will be easier to cut and stuff.  You should be able to get about 16 suns out of each 12 X 12 piece of card stock.

First I googled Rapunzel Sun and found this image.  I then downloaded it to my computer and the imported it to my silhouette program.  Once you get it there go to trace and then select it and click trace and detach.  Then you will need to detach it from the background and move the sun rays so they touch the circle.  Then select and trace the outline.  Ta da you have your sun.  Cut your sun about 2.5 to 2.75 inches.  I cut about out about 100 suns and I used the same suns for the flags and the necklaces.

While my sweet sweet shilouette was cutting out the suns I cut out the purple flags.  Just cut the 8.5 X 11 papers in half and glue on the suns.

To make the buntings I just serged them together.  I was going to use sewing machine, but then I decided my serger would be faster.  Just run them through your serger/sewing machine (about 10 to 12 at a time) alternating direction.

Next up, the necklaces.

I got the darker gold beads at Walmart for $2 a box, and the other beads on clearance at Robert's for .75$ each.  Your can get 16 suns from one 12 X 12 sheet of card stock.  We ended not using the gems.

Cut out your suns and then hot glue a bead onto the back.

Then I used old baby food containers and had the sets pre-made so all I had to do at the party was had them out.

Each set had a sun, clear elastic beading thread with a bead tied on the end and some beads.

Let's see... what next..... Hair extensions.

Super easy.  I just took about three 6 foot strands of yarn and tied them around a rubber band so I now had six 3 foot strands.  Then I just tied the rubber band on where ever the girls wanted and just braided them on.

For Emma's I started with strands that were about 8 feet long.  Each "extension" had about four 8 foot strands.

For pin the nose on Flynn Rider I borrowed an old school projector from a friend and copied the Flynn Rider Coloring page onto butcher paper.  Then I had white pieces of paper cut to about the size the nose should be and then let the girls use black markers to draw a nose.  Then play pin the nose on Flynn.

So as for painting on the walls, I forgot to take pictures, but here was the plan.  I taped butcher paper on the walls and a cheap plastic drop cloth on the floor in my front room, then I got those cheap  foam brush things and washable paint.  Then I was going to put out about 20 paper plates (4 of each color) each with a brush thing and let the girl have at it.

It would have been fun, but we just ran out of time.

Well, I think that just about covers it.  Let me know if i forgot anything or if you have any other questions. Next up some cake tutorials.


  1. Can I just say I am blown away with your blog? I found you when I was looking for Rapunzel Cake ideas, but your talent and creativity is amazing!!! I posted a link for Emma's Cake on my blog: peepsandsweets.blogspot.com; I am talking about Tangled Cakes. Thank you so much for taking time for all of the tutorials!!

  2. Amazing and inspirational. Thank you for all the ideas. I normally buy alot of stuff for my daughters parties, but this is so much more personal and wonderful, you've inspired me to be more creative for my daughter's next birthday, next month! She is so into Tangled at the minute so I guess I'll be trying some of your ideas!

  3. your log was just so inspiring and helpful. can i just request you to put up the cake tutorial soon as my daughter's birthday is coming up and i really want your help in guiding me and making this day special for my girl.

  4. Awesome ideas!! I am really looking forward to starting on some of your great ideas.

  5. Hello Amanda,
    Your ideas are awesome. I am planning a tangled bday party for my daughter next month and will be using some of your ideas. Can you please tell me how or where you got that Rupunzel cut out (the one next to Flyn's poster).


  6. You have a good point here!I totally agree with what you have said!!Thanks for sharing your views...hope more people will read this article!!!