Ever since we posted about Attalie’s Rapunzel Birthday Party last year, we’ve been caught up in a bit of a Tangled whirlwind. When I was planning the party in December 2010, the movie was brand new and there weren’t a lot of ideas out there. So Aimée and I let our brainstorm run wild and the resulting party was loads of fun and landed us on the Martha Stewart show!
Equally fun has been sharing it with all of you and re-living the excitement as many of our readers have hosted their own Rapunzel Birthday Parties. Of course our inboxes have also filled up with lots of questions:
“How did you make that Tangled Birthday Cake?” and “Was it hard?”
“Got any other easy Rapunzel Birthday Cake ideas?”
“Do you have any printable Rapunzel cupcake toppers?”
“Where can I find a Rapunzel Crown template?”
And this one, asked more times than we can count, really got us thinking… “Do you know how I can customize that Rapunzel Birthday Party Invitation with my party details?”
So today, I am very excited to unveil a TOP SECRET project that was months in the making. We’ve heard the cries for help, and Aimée and I think we have the answer. Well two answers actually. (Be sure to scroll to the end of this post for the really BIG news.) First up is our NEW! Rapunzel Printable Party Pack and a few freebies.
We’ve created all the printables we think anyone would ever need to host their own Rapunzel Birthday Party (yes, even a printable Rapunzel Crown), and we’re giving a few of them away FREE! Feast your eyes…
We’ve got Tangled cupcakes covered! We made both the traditional printable cupcake toppers that can be punched out with a 2-inch circle punch, and we have Printable Tangled Sun Flags that look absolutely adorable on cupcakes too.
These Rapunzel Party Punchables are very versatile — as well as being cupcake toppers they can be used to make food labels or as stickers for cups, party favors or even to give away to kids as prizes.
Printable Rapunzel Sun Flags can also be used to dress up the party food table in all kinds of ways. Make DIY appetizer or sandwich picks; fruit skewers; and drink or straw labels.
While we still love the Tangled Tower Cake from Attalie’s party, we wanted to answer the request for easier Rapunzel Birthday Cake ideas. This DIY mini-sun cake bunting is simple and sweet. I love the way it makes even a basic, 8-inch, store-bought cake look festive and fun!
TO MAKE: First you’ll need our Sun Bunting Printable Template (you can also get a template customized with your child’s name). Cut out the triangles and glue to string. We used a hot glue gun and left about a half-inch of space between each flag. Once all the pennants are glued in place, wrap each end of the string around the top of a bamboo skewer and tie or glue in place. Then just stick the skewers into the cake so the banner is out-stretched. Totally doable, right?
All the kids’ favorite treat at our Tangled party were the Jello Sailboats, reminiscent of the scene where Rapunzel and Flynn go out on the lake to watch the lantern send off. We used purple construction paper sails for our boats last year, but I know a lot of people have wished for sails emblazoned with the Tangled Kingdom Sun. So we made those too!
I actually am a bit jealous I didn’t have all these printables a year ago when I threw my party. Also I wish I’d snapped a photo of Attalie’s face when she came home from school and walked into this Tangled Printable Party photo shoot Aimée and I had set up in my living room. She was all wide-eyed and excitedly asked, “What is going on?!” Piper quickly curbed Attalie’s enthusiasm, informing her that it was just a “fake” party, nothing to get excited about. Especially because there would be no eating of the Tangled cupcakes ’til later (a point Piper wanted to re-negotiate at least every 5 minutes).
Aside from the birthday cake, a crown is one of those essential pieces for any little princess birthday party, and one that was openly missing from Attalie’s Rapunzel birthday party last year. I remember that Disney had a template for making one but it involved a lot of cutting and gluing that was clearly too much for the age of the kids at my party. I ran out of time to make a simpler version for Attalie, but somehow in the last year I managed to whip up this Rapunzel Crown Template.
TO MAKE: We printed our crown on metallic cardstock and then decorated with glue and glitter. Glitter at a birthday party is certainly not for the faint of heart. You could glitter the crowns ahead, or this glitter glue set is a smart alternative. Of course you can also give a printed Rapunzel crown template to each guest to simply color with crayons.
Anyone still with me? If so, YAY for you! I know this has been a long post. I’m glad you’re still here though because I saved the best news for last! As you’ve perused these photos you might have noticed the name “Maddie” and number “6” and been wondering how this Rapunzel Printable Party Pack was going to work for your daughter’s party because her name is NOT Maddie?!
Well, here’s the deal. Every time we got an email this year (and it was OFTEN) asking us how to personalize the Rapunzel Tower Invitation, Aimée and I would say how we really needed to open a little Etsy shop where people could buy a personalized PDF template. You see it adds to our own Supermom Moments to share our designs with you for free so you can in turn create Supermom Moments of your own. That is after all our mission here at PagingSupermom.com. Yet there are just some things, like a birthday party invitation, that require personalization we simply can’t do for everyone for free. So we created the SUPERMOM CO-OP!
If you stopped by in the past few days you might have seen the new Supermom Co-op button in our right sidebar. This is your place to get printable PDFs personalized with your own information for a nominal fee. We’ve started by offering all the Tangled stuff, and gradually we’ll be adding other parties and things. You can help by telling us which of the free printables you would like to have personalized?
I know I’ve thrown a lot at you today, so here’s a handy list that sums up all the freebie printables in our NEW! Rapunzel Printable Party Pack:
Phew! That’s enough out of me. Time to hear from you — what do you think?
EDITOR’S NOTE: We’ve heard the requests for an easier Tangled Birthday Party Invitation, and we’ve created these two NEW! colorful and printable Rapunzel-themed invites that can be personalized with all your party details. For more info visit our Supermom Co-Op.8