Monday, February 25

Berkleigh's Birthday Bash

Here is the invitation I made for Berkleigh's Party...
I cut a little hole out of the window of the tower and put yellow yarn braid through it to look like Rapunzel's hair.

I decorated the walls with yellow streamers that started at the top of the stairs, moved all around the room and ended at the front door...


Our first activity when everyone arrived was finding where Flynn (Tyson) hid his satchel...
They looked everywhere and finally found the satchel and inside the found Rapunzel's crown for Berkleigh and party hats (I made) for everyone else.

We then went downstairs and painted on little canvases. Rapunzel was an artist... so of course she would want that at her party. :)
I made bunting flags with the sun on it like in Rapunzel's kingdom...




After we painted, we wrapped our Flynn's in Rapunzel's hair (yellow streamers) to see who could use up the streamers first... Hilarious to watch, but the best part was Tyson with his nasty goatee he found at the party store.

After this little fun relay, we had this piñata. My kids have wanted a pinata forever. Everytime we go to the grocery store, they want to go down the aisle with all the pinatas and pick the one they want.
My friend Rachel, found a tutorial on how to make a paper bag pinata, and then she took it a step further and made one for Berkleigh and one for Merrick. How do I always find the coolest people to be friends with? :) Thanks Rachel! It was awesome!
And yes, we did hit the piñata with a frying pan, there is just no other way when having a Rapunzel party.


We watched the Lantern Part of Tangled while I got the cake ready...

Pascal guarded the cake from any little fingers until it was time...

I really wish I hadn't done the tower cupcakes last year... 
but then again, I am kinda glad, because I didn't want to have to make those when I had so much other stuff to do as well.. 
The sun cake was the alternative. It was yummy, and easy to do.

We made paint brush rice krispie treats and stuck them in a frying pan.


 It was so fun to see her so excited to have her friends over and to celebrate with them...
I wonder what her wish was...

Such a happy pretty girl!

I love seeing these girls interact with each other during present time.



And this was the highlight of the night... I planned the entire party around this one moment.
I bought sky lanterns and kept it a secret from Berkleigh. She had no clue we were doing this until I pulled them out. I thought every little girls there was going to DIE of excitement.

Tyson and Berkleigh lit it, and let it go...

But the party didn't end there...

It flew directly into our cherry tree...

 and then caught itself on fire...

It was probably one of the funniest experiences. Tyson loves fire, but was scared to let something go that flies through the air while on fire... (however wet Oregon is...) so when it got suck in the tree, I haven't seen someone climb a tree so fast. Tyson scaled that thing like Edward Cullen, and by that time it had caught itself on fire...

He got it out of the tree and that lantern took off. We watched it until we couldn't see it anymore, and then we decided one was enough, even though we had 3 more...

Maybe another night when we aren't outnumbered 10 princesses to 2 adults.

It was such a blast, and I hope Berkleigh knows how much she is loved. 
I can't believe she is 6!

8 love notes:

thegreatscotts said...

Best pyrotechnics ever!

Kristy said...

What a fun party!!! I want a Tangled party for myself! I can't believe that you have 6 year olds and that we aren't neighbors. You would think that it would have sunk in by now. I still dream that we will be next door neighbors again someday.

Brianna and Tyson Smith said...

I love that Tyson looks just like Flynn! It's awesome! Great job Jen! I know Berkleigh and her friends loved every second! So fun and creative!

The Maughans said...

The girls had a great time! Lots of work for you, but it turned out amazing.

Emily Curfew said...

you are party planner extraordinaire!!! This party is darling! And I laghed out loud seeing Tyson as Flynn-- totally looks like him with that facial hair!!

RaeAnn said...

Such a fun party!!! Love Merrick and Tyson!!! So glad that it didn't rain so you could light the lantern!!! So awesome!!! Can't wait to see Merrick's party!!!
Love ya!!!

RaeAnn said...

Love your invitation too!!! So cute!!!
Love ya!!!

Lydia Geisendorfer said...

I know this is years later but I was looking for some inspiration for a Tangled party of my own! Anyway, what font did you use for the numbers on her invitation? I love making my own invites and found the Tangled font right off, but I can't find a numerical font that goes as well as the one you used!