Instead of doing a general princess theme for V’s party, we decided to narrow it down and choose one princess to focus upon. It seems like our family is definitely on a Tangled kick! It’s one of V’s two favorite princess movies, and we all love Rapunzel’s brave, spunky, persistent and sweet personality. Plus, the movie’s aesthetic is gorgeous!
The main imagery that stood out to me from the movie is (of course!) the floating lanterns, but also the scene in which Rapunzel and Flynn participate in the city’s festival, with those beautiful purple pennant banners! When we were in Disney World last January, one of my favorite areas of the Magic Kingdom was new Fantasyland. Especially the Rapunzel theming!
Between my photos of the park and the movie imagery itself, we came up with a plan for the decorations!
Husband made so many paper lanterns! He made some by shaping cylinders of white paper, and others by cutting the tops and bottoms off of white paper lunch bags. On all of them, he stenciled yellow sunbursts (the icon of Rapunzel’s kingdom). He attached fish line and hung them from the ceiling.
In the living, room, where the main activity of the party occurred, I draped some purple tulle from the ceiling over the fireplace and added some tissue paper pom poms. Radiating out from this point, we hung yards of pennant banners.
I cut each one out of purple cardstock. I traced in the Silhouette Studio software the sunburst design that I downloaded from the Disney Family website and turned it into a cut file and inserted it into a curved triangle flag shape. (We also used this cut file for the stencil Husband used to paint each of the lanterns!)
We also had lanterns and pennant banners in the dining room, where we had some of the coloring activities and the kids ate their food.
If you look closely, you can see a “magic golden flower” in a vase in the center of the dining room table!
Stay tuned for more about our daughter’s princess party!