My youngest critter turned 4 years old yesterday and we celebrated on Sunday. We didn't have a big event planned with a ton of people. I just wanted to surprise her and I think I succeeded. If you have children and/or have seen the movie Tangled, this should all be pretty familiar.
The lanters on the window were 2 for $1 at the dollar store. I was pretty happy to find those. The window panels are actually inexpensive Ikea sheers that I layered over white curtains. (I got the sheers on eBay because I didn't have time for the trek to Ikea.)
The banners were printed from a free template I found here. I just cut them out, punched holes in the corners and connected them with a $1 ribbon. The little dress was a gift for the birthday girl but it did not fit the adult mannequin so I pinned it on.
I did buy some tablecloths as well, but I was really surprised by how inexpensively you can get them online. They're intended to be purchased in bulk for weddings, but you can buy them individually for only a few dollars in any color you want. I'll also be re-using them for my other daughter's birthday in a couple of months so they were definitely worth getting over the plastic or paper tablecloths from a party store that are nearly the same price.
Speaking of that braid ... I purchased 4 rolls of yarn that came bundled from the craft store. I spent a couple of hours one night unravling it all around 2 chairs spaced a few feet apart. Then, I cut one end, tied the other end and braided it. The flowers are just 4 dollar store flowers that I took apart and hot glued on. The table lanters are just craft paper with a sun I painted on.
In the kitchen ... I printed a sign from the pub in the movie on cardstock. I had a couple of extra pieces from the banner so I just attached them to the chairs. I didn't get a chance to take a picture, but I left out a crown and wand for each of my princesses in addition to Tangled activity pages from Disney that I tied together with ribbon found here.
Since it was Superbowl Sunday, we had snacks before pizza for dinner (birthday girl's choice). Some in cast iron pans, of course. The toothpicks were made from the same template pages as the banner above.
The cake with Rapunzel addition.
It was a wonderful day and I had two exhausted but happy little ones at the end of it.
Happy Birthday Sydney!