December 15, 2011

Rapunzel Party

It's late in posting but I just can't have loose ends.  The week before Elisabeth's birthday I was trying to decide what kind of cake to bake her.  So, Martha and her cohorts say, "We have an idea."  They disappeared for most of the afternoon (never mind I was trying to finish my grocery list ☺) and came back with a whole can of trouble.

The next thing I knew we were planning a Rapunzel party.  Everything stopped in our house for the next few days while they went about planning and shopping and crafting to recreate Rapunzel's market place.
And an 18 foot garland of golden hair
There was a scrumptious menu in the works
with all the foods seen in the movie
and these great little Jello boats
some delicious gourmet cheese, breads
and of course, hazelnut soup
We decided to invite a few of the children Elisabeth enjoys spending time with to join us for the evening.  

We ended up having to cancel because of wide spread sickness.  One of the great benefits of having a lot of brothers and sisters is that even when your birthday party is cancelled, you still have a nice crowd for a party.  So even though our friends couldn't make it.  And even though Samuel had spent the day in bed sick... the party went on.

Of course, Elisabeth dressed in her costume.  As did Princess Carmella.  That was no surprise.  But when I saw Elisabeth come walking up the stairs wielding a frying pan, I about dropped to the floor laughing. 
Samuel got out of bed and dressed as Flynn to join us for dinner.  He brought Rapunzel a hairbrush as a gift.  Wasn't that so clever?
The girls arranged fun activities, like making Pascal party horns.
... and coloring ....
... and you must have guessed, pin the frying pan on Flynn.  The girls also found lanterns to launch when it got dark, except it was raining and too windy so we had to abandon those plans.  We are waiting for a nice spring evening to pull them out again.
Oh, and the tower cake that started the whole affair.  Isn't it fabulous?
The moral of the story is, watch what you ask.  And sometimes things don't go as planned, but light the candles anyway, because you never know what smile might be waiting behind that cake.

8 comments :

  1. That is so a) clever and b) wonderful! She looks so happy, too!

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    1. Erin,

      It is so good to see you here. I've missed you. I have been wanting to email and I just never seem to find a minute. I have three drafts from the last three weeks in my email that may never get finished and mailed!

      Hugs,

      Kat

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  2. Outstanding!! I may have to steal a few ideas for upcoming little girl parties. we've watched that movie 3 times I think. It's pretty funny. Even the boys like it. :)

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    1. My kids love this movie, too. My hubby thought it was funny. Not that I didn't think it was funny. But I was so bothered by the attitude of rebellion and how they tried to make it look good. Even if she was wicked, Rapunzel did not know that she was not her mother and had no reason to believe that she intended ill for her so all her rebellion was the same as if she had been her real mother. It is one I am happy to leave on the shelf. The funny thing is long before she ever saw the video, Elisabeth fell in love with her Rapunzel doll because she loved brushing the long hair, which is why she is such a Rapunzel fan.

      Hugs,

      Kat

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  3. What an adorable idea for a party, Mrs. Wachter! The hair and flags were a nice touch. :) Your girls really know how to go all-out to make the day special for Ellie.

    Blessings,
    Elizabeth Rose

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    1. They really do. My girls are such a blessing to this family. They make every day special! They are constantly using their talents to bless us and others. As a mother, I couldn't be prouder.

      Hugs,

      Mrs. W

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  4. What a fun party! I'm sure Elisabeth loved it. :)

    love,
    ~bree

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  5. AWESOME! I love all the happy smiles! :> )

    Blessings~
    Laura

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