Oh yeah, it is time for that exciting part of the year once again. Party planning!! That means my kids are going to turn a year older very soon. You know, I always get mixed feelings when their big days come because as much as I am happy to see that they are growing up well, getting taller and turning wiser, I also wish to stop time and hang onto the moments when I can still cradle, caress and carry them while they are still tiny beings.
Anyway, back to the topic, for this issue of Creativity 521, I'm unveiling the theme for Angel's 5th birthday party. Think purple, tower, hair and I think you will get it.
Yes, it's going to be a RAPUNZEL themed party this year. She chose it herself and I'm just more than happy to oblige and think of ways to decorate our place and plan games that revolve around this favourite Disney princess of hers. But first, we have to get the birthday invitation done, so check out what we did!
1) A4 purple metallic cards (290gsm)
2) Thick pink paper
3) Light purple copier paper
4) White cardboard
5) Yellow yarn
6) Ribbon roses
8) Craft knife
9) Rainbow loom bands
10) Long ruler
11) White glue
12) Hot glue and glue gun
13) Sticky tape
Tip: For the crenels of the tower and the window, you might want to use a craft knife instead of a scissors to ensure a clean cut.
I used the same paper for the roof of the tower but for the window, just to give it some variation, I traced it out on the pink paper instead. Once you are done tracing, cut them out neatly with the scissors and craft knife.
Tip: To stick the roof onto the window, apply a thin line of glue along the top border of the pink paper. To stick these onto the tower, apply glue at the back of the purple paper and not the pink paper so that there will not be glue at the crenels.
Tip: To make it easier to plait, rest something heavy, for instance a book, on the top end of the yarn so that it stays put.
voila! It's completed!! Now, once you start to get the hang of it, it actually gets simpler and faster to make the rest!
Dora party which turned out to be a smashing success and every kid really had fun interacting and participating in all the games, which was what I had hoped for.
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