When I asked Angel what theme she wanted for her 5th birthday party, she answered with a smile "Rapunzel" and from that moment on, I knew I had to do my best to make her dream come true.
Right, I'm not saying every mum should, or need to, put in such effort and time for a birthday party but in case you don't realise it yet, it is actually a passion of mine and I see it as an opportunity to craft, to let creativity flow, to jazz up the house while making my girl feel just so special on her big day.
This year, we sent out our DIY Rapunzel Tower invites to seven of her classmates and since some of them brought their siblings along, we had a total of 12 kids as our VIPs on the day of the party.
Rapunzel wig for her out of yarn after sourcing for much inspiration online.
Somebody told me that yellow hair would not fit an Asian face and my girl might just end up looking weird, which wasn't what I perceived because I felt that as long as you felt like the happiest princess that day, you would somehow look beautiful and shine like one.
Wall decor. Done. Posters. Done. Party favours. Packed. Balloons. Pumped. Food. Ordered. Drinks. Bought. Cake. Collected. Craft materials. Done. Table decor. Done. Games. Prepared. Prizes. Packed. To be frank, I actually felt quite well prepared this year and I think being a birthday host is really a case of practice makes perfect.
So, the big day was finally here and it was time to rise and shine! We stuck a welcome poster on our gate and some directional posters along the corridor while eagerly waiting for the guests to arrive.
Neo Garden Catering which arrived right on time and the feedback from the guests was quite positive so I was glad about my choice. The Rapunzel table liner, cutlery and balloons were ordered from ebay while the LEGO Rapunzel Tower was our own. (Pssst, I spent hours assembling back the tower and had such trouble locating Rapunzel's hair the night before. It was a good thing we finally found her hair and so the only one bald was Flynn Rider.)
3D Pascal papercraft which would be used for a game activity later on.
Yellow team won!
As for the birthday girl, I can't say she is a cake lover but she was on top of the world to have this delightful cake and more importantly, her beloved friends to celebrate this special day with her.
A big thank you to everyone who attended the party and helped to make it a success in one way or another. We hope you had as much fun as we did!
P.S: If you like reading about our birthday parties, check out previous posts on Angel's Rainbow 1st birthday, Disney 2nd birthday, Animal Zoo 3rd birthday and Dora 4th birthday.