Friday, April 22, 2011

Rapunzel Birthday Party Activities

Fun activity ideas for a Rapunzel Birthday Party!

Flynn Rider Wanted Poster Game. I got this idea from SuperMom and used her frying pan printables. I found the wanted poster somewhere else, but can't find it again. I printed it off on my printer then took it to a print shop where they blew it up to poster size in minutes.

Princess crowns with jewels. The boys made stove top hats but wouldn't wear them in the pictures.

Painting. Rapunzel loves painting. The kids loved this activity. I got the pictures here.
Rapunzel Tower free play and acting. Kids just love to run around.

The kids also went on a jewel hunt in the front room. But I don't have any good pictures of that.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Rapunzel's Birthday Doughnut Tower

I loved the idea of a tower birthday cake for my daughter's Tangled party. I found this great website with instructions for a Tangled Tower and got all the ingredients. SuperMom also made a tower with the same instructions.

The morning of the birthday parties, I planned on making the tower while my daughter was at preschool. I got a wooden dowel and stuck it in some Styrofoam, but it was really wobbly. The tower wouldn't be very stable with it like that. So my husband took a block of wood and drilled a hole into it. I covered the block with cute scrapbook paper (the same paper I used for the invitations) and stuck the dowel into the block with some hot glue. It was VERY stable. The perfect backbone for the tower.

When I opened the package of pecan rolls I was VERY disappointed. They were teeny tiny! Not what I was expecting. If I had made a tower with them, it would only have been about 9 inches high. I wanted a TOWER.

My husband had a great idea. Why not make the tower out of cake doughnuts? They are strong and solid and about the size I was thinking. He saved the day and picked up a dozen white cake doughnuts (from my favorite bakery, Dick's) while he was out getting balloons.

While he was out I put the candy coating on the waffle cones. I made a backup top just incase I needed it and then used the left over candy coating to dip some cupcakes and extra cones in. Guests used the cones for ice cream that night and said they were really good.

Then the hero came home with doughnuts and balloons. The doughnuts were PERFECT! I loved the doughnuts much more than the pecan rolls. The frosting and the sprinkles reminded me of the flowers on the tower.

I stacked 9 doughnuts onto the dowel and the topped it with the muffin and waffle cone. I mixed up green, pink, and purple frosting and created some vines and flowers for the tower (they aren't the best, I'm no cake decorator.) But the tower was perfect.

I borrowed my mom's stand and put the tower on top. It was great! The kids at the friends party got cupcakes and we ate the doughnut tower at the family party later that night. The doughnuts went super fast. Everyone wanted one.

If you use this fun idea for making a doughnut tower cake, I would love to see pictures! Please post a comment with a link to your wonderful tower.

I also made these cute jell-o cups with the same paper as the invitations. I got this great idea from SuperMom. The kids at the afternoon party liked them, but the adults at the family party didn't go for them as much. (They wanted the doughnuts.)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Rapunzel Tangled Birthday Party Invitations

My daughter just turned four. As with many little girls right now, she loves the movie Tangled and wanted a Rapunzel birthday party.

I found this great website SuperMomMomments. She has great ideas for a Tangled birthday party. One of her ideas I liked was her party invitations.

Going from that, this is what I came up with.

  1. First I found a coloring book picture of the Tangled tower online.
  2. I used the Silhouette program to trace the image and them simplified it to a silhouette.
  3. I used some gorgeous metallic purple scrapbook paper to cut the image out.
  4. I braided three strands of DMC embroidery floss to create a 5 inch long braid and tied it with a purple strand of embroidery floss.
  5. I taped the hair to the back of the tower.
  6. I then printed the invitation on a light purple cardstock using the silhouette program.
  7. Lastly I glued the tower onto the invitation.

If you would like a copy of the files for the Silhouette cutting machine, please leave a message with your e-mail address and I will send them to you. Please use them for personal use only.

If you don't have a silhouette cutting machine, I would gladly cut some out for you for a small price. Please check out my Etsy shop here. If there aren't any towers currently listed, please contact me and I can create a custom listing just for you.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mindy Mae's Market

Dreaming of Stitches will be at a boutique this coming Friday and Saturday!

Come check it out
712 North 1875 West (Up Burke Lane) Farmington Utah. The road has recently been opened and it doesn't look like it has yet been updated on Google Maps. Here is a link to said map:

Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring Fling Giveaway


It has been a few months since the last Dreaming of Stitches Giveaway. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to win a $20.00 Gift Certificate to the Dreaming of Stitches Shop.

Check out the Nurse Mommy Blog at for details on how to enter.

Spread the love and tell your friends and family about Dreaming of Stitches and this Giveaway.

Have Fun and Good Luck!