Sometimes, when you find the perfect party theme, you just know it! For 3-year-old Londyn, only one theme would do. Londyn’s mom Megan of Genie Leigh Photography writes, “a few months ago we took her to see Disney on Ice. She was most excited to see Rapunzel and was heartbroken when the show was over! We decided that night we would throw a ‘Tangled’ party for her birthday. It was so much fun making things and planning how to decorate.”

Nearly everything you see here is homemade, including the banner, pinwheels, tulle table skirt, backdrop, and nearly all of the sweets!

Londyn and her friends were delighted to dress up in costume for the party.

Londyn’s dad made all of the desserts – he even cut out the little flowers for the cake and painted each one purple to match the theme. Megan says, “my husband insisted on making the cake. I feel silly to admit how nervous I was about how it would turn out. I had no idea he would create such a special birthday cake!”

Each party guest’s place setting included fun favors and activities – Disney coloring books, Disney Princess paddle toys, and supplies to make a candy necklace.

Megan says, “we did have veggies and healthy food too, but the desserts were more fun to photograph!”

The purple dress cupcake toppers were made by Katie of Twin Mom Made.

How precious are these party favors! Megan packaged bubble solution into tea tin containers, wrapped each tin in scrapbooking paper, then added free printable circles that I designed for HowDoesShe. The “bubbles” card is also a free printable – it’s available at Hostess with the Mostess.

“The party was everything I dreamed of,” Megan says. “I feel so lucky to have wonderful friends and family to share such special moments with.”

Thank you so much for sharing, Megan! Happy birthday to Londyn! : )

Photography –Megan of Genie Leigh Photography, Holden Beach area, NC
Purple dress cupcake toppers – Twin Mom Made
Tea tin containers (favors) – Specialty Bottle
Printable circles on favor tins – Free printables designed by Chickabug for How Does Shemore info here
Printable “bubbles” cards – Free printable available at Hostess with the Mostess
Candy necklace kits (party activity) – Wilton
Disney Princess paddle toys – AC Moore
Cake, cupcakes, cookies, cake pops, etc. – Homemade
Fabric backdrop and tulle tablecloth – Homemade
Banner, pinwheels, and other paper goods – Homemade


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  1. 1
    Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 2:46 pm
    Megan says:
    You did an amazing job! A pinch me moment for sure! XoOXoX
  2. 2
    Thursday, February 16th, 2012 at 6:31 pm
    FestivePartyGirl says:
    What an adorable party. I really love the tulle table cloth on the treat table. It's such a nice touch.
  3. 3
    Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 at 7:47 pm
    Tiffany says:
    Hi there! This party is truly an inspiration. I am curious if you would be able to let me in on how to make the cake! This is a fabulous idea that I would like to try and re create if possible! Thanks again! Love love love this party
    • 3.1
      Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 at 7:47 pm
      Heather says:
      Tiffany,

      Such a cute cake, right?! Here is a link that might help if you choose to make a barbie cake! : )

      http://allrecipes.com/recipe/barbie-doll-cake/
  4. 4
    Friday, October 12th, 2012 at 1:45 pm
    Robbie says:
    How did you make the tulle tablecloth? I am wanting to make one for my daughters birthday and looking for a good way...yours looks gorgeous.
    • 4.1
      Friday, October 12th, 2012 at 4:05 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Robbie! Here is a tutorial on how to make a tablecloth like this:

      http://www.thegirlinspired.com/2012/10/tutu-tablecloth-tutorial.html
      • 4.1.1
        Friday, October 12th, 2012 at 9:47 pm
        Robbie says:
        Thank you so much!!
  5. 5
    Monday, March 11th, 2013 at 11:22 pm
    Betsy says:
    Are you able to share how you made the backdrop? Adorable party!
    • 5.1
      Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 at 12:35 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Betsy! You can make a backdrop like this by covering a large piece of plywood with fabric.
  6. 6
    Saturday, August 8th, 2015 at 5:19 pm
    Jennifer says:
    Can you share how you made the tulle table cloth?
    • 6.1
      Monday, August 10th, 2015 at 9:33 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Jennifer! I'm not sure where Londyn's mom, Jennifer, got the tablecloth. Sorry! : )