Rapunzel Birthday Party

We had a fun ‘Tangled’ themed birthday party here a few months ago. I had so much fun planning it.


The invitation – I have templates if anyone wants them.


The decorations and food table





For the painting, I used the mural that Rapunzel painted above the fire place in her tower, I just used a plain poster-board and sketched out my simplified version.


This was our ‘tower’ out of Krispy Kreme  donuts (I think I ate at least 4, I have a severe weakness to donuts.)




Our Menu was:

Krispy Kreme Donut Tower

Vanilla Cupcakes with Flowers (Rapunzel and Flynn are holding cupcakes in the city in one scene)

Tower Kabobs (Ham, String Cheese into Cubes, Colby Jack Cheese Cubes, Strawberries, Grapes, Oranges, and Apples)

Braided Hair Bread Twists

Pretzel Paintbrushes

Boat Ride on the Lake Jell-O Cups

Marshmallow sticks

Cookies (in the shape of the sun and flowers)

Lemonade & Water


Before we ate all the goodies, we played a few games.


We played a fishing game (because of the lake the castle sits on), a toss the bean bags into the tower,  a pin the flower on Rapunzel’s hair game (which we missed), and Duck Duck Goose (came from the “ugly duckling” pub). I also had Tangled playing in the background so the kids who didn’t want to play could watch the movie.




I Like to Sing A Song… Sing Sing Sing!

I wish I could take credit for this cute idea – but I actually got it from my Aunt who teaches Nursery in my parents ward! This is how they do singing time – each wood cut out has a song written on the back. They had a few and I wanted to make my own set (I added a few more…he he)

My daughter loves this game! She’ll open the bag and hand me each different cut out and we’ll sing the song. Most of the them have actions the go along with the song. Katelyn knows quite a few and will do the actions along with me while we sing. Her current favorites are: Popcorn Popping, Once There Was a Snowman, The Wheels on the Bus, 3 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, 3 Little Ducks, 3 Little Monkeys Teasing Mr. Alligator, Red Light Green Light, and Little Red Caboose.

I have a few more ideas and songs to add, plus you’ll see a few that I haven’t quite figured out what song to do yet… but this works great for FHE (we just pick a song to sing out of the bag) and it’s great for her to learn all these songs and rhymes!

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First Photo Book

My Daughter’s First Year Birthday Book got here! Hooray! I have to say that I absolutely love how it turned out! It was cute looking at all the pages on my computer and such a great feeling to have her first year scrapbooked…but it was even better to actually hold the book in my hands and look through the pages. Everything was perfect! The book itself feels like a high quality book -thick pages, great colors, etc. I used ArtsCow.com to print. They have great stuff at the best prices I’ve been able to find online. My daughter loves to look through all the pages too!

Poulton Photography Promotion Products

Another fun project that my mom taught me – we painted shirts. We used her Cricut and a program called Sure-Cuts-A-Lot (which allows you to use any font or graphic on you computer to be cut out on your Cricut as long as you have one cartridge plugged in. It’s awesome! So worth it and makes it so you don’t have to buy the expensive cartridges. You just use whatever font you want on your computer!)

We used it to make some shirts for my photography business  – Poulton Photography:

What you need is a cricut, the program, and some contact paper (the stuff you use to line your shelves – it’s cheaper then vinyl.) Design and cut out your words. You will need some transfer paper for easier placement – especially with small pieces and the center of certain letters.

As you are done cutting out the project, you will actually pull out the letters leaving an outline of the word or picture. Apply transfer paper across contact paper and place sticky side down on shirt or whatever you want.

Slowly remove the transfer paper and your set to paint. We used regular craft paint (like the kind you get at Walmart.) We experimented with different brushes, and fabrics. Foam brushes work the best and cause the least amount of bleeding. We actually bought a huge foam sponge and cut it up into tiny cubes – it was much cheaper than buying the brushes and we could just throw them away when we were done.

Regular cotton fabric works the best – like a plain t-shirt. I tried a polo and it had a different texture on the fabric and didn’t work out so well… We also tried it out on a vinyl bag – the paint took several coats and it was quite difficult to keep the contact paper sticking.

Happy Crafting!


Get a Grip Charms & Card – Free Download

First off, my mom is the Young Women’s Stake President and is helping to plan her stake girls camp. As part of their theme – Get a Grip (Hold to the Iron Rod) – they are giving the girls this charm. She bought them online from charmingldsgifts.com I put the rings on each charm. I also designed the ‘card’ that I stapled the charms to. There were over 300 charms total! It was actually really fun and I had a fun time designing everything. My mom is my best design client. 🙂

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