It's two weeks before your daughter's third birthday, and you have spent months planning all the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse DIY's you are going to do for your daughters birthday. The last thing to do is buy the supplies and your daughter a cute new dress.
You log onto Amazon.com with your daughter to pick our a minnie mouse dress and she asks "Where are the Rapunzel dresses for my Rapunzel party?"
Yes, that actually happened to me and I literally had 1 week to switch gears, and get my daughter's Rapunzel party pulled together on a budget!
Step 1: Set a Budget
If you want to host an amazing party on a lower budget, it's important to SET a budget with your spouse, or co-party planner. It's crucial to have open communication about the budget and keep track of your spending.
Step 2: Head on over to Pinterest!
I spent a few hours one afternoon pinning ideas, and writing out a shopping list.
Check out our planning board here.
Step 3: Know your DIY limitations
I got really inspired on pinterest, and wanted to do so many things. However, we were on a budget and short on time so I really had to pick and choose. As much as I wanted to make lots of lanterns and hang them on the pergola, I knew I couldn't get it done. So, I spent my time braiding yarn, and making lots of banners with our stencil (made from cardboard).
Step 4: Simplify.
There are SO many wonderful and adorable ideas out there, you could host the same theme party every year until your child turns 18 and never have the same decorations. That's the beauty of Disney, there are so many ways to create a beautiful party.
Don't get overwhelmed. Simplify your decorations, and only emphasize one or two things. For our party, we emphasized Rapunzel's hair and the color of her dress (purple).
Step 5: Relax and Enjoy
Don't fuss over what could have been different or better. As soon as your child see's the party all put together embrace the moment. Make the day special and beautiful for them. My daughter absolutely LOVED her party, and spoke about it for months after!
Embrace the moment, capture the smiles and give the gift of your PRESENCE.
Wishing you THE BEST DAY EVER as you celebrate the Tangled Fan in your life.
If you are interested in the details of how we accomplished the DIY's, I'd be happy to go into more detail! Just let me know.