Every year my daughter gets more and more excited about her birthday. I mean every kid does, but she really gets into the details just like her Mom. When she was younger I would draw out pictures of different themes and she would pick her favorites and that's how the parties were made. Now though she is very into picking the theme and helping me figure out just what we want it to be like. Of course she also changes her mind about little things, like Oh, I don't know...THE ENTIRE COLOR SCHEME! So when we picked up a princess dress and matching accessories on our vaca in Florida, we had a very Rapunzel theme going with purple and golds. She wanted princess for sure, but Rapunzel was the fan favorite in the house. Well, after invitation pictures and the invites were sent out, she decided that the dress got too much glitter everywhere (as if that is a bad thing?!). Well, it's her party and so I went with it. Went through her closet, picked out a cute pink outfit and took it from there. Luckily the crowns my amazing Mother found for all of the little girls went with everything. Emma had picked out pink heart straws at the birthday expo earlier in the year (maybe she knew all along....). And they looked pretty great with the new color scheme.
I had planned on making a purple fondant cake with pearls and a gold gumpaste crown and then my daughter decided on a purple rosette cake (super easy, I did a happy dance) and THEN she changed her mind. (She's really good at that). So I ended up spending 10 plus hours on an 18 inch tall castle cake. And it was all worth it just to see her face when it was all done. She told me after her party that it was the best day of her life. Words to make my heart melt!
So here are some of our Rapunzel-esque photos we did when we were shooting invitation pics and down at the bottom is a little pink from her actual party.