I posted my budget for this party a while back. I know you probably don't care about how much money I spent on this party. I posted it in order to help keep myself accountable to sticking with it. And it worked! There were so many times when I wanted to splurge and buy something extra, but then I remembered that I had to report back here on how much I spent. So, that motivated me to be good and stick with the budget! Here is how it all panned out.
Mpix printing and envelopes: $21
Embroidery thread for braids: $3
TOTAL SPENT: $28.50
Curtains: $10 (Ikea)
Frying Pans: $12 (Ikea)
Napkins: $3 (Ikea)
100 ft yellow tablecloth roll: $12 (Party City)
Plates, cups and silverware: $12 (Party City)
Rapunzel Doll for cake: $10 (Disney store)
Glitter tulle: $6 (Hobby Lobby)
Purple tablecloths: $3
Total spent: $68
Audrey's Costume (which also served as her Halloween costume): $25
Rapunzel Dress: $14 (Party City)
Yarn (for hair): $4 (Hobby Lobby)
Flowers (for hair): $3 (Hobby Lobby)
Total Spent: $21
Favors (for 17 kids!): $40
Treat bags and tissue paper for girls: $3.50 (Michaels)
Treat bags for boys:free (used lunchbags and paper I had on hand)
Little toys for treat bags and babies: $17 (Party City)
Tangled Figurines: $20 (Disney store)
Total Spent: $40.50
Cake, cupcake and Icing ingredients/supplies: $32
Donut tower supplies: $12
Tower Kabobs: $17
Breadstick dough: $4
Potato Soup Ingredients and toppings: $10
Hazelnut Soup Ingredients and toppings: $10
Total Spent: $96
Games and Activities: $25
A dozen light up balloons: $20 (Party City)
Flynn Rider Poster and other printed signs: $5
3M strips to hang signs: $4
Apples for Maximus game: $3
Total Spent: $32
GRAND TOTAL SPENT: $286.00
That is $4.00 less than my budget! Impressive! There is a good chance that I forgot to write something down on this list, but I tried carefully to keep track of what I was spending as I spent it. So I think this is a fairly accurate representation of what I spent.
I tried really hard to look for deals and buy things on sale. Back in September, I was able to take advantage of a 30% off everything sale at Party City. I bought as much as I could, like plates and silverware, Audrey's costume and the yellow tablecloth roll that we hung out the window. I also made a lot of trips to Hobby Lobby with 40% off coupons to get many of the cake decorating supplies and other decorations!
I also just realized that I never posted a picture of the invitation. I designed it, then had it printed by Mpix when they were having a sale. I braided and attached an embroidery thread braid for the local invitations that we hand-delivered. I was too cheap to pay the extra postage to send the braids with the out of town invites, so they all just got a plain invitation.
And here are a few final pictures of the birthday girl at her party!
That is the end of the Tangled Party posts. I have now shared every single detail of this party, probably much more than you ever wanted to know. But if anyone out there is planning a Tangled party of their own, then I hope I have given you some helpful tips and ideas in your party planning adventure!