For Alexis' 6th birthday we went all out and transformed our gardens into a real wonderland! Guests were invited to come in costume. The children ate from the sandwich bar, drank hot cocoa from tea cups, played croquet with flamingos and painted the roses red! each guest left the party with a tea pot full of flowers as a parting gift.
There were many guests that arrived in wonderful costumes, but the King and Queen costumes stole the show!
The dessert Table designed by Cakes With Jaz featured a purple chocolate fountain with skewered strawberries and marshmallows for dipping, decorated "eat me" and flower sugar cookies, mini cupcakes, chocolate dipped pretzels, heart cut out jam cookies, and of course the cake!
Each guest went home with a tea pot filled with fresh flowers and a flamingo
Activities / Games
I used poster board, red sharpies, 14 gauge wire, felt, and vase gems (for weight in the hands and feet), and a hot glue gun to create the card suitors for a game of flamingo croquet. The kids used plastic yard flamingos and nerf balls, while the birthday girl and a special stuffed hedgehog to use for her ball. I also created a "painting the roses red" game where the kids were to pull a white rose off a paper bush and replace it with a red rose. Each white rose collected had points on the back. Once all of the roses were red the kids added up the scores from the white roses and an winner won a prize.
What People Ate
The food offerings included a sandwich bar, deviled eggs, bbq smokies, snail wraps, grapes and strawberries.
What People Drank
Sodas and squeeze-it's adorned with "drink me" tags!
The long table was crowed with thrift store and garage sale finds of mismatched tea pots and tea cups. Dry ice and a giant butterfly transformed the pond into a wonderland of it's own! White 5 gallon buckets turned upside down and topped with homemade cushions created toadstools and added a little extra flair (and seating!)
Blooms on a Budget by Meagan Weber
Meagan was a joy to work with, generally she only works on weddings and she took a step out of her comfort zone to help me create a whimsical look for this party! she also helped me in a bind and added the heads to the snail wraps! She is amazing!http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blooms-on-a-Budget-by-Meagan-Weber/198586096859725
Angela at Cardas photography did an amazing job with pictures of this event! She made sure to focus on all the details, and is wonderful at capturing moments in time to be treasured forever!http://www.cardasphotography.com
Carrie Grant Photography
Carrie was amazing at setting up an Alice in wonderland theme backdrop for the main picture on the invitation, as well as designing and printing them. http://www.facebook.com/CarrieGrantPhotography
Cakes With Jaz
well, this is me! I designed not only the dessert table, but planned and orchestrated the entire party.http://www.cakeswithjaz.com