We threw a tea party, Alice in Wonderland style! It was full of fun, pink DIY details and we tried to add in some whimsy as well.
For full details, please take a quick look at my recent blog post: http://tabithablue.blogspot.com/2010/09/my-wonderful-girl-and-her-wonderland.html
We had a "studio" space set up full of tutu's and dress up clothes, fun hats that we found at local thrift shops and adorned with flowers and feathers we hot glued on... and then they stepped out into Wonderland where there were bunnies and cotton candy, a bounce house, Alice was there to paint little faces and in the midst of it all a long table of pink with fun tea pots peppered throughout and paper lanterns and handmade tissue paper flowers hanging in the sky above.
The main table centerpiece was a stack of tea cups that we found at a thrift store, I spray painted them pink and white and then hot glued them into a whimsical stack. I used a small half circle of foam to hold the flowers in the top cup.
We also made bunting by cutting matching fabric and hot gluing it to twine to give a little bit of a sweet tea vibe.
Along with the invitations that we designed, we sent out a small skeleton key to each child attached with twine to a small tag with their name on it and wording telling them to bring the key with them to unlock a treasure.
To help take away from the plain yellow school chairs, we finished the back with a mix of ribbons, lace and strips of cut fabric and topped it off with extra decorative flowers we had left over from making the table centerpieces. It took the chairs from plain to dramatic!
Again, please check out this link for more details: http://tabithablue.blogspot.com/2010/09/my-wonderful-girl-and-her-wonderland.html
And this link has the DIY details:
Eat Me sugar cookies and a topsy turvy cake
Activities / Games
The kids all walked through a dress up room, complete with costumes and Alice there to paint faces! Then as they headed into the backyard, they were greeted by live bunnies, a bounce house and a cotton candy machine with freshly spun cotton candy
What People Ate
PB & J or turkey sandwhiches, cut into the shape of flowers or butterflies with a cookie cutter, individual bags of pretzels, "Eat Me" cookies, and a delicious topsy-turvy cake!
What People Drank
We served pink lemonade in each girl's own vintage teacup (that we thrifted for, and each girl could take hers home with her) and for they boys we served pink lemonade in large vials (found at Michaels for $1), each with their own tag that read "Drink Me"