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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:
http://tabithablue.blogspot.com/2011/02/how-to-create-diy-alice-in-wonderland.html

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Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    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"

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17 comments

  • Jillian L

    Jillian L wrote:

    What an amazingly beautiful party! I can't wait to show it off in our Party of the Day! Would you add separate photos of your cake and invitation so I can include them in two upcoming blog posts? -- Jillian (Catch My Party)

  • Tabitha B

    Tabitha B wrote:

    Thank you, Jillian!! Yes I absolutely will. There are a few more I didn't get to put up yet, I was going to try to finish it tonight :)

  • Jillian L

    Jillian L wrote:

    Wonderful and thanks for adding your party to our site!

  • Jen C

    Jen C wrote:

    So BEautiful! great idea!

  • Isabeau L

    Isabeau L wrote:

    This is superb!!!!! Love the stacked mugs and moss balls with ribbon!!

  • Isabeau L

    Isabeau L wrote:

    Gorgeous canvas!!

  • Isabeau L

    Isabeau L wrote:

    That bottle is awesome

  • Isabeau L

    Isabeau L wrote:

    wow alice looks amazing!

  • Isabeau L

    Isabeau L wrote:

    WOW! where is this? those lanterns on the willows? backdrop are stunning!

  • Isabeau L

    Isabeau L wrote:

    WOW! where is this? those lanterns on the willows? backdrop are stunning!

  • Tabitha B

    Tabitha B wrote:

    Thank you!! This is actually our backyard. We have one giant willow and I LOVE it. It made the perfect backdrop, and then my husband strung wire across the yard for us to hang lanterns and tissue paper flowers on.

  • Tabitha B

    Tabitha B wrote:

    This was so much fun to do! That is a good friend of mine whom I recruited to face paint, but the catch was she had to be Alice. I purchased the wig from Amazon, and her grandma made the costume, I just bought the materials... she was amazing!

  • Tabitha B

    Tabitha B wrote:

    This was so much fun to do! That is a good friend of mine whom I recruited to face paint, but the catch was she had to be Alice. I purchased the wig from Amazon, and her grandma made the costume, I just bought the materials... she was amazing!

  • Tabitha B

    Tabitha B wrote:

    We thrifted for the tea cups so that each girl could have her own and take it home with her, but I needed something for the boys. We found these vials at Michaels for $1 each, and the boys loved them! They of course took them home as well.

  • Tabitha B

    Tabitha B wrote:

    Thank you!!! It was part of our photo shoot before her party... and that was the photo featured on her invitation. We loved it so much we had this made to hang over her bed, and that was our birthday gift to her. Then we used it for the party :) www.relishstudiosonline.com

  • Tabitha B

    Tabitha B wrote:

    Well, thank you again, my dear!! ;) I found that set of cups at a nearby Salvation Army, $3 for the lot of them. Then we spray painted them, some pink, some white. I super glued them in this stack and then used some foam in the top one to hold the flowers (found on sale at Michaels!) The moss balls were from Michaels as well, and I just tied the ribbon on!

  • Jennelle B

    Jennelle B wrote:

    how precious is this!

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