Monday, June 11, 2012

I'm Late, I'm Late, I'm Late!

As I mentioned in my last post, DD14 had an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party theme for her 14th birthday party. It was a load of fun scouring the local shops for things that would fit the theme and thinking up relevant craft items too (taking into account the limited time I had available to make things!).

Here are some photos of the party:

The caterpillar end of the table. Lots of tea pots with different types of tea in them, including Peach Iced Tea, and one of soft drink.

I found a cat toy perfect to be the dormouse poking out of a tea pot.

Mismatched cups and saucers of course, scoured from Vinnies etc as well as some from our own collections. The table was decorated with cards, keys and locks and fob watches.

The plate of cupcakes, decorated by DD14 and her friends, some with ganache and fondant icing, some with buttercream icing. Of course there were plenty of Eat Me and Drink Me labels.

I found a dog toy that looked a lot like the dodo from the Disney movie version. My SIL hung it up by its neck so there were plenty of jokes about "dead as a dodo" and it being extinct after all! You'll see the giant playing card banner in the background.

Even the candles fitted the theme!

Here are the girls in their costumes. Left to right Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, Alice (DD), Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, Ace of Hearts (who even brought her paint brush to paint the roses red!) and Mary (Alice's sister). I was so thrilled they all got into the spirit of it and came up with such great outfits.

I made a couple of craft items for the goodie bags - a flower pop and a teapot bookmark:

And of course a White Rabbit worrying about being late for the party ...

A wonderland time was had by all. Thanks for stopping by.



Lynda said...

WOWSERS Kerry...what an arry of fun and attention to detail. DD14 must have thought you were the bees knees. It looks amazing. The gals looks so speccy all dressed up...makes such a diff when they all get involved. Love the wee rabbit at the end...esp his fob watch. Brilliant party sweetie. ooxx

Leslie Hanna said...

Oh, how fun! I am so impressed the girls got dressed up as Wonderland characters, too.

PS: I'm totally stealing that bookmark idea.

Sandra Azzopardi said...

It all looks fantastic, Kerry! And the girls look wonderful all dress up too

Patrice said...

What a fun party! Love all your little 'Wonderland' touches. So great to see the girls dressed up. Well done!

Michelle Marchant said...

What a fab party Kerri, you did an amazing job to make it so special for her. Give yourself a big pat on the back for that.

Anonymous said...

Hi there Kez, Just wanted to let you know I LOVE your blog! You always have such great work up, thanks for sharing it. Missed you at Stamp Camp last year, hope to see you this year. Love Joelle

Helen said...

Wow!!! If you ever need a change of job, perhaps you should think of being a party planner! The girls must have had a fantastic time. Helen C

Sue Dean said...

Wow Kez, where do you find the time. It looks like a great fun theme!

Mary said...

Wow. What fun

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