Today, I’m revisiting my Unbirthday Birthday, Alice in Wonderland theme event, celebrated on the outdoor covered porch and pergola.
In the Alice in Wonderland, Unbirthday Party Reveal, I told you about the terrible electrical storms we had the night before. It wasn’t until 11 AM the morning of the party, that I felt confident enough about the weather to move forward setting the tables up outside.
Previously, I’ve shared the “in case of rain,” or “Plan Bee” tables to seat 17.
Two Alice in Wonderland Tables would have been arranged in the kitchen and family room. While, bad weather would also necessitate the Absolutely Mad, Summer Tea Party Table bee-ing set in the dining room.
But, up until now, I’ve only shared glimpses of the actual alfresco celebration that took place on the deck. Put on your party hat and come join us outside!
Coming around to another birthday, with found memories of my milestone Unbirthday Party. Today, I’m sharing each Wonderland party favor the Queen of Hearts bestowed on her guests.
While reviewing vacations photos to create last week’s, Galapagos Islands Cruise, I was surprised to discover unpublished pictures from the theme My Favorite Things Party. Just shows how badly I’ve needed to get my pictures organized, lol!
In my defense, there were probably upwards of a thousand photographs from the party crafts, decorations, food, tables, games, and gift exchange. Many were taken by family and friends who shared them months later.
At some point, I also figured you might be “overdosing” on Wonderland? I moved on to holiday and seasonal posts, forgetting all about the three remaining Unbirthday party topics.
So, back down the rabbit hole we go! With the world beginning to open up, and larger groups allowed to congregate, people will host celebrations like birthdays and showers again. I’m hoping you’ll find some inspiration from these Wonderland party favors, even for gatherings with tea or gardening themes.
As part of January’s Pinterest Challenge, I’m going to explain how a pin inspired the creation of three Alice in Wonderland character dolls as party decor.
With the arrival of the New Year, folks appear to be thinking about hosting A Valentines Day Tea Party with Friends, and events like baby and wedding showers.
During the past month, I’ve seen a large increase in Alice in Wonderland and tea party-related blog post visitors, Pinterest followers, and sales in my Etsy shop.
Sales of the Queen of Hearts Roses & Teacup Wreath and Mad Hatter figure, reminded me that I hadn’t gotten around to blogging about the Alice in Wonderland character dolls. Come see how I designed and created Alice, the Mad Hatter, and Queen of Hearts — improvising as I went.
Today, I’m going to show you how to make an Alice in Wonderland cards and teapot centerpiece.
During Alice’s trial at the end of the story, the Queen pronounces, “Off with her head!” Alice responds, “Who cares for you? You’re nothing but a pack of cards!”
At that, an entire pack of cards rises into the air, and comes flying down and all around. Alice then awakens to find her head in her sister’s lap, who is brushing dead leaves from her face.
The Alice in Wonderland, Unbirthday Party project was inspired by this scene and a pin found on Pinterest.
But, no matter how much I clicked and searched online, I couldn’t find a how-to or tutorial on creating a cards and teapot centerpiece. So, with a little trial and error, I came up with my own method.
Heading back down the rabbit hole with today’s Alice in Wonderland table feature. It’s one of several tablescape posts from the My Favorite Things Party I’ll be sharing.
If you read, Alice in Wonderland, Unbirthday Party Reveal, you’ll remember that the weather forecast was dire the night before. Fortunately, the heavy storms passed and the sun came out by the time the party began at one in the afternoon.
All four My Favorite Things Parties have been set at least partially outside. The last three were sit down meals, under the covered porch and pergola. So, I’ve always had a “Plan Bee” in case of rain.
Cramming 14-16 people indoors for the entire party, especially to eat, would be less than ideal. We’d have to move furniture out of the family room to squeeze in two banquet tables and 12 chairs. Another four or five ladies would be seated around the kitchen table. That would leave very little room to mingle, play games, and do the favorite things gift display and exchange.
What I’m showing you today, was a sort of dress rehearsal by setting up an Alice in Wonderland table in the kitchen. Just in case… (more…)