Today is the first big reveal of the Unbirthday Party!
I. AM. SO. HAPPY. And, exhausted! My house looks like Wonderland blew up!
It’s going to take me at least a week to recover, regroup and put things away. At least…
I have so many decoration and favor projects and pictures to share, plus tablescapes, the food and beverages, theme games, and the gift exchange with all the favorite things the ladies brought.
Bee sure to let me know the party details you are most interested in, so that I know what to include in future posts. Here’s an overview and some of the highlights of our trip down the rabbit hole. (more…)
Today, I’m excited to show you the Alice in Wonderland theme wreath I created to decorate the house for my Unbirthday Party .
When not making party decorations, I’ve been going a little mad with preparations.
I’ve also shared numerous posts on the party’s decorations, favors, games, prizes, and menu.
When I saw Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home hosting a Tea and Roses Blog Hop, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to participate. So, I went through all the stuff I’ve created, and decided to share the Alice in Wonderland theme wreath.
Fit for the Queen of Hearts herself, the Tea and Roses decorated wreath also makes a great Valentine’s Day decoration
Planning and preparations for a fourth annual My Favorite Things Party are well underway, and the Alice in Wonderland invitation is out the door!
The theme is chosen well in advance of the party, and reflects one or more of my favorite things. So, why an Alice in Wonderland theme you ask? Three reasons:
- I’ve always wanted to have a tea party, a vintage style one — like me!
- Did you know that the party in the story is actually an unbirthday party? This year, I have one of those ‘big’ birthdays, which also happens to fall on one of the two days I would normally schedule the annual event. It’s the perfect year for an unbirthday party — i.e. adds no more candles! Having family and friends join me to celebrate the years I have been blessed with, is the very best present I could give myself.
- The first year I was Queen Debbee, the second I was dubbed Queen of Theme, and last year I got my Holly Golightly on by wearing a tiara! So my reign will continue as Queen of Hearts!
I’ve had to wait to share the Alice in Wonderland invitations with you — until my guests were all in on the surprise. Come follow the White Rabbit for some show and tell on the DIY project. (more…)
Recently I detailed the second course of an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Menu: Finger Sandwiches & Savories.
In Part 2, I’m outlining the beverages, scones and desserts served as the first and third courses.
I had so much fun researching and selecting all the food and drinks for the Wonderland tea party. There were so many tempting recipes to choose from! For more ideas and inspiration, bee sure to check out my Pinterest board, Party: Alice in Wonderland.
Because the Unbirthday Party was held in the summertime, it was actually an iced tea party. And, rather than being held at English tea time from 3-5 PM, the luncheon began at 1 PM.
In addition to the Wonderland tea party, there were mad games (including flamingo croquet), and a My Favorite Things gift exchange. With the party going until very late in the afternoon, I spaced the three courses of food between all the various activities.
Last June, in Alice in Wonderland, Unbirthday Party Reveal, I provided an overview of the mad event, with glimpses of decorations, tables, favors, and games. Also included was the iced tea party menu, but without much in the way of descriptions and pictures.
Since then, I’ve received many inquiries asking for more details and photos of the beverages and food, recipes, and how I pulled off such an ambitious tea party menu.
In the meantime, I have shared other particulars and tutorials from the My Favorite Things Party. It was the fourth time for the annual event; each with a different theme.
You may have viewed several of these DIY posts as part of the monthly Pinterest Challenge; a blog hop hosted by Erlene of My Pinterventures. As always, bee sure to check out all the Pinterest-inspired projects at the end.
Today, I’m going to outline the second course of the tea party menu, which includes finger foods and a fabulous sandwich cake.