A quick post today to announce the Alice in Wonderland party favor package winner. While we’re back down the rabbit hole, I’ll also show you a Queen of Hearts Roses and Teacup grapevine wreath.
Back in June, during the Unbirthday Party Reveal I announced my first blog giveaway. New subscribers and existing followers who left a comment through Labor Day were registered to win.
First, welcome to all new followers of Debbee’s Buzz. I hope you’ll find it’s your cup of tea! And special thanks to all those who left comments over the summer. I love conversing with you!
Congratulations to Leanne Hlavka of Arizona, the lucky winner of the giveaway. The package includes all the same favors I gave my guests, including; a teacup fascinator, Mad Hatter hand-painted goblet, flamingo shopping bag, and vintage teacup filled with goodies. See them all at How to Make Whimsical Teacup Fascinators and Alice in Wonderland Table and Party Favors.
Although I have a number of Alice in Wonderland party stories still to write, I’ll be spacing them out — focusing on more seasonal topics. But, while we’re on the subject, here’s the grapevine wreath that welcomed guests to the Unbirthday Party.
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Welcome to Wonderland Grapevine Wreath
This is the grapevine wreath I made to decorate the black front door and welcome guests to the party. It would also make a great Valentines Day decoration with those red hearts and roses. What do you think?
After overnight torrential rain that nearly washed out Wonderland, the sun was shining for the Unbirthday Party festivities.
The glare was so bright, it’s hard to see details of the beautiful, vintage teacup.
I was absolutely thrilled when I found the vintage teacup at Goodwill. To attach it to the grapevine wreath, I used plate hanger hardware from Michaels.
The petite cup may have been from a child’s set, but I suspect it’s really a demitasse cup?
Finding that vintage teacup is what led me to make this second wreath to decorate for the party.
Two Wonderland Wreaths Better Than One
Initially, I only had success finding one small teacup. That became the centerpiece for the first Fanciful Alice in Wonderland Theme Wreath.
Armed with a second teacup, I made the second wreath on a grapevine ring wrapped with a faux red rose garland. Ribbons and embellishments were leftover from other Alice in Wonderland Party decorations I crafted earlier.
I went back and forth, trying to decide which wreath would hang on the black exterior door, versus the white interior door in the kitchen.
In the end, the heavier grapevine wreath was better supported on the solid front door.
I used many of the same ribbon and embellishments on both wreaths, including red roses, a paint-dipped paint brush, and white key.
And, a Queen of Hearts wreath naturally required a crown to denote royalty.
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I created my own looking glass, painting a wood dye-cut gold as the frame. A piece of silver and glitter cardstock mimics a mirror.
are for sale SOLD in my Etsy shop, along with a number of other Alice in Wonderland theme decorations. I wonder if they were used to decorate another mad party — maybe a bridal or baby shower?
A few items are still available, including a banner and the regal Queen of Hearts herself.
Next Tuesday, I’ll bee sharing How to Make a Diaper Cake, Elephant Topper in the monthly Pinterest Challenge. Thirty other talented bloggers will be sharing recipes, projects and seasonal ideas.
After that, hubby and I are going to take some time to celebrate a milestone anniversary. Travel along with us in, Visit Amazing Ancient Athens and Small Ship Greek Island Cruise.
So, I’ll be unplugging for a bit of R&R before diving into fall and Halloween posts. I can’t wait to share several spooky tablescapes and holiday decorations. Don’t miss the Not-So-Scary Home Tour, Haunted Hallows Tablescape, and Retro Green Ghost Game Night.
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Too cute! Love how you found such cute pieces that represent parts of the Alice In Wonderland story. ❤️
Since I chose the party theme a year in advance, I had an entire year to be on the hunt!
debbee, Love your grapevine wreath. The work you put into your theme parties is really nice. I love your themes and wonder where in the world you store your supplies. My favorite is still the peacock. Hope you do not get any damage from the storm, we are getting a lot of rain. Take care and have a wonderful weekend. Lilly
Thank you Lilly! Well, storage for the bee and peacock theme parties wasn’t really a problem because the tableware, decor, etc. were mostly already in my collection of stuff. For the Tiffany theme, I didn’t really accumulate a lot of new things either. For the bee and Tiffany parties I also had clients who purchased wreaths and decorations. Now Alice, I still have a lot of decorations that were pretty much one-time use. That’s why I have opened an Etsy shop to sell the grapevine and other wreath, etc.
Love your clever ideas. Can’t wait to see your fall decos. What fun you and your friends are having with these celebrations.
Hi Carolyn. I know as a blogger I should already be posting about fall and Halloween. But, I just can’t get into decorating and setting tables for fall until October (although I did share 3 Halloween wreaths last week). Once I start though, I’m a bit over the top LOL!
Cute! Cute! Cute! Vintage tea cups are always a winner with me. Great little mirror idea, too. Hugs!
Thanks Bobbi, it was a fun wreath to make.
Congratulations to Leanne! With the kind of heat they’ve had to live through this summer, she DESERVES a win!!!
It was fun to share all those favors with a blog friend.
This wreath would go so well with your lovely tea cup fascinators. One day I will have a party with that theme and will return to your post for all the great ideas. Pinning!!!
Many of the decorations, favors, food and even invitations were inspired by pictures and posts that I found via Pinterest.
I love all things Alice in Wonderland! Your beautiful wreath is one of my features on this weeks OVER THE MOON LINK PARTY. Please stop by to see your feature and link up again. 🙂 gwingal
Thanks so much Nikki! I had so much fun creating Unbirthday Party invites, decorations, favors, etc. Have you ever hosted, posted a Wonderland theme party?
Love the wreath. The tea cup looks so delicately balanced. What a beautiful decoration.
Hi Sheltie, thanks for visiting! The plate holder actually secures the teacup pretty securely. I created a second wreath using a different vintage teacup in Fanciful Alice in Wonderland Theme Wreath.
I have some serious love for this pretty wreath.
Thanks Micheal. The wreath was fairly fast and easy to create. Check out the other more labor-intensive teacup wreath at Fanciful Alice in Wonderland Wreath.
I love your wreaths! I have a teacup collection and that small cup and saucer are just precious:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm.xo Kathleen
I loved that tea cup set and wish now that I had bought the other two they had. No sooner had I listed that wreath in my Etsy shop, and it sold!
Wherever did you buy those adorable clock plates?
Hi Rosalie! Hmm, the plates aren’t pictured on the wreath post, so I’m assuming you bounced from one of the table settings? Perhaps Alice in Wonderland Table? If so, the clock and watch face plates came in sets of 4, found at TJ Maxx and Marshalls several years ago. I originally purchased them for a Celestial Tablescape Rings in New Year and New Years Eve Tablescape: Diamonds & Top Hat.