September 05, 2010

Alice in Wonderful-land


LOVED it. Alice in Wonderland directed by Tim Burton. I had my concerns, but it completely surpassed my expectations. And now I want to throw my own own tea parties.

How to do it and make it look mad? easy-peasy.

There are so many elements that you can pull together to make it look like you're in wonderland. Most of the time, Alice parties are for children, but it could also be a more adult function, if you allow. How much fun!

I can imagine my 30th birthday party following this theme! (yes, I am thinking about my own "surprise" birthday party. hehe) So, this post is for my husband's benefit, and those that will help plan (my best friends/family).


Centerpieces are a must, and how to pull it off? Bright flowers, grass, bright and bold colors, and playing
cards. 


 

I love the idea of paper lanterns, of all shapes and sizes hung from the ceiling. Jessica Claire, a photographer, photographed fantastic party pics that did exactly this!

Different websites sell inexpensive lanterns, that give a variety of choices. Luna Bazaar is fairly inexpensive, and I love all the options. There are over 50 color choices, and a 14 inch lantern runs about $5.

The Paperlantern Store is even cheaper (I think), as 20 inch lanterns are $6.25 - though it doesn't seem they have as many colors.

In addition to paper lanterns, why not paper blossoms?

You can hang them from ceiling, tables - and they are easy to make!


According to Lenny's Alice in Wonderland, there are thousands of different ideas for a wonder wonderland party.



On Etsy by VivaLaViolette

Party Invitations- Tell your guests not to be late for a very important date, like a birthday party (or UN-birthday party!)- Shape your invites like a teacup- Make a top hat card, cut the top and replace it with a 10/6 card containing the details of the party. 

 





From Entertainment Exchange




It would be cute to have long tables covered with all different kinds of teapots, mismatched teacups, and cover it with bright tablecloths. 


The lawn could have lawn flamingos and different signs....fill vases with white and red roses...





Games:Play lawn croquet: with hedgehog plush toys as balls, or perhaps hedgehogs painted on the balls. Attach colored and stuffed socks to the end of the mallets and sew on eyes, to represent flamingos, or use a plush flamingo. Create large cardboard playing cards for the arches.







From the BEST tea party

Food and Drink:  Attach labels with the words "eat me" and "drink me" to all kinds of things! 

Have cupcakes or cookies with the words "Eat me" on them!!!


There are so many ideas out there - my mind is spinning round and round!!
I just want my flamingo mallet so I can shout "Off with his/her head!" Haha. It's the little things....

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Kristin said...

LOVE this idea! So super cute! I'm taking my 30th birthday into my own hands too :-) Hope you have a good one!- Oh, and P.S. I don't have a Cricut, but I do have a Sizzix Big Shot (manual die cut machine), and I LOVE it! So great for my stamping and scrapbooking... ~Kristin from Windy Poplars

Daisy said...

I am feeling inspired now -- the pictures really make the post. My bear and his baby-sitter share a birthday (how cool is that?) and their half-birthday is around the corner. Hmmmmm.....

The Damsel In Dis Dress said...

Goodness, what a fun post and a beautiful blog. I'll be back!

viewfromdownhere said...

What a great idea for a party - so cute!

gibknitty said...

i love those big paper blossoms! thanks for your kind comment on my blog.

Mama Hen said...

Hey there! You have a new follower!This is such a great idea! I have my 40th coming up and need to start making some plans. I look forward to following your blog! Come and visit Mama's Little Chick. Have a great day!

Mama Hen

Myrtle's Turtles said...

I love these paper blossoms! I am planning a Mexican themed party at my church and I am making these. Which patterns are you using? Where did you find the directions? I like the idea of hanging them from the ceiling! Now I'm hooked!

LindyLouMac said...

Calling by to say hi from the Monday Blog Frog Hop,your blog looks fun, I will have a browse.

Heather said...

What a neat idea! I left my 30th birthday in my husband's hands and got nothing. He's a poo. LOL Stopping by from SITS Blog Frog

confused homemaker said...

Wonderful ideas!! Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite books & I love seeing it translated to film & decor. The whimsy of it is amazing.

Elle said...

I can't wait to see the movie now. Your30th birthday party sounds like it is going to be a big hit. Visiting from the blog frog. http://CleverlyChanging.com

3creativechics said...

I found you on BF and left you a post on Wino Wednesday. Love your blog and a new follower at that.

Chanel said...

I really wish I had the kind of creativity to come up with suck great ideals and inspirations. I love the tea party idea and I'm sure my daughter would love it at well. Great pictures as well.

Chanel said...

sorry...that was suppose to be such not suck.

Surviving Motherhood said...
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Surviving Motherhood said...

Love, love, love this idea! So unique, and very cute! I love the center pieces and paper blossoms. That looks like it would be a fun theme to plan.

For my 30th I plan on going all out as well, unfortunately for me is right before Christmas, but I'll figure something out. I still have another year to go :)

You have a beautiful blog, happy to be a new follower :)

Carrie Fairy Thoughts said...

Hi there!! I found you on Blogfrog - on the follow me on Monday thing...You have the cutest blog...What is funny is I had "Just a small town girl, living in a lonely world, took the midnight train going anywhere"...and you have an actual cute quote....LOVE IT...I love your blog....Your pictures are amazing. Your thoughts are amazing. I blogged on Tim Burton's "Alice In Wonderland" too. WOW! How did you make your blog look so great? I need to have someone help me!!!!!

Carrie

Steph said...

Great ideas, very cute!