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Friday, September 25, 2009

Alice in Wonderland Party

We recently hosted a housewarming party at the Fashionista's new home. The theme was Alice in Wonderland~ a favorite of hers. For invitations I decided to embellished some note cards I already had on hand. They originally looked like this:

A quaint tea party image, leftover scrapbook paper and Stickles glitter glue resulted in this:

I put the information on the back of the note card.

The divine Miss F is currently saving her pennies to purchase her dream dining set. So instead we placed two folding tables in the empty dining area to hold the food.

The drink area was set up in the kitchen. We made a favorite fruit punch and of course the Mad Hatter insisted upon tea.

I took plain polka dotted cups and mod podged a darling "Drink Me" image by Elaine Cox onto each cup.

Since this was Wonderland, a candy area was a must.

The sweets table also held fruit and homemade coconut cupcakes.

The centerpieces featured a 12 x 12 piece of scrapbook paper with rose images. It was topped with another piece of checkerboard paper. We then arranged red roses in clear vases. The Queen of Hearts would surely not approve.

Strewn all over the table were flowers, hearts, and other fun bits and bobs made from paper punches~ an easy way to achieve customized confetti.

We had several small guests in attendance and I wanted to make sure they were entertained so we set up a coloring area in the empty second bedroom. (Free images are available to download at Disney.)

Did you happen to notice I had a few new tags? You can now subscribe to Decor to Adore through Feedburner. The wonderful Cat of Paisley Cat Scraps is an absolute wiz at great graphic designs. Thank you so much for my tags Cat!


confused homemaker said...

Great party ideas! Alice in Wonderland is one of my all time favorites.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What fun, Laura! I love what you did to the notecards!

Susan Crabtree said...

love the invites & candy bar!

Lisa Anne said...

Wow that looks like an amazing party. What a great theme!!

Joanne Kennedy said...

How sweet is that party! I love the idea of the glasses. What a great way to make simple cups match your theme.

You fixed up your place so cute too and on a budget! Way to go.


Amy said...

I keep looking at the card and pictures over and over - they are adorable! Your creativity just awes me. :)

The Berry's Patch said...

How creative! Not to mention super CUTE!!

ceekay said...

I so wanted to come...but I was down for the count that weekend. Everything looks so cute...and the decorations were perfect! Hope she had a wonderful time!

Carrie said...

Super cute party! Love all of the details you did.

LiLi M. said...

Great party! Thanks for sharing the ideas! Have an nice weekend!

Miss Sandy said...

Oh what bitter sweet fun! I am thinking this will be me in a few weeks, hosting a house warming party for my own sweet girl. I am going to try and not cry in my cupcakes!

Chandra said...

I have loved your Alice and Wonderland posts of late!!

Mod Podge Amy said...

How sweet is this?!? I love what you did! Thanks for visiting me -

Cat said...

Oh Laura, how yummy everything looks..You are a True Wiz..

Thanks so much for the shout out..


Marina Capano said...

Hi Laura!So cute party!!!just beautiful!


Bettyann said...

..great work on the alice in wonderland party for the fashionista...I just love your creativity and style...lucky girl..take care.. thanks for visiting..

Paul A Telling said...

I LOVE ALICE IN WONDERLAND! Big Big fan and looking forward to Tim Burtons film but i absolutely love your decor, how awesome you have inspired me and my dreams of starting a cafe inspired by the true and wonderful alice in wonderland very cool! great ideas and quaint, beautiful decor and ideas you should be selling all these i love that you used many different sources to create your objects!

For more "Alice in Wonderland" check her out here!

Paul Telling -
Creative Communications Creator and Graphic Facilitator
Pauls Site

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Laura, this is such a cute party. I love the way you embellished the invites, the tablecloth, and the paper cups. Such inspiration in this post. I'm just thinking of all the things I could mod podge onto a paper cup! laurie

Maureen said...

What a fun idea! Everything is so pretty! I bet your young guests felt special too.

Deanna said...

Dear Laura, I just luv what you have shared! Thank you, this is a fun post.

What a neat idea for the invitations and all the tables look great.

Hope you'll drop by for some hot chocolate on this Fall day.

Happy Tablescape Thursday to you and many more,
d from HomeHaven

Rettabug said...

That candy corner of the table looks wonderful as do all your other decorations. I'm impressed that you decorated each & every little cup like you did.
You carried the theme through nicely & I bet the guests really enjoyed it all.

Chari said...

Hi Laura..

What a fabulous party...and what a fun party theme...Alice in Wonderland! You did a beautiful job...from making those darling invites right down to the "wonderland" decor on the food tables! I love all the candy in the pretty glass containers...just gorgeous! I bet this was such a fun party...absolutely dreamy!!! Thanks for sharing it with us today!

Warmest wishes,

nannykim/ spindle cottage said...

Very cute ideas!! My grandaughter would love it.

Brenda said...

What a clever idea! I'm always amazed at what scrapbook paper can achieve!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This sure looks like a fun party!

Sarah said...

Cute party ideas. Love the invitation! ~ Sarah

jan said...

Oh how fuN!