Sunday, November 22, 2009

birthday love

Here at the Little Papercuts house birthday season starts in November and doesn't end until the end of January, with Christmas falling smack dab in the middle of it all. With the addition of the mini papercut, party season now begins in October. With that said, and coming of the heels of my eldest daughter's 8th birthday party, I've been thinking about birthdays gone by. One of my favourites was inspired by Alice in Wonderland.

Our invitations, made in the likeness of Alison as Alice in Wonderland, were shaped like teapots, and we encouraged all the little girls to dress up as their favourite princesses and join us in Alison's Wonderland for a Mad Hatter Tea Party.

The table was set with mismatched tea pots, pastel coloured cake stands and serving dishes filled with finger sandwiches, veggies and dip, pizza, popcorn, chips, cookies, cupcakes, lots of cake and tea (pink lemonade and apple juice)! Polka dotted and striped mini tea cups and saucers (that were really espresso cups that came in a set of 4), held mini cupcake shaped lip glosses, hair clips, nail polish and candy and did double duty as place settings and favours. The paper lanterns scattered overhead and gigantic paper flowers added to the whimsical atmosphere of the room as did the life-sized characters found throughout.

We were joined by the Knave of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, and a curious card attempting to paint some of the roses red :) The White Rabbit also made an appearance with a game of 'Pin the clock on the White Rabbit'.

A beading station, where the girls make necklaces and bracelets, provided tons of entertainment and more goodies to add to their loot bags. The afternoon was topped off with a slice of topsy turvy birthday cake (a gift from a generous aunt), and it definitely did not disappoint! I'd have to say this party was sweet and fun, just like the little girl it was for:)

Our party was the featured party on Ohdeedoh. You can see it here.


melifaif said...

wow! with birthday parties like leave the rest of us parents in the gutters!!! so fantastic.

PapayaStudio said...

What a great job on the Alice in Wonderland party! I love birthday ideas as I have my daughters in just a couple weeks :) Great ideas, very creative.

Autumn said...

What a sweet party you created. I'm sure this little papercut will remember it forever. My eldest just turned 10 and had an old fashioned Candy Shoppe party, too fun!
Autumn Clark

Julie said...

Soooooooo much fun! I am so amazed by how talented you are! Yay for being featured!