Alice in Wonderland 7th Birthday Party

Since my blog features all the crazy that is me, and I have obviously been crazy for much longer than the last month, I wanted to find a way to take you all back through time and feature projects that happened before this blog was born. And for my 1st FLASHBACK FRIDAY FEATURE ~ Kylie’s Alice in Wonderland 7th Birthday Celebration… How cute is she? So small!!!

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On each table, I featured a teapot filled with fake flowers and to each flower I adhered googly eyes, of course like the flowers in the garden in the movie. I still have some of these flowers in my house because I loved them so!

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For all of my parties, I always make sure I have plenty of activities for the kiddos. Coloring sheets have become a MUST for all celebrations, I usually print off to match the theme of the event. There are always a few kids who want to stay close to mom and dad or big kids who want to color. These little tins always stay stocked and ready to pull out for each party.

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For the first time with this party, I really wanted very large over-sized decorations, especially since there are so many great characters in this movie and I didn’t want to leave any out. So, I borrowed a projector from work, pulled up character images on my laptop, projected each to the wall, traced the outlines onto poster board and then painted each character in (I know, so time-consuming). But they turned out beautifully and after all, at this time in my life I only had K so I had the time to do it. Nowadays, not sure if I could do all of this with three little ones. But that’s why nowadays I normally pay to print gigantic images for my parties and buy the cardboard stand up characters, when I can.

Who could host an Alice in Wonderland themed celebration without “Eat Me” cookies? My mother and sister-in-laws also made adorable tea cup look-alike cupcakes and a cake that was to die for!

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The favors for this party were fantastic but also a little bit of work! I found this tutorial  by Bakerella for homemade gumdrops. These things were yummy and so darn cute!

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