Julia just had her 3rd birthday, and we celebrated with an Alice in Wonderland party! Ever since I recorded the 1951 animated classic back in March, Julia has watched Alice in Wonderland, on average, about 3 times a week. She loves it! And every time, she asks for a pillow and blanket on the floor and popcorn. So when I was trying to come up with a theme for her 3rd birthday party, we went with her favorite movie! (the alternate was her favorite TV show, Peppa Pig...ultimately, Alice in Wonderland offered alot more party ideas!)
I started by drawing characters from the movie onto big poster board. I have to say, if I didn't enjoy doing it, I probably wouldn't. But I had fun drawing the characters (which was just me looking up pictures from the movie online, and then drawing them) and painting them...and the kids and I turned a couple rainy days into indoor arts and crafts activities!
I used blue tableclothes, tea cups and teapots (courtesy of Hooch's Silhouette machine), and cookie plates on the tables. I also used white bunny ears (courtesy of Stonf), cat face masks and top hats as decoration on the tables. The cat masks were simply made with purple and white foam paper, purple and black sharpie markers, glue, and large popsicle sticks. The black hats were purchased from Oriental Trading, and then I glued on a piece of white foam paper with 10/6, just like the movie, and a couple strips of scrap book paper.
And, of course, I wanted to use my glass drink dispensers with the "Drink me" labels in which we served cold, sweet tea...for our "tea party".
And, we wouldn't be keepin it real if we didn't add thunder, lightning, and rain to this outdoor party! Luckily, we got our eating, singing Happy Birthday, and most of the presents opened, before the big rains came down!
I think my little "Alice" enjoyed her party...after all, she told me it was the best party ever!