I'll kick of by featuring a party I planned for my daughter, Ava. When I choose a theme I try and include my daughter. I want her to be "into" the party. When Ava was almost 3 she became very interested in Alice in Wonderland and begged for an Alice in Wonderland party. I have to be honest I LOVE Disney, we live in Florida and have passes, but I don't LOVE Disney themed parties. That being said, to each their own! I knew that if I was going to throw Ava an Alice in Wonderland party I would need to embrace the theme and search Etsy for invitations that didn't scream Disney. I was so happy with what I found! These are from Viva La Violette, you can find them in her Etsy shop here http://www.etsy.com/listing/57346267/alice-in-wonderland-floral-invitations
|These are from Viva La Violette, you can find them in her Etsy shop here http://www.etsy.com/listing/57346267/alice-in-wonderland-floral-invitations|
|I rented a gazebo at a local park for the party. |
For decorations I knew exactly what I wanted and that a lot of it would need to be handcrafted.
|The White Rabbit's stop watch with the party time.|
|White roses "painted red"|
The Children were served Strawberry Jam sandwiches, fruit cups, cookies and lemonade in tea cups.
|Strawberry "ONLY" Sandwiches (Per Ava's request)|
My amazing friend Kashmira made the cake. Isn't it beautiful? I smile every time I see a picture of it. It was exactly what I wanted.
After cake, we played croquet of course!
Oh! Did I mention that the guests were instructed to "come dressed as their favorite Wonderland character"? Check out these cuties!
|The birthday girl!|
|The party planning crew|
So, there you have it. My first blog post! I would like to give a shot out to the fabulous Dawn Hiatt of Elemental Images http://www.elemental-image.com/ for shooting all of the images above. So, now that I've "shown you mine" will you PLEASE show me yours?