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Wonderlandia Table #1: Kids Birthday Party

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Wonderlandia - Kids Birthday Party

I am SO excited to share this first Wonderlandia table with you – it’s definitely full of WONDER and IMAGINATION! This design {which was part of our Glue Dots Tablescape Exhibit} was tailored to a Kids Birthday Party and was dreamed up by designer & mom Abigail Barnes of Paper and Cake (who also just launched a shiny new website!).

I just love how she took the “Wonderlandia” concept in a totally unique direction, playing on the idea of an imaginary trip across the world… how fun is that?! (I bet you could tailor some of these ideas to a super-cute “Welcome to the World” themed baby shower too.)

Wonderlandia - Kids Birthday Party

Wonderlandia - Kids Birthday Party

Red on for LOTS more whimsical images, creative details from Abigail, and a little more info on the designer herself…

Wonderlandia - Kids Birthday Party

Wonderlandia - Kids Birthday Party

Wonderlandia - Kids Birthday Party

Wonderlandia - Kids Birthday Party

Wonderlandia - Kids Birthday Party

Wonderlandia - Kids Birthday Party

Wonderlandia - Kids Birthday Party

Wonderlandia - Kids Birthday Party

Wonderlandia - Kids Birthday Party

Wonderlandia - Kids Birthday Party

Wonderlandia - Kids Birthday Party

PARTY TIME! Abigail with her table…

Wonderlandia - Kids Birthday Party

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CREATIVE DETAILS, as told by Abigail

“Jenn so graciously offered me the task of designing the “Kids Birthday” table, and other than asking me to work in the “Spirit of Wonderlandia” and to use the general color palette of the overall party, gave me free rein to go crazy. I’ll be honest with you, I was feeling completely over my head. And why wouldn’t I? The other table designers are super creative people!

After getting over the initial shock of it all, I put my glasses on, opened up a new browser window, and emailed my friend Amy. It did take a couple of days to figure out exactly what my theme would be, I mean I couldn’t just put some fairies on it and call it a day, could I?

Fanciful illustrations of a flying machine and a sailing vessel make this the perfect party for a little birthday girl who dreams of a trip full of wonder. Bright colors combined with more natural tones – in moss and kraft paper – gave extra depth to a table full of details. From suitcases covered in “vintage” travel stickers, guest’s passports filled with puzzles and activities to napkin rings doubling as place cards, you can bet imaginations were running wild.

And now, for the best part… I will be offering this “Imagine a Dream” printable party collection in my shop – yay! I’m excited to finish it and have it ready for you all. It was such a fun set to work on, such a fanciful collection to look at… wouldn’t your daughter just love it?”

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MEET ABIGAIL BARNES:

It must be genetic. My mother tells me the story of my five-year birthday party, how all I wanted for my gift was a clown costume, which, of course, she made and I wore to the party. It was a pink and blue polka dotted number with a solid pink neck ruffle and a pointed hat topped with a yarn tuft. Could that have been the start of my love for themed parties? I fondly remember planning a 1st birthday party for my now 9 year old daughter. Even back in 2003, I was adamant that I would not buy a prepackaged “kit” of birthday supplies. No Dora, no Thomas the Train and NO princesses! Once I had arrogantly announced this plan to my friends I couldn’t then go back on my word, even after I discovered how difficult it was to create everything from the ground up. Thankfully, I had a computer, a degree in graphic design and DNA saturated with creativity. In 2008, Paper & Cake was launched with a nod to my past and an eye on the future of entertaining – printable partyware.

Vendor Credit
  • Concepting, Styling & Graphic Design: Paper & Cake
  • Cake Pops: A Twist of Cake
  • Fondant Cupcake Toppers: Edible Details
  • Sugar Cookies: JP Creatibles
  • Linens: La Tavola (Round Tuscany Spice Linen, Tuscany Rouge Napkins, Tuscany Pink Chair Cushions)
  • Photography: Dan Fields Photography and Missy Marie 
By | 2017-04-21T15:58:50+00:00 August 22nd, 2011|Kids Birthday, Parties for Girls, Theme Parties|