06 Mar

Whimsical Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party

Whimsical Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party

Welcome to Wonderland where jumbo cards fall from the sky, the cheshire cat is always smiling and everyone wishes you a very merry un-birthday! Patty Liu co-hosted this Whimsical Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party full of DIY ideas and cute food inspired by the magic of Wonderland!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Card Soldier Rice Krispie Treats and Cheshire Cat Tales
– Jumbo Card Invitations, “Take Me” candy favors & a manzanita branch with hanging keys
– Homemade queen of hearts inspired tutu and matching card headband
– “Drink Me” tags and sweet treat crafted “tea cups” from candy and ice cream cones

Whimsical Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party

Whimsical Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party

Whimsical Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party

Whimsical Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party

Whimsical Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party

Whimsical Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party

Whimsical Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party

Whimsical Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party

Whimsical Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party

Whimsical Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Patty…
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I just wanted to share a little real party my friend I put together for her daughter’s 7th birthday.  We’re not professional event planners or anything, just everyday people who like to browse the hostess blog and pinterest for fun party ideas.  I hope other readers of the hostess blog will find this party inspiring since we did it on a very limited budget and we made a lot of DIY crafts.  We’re lucky to have another friend who is a baker and she helped us with the desserts and treats.  Plus a graphic designer that helped us design the fun invitation, signs and name tags.  Below is just some details on some of the things we made.

INVITATIONS

We made the invitations look like the Queen of Hearts playing card.  And the backs of the cards were paired with a red pattern to make it look even more real.  These were simple to make, print and cut out.

SECRET KEYS & BRANCH

Our friend had this fantastic manzanita branch that has gotten some good use out of it at many parties.  We purchased a lot of little keys off ebay and strung them up in colorful ribbon and hung them up all over the tree.  It added a fun and whimsical feel to the decor.

DESSERTS & FOOD

Drink Me bottles: were simply empty Frappacino bottles that we removed the labels from.  This was a great idea we found on Pinterest.  Added a little Drink Me tag and ribbon and wha la.
Edible Ice Cream Cone Tea Cups: were super cute and super easy to make.  We also found this idea on Pinterest.  All we needed was plain ice cream cones, gummy rings, large cookies and iced frosting from a tube.
Rice Krispy Treats Cards: was just a simple recipe of rice krispies topped with little heart-shaped heads made of card stock.
Cheshire Cat Tails: was just giant marshmallow skewers dipped in colored white chocolate and sugar crystals.  These were yummy and the kids loved them!
Heart Shaped ham & cheese sandwiches: made by the queen of hearts.  Easy cut outs using a cookie cutter, plus add a little EAT ME tag.

PARTY FAVORS

We found cute little mason jars for $1 each and filled them with an assortment of candy.  Tag it with a TAKE ME tag and it’s ready to go.

LARGE HANGING CARDS

We purchased a deck of jumbo cards and strung them up and hung them up all over the ceiling.

ARROW SIGNS

These were simply printed on a card stock paper and we added a thick cardboard strip to the backs of them to keep them sturdy.

GIANT FLOWERS

These were purchased at a party decor warehouse for $10 each.

ALICE TUTU

This was completely handmade with regular tulle in different shades of blue and white.  We hot glued different cut out shapes and added ribbon.  It was beautiful!  This was definitely the most expensive item we made.

GAMES

We played “Pin the Smile on the Cheshire Cat”, a ring toss and a “Color the Roses Red” quiet coloring session.  That was a godsend, it kept the kids quiet for at least 20-minutes!  :)

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VENDOR CREDIT:

– Party Styling & Design: Patty Liu

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11Comments

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@clubwedd SAYS:

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Reply March 6, 2013 at 5:44 pm

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@PartyBlowout SAYS:

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Reply March 6, 2013 at 6:43 pm

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Amanda K SAYS:

Love the styling of this party! So many cute touches…rice krispie cards, Cheschire Cat Tails, and all!

Reply March 7, 2013 at 2:06 pm

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Creative Printables SAYS:

I have seen some really great Alice in Wonderland parties but this one must the most creative! Love it

Reply March 8, 2013 at 1:47 am

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Lilly Harrington SAYS:

Hi there,
My daughter Birthday is coming up soon and I loved this party decoration, it’s very colorful, creative and fun and
I’d love to know where i can buy this Alice In wonderland Party decoration? Suplies etc…
Looking forward to hear from you

Reply April 22, 2013 at 12:00 pm

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The Party Gecko SAYS:

Wow! This is a really special AiW party – love it!

Reply July 8, 2013 at 1:50 pm

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Jennifer Bottorff SAYS:

This is fabulous! I am working on my daughter’s 10th birthday with an Alice in Wonderland theme and love your ideas. Do you know what font you used on the arrow signs? It is wonderful. Thank you!

Reply September 25, 2013 at 10:59 am

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Kim Davis Cook SAYS:

Could you list the fonts used on the invite? Mainly the one for the name and the Queen of Hearts. thanks!

Reply February 16, 2014 at 9:09 pm

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Jennifer SAYS:

Where did you get the candy jars used for centerpieces?

Reply February 23, 2014 at 4:44 am

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Jennifer SAYS:

I mean the jars you used for favors?

Reply February 23, 2014 at 4:46 am

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Lauren Michelle SAYS:

Can you please list the fonts you used for the invites and the decor or message them to me? Also, can you tell me where you got them? I really like them!
Thanks!

Reply June 19, 2014 at 3:59 pm

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