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Modern Glam “Down the Rabbit Hole” Graduation Party

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If I haven’t said it enough, Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite themes, I just love how unique, wildly colorful and whimsically creative each party turns out! Makenzie’s Glam “Down the Rabbit Hole” Graduation Party is no exception as Rustic Acres Farm barn is transformed into the marvelous *madness* of Wonderland, appropriately starting with the seriously DREAMY entrance!

Mom and event designer, Jody Wimer of JPC Event Group, fashioned an epic unbirthday bash for her beloved daughter. With the help of Garnish Event Design she combined gold glittery “drink me” letters, rustic keys, chic” tea party” tablescapes, and more classic nods to Wonderland… can you spot them all!?

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Mocktail menu with “The Cheshire Cat” and “The Queen of Hearts” custom drinks
– “Eat Me” open cart salad bar + rustic Southern pie bar with pie pops and wood slice risers
– Gold glitter “2015” jumbo cutout, graphic key cocktail lounge pillows and “pocket” paper mache watch (made by Makenzie for her senior art project!)
– Black and white check dance floor, wooden tables, antique door knob accents and ghost chairs
– Book page table runner atop lush greenery + eclectic purple and green centerpieces and the prettiest ombre purple and gold tassel garland from Studio Mucci overhead!
– Whimsical paper flowers and vibrant C.S. Lewis quote artwork by Jason Flores of “A Little Guilty” displayed in golden frames

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Jody…
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Alice in Wonderland “Down the Rabbit Hole” Key and doorway theme for graduate Makenzie Wimer as she embarks upon her new path to college. Hand drawn and lettered illustration signs with favorite quotes from the book were created by artist Jason Flores of A Little Guilty.

– There were hidden keys throughout the décor created by Makenzie’s mother: Jody Wimer Creative Director and CEO of Garnish Event Design.

– Her favorite colors of purple and green were utilized throughout the décor – from purple velvet specialty linens from Wildflower linen, to lush floral arrangements featuring purple ornamental kale, hydrangeas and clematis. {green and white were her school colors}

– Makenzie graduated with honors so a display of her scholarship/honorary pins, cap and gown, prom queen crown, band uniform hat, and other items was created on an antique dresser and accented with foliage vines and handmade doorknob décor.

– Many handcrafted items were created to make the event custom and extra special. From the antique doorknob décor created by Makenzie and her father Richard, to the glitter “Eat Me” and “Drink Me” lettering and paper flowers created by her sister Caitlyn, there were special touches around every corner. Makenzie also crafted her pocket watch card “box” as a senior art project at school.

– The menu was crafted by the chef’s of SAVOR by JPC Event Group {Makenzie’s family owns the event production group.}

MENU

– Gutter chicken nachos with house guac, cilantro lime sour cream, pico de gallo
– Macaroni and cheese cupcake bites

CHEF STATIONS

Comfort Food station: southern style pulled pork with coleslaw and crispy onions, BBQ ribs, Southern cornbread with bacon and cheddar
– Grille station: elote style corn on the cob, grilled Tuscan style vegetables, bbq ribs, teriyaki chicken and pineapple skewers
– Salad Bookcase: watermelon feta mason jar salad, broccoli bacon cheddar salad, ranch red bliss potato salad
– Mocktail Bar: The Queen of Hearts, The Cheshire Cat, The Mock Turtle, The Mad Hatter {there is a picture of the drinks and the sign that said what was in each one.}
– Cotton Candy Station: grape and lime flavored cotton candy spun by hand
Pie Display: handcrafted cherry pie pops, southern pecan mini mason jar pies, and our famous coconut cream and wild Maine blueberry pies
Ice Cream Cart: serving the Grad’s three favorite flavors: cotton candy explosion, blackberry, cookies and cream

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VENDOR CREDITS:

– Venue: Rustic Acres Farm
– Photography: Kelsey Kradel Photography
– Acrylic chairs, red carpet, black and white floor: Event Source
– Acrylic bar stools: All Occasions
– Velvet Linens: Wildflower Linen
– Lilly pad linens: Over The Top
– Alice in Wonderland themed sugar cookies: Bella Christie and Lil Z’s Sweet Boutique
– Ice Cream: Brewsters
– Tassel Garland: Studio Mucci
– Ice cream cups, staff bowties, and Alice in Wonderland wooden spoons: Etsy
– DJ and uplighting: MobileMix Entertainment
– Quotes and book illustrations: Jason Flores of “A Little Guilty”
– Florals, book table runner, antique door knob accents, vines, food station signage, antique furnishings and moss green setees, archway, glitter wording, paper flowers: Garnish Event Design
– Farmers tables, clear ghost arm chairs, couches and chairs, catering, dessert display, bartenders and mocktail recipes: JPC Event Group

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

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