I threw an Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party for my two year old. Check out the previous post for a fun Alice in Wonderland Costume idea. When she saw the decor she said, "Whoa...cute mom!" I didn't know she knew the word cute. It definitely made my day. I decided to take a little different approach with this theme and incorporated blacks and grays into my color palate.
I decorated the table with a bright green table cloth, strips of black patterned fabric, a flower table runner (my creation), funky vases that represented characters from the movie, regular silverware, and an assortment of tea cups.
These tissue paper flowers were kindly donated by a dear friend who had just thrown her daughter a princess birthday party!
This place setting was by far the most simple of my past birthday party settings. I used silver paper plates, tea cups, and real silverware.
I designed this Flower Table Runner just for this party. For the actual party I placed googly eyes on each flower. I did not want to adhere the eyes so I could re-use this table runner for future events.
Each table end contained three Alice in Wonderland vases. There were also two vases on the table runner. I designed each vase to represent a character in the animated movie. I think I succeeded in that my young children associated each vase with its appropriate character :).
Up-Close Vase Photo's:
Queen of Hearts
I made two of these to represent Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum
Party Favor and Dessert Table
My party favors were cheap and unique. They cost me an extra $1.75 per person (I already had some of the supplies). Check out the next post for the contents of this cheap Alice in Wonderland Party Favor.
I based my dessert off of the Caterpillar and his mushroom. If you look at the photo below you may find that it resembles a pie on top of a purple cake platter. That is what I saw :).
To create the purple mushroom base I simply wrapped a cake plate with a piece of purple fabric. The base was secured with a rubber band and the top was stuffed with plastic bags and also secured with a rubber band. I happened to have a purple pie plate which matched perfectly!
I created the Caterpillar using green colored sugar cookies, marshmallows appendages, white icing for the face, two eye sprinkles, and butterscotch chips for the hands and feet.
Here is an up close look at his face and appendages.
I decorated and served sugar cookies for the non-pie eaters.