Onto the second post of my Two for Tuesday parties!
Sarah’s 6th Birthday
This birthday party was simply magical.
The summer we had this party I had volunteered at a Girl Scout Day Camp, and was in charge of the Disney theme day activity areas. I planned a Mad Hatter Tea Party for the older girls and a Princess Tea Party for the younger girls. I created games, crafts, and snacks for both activity areas for nearly 300 girls to enjoy! So much fun.
I was blessed to be able to keep all the props and decorations I created afterwards, which were PERFECT for my daughter’s birthday party. I am also blessed to have a friend who is an amazing photographer, who captured so many wonderful moments from the party. (I might have included over 70 photos in this post….I just love them ALL!)
And, here is the adorable birthday girl. With an Alice in Wonderland theme, I knew she would need an Alice inspired dress, and with a few alterations to a pattern from The Cottage Mama, I was able to make the perfect dress for the party!
–I’m a mom with a few tricks up my sleeve, sometimes I pretend I can sew. And The Cottage Mama makes some of my absolute favorite patterns. She sells PDF patterns to download with beautifully detailed instructions including great descriptions to help even a novice sewer create something beautiful.–
For the Party Table I used some of the characters I had hand painted on sheets of cardboard. The table cloth was made from a couple yards of broad cloth that I sewed strips of blue tulle to three edges. I used some extra fabric to create an “apron” for the front.
Simple vanilla and chocolate cupcakes.
These are those pink wafer cookies you can find at store like Dollar Tree. I used some purple candy melts to paint stripes on them to resemble the Cheshire Cat.
A few more cupcakes in teacups.
I loved how these heart card soldiers turned out. I used packaged rice crispy treats for these so they would all be uniform. For the faces I punched hearts out of red card stock and hand drew on the faces. I glued the hearts onto toothpicks and stuck them into the rice crispy treats.
These cookies were made from my favorite sugar cookie recipe. These cookie cutter sugar cookies turn out perfect every time and keep their shape.
Don’t Step on the Mome Raths.
How cute are these little guys??? The were made by gluing popsicle sticks together, a feather for hair, and two little googly eyes. To make them stand I bent small paper clips open to an “L” shape and glued them to the backs of the popsicle sticks.
You can find the printable to make this doorknob cut-out here.
We had a few fun crafts and activities for the children. We “painted the roses red” by cutting stalks of celery into sections and rubber banding them together. When dipped in red paint and pressed onto paper, the end result looks like roses! I particularly loved how simple this craft was.
The big (and slightly messy) craft was creating their own mad hat headbands. Everyone loved this project and spent a large amount of time working painstakingly on them. For this project I used some plastic headbands found on Amazon. We used hat templates printed on cardstock that I pre-assembled and covered with felt. And then I added lots of feathers, buttons, etc for them to embellish their hats.
And now onto many, many, many more photos from the party day!