She is mildly obsessed with Alice in Wonderland (in every incarnation - animated and Tim Burton alike), so we decided to put on a small tea-party for her and a small group of close friends. You can bet that it was the talk of the class the next day!
I'll be doing several posts over the next few days with recipes and how-to guides - however here are the main photos of the day - with a vendor list at the bottom.
I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed creating the event!
Invitation created with Photoshop and printed on white cardboard, w/rounded corners.
Ribbon chandelier with a selection of blue and white lanterns waved gently in the breeze. White/covered chairs tied with blue sashes (with exception of Mad Hatter and Red Queen's chairs - tied with brown silk sashes). A mixture of scattered cushions were provided for non-padded chairs.
Red and white feather butterflies dotted with red and white spotted mushrooms adorned the chairs.
A splash of Laura's favourite colour accented the table. Lavender feather butterflies were hot-glued onto wires, and placed into flower arrangement with red and white spotted mushrooms.
Lavender felt candle-holders also gave a lovely splash of colour.
White lace trimmed with red heart ribbon, lined the table.
Photo taken during setup.
Red "jelly shots" with blue/red heart motif on "Drink Me" labels.
Ribbon sandwiches with blue/red heart motif on "Eat Me" labels.
The Red Queen (played here by local Brisbane actress - Erin Grigull) sat in her rightful place at the head of the table!
A selection of "Alice in Wonderland" inspired games were played including Croquet, Mad Tea Cups, 52 Pick-up and Card Toss. The birthday girl is pictured here with the Red Queen and the Mad Hatter.
A variety of drinks were served including Red Queen lemonade and Mad Hatter iced tea.
Red and blue themed dessert table complete with ribbon chandelier, flag bunting, cupcakes, assorted lollies, cake pops and red heart cookies!
White chocolate (and peanut butter) spiders were a hit!
Blue cake pops and red heart cookies (neither lasted long!)
Vanilla and buttercream frosted cupcakes with red hearts for the birthday girl!
Assorted lollies in red and blue were displayed in small vintage-inspired jars.
Guests were able to take home leftover lollies in their very own lolly bag at the end.
The Mad Hatter (played by talented Gold Coast actor/writer Gareth Gredig), enjoying a cupcake.
The happiest 11 year old you ever did see.
Feather Butterflies - ($7.50/pkt 5)
Spotted Mushrooms - ($7.50/pkt 10)
Lanterns - ($2.95 - 20cm/$5.45 - 35cm)
Lavender Felt Candle Holders - ($5.00 pkt 4)
Connecting Mini Hearts Diecut Ribbon (Red) - ($7.95/9m)
Blue/White Cupcake Wrappers - ($13.95 pkt 12)
Wooden chairs (white)
Assorted teacups (floral)
Assorted vintage-inspired candy jars (clear glass)
White 2 Tier Cake Stand
Flag Bunting: Giggleberry Creations (custom design - contact for prices)
White Paper Favour Bags: Candy Soirees (50c each)
Candy Melts (Cake Pops & Cookies): Little Betsy Baker - $10.50 (pkt)
Mini White Nonpareils (Cake Pops): Little Betsy Baker - $5.95 (pk)
Assorted Confectionery - Tom's Confectionery Warehouse (assorted prices)
Fabric offcuts/ribbon: Spotlight