| Invitation by Chickadee Prints|
These ADORABLE Tutu Tees were made by Tutu Mamas
I'm always browsing online for birthday party ideas. Much of what I see is very high end and expensive, or in some beautifully landscaped backyard...neither of which I have. However, when I came across the Alice in Wonderland parties, I knew I had to have one for my Alice obsessed girls. The only hitch was, I had to bring it indoors as it's reaching 116 on a regular basis now. I hope this inspires you not-so-crafty moms out there to know you CAN do it. Also, don't be intimidated to try it indoors and on a budget.
I'll start out with the tablescape. Tables and chairs were not readily available since my situation is unique, so I had to rent. However, if you have neighbors and friends with card tables, patio tables, etc...get creative! Do different height tables and mismatched chairs for a true Mad Hatter feel! Borrow what you can! We kept it simple since we had ages 1-7 attending the party! I had to keep breakables to a minimum! I also needed to stay within a budget. So, picture the Dollar Store of your area. You will surely find table cloths, plates, napkins, forks, tea cups (of course...it's a tea party!), tea pots, straws, a mirror (the Looking Glass), and you might just be lucky enough to find a stuffed mouse or a bunny rabbit depending on the season. There you go, your table at the Dollar Store. I'm sure you could go to a place like Salvation Army and find tea cups for 25 cents...but new just seemed like the better option, at least for the party favor! Easy Peasy.
|Get creative and have fun! The simplest things make a statement!|
|You can do so much with a limited space. This was all in our living room!|
|Remember, it's all about the fun. Don't stress if something doesn't go as planned.|