Another Alice party for us to ooh and aah over! Deborah tells us about this creative affair: We do preschool graduation big in this house! Greta chose to have an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party with her closest girlfriends in celebration of her recent graduation from preschool just before she starts a new chapter called Kindergarten. The girls began outside painting their own teapot and saucer (source: Oriental Trading Co.) with acrylic paints (source: Blick), while snacking on popcorn and water boxes. Next we moved inside to the tea party where they found their name and place setting. There, they discovered their very own Alice in Wonderland book (source: Scholastic Book store), and a pail filled with goodies like Rock candy, bubbles, playing cards, etc. (source: Bake it Pretty and Target).
They dined on mini sunflower seed butter and honey sandwiches, goldfish in cupcake liners, string cheese, and fruit in waffle cones. We served sparkling pink lemonade which was made from mixing Perrier and pink lemonade together. And dessert was homemade chocolate cupcakes.
We played Pin the Grin on the Cheshire Cat (source: Etsy) while the girls were blindfolded. The party was a huge hit and the girls felt so special, especially when they were all surprised by an appearance of Alice herself. She treated the girls to face painting and reading them the story of Alice in Wonderland.
For decorations I sewed a simple bunting of playing cards and clear thread. I set the table with a paper tablecloth found at a local party store and then laying down a fun polka dot wrapping paper down the center for some contrast. Lanterns were bought at Pier One.
Lovely, thanks Deborah! Readers, check out this post on Deborah's blog, My Life at Playtime to see many more photos of this beautiful party.
(Images: Reader Deborah H.)