My Party: Molly

Cincinnati, OH

Who's tired of Alice parties? Not us! Amy shares details of her sister Molly's visual feast: Since Molly couldn't have a party on or around her actual birthday, she decided she wanted an UnBirthday. Naturally this led us to the conclusion that it MUST be an Alice in Wonderland party! Complete with a visit from the Mad Hatter, Red Queen, and White Rabbit (all high school thespian students/family friends).

Like everyone else, we tried to save as much money as possible, we shopped right after Easter for all the "springy" fabrics and decorations. We made/borrowed just about everything (teacups, chairs, cake plates, etc). We hung paper lanterns and pompoms and had flower arrangements in tea pots for centerpieces (we just cut flowers from the backyard garden). We used a lot of Shrinky dinks too! We had them as cake toppers and as part of the gifts the girls got in their party bags (we made necklaces with pendents). Molly really enjoyed this because she got to help color the Shrinky Dinks and felt like she was contributing too.

The girls had their tea with vanilla wafers dipped in white chocolate, scones, and fruit kabobs. Then the Mad Hatter and White Rabbit arrived to tell them all they had to run to the garden and paint the roses red before the Queen knew! We had placed silk white roses in the bushes outside the house, and we gave each girl a little cup with paint and a brush (they got to take their rose home with them when they left). The Queen then arrived and bossed them around and yelled at them to do better, which the girls loved! Afterward they played Pin the Clock on the Rabbit and Croquet/playing in the yard. It was a great springtime birthday party!

I just wanted to say that we got a lot of ideas from Ohdeedoh, (i.e. Pin the Clock on the Rabbit), thanks guys!

p.s. All the photos were done by me!

Thanks Amy!

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.

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