I cannot believe I’ve been postponing to share our daughter’s birthday party for over six months! Last year Elizabeth turned eight and Anastasia five. Both of our little ones are heavily into Alice In Wonderland, so the theme was a total no-brainer! We had decided on one joint birthday party for both of them, because as military families move around every two to three years, we wanted both girls to be able to celebrate with their respective friends before they said their friends moved away. Sadly, there were a few friends that had to leave before the celebration, but the girls made them a beautiful keepsake – porcelain plates, hand decorated.
The party was a blast to plan! From a giant chess set outdoors, to Tweedledum and Tweedledee photo fun, to face painting, everything was Alice themed! Every wall in the room was adorned with posters from Alice In Wonderland. The backdrop for this party was probably the largest one I’ve worked with so far! I think that the hardest part about putting everything together were the giant cutouts! I sent them out to a professional printer, and then cut them out and glued them to cardboard sheets! For the Tweedledum and Tweedledee posters, I had the faces cut out, so the children could stick their faces in them for a fun photo opportunity!
Even the treats were Alice themed! I created Alice themed cookies and cake pops, and of course, the cake! On the dessert table, we also had marshmallows and chocolate covered raisins. The main table was covered with a white table cloth, and matching white chair covers.
We had mini croissants, quiche, and Pavlova, which is a dessert made with crisp white meringue layers filled with fresh fruit and whipped cream, it is named after Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. A separate table held held light snacks such as tea sandwiches, fruit, and vegetables for our guests.
Elizabeth had received a children’s camera for her birthday, so she enjoyed being a miniature photographer, snapping pictures of the party and her friends! There was a big playground outside the venue, so our party guests could play and enjoy themselves on that, before relaxing to a game of giant chess! And of course, I have to give credit to our wonderful photographer, Saori Wilson, who captured the magic and joy of the girl’s special day in a beautiful way. It was certainly a whimsically wonderful day for both of our girls and their guests, and will definitely be a birthday party that they remember for years to come.