This darling ALICE IN WONDERLAND NINTH UN-BIRTHDAY TEA PARTY was submitted by Stephanie Henning of Bella Bella Studios. Oh wow, just look at the details! Stephanie must have spent so much time creating this party!
Stephanie said this about planning the party- “I recently had the opportunity to design and create a party for one of my favorite clients, my sweet daughter~Gigianna. We created an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party. This whimsical party included all vintage china and accessories, hand made Mad Hatter Hats on Headbands, “Eat Me” and “Drink Me” personalized pennants, tags, and labels, I used a design from one of my Bella Bella Studios collections for Invitations, Thank You Cards, gift tags, labels, cupcake toppers, and all signs. A chandelier that was one of the centerpieces was embellished with branches, twigs, floral greenery, flowers, crystals and vintage feathers. Hanging from this whimsical chandelier was a handmade hot air balloon with Alice and the White Rabbit riding in the glittered basket surrounded by vintage flowers and feathers. This hot air balloon was topped off with a Happy Birthday Gigianna banner.
Each little guest was served petite floral cookie cutter sandwiches adorned with a “Eat Me” pennant flag , fruit kabobs of grapes, watermelon, cantaloupe, and strawberries, mini cheese balls in cute little cupcake liners, and a sweet mini tea cup filled with colorful jello topped with whip cream and sprinkles. The guests were served blushing pink strawberry lemonade out of vintage tea pots. The dessert table was filled with beautiful glass jars filled with colorful candies (sweet tarts, skittles, laffy taffy, dum dum suckers, and cotton candy). Guests filled goodie bags with these sweet treats to take home. Other desserts were cupcakes loaded with my own fondant recipe I used to make Alice in Wonderland trinkets (tea pots, tea cups and saucers, mad hatter hats, clocks, flowers, hearts, playing cards,etc.) the cupcakes also included cupcake toppers and tags by Bella Bella Studios, and other decorative accents. The guests could also snack on rice krispy treats covered with sprinkles, creamy frosting covered cookies in bright pink, turquoise blue and white all with sprinkles. There were also “Macarons” …. well, almost ;) I was running short on time and did not have time to take on the adventure of baking macarons for the first time. So, I created a cookie that looked similar to macarons. I made batches of vanilla chocolate and colored it in 4 rich colors of pink, blue, yellow and green. II dipped vanilla Oreo cookies into the chocolate on each side and out came a very pretty …”macaron”. Not only, did they look pretty, they tasted really good. The cake was also designed and embellished by me. I made fondant, and topped the cake with a fondant tea party setting, a tea pot on top of a pink table cloth of decorated fondant. Above the cake was a mini tissue garland banner I made personalized with a mini pennant flag just for my daughter. I loved this little extra touch to the cake. Of course, an Alice in Wonderland figu rine was on the cake too.
The guests played a game of “I Remember”… based on the classic tray game. They also did a fun activity of filling little bottles with colorful sand art, and decorating their bottles with glittery ribbons, rhinestones, stickers, and an Alice in Wonderland sticker by Bella Bella Studios. The guests also made bottle cap necklaces which was an enjoyable experience for the guests. The centerpiece design for the bottle cap necklace was a photo of Alice in Wonderland designed by Bella Bella Studios. The guests left the tea party with their personalized mad hatter hats, their sand bottle creation, the bottle cap necklace and a tea cup filled with my version of macarons all wrapped up in a pretty box topped with sparkly ribbon and a personalized Alice in Wonderland tags by Bella Bella Studios. I poured my heart and soul into this party, and in the end, it was all worth it!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Cupcake Liners Candles Mini Plastic Mugs Sprinkles Apothecary Jars Ribbon Paper Fringe