Elise said- “This was the Mad Hatter Tea Party I designed for my daughter’s 7th birthday. After being rained-out and then postponed, the party finally went ahead. Although I had plans for it being a beautiful garden party, it had to be held under cover as the ground was too wet and mushy. But, we got there in the end and a lovely time was had by all.
The design I had in mind was a very modern interpretation of the Alice in Wonderland and Mad Hatter theme. I contrasted a modern Chevron pattern with vintage silverware pieces like the candelabra, and silver teapots and decanters. The beautiful gold tea set really made the whole table ‘pop’ and I was so lucky I found bits and pieces of this set at flea markets and on eBay to put together.
The party itself was a lot of fun with ‘old school’ activities and games like sack races, pass-the-parcel, horse rides, a photo booth (with printable Alice in Wonderland props) and croquet! Yes, I even found a croquet set on eBay! All the guests received coordinating ribbon wands, which I made, trimmed with name tags, which come as an editable PDF file in this printable set.
Food included vanilla cupcakes, layered jellies, teapot and teacup cookies, assorted candies, lollipops, cake pops and ice cream – which I made myself (apart from the ice cream!).
Ole! I am in love with this 7TH BIRTHDAY MEXICAN FIESTA submitted by Claudia Sigala-Ochoa of Tini Posh! Such a darling party theme with so many great ideas!
Claudia said- “Our little Senor Julian turned 7 in May. Last year after his 6th birthday I had a great idea of a “Siete en Mayo” party theme. However he kept insisting that he did not want a party…until a week before his birthday this year that is! So we decided to push back the fiesta date to June. I asked him if a fiesta theme was ok with him or if he would rather have a character party. He said no to every character theme I suggested and said yes to the fiesta with one condition…there MUST be a water slide!
With that in mind, I designed the invitations. Opted for more colorful and festive colors instead of the traditional red, white, and green Mexican colors. The invitation design was the inspiration for the rest of the party. It was the only item I emailed to all the vendors asking them to do what they do, having complete trust in their amazing talents. Could not be happier with the end results!
The fiesta was a lot of fun. Julian was beyond happy. It was such a joy to see him enjoying HIS day. Laughing, playing, and sliding with his friends and family. Grateful for these sweet memories.”
Photography – Capturing Your Heart