This is what Danielle said about the party- “Down the rabbit hole we go! You’re invited to the Mad Hatter Tea Party, for a very merry unbirthday celebration!
This whimsical Alice in Wonderland inspired collection is perfect for all the little daydreaming “Alices” in your life :-) Nothing could be more perfect for a merry unbirthday celebration then a tea party outside in the garden.
The table was adorned with the most gorgeous three-tiered white ruffled tablecloth from the super talented Christiana of Ruffled Linens on Etsy. The lush tablecloth set the stage to display all of the unbirthday treats.
Pink lemonade “tea” was served in mismatching teacups tagged with “Drink Me” labels. I purchased Jumbo teacups to display on mini saucers, and mini teacups to display on jumbo saucers, because in Alice’s world “everything is nonsense”.
Another nonsensical prop I purchased was an over-sized set of golden keys. The White Rabbit himself even shared in the fun; as a white Easter rabbit statue, propped on a petite chair. A whimsical teapot was found at my local Home Goods, accompanied by the LARGEST matching sugar bowl I have ever seen :-) This JUMBO bowl I filled with sugar and used as a display vessel for the incredibly adorable Mad Hatter marshmallow pops I made. Covered in green chocolate and pink sparkly sanding sugar, the pops were finished off with a white Chiclet, added to the brim and marked with the famous 10/6.
“Curiouser and Curiouser” cupcakes were displayed on brightly colored milk glass cake stands, adorned with the most AMAZING fondant toppers from Jenny of Parkers Flour Patch. These cute edible sculptures displayed topsy-turvy teapots, teacups spilling tea, and mad hatter hats.
The top tier of the cupcake tower displayed cupcakes adorned with handmade birthday candle cake pops. I made them to look similar to the candles displayed on the cake the Mad Hatter presents to Alice in the movie. Along with the candles were customized cupcake picks. Both toppers were haphazardly placed going in different directions, because in this wonderland everything is unsure of whether to go “this way or that way”!
Through the Looking glass chocolate lollipops were made using a vintage picture frame mold I found on Etsy, and displayed in a purple toothbrush holder.
The Luscious Loaf Bakery made the most delicious white chocolate ganache brownie squares. Covered in colored chocolate and adorned with edible flowers, these colorful confections were displayed on a mini tiered petit four stand labeled “Golden Afternoon Petit Fours”
“Down the Rabbit hole Cake pops” were made with a chocolate brownie base dusted in cookie crumbs. Atop the base was the White Rabbit’s bunny butt on his way down the rabbit hole and into Wonderland.
I made mini scalloped sugar cookies and added a white chocolate rose, hand painted with red food coloring gel displayed as “Paint the roses red cookies”.
Pale blue M&M’s contained in mini glass favor jars (Party City) were labeled with “Eat Me” tags. The “Doorknob” sign directed little guests to “Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction”
Other candy confections included on the table were: Dodo’s fish Gummies- Swedish fish, Purple Chesire Cat vanishing rock candy, Catepillar Hooka Smoke cotton candy and Tweedle Dee and Twiddle Dum Dums.
Ikea’s Ung Drill picture frame was repainted pink and served as the looking glass welcome sign. The birthday banner read “Very Merry Unbirthday”
Little daydreamers were given mini boxes shaped like books filled with colorful flower shaped chocolates. I made these with a flower shaped ice cube tray :-) The tags read “Thanks for going mad with us!”
I always create coordinating party circles for each of my collections. This time I used the character circles as centerpiece picks. The customized 4 inch circles I displayed on the colorful paper lanterns hung from the trees in the yard.
Thanks to all my wonderful vendors or making this table absolutely everything I imagined it to be :-)”
Paper products and party styling: Cutie Putti Paperie
Ruffled Tablecloth and Chair cover: Ruffled Linens
Fondant Toppers: Parkers Flour Patch
Bunny butt Brownie pops, Mad Hatter Marshmallow pops, Candle cupcake toppers, Looking glass lollipops: Cutie Putti Paperie
White chocolate Brownie Bite Petit Fours: The Luscious Loaf Bakery
Jumbo Keys, tea pot, sugar bowl, rabbit statue, mini book boxes: Home Goods
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Apothecary Jars Ribbon Lollipop / Treat Sticks Cupcake Liners Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks Small Mini “eat me” Glass Jars Paper Lanterns
This is what Brittany had to say about planning the party- “When Emma Kate’s mommy contacted me a few months back about planning her 2nd birthday, she told me that EK loved Daisy Duck and she was hoping she still would by the time her birthday came around. Well, the answer to that question is a resounding YES! Miss EK was thrilled with her Daisy Duck party and kept saying “Day-dy duck!” So precious! And purple? Hello? My favorite color! And since there are hardly any Daisy Duck themed party supplies out there, I had to stretch myself, which I love!
My first step was finding the Daisy Duck wall decal on Amazon. I simply applied it directly to a large piece of foam core and then cut it out with an xacto knife. It is a super affordable way to have a big impact on your backdrop. I decided to really focus on Daisy herself, but also purple daisy flowers to bring in a really girly touch.
Piggy Bank Parties was kind enough to modify their polka dot printable collection for me by adding super cute little pink bows to it!
I wanted to make a stand that looked like a birthday cake and then use it to display cake pops. So, I crafted a large tiered stand out of styrofoam disks and hat boxes. I added embellishments with tulle trim, feather trim, and different colored ribbon. For the topper, I simply painted a chipboard #2 and then added adhesive rhinestones from the scrapbook department. For the cake pops, what else but little Daisy Ducks? The fabulously talented Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins did the adorable pops for me! The beautiful chocolate covered Oreos with fondant toppers were done by Maria at Love and Sugar Kisses. I mean, could you die? They were little works of art! Suckers by Steph, as always, made me some beautiful chocolate suckers. She is one of my favorite edible vendors to work with and these were just beautiful!
I decided to have “duck” themed food on the menu, so we had “Duckbills and Dip,” “Cheese and Quackers” cut with a high heeled cookie cutter, Goodie Goodie Bites (Daisy’s Catch Phrase) which were chicken minis from Chic Fil A, and then Purple Bow Pasta Salad. Did you know you could dye pasta? It’s really easy! All you do is cook the pasta until it’s al dente, then add gel color to it. You can get gel color at any craft store in the cake section and there are tons of colors!
For the favors, I wanted a super cute and very “Daisy” favor box, so I emailed Do at Piggy Bank Parties to see if she could do a high heel shaped favor box with a rounded toe. After some very hard work on her part, she delivered these COMPLETELY adorable high heels! They were the cutest thing I have ever seen in my life! And the awesome news is that she can do them in any color! These would be the perfect favor box for SO many girly party themes! To display them, I glued some scrapbook paper to a small shoe box that I had lying around my house from Christmas. Then I used the tulle trim for a little extra cutenesss.
The daisy chains are from Hobby Lobby and I found them in the wedding section. They were the perfect garland for the table!”
This sweet PINK BALLERINA FOURTH BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Ana of Alma de Fiesta. I absolutely love how pink and girly this party is!
Some of my favorite parts of this darling pink ballerina / ballet party are:
The white favor bags that are wearing tutus!
The stunning ballet slipper cake
The pink tulle topiary
Here’s what Ana said about the party- “This party was for a little ballerina called Daniela who was having her fourth birthday! She´s completely in love with the coulour pink so we were very sure about the colour scheme, just PINK and more PINK!!!
The cake was all edible. White and pink tutus were the main theme of the dessert table. There were marshmallows, chocolates, tutu bags with candies on them, decorated cookies in different sizes and cupcakes.”
Graphics and cake- Ana from Alma de Fiesta
Cookies and cupcakes- María from SUGARCAKES
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: White Paper Doilies Ribbon White Nut / Candy Cups Glass Bottles with Corks Apothecary Jars Paper Favor Bags
This is what Stefanie said about the party- “I created custom labels and party flags for a sweet customer recently. Candace was planning a party for her daughter’s 8th birthday. Her daughter is a huge Demi Lovato fan and Candace styled a stunning I Heart Demi Lovato Party for the occasion. I loved all of the details from the party so much. The dessert table included chocolate covered Oreos and raspberry coconut cubes, chocolate pretzel microphones, vanilla cake pops, edible image cookies and macarons. The stunning cake was a red velvet cake filled with cream cheese on one tier and lemon cake and cream cheese frosting on the other tier. Yum!”
This fun GLAMPOUT GIRL CAMPING BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Mariah Rainier Miller of Mariah Rainier Style. The way I see it, if you’re going to camp, you might as well do it in style! So many cute ideas here!
Here’s what I love about this girly camping party:
The chevron + pennant banner cake topped with a silver RV camper
The gummy worms and chocolate pudding served in push pop containers
The deer head adorned with ribbon, hanging on the wall
The teepee pennant banner
Mariah said this about planning the party- “Camping… yes! Roughing It? Not Quite. When your birthday is in the midst of winter what better way to create an indoor slumber party when it’s just too cold to camp outdoors, than with GLAMping? To get the ultimate glamping experience we set-up a pretty tent in a cozy space for the perfect foundation for any glampsite.”