I couldn’t wait to share this very special birthday with you!  My best friend Angela created an Alice in Wonderland party for her daughter Adalie’s first birthday and I was fortunate enough to be able to help!

I was inspired to create this whimsical invitation inspired by the Mad Hatter tea party, complete with Alice herself curtsying while balanced on a top hat, stacked on a tea pot.
Angela hosted both a tea room and a Queen of Hearts themed room.  I created these custom cupcake toppers complete with tea party and Queen of Hearts themed designs.
These small topiarys in colorful pots purchased on ebay were perfect! Small decorative rose embellishments from the local craft store were stuck on for the Queen of Hearts theme.
Painting the Roses Red… the Queen of heart room was adorned with beautiful red roses and punch. The walls were decorated with playing cards created using felt.
In the Tea Party room guests wore paper top hats created using card stock to enjoy their Mad Tea. Colorful flowers and mix and match tea cups added whimsy.
DIY tips:  To create these paper top hats two circles where cut, one 2 inches larger that the other, for the top and bottom of the hat. Next card stock was cut into a strip long enough to wrap around the small circle and at the desired height. The strip was then stapled into a cylinder. The circles where then glued on top and bottom of the paper cylinder. Holes were punched and elastic cord tied through to hold the hats on… and Voila! Party perfect Mad Hatter top hats!

Angela served colorful tea party perfect sandwiches, including delicious cucumber sandwiches! She was kind enough to share this simple recipe with us.

Adalie’s highchair was decorated for the big cake smash! Angela purchased coordinating scrapbook papers, cutting pendants and attaching with ribbon to create this fun banner.

Last but not least… The beautiful birthday girl wore an embroidered party dress by Princess Linens purchased through Zulily.

Saving tip: Zulily’s website offers daily deals on posh items for babies and kids up to 90% off  their retail prices.

Hope you enjoy this colorful celebration! Happy birthday Adalie!

~Happy planning!
  Christy

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