Here's the invite done with the cutest digital kit from scrapbookgraphics.com I sewed the outside into a pocket and the party info was on a card that was pulled out by a ribbon and mushroom pull.
And before I go any further, check out the cake! And take note, because while Ashleigh and I spent hours on this creation, my baby may or may not have eaten a large amount of cake crumbs on the ground. I had never done a fondant cake, or a tiered cake, or a topsy turvy cake. But thank goodness for the internet, how did we attempt to do things we have no business doing before cake central's tutorial I didn't follow this exactly but it helped a lot!
And... you're going to want to sit down for this.
The guests came in to this sign painted by the other kids while I was ignoring them.
And these signs on the door
And all over the party were 9 life size characters from the movie drawn by a very talented relative. The Queen of Hearts was over 5 feet tall. Amazing!
The first room was the Queen of Hearts where the guests played some games.
Some paintbrushes for painting the roses red
And of course we couldn't have an Alice in Wonderland party without a tea party. (For 30 very fun teenagers)
I scoured thrift stores and garage sales for tea cups, plates, tea pots and cute little vases.
No Alice party is complete without "Eat Me" cookies and "Drink Me" bottles.
We had tea party food: Meatballs, shrimp scampi, burger sliders, chocolate dipped strawberries, rice krispies on a stick, mini muffin flowers, chocolate covered pretzels with red and white roses, mini party pizzas, fruit and veggies.
And I'm jumping on the banner bandwagon. Since it technically wasn't either of their actual birthday...
A huge thank you goes out to Shannon's family for giving up their house for this craziness. The party was a success and all the work was worth it until my hubby says on the way home "Good job honey, but you know all those kids would have been happy just hanging out and eating pizza."
Off with his head!
But then he redeemed himself with a foot rub and a soda.
He's a keeper!
And so is my fabulous, technically almost 16 year old! Love ya!