And so, we survived the party. With only minor issues, like the package of party supplies that arrived only an hour before the party began (thanks USPS for delivering it 3 days late… but not too late) and the Ipod that, instead of shuffling through my “Wonderland Playlist”, shuffled through all of the music I have, threatening to play the “fart montage” courtesy of my brother-in-law from years ago. It did not play that montage… thankfully. So all in all, good stuff.
I learned a couple of things at this party as well:
1. Do not expect to be the hostess AND the photographer. I’m pretty disappointed at the lack of pictures from this party. I just couldn’t juggle it all. Note to self: hire a photographer the next time you throw a party
2. I’m never throwing a party again
I get by with A LOT of help from my friends. Seriously, so many people contributed to the success of this little shindig (one person in particular… you know who you are) and so even I was able to have fun. I’ve done my best to give credit where credit is due, but if I’ve forgotten someone (or you), let me know and I’ll get it sorted.
So, here’s a few favorites to commemorate the day:
These amazing outfits were made by two amazing people! So, so, so cute. Alice Dress (which is actually a one piece ruffle romper with a petti skirt) by Chic Baby Rose on Etsy. Mad Hatter suit custom made by Linda Kay Whitney, my awesome neighbor. Her site’s not up yet, but you can reach her at email@example.com.
That super cool vintage table sign and incredibly intricate clock below are hand made by WindRosie on Etsy. (love her!!!! and all of her super creative stuff. She did a slew more… just keep reading)
These incredible eat me tags and the vintage tags with keys below are also done by WindRosie. Some of them are discontinued, but still check her out as she’s doing new one’s with bling! And they’re awesome.
Super cute vintage Alice in Wonderland stickers by Petite Paperie also on Etsy (do you think maybe I have a thing for Etsy?)
These cookies were kind of an epic fail… but I took the 4 that actually turned out a little bit decent and took a picture. Then proceeded to eat them all. Sorry party goers… no cookies for you…
Queen’s Royal Garden sign another gem from WindRosie on Etsy. And yes, those are lawn flamingos. I drilled them out, filled them with that expanding foam and stuck a dowel up in there. I actually love these flamingos now. So much so that I kind of want to put them on my lawn. Go figure…
More awesome goodies from WindRosie. The Make your own Mad Hat sign above and then all the cool photo booth props below are all handmade by her. Seriously love them.
This cake was off the hook! What you can’t see is the inside. It was all rainbow! Truly a cake suited for Alice and the Hatter. By Cravings Bakery here in Maui.
This little gathering of adults are happily buzzed courtesy of superior cocktails masterfully mixed by Garnish Events. With such concoctions as “Off with Their Heads” and “Cheshire Smile”, it was a custom menu that fit the bill and didn’t last (they went so fast I didn’t even have time to get pics!!) And somehow gifted Mr. B with the ability to levitate a green puffy ball? What’s going on here?!
Another awesome neighbor. Thanks for the chairs! And for being a carnival ride for the kids!
Happy Birthday to my two youngest rascals… Love you both to bits!