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Well, this isn’t exactly a quilting project this week but I’m linking up to Quilt Show Saturday to share what I’ve been working on all week. This weekend is my daughter’s birthday party with her friends from university and she decided on an Alice in Wonderland theme.
There were supposed to be tons of these hanging out in trees and under the eaves outside but it rained all day long and although by dinner time it was sunny and beautiful, it was still wet out and I didn’t want to take a chance on it. The links for making two of the Slushie lid ornaments are here.
One of the marbles got knocked off before I could take a picture but this is one of the sun catchers I made. It’s on a CD (you could see the other side of it in a photo above – it has a silk flower on that side). The Alice images I’ve used in these projects are from The Graphics Fairy.
The beginnings of the table setup
Drink me! These are little mini bottles of pop that my daughter loved when she was little. Not only did that bring a little nostalgia in but my idea for the day was that since it was Alice in Wonderland, everything needed to either be larger than usual or smaller than usual. In that vein, for the dinner to start the party, we grilled angus sliders, chicken sliders, and mini Italian sausages (all from Presidents’ Choice at Loblaws and all served on their mini buns – sesame seed buns, Ciabatta buns, and flatbread buns).
Note the awesome Alice teapot in the background – my friend Cindy gave that to me! It was a perfect touch! The cups were purchased at our local dollar store, Dollarama, and were not only for use at our Madhatter’s Tea Party but were also take-home gifts for the guests.
I made these mini cakes and cupcakes from styrofoam and the tops of Slushie cups. The cupcake stands are made from recycled paper cups topped with CDs. Check out this link to learn more about how to make them:
I made these decorative teacups by gluing the top of a Slushie cup as the cup part to a CD as the sauce part. A handle was added by cutting it out of scrap cardboard.
I added battery operated tea lights (from the dollar store) and candies to the dishes along with another Alice image.
Check out this blog post for more pictures and information about these and other projects:
Here are the kids camped out in the backyard for the night. They’re a great group of kids and they always seem to have a lot of fun at our parties. It’s always a pleasure to have them over and so much fun to organize a party for them! Happy birthday Sammy Boo!
Other Alice craft ideas here:
Check out Quilt Show Saturday here – there’s a lovely free quilt pattern there!: