Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Wonderland tea party update

For everyone who doesn't know...I am doing a mad, wacky tea party for my 14 year old twins.And it's this Saturday already! And I am way behind but I'm trying to squeeze in a little blogging to show you how it's coming along.

It's very Tim Burton. A bit dark which is I think fitting for 14 year olds. We decided to go all out because pretty soon, they won't be interested in these kind of parties anymore and I sure will miss it.

Last weekend, we bought this leafless tree. Very Tim Burton, isn't it? Well not yet.

I painted it black! And it so reminds me of the black trees in the Alice in Wonderland movie!

This tree would go to the dessert table along with the self serve giveaways/party favors.

I then wrapped individual tea bags in kraft paper and printed butterflies (from google images) on cardstock and glued them on the baggies and stuck a leather string so I can hang them on the tree.
Like this...
 I wanted more trees all over the house but that would be a dream!

Do you like them? I sure do! I am so excited for the tea party (with a twist) and my kids and their friends too! I'm sure it'll be a blast!
I've also planned some Alice themed games, a make shift photo booth and some other cool stuff which of course I would be blogging about!

Happy Tuesday Pretties!


Sandy a la Mode said...

hello! i just found your blog and love it so just wanted to let you know that i am a new follower!

one of my friends, owner of blog of www.ever-ours.com did a dark and twisty alice in wonderland styled shoot that was featured on stylemepretty - here's the link - http://www.stylemepretty.com/2010/04/02/tea-party-bridal-shower-inspiration/. hopefully this helps you draw some inspiration for your party too! =) can't wait to see the pictures from it!


Chickything said...

Hello and welcome to my blog! I just checked the link and how eerie! It's the same tree! I love everything about it! Thanks so much for sharing!

Natalie said...

Awesome idea - I love this! And it's so beautiful/cute/eerie! I did a similar tree thing for Easter, but painted it white and had paper-mache eggs hanging from it. It might be in need of a makeover now I've seen this!

Erica Leigh said...

oh my gosh! the party is going to be amazing!! i love the idea of painting the creepy tree black to make it creepier ;D

i wish you could plan my parties, haha!