Catherine turned eight this weekend. The time crept up on us. We having been thinking for weeks of something fun for her birthday party. I bought some really cute rifle fabric a while back. The fabric sparked the theme.....Allison Wonderland. Catherine who is game for all things bright, and pink was completely on board.
I originally was planning to keep it really simple and the concept was. However, an idea to have a guest appearance by a mad hatter popped into my head one night as I was talking to Mike. MIKE WAS the PERFECT candidate to be the character!
After some persuasion....the party was solidified. Alice in Wonderland theme with a visit from the mad hatter, and a Dad who set up the projector outside so we could watch the movie after the tea party on the trampoline.
Dad was the champ of the night, and Catherine was the princess. I just got to set the table, throw together a few flowers, place some ribbon and walla. It was FUN!!!
It turned out just the way we were hoping. I ended up crafting up some hats with modge podge, and they turned out to be my personal favorite part of the decor and night. It was my escape from reality for a few hours here and there. Something about working with my hands that takes my mind away to happy spots.
One of my favorite parts of these types of parties is how excited and involved THE ENTIRE family is. This past party Alyssa was helping me set things up and was responsible for the Mad Hatters makeup, Mikey was recording his voice for when the girls all entered the "tea room", Sammy was trying to find a bunny so he could pretend he was the rabbit. Catherine was over the top with micro managing affairs with the hats, the tabletop, and the cake! It was as if I had a project manager every step of the way. It was definitely a family affair.