We always wanted to throw an Alice in Wonderland themed birthday party for our daughter! At the same time, we always thought it’s a complex theme for a young age. We wanted her to be able to enjoy the party and at the same understand the theme.
It’s her first year at Primary School and we did not want a big party. We planned to do something intimate and cozy in our backyard. She invited 6 of her closest friends. It allowed us to customize the favors and also focus on the quality of the Goddie Bags. (If you ever had to prepare 20/30 Goodie Bags, you know what I’m talking about! $$$ Cast the first stone those who have never gone through Halloween candies to prepare the goodie bags).
We did not expect her to get so involved in planning the party as she did. She wanted to participate and brought her opinion in every detail of her party. First of all, she started by helping Mom to choose the cake design. (that one was literally “a piece of cake” since Mom is the cake designer!!) Then, they went through hundreds of Pinterest boards to select ideas for the sweet table and for the decorations. She helped Mom with the decorations for the cake and cupcakes.
For the activities, we chose:
- 3 colors challenge with Alice in Wonderland coloring page.
- Cupcake workshop
- “Find the hidden key”
The idea to do a game with keys turned out really fun and the girls loved it. As soon as the girls arrived, each one was assigned a color of ribbon and they received a bracelet with their color. After the 3 colors challenge, they had to find the keys hidden around our backyard.
For this game we bought a set of vintage keys and tied each key with a different colored ribbon. They enjoyed it so much that in the next day some of the girls went to school wearing the key as a pendant.
The favors included a bag with “Eat me” cookies, a “drink me” bottle and a UNBIRTHDAY gift. The UNBIRTHDAY gift was a coloring book and Colored Pencil Set.
Literally 5 minutes before the Party started, I decided to make some signs and instead of receiving the girls by the front door, it guided them directly to our backyard. It is very simple. First of all you need to print a big arrow with the words you want. Then you have to glue them into a cardboard box. I used one that was laying around the house for weeks refusing to go to recycling. Then I cut it out in arrow shape and placed the signs outside the house. I believe that with more time this look so much better! The best part is that the girls loved it and pretty much all the parents played along!
On AliExpress we bought the beautiful Alice’s dress and also the pair of striped socks.
Our friend from Fêtes de Jardins was in charge of the décor and she did an amazing job as always! Thanks Dany
You can find more ideas in our Pinterest Board.