Wandering into Wonderland

September 28, 2010
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I have to admit it. I’ve NEVER seen Alice in Wonderland. Ever. And I’m not talking about just the newest movie featuring Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. No, I’m talking about the original Disney animated version, too! I know, I’m so pathetic. I can’t really tell you why I’ve never seen the movies either. They’ve just never interested me.

But that didn’t stop me from diving into the world of Wonderland to create some party favors for my friend Jamie’s Alice in Wonderland themed birthday brunch.

Appropriately enough, she first mentioned her themed bash during one of our trips to Disneyland (That’s us above enjoying Grizzly River Rapids at California Adventure. She’s the one in the middle. Her sister Marissa is the super smiley one on the right). Jamie and her sister are pretty much the sisters I never had. We all LOVE anything Disney, we love goofing off, and we love just being together hanging out and doing whatever. But Jamie studies art history in London, so my time with her is very limited until she finishes up with her studies. So getting this chance to celebrate her birthday, I wanted to make sure I did something special to make her party feel a little more like Wonderland.

It took me a while to figure out just what I should make for her party. Boxes? Tags for little treats that say “Eat Me” or “Drink Me”? After a lot of thought (and many Google searches on “Alice in Wonderland Favors”), I finally decided to try to make some Alice in Wonderland themed teacups which I could fill with treats of some sort. There was a lot of trial and error coming up with how to construct the teacups and saucers, and plenty of frustration that went that. But the end result, and seeing Jamie’s reaction when I presented them to her at her party, made all the work and frustration totally worth it! All the photos below are courtesy of Jamie herself (Jamie Dungca Photography)!

Here is the set up for her brunch, which she held at The Glass Door restaurant in Little Italy

I made three different styles of teacups, modeled after three of the main characters in the movies: Alice, the Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts

We filled the teacups with little Mint Patties.

I really am so pleased with how the favors turned out. And they were a hit at the brunch, too! People thought they were adorable, and just knowing that they liked them made me feel so good. I’m not quite sure if this is something I’ll be offering in my Etsy shop at this point. But who knows. If people show interest in them, then of course I’ll consider offering these. But for now it was just fun to make these for a good friend for her fabulous birthday party.

Oh, and did I mention, her party was a sort of costume party, too? She had everyone come dressed in their own interpretations of an Alice in Wonderland character. No elaborate costumes, just simple dress that hinted at a character. I went as the Mad Hatter, so of course I had to make a little hat for myself, too.

I would have worn this around all day if my husband let me, it looked so cute! But hubby can only put up with that type of embarrassment for so long…haha.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this journey into my Wonderland! I had fun creating for it and sharing it with you! And to my awesome Cheetah Sister, Jamie…I LOVE YOU WOMAN! Happy Birthday!



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4 Responses to Wandering into Wonderland

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  2. Maria on September 29, 2010 at 7:23 am

    How fun!!! Looks like you gals had a great time :)
    Maria

  3. Lorena on September 30, 2010 at 10:46 am

    omg those are super cute!!!

  4. karjaw on January 3, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I love these. My son is in the play Alice in Wonderland and I would love to make these for the cast party. Do you have directions or a template. I would greatly appreciate it.

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