|Last year I gave my little Gwenna a vintage "Strawberry Shortcake" birthday party; you can view that post here.|
I just wanted to give you a little peek at what I am working on for her 4th birthday party in June. It is to be "Alice in Wonderland" themed this year.
My mom and I made this birthday banner. It is made from felt, with vintage "Strawberry Shortcake" fabric on top, then chip board letters covered in scrap book paper. Easy, but supper cute. I intend to make this for her "Alice in wonderland" party too.I am having a special dress made for Gwenna now (but I don't want to spoil the surprise by posting it), I will say that, it and, the above fabric are the main inspirations for everything else. It will be a sweet combination of the Disney cartoon and the original Tenniel images. I have noticed from other "Alice in Wonderland" parties that it is typical to use colors that are crazy and bright. I prefer more muted shades. Also, there are just so many characters in "Alice" that the options are endless. I really like the white rabbit, and since Easter is just around the corner, I am hoping to score lots of rabbit decor. I am going to try to stick to blue, yellow, pink and white so that the overall affect is striking...you will just have to stay tuned to see if I am successful.
The Invitations have gone out!
I am so grateful that I have my mom and Lori's help planning this party. I really enjoy planning parties for my kids because they grow up too fast and I want to look back at these beautiful celebrations. Nothing extravagant, just lots of thoughtful little details...and maybe even a recitation of "The Jabberwocky" by the birthday girl. But I shouldn't get my hopes up there!