Had a blast coming up with an Alice themed tea party for my friend's little girl. We thought about dressing the kids up like the characters but we spent half the day in the pool (I think it was the hottest day all summer!) so we let them party in their swimsuits instead. Didn't make for great photo opps but the kids had a blast and that's what really counts.
This was one of the games. Pin the watch on the white rabbit. I know it's easier to make these with just foam or poster board and double sided tape but I have a felt feddish. And I always seem to have scraps laying around begging to be used.
The Cheshire cat I finger painted at 2:30 in the am. It's so hard to find time to paint with three little boys running around and getting into everything. So I had to wait til they were fast asleep only to realize that they had broken my last paint brush. So fingers and a black magic marker did the trick. I sewed bean bags to throw through the hole. And my hubby nailed it to a saw horse. My batteries died before I could get a better photo :(
Giant tissue paper flowers. I found a tutorial on familyfun.com. They aren't as easy to make as they looked. lol.
How cute are these cookies? And yummy too. My littlest's daycare teacher made these. They are soooo good too. We mom's had to hide some for after the kiddies went to bed. shhhh.
Instead of cake, we let them decorate their own cupcakes. This turned out to be so much fun and kept them busy for some time. I put icing in ziplock baggies and threw them in a giant tea cup I got at Walmart in the garden section and they chose their color, snipped off the end with scissors and went at it. I also found some large cups at CVS (I sooo love CVS) and filled them up with different kinds of candy to decorate with. My middle guy was taking it pretty seriously. lol
My big guy with the birthday girl. I think they jumped in the pool between each activity! Which turned out to be great for the moms because they were all so tired they crashed out early and we were able to work in a little mommy time!
Can't have Alice without pink flamingos!
I'd be happy if I could leave these up year round.
For our craft we made paper dolls. I can't find the link to the template we used. It's so simple. It's just a stick type figure that you print off (you can free hand it) and then the kids cut out shapes from scrapbook paper and can make fun outfits for them and glue them on and color or whatever they want to do. It's pretty generic too so you can make it look like a boy or a girl which worked out great since we seemed to have mostly boys at our tea party. Again my batteries were long dead at this point so I don't have any photos. I had stopped at the DG to buy a pack before the party and they didn't have enough juice in them to even take a single picture. Hopfully some of my friends will share with me.