Friday, September 23, 2016

Creative ways to make mushrooms for your party

We decided to go with a mushroom theme for our Alice in Wonderland party, but these could be used with many types of party themes.

The large mushrooms are dollar store bowls with white contact paper spots and paper towels at the base.

Here's a colander from the dollar store with a dollar store vase underneath.

The small mushrooms were from the dollar store.  I painted them with metallic red paint.

Here they are in the yard.

I also found these cute mushrooms at the dollar store. 
 I painted the background with metallic red also.

Plus we made mushroom cupcakes.  The stand was also made with dollar store plates and dollar store planters.  See below.

I bought a small and a large planter, and a small and a large plate.  I glue gunned them together for the cupcake stand.

Alice in Wonderland Party Decorations

For this post I want to fill you in on some of the fun decorations we did for our party. Most of them were dollar store and thrift store finds.  

This was a thrift store dish and teacup filled with dollar store items. The Alice I bought in a set and JC Penny.  The pocket watch I bought on Amazon.

We tied thrift store tea cups (except for Chip) from the light fixutre with colorful ribbon.  This was so cute that we didn't want to take it down at the end of the party.

Thrift store watering can with dollar store flowers 
and an old paintbrush.

Dozens of card stock clocks printed from Google images.

Strings of cards and clocks with an "Eat Me" sign.

The Grass is from the dollar store.  The Alice in Wonderland figures from JC Penny.  The Card Soldiers are from my blog.  Just click here to see how to make them.

The large pocket watch is made with a pie tin painted gold.  The face is printed to the size of the pie plate.  Gold twisted braid is placed around the edge of the face.  A gold chain is attached to the top of the pocket watch.

We also did a banner with the bride's name on it.  Over the banner with a sign labeled "off with her gifts. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Alice in Wonderland - We're All Mad Here Sign - Free Printable

We made this cute sign for our Mad Hatter Tea Party. 
 I'm putting it on my blog for others to use.  

If you would like to use it just click on the picture to make it large.  Right click your mouse and save it into your pictures or copy and paste it into your printing program.

I printed mine out on a vintage textured paper, but you can use whatever you like

Alice in Wonderland Card Soldiers - Free Printables

My daughter designed this for our Mad Hatter Party and I thought it was so cute that I decided to include it in my blog.  It is made from a playing card.  She used buttons for feet and string for arms.  The pole was made from a popsicle stick with a heart at the end.  The shoulders I designed and printed out.  I have a copy of them below.  If you would like to use them just right click your mouse.  Save it into you pictures, or you can copy and paste it into your printing program.

Here are some larger card soldiers that you can print out.  They should fit an entire sheet of paper.