One of my favorite things about having a costume party is that it sometimes turns into a bit of a play, with the actors slipping in and out of character. That, in itself, becomes the evening's entertainment.
Joey decided on the theme for her birthday when she read Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. For Halloween, she was the Cheshire cat. But when it came time for her own party, she wanted to be Alice. And Aurora suggested this super clever idea.
In order to be Giant Alice, Joey painted a Build-A-Bear box and simply left the back flap open.
Done and done.
Joey's friend Nico, came as the Queen of Hearts, which cracked me up because she is the sweetest, most mild-mannered kid you'll ever meet.
Jenny was also the Queen of Hearts because we didn't really coordinate.
(Thanks to Aurora for this picture. Thanks to Jenny for all the rest.)
Part of Tommy's decision to be the Mad Hatter for Halloween came from the fact that he could also use the costume to officiate at Joey's tea party.
And how awesome are those eyebrows? Jenny originally attempted to glue them on with a glue stick, but eventually ended up using Museum Wax.
Aurora came as the Dodo, while her daughter, Jaden, was the White Rabbit. I spent the entire night laughing at their antics.
I, myself, was a piece of cake.
And Brad, Jenny's man, unwittingly became the Dormouse when he fell asleep in the living room.
You can tell we've matured because we didn't attempt to draw whiskers on his face with marker.
If you're interested, stay tuned all this week for more of the party.
(Part 2) Painting the Roses Red
(Part 3) The Birthday Cake
(Part 4) Because We Find Ourselves Amusing