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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party- (Part 1) The Costumes

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.

Cute siblings
(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.


Related Posts-
(Part 2) Painting the Roses Red
(Part 3) The Birthday Cake
(Part 4) Because We Find Ourselves Amusing


Karin B (Looking for Ballast) said...


What a blast that looks like! :) Tommy gives Johnny Depp competition with his Mad Hatter, for sure.

I am looking forward to seeing Part 2, which I am guessing involves food and/or decorations.

How creative and fun to have a costume party outside of Halloween. Very inspiring.

Anonymous said...

Hello! I'm sure you're surprised that I have once again forgotten my password to leave a comment. Anyway, this looks like such a FUN party. Tommy's costume is GREAT and I'm sure he did a good job playing the part. Love everyone's costumes! Melody

Anonymous said...

Awesome post!! Must have been soooo much fun!! I always always admire that you TAKE THE TIME to be creative!! Make cool costumes, cool cookies and cakes, cool decorations etc etc etc... What a cool party!! --R. Fungus.

Wendy said...

Karin, costume parties are my favorite. And actually, even though I'm just posting this, it happened back in November. Joey's birthday is just before Halloween, so we almost always do costume parties for her. We always mean to have costume parties at other times of the year, but rarely do. Maybe I need to have one for my birthday this year.

Kristin L said...

Absolutely brilliant!!