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our little mad hatter tea party

on saturday we had the kids dual birthday bash. will will not turn 4 until june but since we are leaving (in a week!!!) we decided to have one party. i planned for this and it was my creation. it was so fun preparing for. it was a nice hot texas day. all of our family from houston drove up and then the kids invited their friends from school here. so since some of you have asked i am going to go into great detail about how i pulled this off.   


 first my favorite are the paper lanterns, which i bought from luna bazzar and surprisingly from dollar tree.



 then here are the famous chairs. i had my dad give me these old kitchen chairs from his job and then i spray painted them and spend a whole day hot-gluing these little beads and trinkets all over them.  i love the way they turned out. the kids loved them. josh cut the legs down so they would fit at the small kids sized tables we had set up.


these yummy cupcakes were supposed to look way cuter than they turned out. BUT i cheated and had Sam’s club make them then i attempted to decorated them. i could have so used my friend talida here!!! BUT did you know you can get 30 cupcakes from sam’s for $11.80. what a bargain!


ok ready to see the adorable alice and the mad hatter? my mother in law, debbie sewed these costumes for the kids. they looked so cute!!! 


we took our thomas train table outside for the kids to play on. below you see will of course and then my two little cousins christopher and alex. 


all of the mis-matched tea cups came from garage sales and thrift stores.




we had orange white grape punch not tea. =) 



my friend denise came over to face paint. kate said this was her favorite part of the whole day! 



we all know how mischievous little will is and this day was no exception. he thought he was being so sneaky dipping his finger in the paint. he was so surprised to see we were so ok with him doing his own face.  


then alex joined in.  


look at these adorable and very yummy i must add lolly pops. my friend holley of  sweet couture made these custom. they were a huge hit and all of the kids loved them. 

this party was so fun although it was quite the challenge being the host and the photographer. i think my camera got passed around between my sister lisa who shoots all weddings with me, my uncle joe and my sis in law that just bought her first 20D this week!  

thanks to all of my family and friends that helped me pull this off. i was in austin the night before at my friends kelli and nick’s wedding. i shot with brooke and that was so fun. i will post on that soon. back to packing!!!

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May 14, 2008 - 10:51 am allison - OMG, you are the coolest mom! That looks like a party I would throw...(and go to!!) Very cool, you thought of everything!

May 14, 2008 - 12:19 pm Dianna - Wow, that's so fun and whimsical! Good job!

May 14, 2008 - 12:57 pm lisa - it was soooo much fun... and adorable! my sister is fantastic! the kids loved it. they have the best mom (and dad) ever! I let kate paint my face... she painted 5 red hearts on my cheek. she is such a sweet girl. will was sooo excited to get his big wheels monster jeep! too cool!

May 14, 2008 - 9:18 pm talida - love everything about the party! the kids especially look great, kudos to your mother-in-law :) and you can't beat a bargain like Sam's - you did a great job decorating the cupcakes and everything else! best wishes for the move.. i hope you grow to love the DC area. it's no Texas, but it's got other things to love about it ;)

May 14, 2008 - 9:29 pm brooke schwab photography - can i have you come throw stella's third birthday party? You are too creative.

May 15, 2008 - 10:02 am Joe - That was fun a fun party. My arm was killing me from playing on the Wii. For the record, I let Claudia beat me at bowling three times…) The boys were worn out. They were both slept all the way home. We’re going to miss you guys!!!!

May 15, 2008 - 3:33 pm Claudia, Mom or Nana - Everything turned out so....cute! You did a good job! I think everyone had a great time. As far as my brother (Joe) anytime you are ready for another challenge, let me know, I'm ready! (haha!!!) We will have to find a Wii game first.

May 15, 2008 - 9:59 pm naomi claire photography - what an incredible birthday party!!! love all the bright colours :)

May 18, 2008 - 8:09 pm Alyssa Rowles - Of cores I am already on your site. Thanks again for stopping by. It was really fun to get to know you my kids had a great time. The party is too cute. Your pictures are amazing I am very impressed and would love to some how some where have you do some of our family (if you do the family thing). I hope we will stay in touch and we wish you guys well in VA.

June 8, 2009 - 10:58 am Lauren Halperin - Hi Laura! I came across your mad hatter party while doing a search about Alice in Wonderland birthday parties. I would love to feature your party on Baby Lifestyles. Please email me if you're interested so I can let you know what we need. And of course, you'll be credited with all photography! Lauren

April 29, 2010 - 6:48 am Duda Sauerbronn - Hi! I LOVED this photos... I want a party like this to me! So cute... :D

May 5, 2010 - 12:13 pm susan - hi there! i LOVE the party you did for your kids!!! I showed it to my sister and now she wants to do it for my niece and nephew. Where did you get the costumes your kids are wearing? they are adorable!!! and where did you get the lanterns and pinwheels? looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks so much, Susan

June 23, 2010 - 1:11 pm Lina - This is awesome. What kind of grass did you use for the kids table??

July 30, 2010 - 3:01 pm Denise - Lovely Photos! Stunning Vibrant Colors! Beautiful Children! Your paper lanterns led me to you! May you be blessed & enjoy these glorious last days of summer! Denise

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