Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Decorations, Posters, Etc...

The Happy Birthday Charlotte banner I made on Vistaprint. I used some of the images that I used on her invite (also made at Vistaprint) on the banner. I chose some Alice quotes to put on it as well.

Sign in and gifts table
We had glow sticks for later in the evening, they were a big hit. Karen really captured the ceiling decorations in the picture! One thing about glow-sticks: quality matters. Unfortunately the cheap ones really aren't very good at all. The expensive ones are bright and last all night.

We hung 24 blow up flamingos, hundreds of cards glued to yarn and some other decorations. We searched for 'casino party' and other related things online and found card suit decorations for our party.

life size chess pieces all hand made by Charlotte's Grandpa
The cut outs, posters, Etc that I found online were ridiculously expensive and limited in characters. So I went to work on painting our own.
 While we handmade at least half of our decorations we bought a lot too. here is a small link-list of things we bought from Oriental Trading Co.

Dangling card suit spirals

Jumbo card cut outs

Smile face flower pin wheels

Flower decorations

Card suit dinner plates

Green doorway curtain

Jumbo flower cut outs 

We went to lots of thrift stores too. We found old clocks, fabric, old keys, glass bottles, a decorative oyster shell, and many more things.

-We had themed tables that were extensively decorated: Click here
-I was careful to use many different versions of characters, not just Disney ones. 
-We printed up poems and quotes and had them at tables and in different places.
-We had Alice in Wonderland books on every table. They were 1.50 each when I bought them on Amazon. They have a great paper back of Through the Looking-Glass, too. These make great party favors. We had 100 people at our party so we didn't give them out individually, but for a smaller party they'd be awesome as party favors for each guest.

We glued google eyes on fake flowers in our flower garden.

I don't know if I have pictures, but we had a bunch of huge butterflies

We had a young children's area with Alice in Wonderland coloring sheets, toys, paint dots, flamingo ring toss game. We also had play tea sets and play food.

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