Alice in Wonderland party snippet

Here a couple pics from Little Lyssa Hope’s birthday party last weekend. Overall it went really well, the kids had fun (my main goal achieved) and adults seemed to enjoy themselves too 🙂

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My mom as the white rabbit

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I will load all of the pics this weekend.

Personalized Tea Cups for Tots

What better favor for an Alice in Wonderland tea party than your very own personalized teacup…this is what I told myself around 10 months ago and slowly started scouring for teacups that met my approval to match the theme. Finally luck was on my side and I found 3 packages of four tea cups, after realizing the number of children attending I had to find one more set but couldn’t find the pastel colors again so I went with red (I was thinking of the Queen of Hearts) and all in all…I am quite pleased with the results:

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I used oil based Sharpies because all of the reviews and tutorials (and trust me I went through a LOT) said that they were the better and more permanent choice than the normal sharpies.
Put the mugs in the oven, THEN set it to bake at 350 degrees, once it warmed up to 350 degrees I set the timer for 30 minutes, once the timeframe has past I turned the oven off and let the mugs cool with the oven.

Here are the results:

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I feel in LOVE with Alyssa’s mug as it also had a little white bunny on the inside

Eat Me

Here are our versions of the famous “Eat Me” cookie that makes Alice grow and grow and grow….hopefully these little delights do not have the same affect lol.

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I used my favorite sugar cookie recipe (from the amazing people at Crisco)
After baking I cut out fondant using the same cookie cutter (makes the fondant the same shape as the cookie) then wrote the words and voila cookies for the little and big darlings alike.

Labor of Love

Five years ago I was in labor with my little miracle and today I am experiencing labor pains again…like so long ago it is a labor of love (my back keeps cramping every 10 minutes or so, I keep sipping on water and ice chips, I just want to take a break but have to push through the exhaustion) but this time it is for Little Alyssa Hope’s birthday celebration.
I like to celebrate another healthy & happy year on a BIG scale so I know the last minute work in store for me the week of her birthday.
Currently what is causing my reflection on labor pains are little treats (they taste as good as they look…what? I had to taste test to make sure they taste ok…ok I didn’t have to necessarily have to eat one of every color but all I have to say is…yummmm tasty 😉 )

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Cream Cheese Mints
1 package (8oz) Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1 package (2lbs) powdered sugar
1 package Duncan Hines peppermint stick flavor mix or approximately 10 drops of peppermint extract
Food coloring of choice
Granulated sugar (for rolling)
Candy Mold (optional)

• Using dough hook mix the cream cheese and slowly add powdered sugar until blended
• Section a hand size piece to work with and store the remaining mixture in a ziplock bag so it doesn’t dry out
• If using a candy mold roll a small amount of the mixture into the granulated sugar and press into mold.
• Turn the mold over and lightly tap the mint out
• Place on a cookie sheet to dry
• Eat & Enjoy 🙂

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Paper Mâché Teapots

This summer us gals (Lyssa, my mom “Mammy” & I) had a girls day that consisted of making paper mâché balloons that I envisioned as teapots.

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Well now that Lyssa’s birthday is getting closer and the weather has driven me to spend more time indoors (I am definitely NOT a winter baby) I decided to start putting the teapots together and this is where I have created so far (hopefully with another layer of paper mâché and some paint they will turn out exactly how I envisioned)

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Will post the final product soon 🙂

Work in Progress (Alice in Wonderland)

So I am going to give the threesixfive another go…if you already know me you know that I am a bit OCD especially when it comes to my little miss’s birthday parties. I usually start planning the next party on the drive home from her current party (yes I know that’s really far in advance but what can I say other than I am addicted lol). So this year will be our little miracle’s 5th birthday and her and I decided (yes she had a say so) to go with an Alice in Wonderland theme.
For the kiddies I saw really these cute Squeeze Its (one of my favorite summer drinks when I was a kid) dressed up as “Drink Me” bottles:

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And it gave me the idea since I always include the adults to design “Drink Me” bottles for the grown ups so after months of collecting Starbucks bottles I created these fabulous grown up version of the “Drink Me” bottles:

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