Here are some detail shots of decorations from the Wonderland party.
I’d been planning the party for a couple months, and had grand ideas on the decor, but of course real life caught up. It turned out to be a ridiculously busy week for me at both my jobs, so decorating took the back burner. Thankfully, my parents were fabulous and let me rearrange furniture and did some rearranging of their own.
I started with the Christmas garland that we hadn’t gotten around to taking down yet and added some floral craziness to it that I had gotten in late January when Michael’s had all the Christmas leftover super cheap.
I wanted the archway to be fabulous and full of greenery and hanging “vines” to give the impression of entering or going through something (like a rabbit hole, perhaps?).
Around the same time, as February and Valentine’s approached, these rose garlands were discounted, so I grabbed a few for the other archway.
On one side of the room was a large table that I decorated with various items I had that made me think of wonderland, leaving the majority of the space available for the food everyone was bringing.
Here’s a shot of the room from under the roses:
So here are pictures and description of the Alice in Wonderland Dinner Party. I plan to discuss my preparation in a later post.
On the Menu:
Wonderland Fruit Tree
An edible arrangement of orange slices, grapes, strawberries and cantaloupe
The Caterpillar’s Mushroom Dip
Mushrooms with Garlic & Parsley
Royal Butterfly Pasta, served with Red Queen or White Queen Sauce
Bow-tie Noodles, with Spaghetti or Alfredo Sauce
Stuffed with Parmesan Cheese, Bread Crumbs, Mushrooms, Diced Onions, Parsley, White Wine, and Butter
Twice Baked And Now I’m Late Potatoes
Twice Baked Potatoes, with your choice of traditional toppings
White Rabbit Cupcakes
Devil’s Food cupcakes, with Coconut and Marshmallows
Checkered Red Velvet & White base, yellow cake and strawberry as the middle tier, crowned with strawberry. (pictures to come)
Discussed, but not made:
Bread-and-butterflies, Off with Her Head Steak, The Knave’s Stolen Tarts
Here are a couple food shots:
For a whimsical touch, I had “hats” for everyone to wear during the course of the evening.
Crazyfun good times. ;-)
Anyone else have some fun themed food ideas to share?