Monday, 10 January 2011

A few bday ideas

I first want to say that I haven't been affected by the floods but much of my state is flooded. It's pretty devastating to see and the rain has not stopped. My thoughts and prayers go out to all that are affected.

On a happier note (because we have to remain positive - and I can see that the Queenslanders have kept up their battler spirit no matter what and it makes me proud to see that even though many have lost everything they are still smiling and keeping their hopes up).

I have a whole lot of ideas for my birthday and I just want to note them down and see what you think. And if you have any ideas of your own :)

I'm getting a dress/costume made like this one. A few changes of course but it will be lovely. The sweet Erica is making it for me. 

I loved all her different blue dresses in the movie.

Some other ideas...

♥ I'm thinking of giving my guests a black (or colourful) hair bow as a favour
♥ Definitely setting up a photo booth so need some props for that (a little white rabbit, a pocket watch, random tea cups etc)
♥ I'm thinking of making a little white rabbit garland to hang
♥ Maybe hang teacups from tree branches or from string (perhaps a string of lights)
♥ My lovely Laura suggested that I should have the Alice in Wonderland soundtrack in the background 
♥ I'm going to put rugs around the yard and place mini teacups and teapots and scatter paper hearts

I'm still thinking of my other ideas (like food and other things to do). But it's not going to be traditional Alice in Wonderland. Just using the elements and hopefully inject it with my own personality. 

What do you think? Any ideas of your own?

Have a wonderful week!


ilene @ muchloveilly said...

your getting that costume made?! so pretty!!!!! and those book covers are so stunning. ive seen them here and think they are so gorgeous. :)

and i had no clue about the floods. glad you are safe!

Alyssa said...

oh Gracie your birthday party is going to be magical!! I cannot wait to see how the dress turns out. I'll have a think about whatelse you can do :)

oh maybe little bottles of alcohol because alice drinks the small bottle of shrinking potion? or those mini champagne bottle bubbles things... oh i love thinking up theme party things!!!

thegirlhassparke said...

Oh I wish I could come, it already sounds so wonderful. Cannot wait to see the dress. I cant think of anything right now but I will keep thinking :-)

Lily Riani said...

great idea, i was thinking of doing shrek but then your's sounded better

k said...

It sounds so cute already!! I love the photobooth idea, you said rabbit ears right?? that is so cute :)

Cassie said...

So glad to hear that you are safe, just like you say there are some awful scenes out there.

What a fun party and so special to have an outfit made specially too. I have seen you around on Tumblr today - did you see the photo of the hanging teacups?


Anonymous said...

I wish I could be there. Your party is going to be so amazingly wonderful! I love all of your ideas. Can't wait to see your dress!

Karina Pacheco said...

You already know how I feel about your birthday party theme "Awesome"!! I am so excited it sounds like so much fun and I can't wait to see you in your beautiful dress!!! Of I think Alyssa's idea is cute and you cute put on the side the some chewable tablets ;) I will try to do major brain thinking and let you know of any ideas ;) oh I want to go to your birthday party ;) Hows the rain sweetie? We are in for a major snowstorm tomorrow - yikes!!! I will send you sn email with details about Miguelitos special day ;) Take care sweetie. Love, Kary xoxo

Rhianne said...

So glad you are ok love, I was asking Alyssa where you were and checking up on you so I'm glad you posted about it here.

I love your idea for probs!!

Janet Dillon Robinson said...

I love it!! :]

Micaela said...

i want to come to your party! It all sounds simply MAGICAL!!

you're going to look BEAUTIFUL in the dress!


Alexis said...

Glad you're ok! And I can't wait to see your Alice dress. :)

grace said...

that dress is beautiful!! it sounds so so so awesome. sorry, don't have any creative ideas, haha.

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

That dress is beautiful!

My sister-in-law had an Alice themed Kitchen Tea. We made little tags that said 'Eat Me' and 'Try Me' in cupcakes and finger sandwiches.

Another idea is to make little woollen mome raths with a sign saying, "Don't step on the mome raths". Or to punch holes in playing cards and string them up like bunting!

x Jasmine