I recently threw a cousin’s party for my girls and their cousins. And of course it had to have a theme. If you question why you probably don’t know me very well 😉 We’ll just say it’s a problem of mine. 😀 We went with a Un-birthday tea party (Alice in Wonderland style, of course!).
If possible, I like making a menu to go on each plate, it’s just a fun touch.
Since my sisters were coming with the kids I made some sandwiches for the adults (and older cousins). Using rye bread works well for making the “black” clover and spades. I filled them with radish sandwich spread. I bought some card suit cookie cutters on Amazon to use for these and the cookies coming up. I also made Curry Chicken Sandwiches and just cut them in triangles.
The same cutters were used for making fairy bread (bread spread with frosting and coated in sprinkles) and a bunny cutter was used to make peanut butter white rabbit sandwiches.
Fairy bread is a staple around here for parties 🙂
I was going to make hot tea, but did Iced cherry berry herbal tea instead, along with strawberry milk for the younger kids.
Queen of heart scones, made with a tiny heart cutter.
Mad Hatter hats. We just had to.
They are just oreos dipped in green candy melts, then jumbo marshmallows dipped in melts as well and put on top of the cookies. (Work quick so the marshmallow doesn’t melt! Don’t ask how I know that… 🙂 We used fondant to make the band and card, and a food marker to mark the card.
We piped green leaves on half the mini cupcakes and on the other half put a fondant rose. A few with red fondant, and on the others we made them white and painted some red on them. To do this mix some red food coloring gel into a little lemon extract and paint on.
And the teapot cake, of course!
A better look at the cookies. I did a simple glaze instead of royal icing for my sanity’s sake.
Rice krispy playing cards. I was going to make them look like the soldiers but they looked good so I left well enough alone. We made rice krispy treats and spread them into a large baking sheet so they’d be thinner. Spread the tops with white candy melts, then added some fondant shapes and such. I have this mini cutter set I used for the card suit symbols and this is the set I have I used for the numbers and letters.
Cheshire cat tails 🙂 I don’t know what it is, but anytime I make decorated pretzel rods for a party they are one of the most popular things.
I dipped pretzel rods halfway in pink candy melts, then dipped the very end into purple sprinkles. While holding the undipped end of the rod (work over a tray) I sprinkles more purple sprinkles around them to make stripes.
We made giant card suit shapes out of construction paper and used mini clothespins to hang them from twine we strung around the room.
I put out a Alice In Wonderland pop up book, and a white rabbit puppet, a big hat, some fun keys, and an alice in wonderland teapot I found at home goods.
My girls love using that teapot. Oh, and I borrowed hubby’s pocket watch for the rabbit.
For an activity the kids painted little teacups with porcelain markers.
It was such a fun party and I hope all the kids will have special memories of it. I know my girls really enjoyed helping me make all the food and decorations for it! Now, what to choose for a theme for next years?….