July 10, 2012

A Very Merry 1st Birthday!!



WARNING! This is a picture heavy post.

So most of you have seen sneak peeks of the party d├ęcor and are just dying to see the rest, right?

It was a fun party and I’m pretty sure the girls had a blast. They both pointed to all the decorations and made ooh & ahhh noises…you know, the baby kind. ;)

Before we get started, I have to give props to my wonderful, patient & artistic husband for putting up with my party planning madness. He did all of the drawings/artwork and the set up of the rabbit hole, the forest, and the queen’s court. Oh, and the ceiling for the Mad Hatter Tea Party. There is NO WAY I could have pulled off what I did without his help.

When guests pulled in the driveway, they were immediately directed to park in back (we have an acreage so we have lots of space for a parking lot). Then they were directed back to the front where they were to enter through the rabbit hole.


Parking-Sign
Enter-through-the-Rabbit-ho

Once they got to the rabbit hole, they were greeted by the white rabbit and as they traveled through the rabbit hole there were pictures of the girls through the last year.  (The fan kind of messed up the whole look but it was like 100 degrees that day. We had to keep people from passing out before they made it to wonderland.)

Rabbit-Hole
Rabbit-Hole-Wall
Rabbit-Hole-Table
Rabbit-Hole-Door-Knob

Upon entering through the door, the guests were immediately in the midst of Onederland. 

Tulgey-Forest-Entrance
Tulgey-Forest-Yonder
Tulgey-Forest-Tea-Party-Vie
Tulgey-Forest-Go-Back
Tulgey-Forest-Cheshire-Cat

If you noticed above, there’s a sign that warns guests to “Go Back”. Well if they proceeded down the hall and into the bathroom, they were greeted by this…

Cheshire-Smile-Tree

Whew! Hang on, there’s more!

When guests found their way through the forest, they came upon the Mad Hatter Tea Party.

Mad-Hatter-Tea-Party-Overvi
Mad-Hatter-Tea-Party-Lanter
Mad-Hatter-Tea-Party-Table
Mad-Hatter-Tea-Party-Banner
Mad-Hatter-Tea-Party-Chairs

And last but not least….
If guests ventured to the back door, they had to make their way through a labyrinth that led out to the Queen’s Court in the backyard where we had a tent set up with extra seating (and a fan because it was so HOT outside!) and croquet, of course.

Queen's-Court-Banner

Queen's-Court-Tent
Queen's-Court-Card-Garland
Queen's-Court-Flamingo-Mall
Queen's-Court-Guard
Queen's-Court-Croquet-Finis
Queen's-Court-Croquet-Guard
Queen's-Court-Hedgehog-Ball
 
I have a lot more to blog about this party…including more of the details and of course, the girls (were you wondering why they weren’t in this post?) so keep checking back. Seriously, I could blog about this party for 2 weeks.

Hope you enjoyed the pics!

9 comments:

  1. This is an amazing party idea! I can't wait to see the rest of it!

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  2. Looks fantastic! And viewing on my iPhone - need to pull uP on my computer for a better look in the morning. Hard to believe the girls are 1 already!

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  3. Wow. This is amazing. What a fun party. Can't wait to see the rest.

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  4. Wow. This is amazing. What a fun party. Can't wait to see the rest.

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  5. WOW what an incredible party! I loved the Cheshire cat in the tree and the table decorations. Cant wait to see more!

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  6. I love the decorations! So cute!

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  7. Wow you are so creative!!! Love it!!!

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  8. WOW! I am blown away! :-) LOVE this idea!

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