I was going to have croquet. Leelee agreed to dress as the Queen of Hearts and teach the kids how to play. We were going to have a bubble blowing caterpillar. I was going to make a Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum photobooth.
And the refreshments...oh they were going to be AMAZING.
Then...the kitchen sink backed up. Well, let me back up a moment...
I was making dinner when I heard a POP and water started pouring out from under my kitchen sink. The pipe connection had become undone. Not good. I took the kids to activities at the church so D could fix things. That put me about three hours off from completing my amazing party plan.
That night, the sink was semi-functional, but it still wasn't draining properly. No idea what was going on. The next morning, I had an IEP meeting for The Boy. It's not something one can miss. Ever. After that, I tried hard to get the house recovered from a full day without being able to clean in the kitchen OR do laundry. Followed that up with a promise to Little B to finally see The Hunger Games...
Well, you can see where my time for constructing the Wonderful Wonderland Party was completely gone.
Worse yet, the morning of the party...storm clouds.
I made a frantic trip to the dollar store hoping for inexpensive inspiration for an outdoor party that was now going to be indoors.
Oh and I can't forget a frantic call to my incredible artist friend who asked if she could do anything to help...And she brought over this:
|Hey, where's his smile?|
And the kids played an ever so exciting game of Pin the Smile on the Cheshire Cat...The ridges of the white paper plates made the perfect smiles to pin!
|Fun & Games!|
When the little ones weren't playing games and dancing, they sat on our porch blowing bubbles. Honestly, handing each child a bottle of bubbles upon arrival was the best decision I made. Half the party was spent with them happily chasing bubbles.
My adorable White Rabbit going down the rabbit hole didn't quite go off as intended...
|rabbit? what rabbit?|
Unfortunately, the heat got the better of the bunny ears and feet. The rabbits looked more like roadkill...
We also snacked on disappearing Cheshire Cat Smiles. Apples, peanut butter and marshmallow teeth. The highlight, and the one and only thing that actually went as planned for the party, were the edible tea cups. I found the recipe here, and made a
|so freaking cute, right? right?|
Edible Tea Cups
Ice Cream Cones
Using a serrated knife, carefully saw off the bottom of the ice cream cones. Generously frost the cookie, then place the ice cream cone cup on the icing. The icing is our glue.
Cut the peach rings in half, coating each cut end in icing and attaching to the side of the ice cream cup.
Fill with candy.
Linked up a:
Debbie Doo's Newbie Party
Our Delightful Home
The Shady Porch
Handy Man, Crafty Woman
Pinned it Made it