It’s Thursday…. and since it’s Thursday, I thought it would be fitting to do a Throwback Thursday post.
As I recently celebrated my four-year wedding anniversary and I’ve just finished up making the backdrop/props for my little munchkin’s Alice-themed Halloween pictures, I’ve been thinking a lot about my Alice in Wonderland wedding reception.
I’m a private person so I knew from the very beginning that I didn’t want a big flashy wedding. I hate being the centre of attention and wanted something simple but reflective of my personality. We had a small ceremony (just parents, siblings and one friend each) in October and then had an afternoon tea party reception in November, which was Alice-themed, of course!
There was no shortage of ideas for decorations for the wedding. To find inspiration, I watched the Alice movie… a few times! Each time I watched, I came up with new ideas. And the best part? About 90% of the materials I used to make the decorations came from the Dollar Store.
So what did I come up with?
Fake flowers with googly eyes, playing card guards (with construction paper faces and pipe cleaner arms), a pom pom caterpillar on a mushroom (we already had the mushroom, it was a candy container), mome raths (made from popsicle sticks, pom poms and googly eyes), and more. I picked up random cups, saucers and teapots from Value Village for little cost, and we had a long table of baked goods for people to enjoy (mini tarts, cupcakes, etc.).
If I wasn’t sure I made the right choice marrying my hubby, it was reaffirmed when he spent hours helping me glue googly eyes to flowers and popsicle sticks!
Here are some of the things we created:
I was so happy with how everything turned out. Guests loved all the little details and took time to walk around and see everything we created.
It’s fun to think back on… and I’m sure I’ll find an excuse in the future to make some more Alice decorations…. Perhaps an Unbirthday Party?
Until next time, happy crafting!