Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Mad Hatter Tea Party

     I finally get to share with you things I made for my granddaughter's birthday party.  She wanted a Mad Hatter Tea Party theme and we did the best we could to accommodate that theme while hand-making the invitations and decorations.  My daughter came up with most of the ideas and I applied myself to the creations.

     First, we did invitations:


     Each one was an original in that we used stitched scalloped dies to cut various papers and then combined them into odd and quirky combinations so that no two were alike.  We used simple brads to attach them to the actual "date, time, place" info and they were all hand delivered so no envelopes needed.  :-D

     Next, my daughter decided that we had to have Mad Hatter Top Hats.  Holy Cow, I had no idea what it would take to make them!  One is fabric and the other is cardstock and cardboard.




     I found a wonderful digi stamp of a female mad hatter and we made up a matted poster which each of the guests could sign.  We're having it framed so my granddaughter can hang it on her wall.


      Croquet was a must, of course, so I made these and my daughter posted them on stakes at each of the "arches" through which the players had to move their ball by hitting it with a mallet.

     My daughter also had a brilliant idea of incorporating the caterpillar and we made one using round Japanese lanterns.  While we couldn't figure out how to make a hookah for him, we gave him a simple face using die cuts for the eyes and mouth and my daughter tied the lanterns to the tree branch.  Isn't he fantastic?  That's my granddaughter in the photo, dressed as the Red Queen and laughing as she discovered the caterpillar.  :-D

        Finally, we made little boxes of party favors and had them waiting at the door for guests to take as they left.  Using the same image as had been on their invitations tied the beginning and ending together.


     Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Wow Connie bet your granddaughter was pleased fantastic projects. Love Alison xx

Linda Simpson said...

WOW! These projects are all fabulous! I am loving the hats!
Linda xxx

Creations by Shirl said...

Great projects! TFS it over at Crafty Friends Challenge!

Anne Temple said...

WOW! Great decorations for the birthday party! They all look amazing!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW what GREAT ideas beautifully done

creandoriciclando said...

Brava, brava, brava!!!!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Your coloring of your image is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at ColorMyHeart Color Challenge.

Donna Ellis said...

What a fun theme and beautiful projects, Connie! Your granddaughter must have thoroughly enjoyed all your hard work! Thanks for sharing! xo

Tanya said...

Fantastic projects, they're all great!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog, good luck in the draw and hope to see you again soon :)

DT Tanya xx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous fun projects and love you mad hatter card..
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Imagine That Challenge at the Creative Playground....


jimlynn said...

Oh my word in heaven!!!! SOOOO much work and every bit of it paid off just wonderful. I know your granddaughter loved every single thing. that caterpillar is precious - but then so is everything else! WOW!

Claudia's kaartjes said...

Sweet creation. Nice colours you used. Love it. Thanks for joining us at BSC

DT Brown Sugar Challenge

Teresa Arsenault said...

Wow. These are so cool. Your granddaughter must have been thrilled.

Elizabeth Hart said...

Wow - everything Alice in Wonderland - fantastic!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

cass said...

Wonderful projects. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our "Spring " challenge

cotnob said...

Wow! These are all fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Designs.
I have Birthday candy on my blog if you would like to take a look - http://craftingwithcotnob.blogspot.co.uk/

Donna said...

What a great card! Fabulous colouring job on the image. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Absolutely fabulous. Nice work and beautifully illustrated on your blog too. Love your Blog Banner, gorgeous :)
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Crafty Friends and best of luck with your entry.

G Eileen Studios said...

What a fun theme. The female mad hatter is just lovely! Thanks for taking a Color Dare.

monique said...

fab thanks for playing at Creative Playground Challenge from Kris Imagen That

Cat Nowak said...

Great projects! I love your coloring you did for you granddaughter. Thank you for joining us this week on Color My Heart.

Dawn said...

How wonderful! I bet she was thrilled! Love the hats too!
Dawn xx

Gaynor said...

Wow Connie was a full and inspirational blog post. Your talents are amazing. Thank you for joining Little Claire Designs in our latest blog challenge. xxGaynor LCDT

Jennifer Scull said...

good golly, lady, you have outdone yourself! everything is amazing, but THOSE HATS!!!! wow!

Thank you so much for joining our 'WELCOME SPRING WITH RIBBON OR TRIM' challenge at the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog! :) nice to see a friendly face pop by!

Karen Letchworth said...

Awesome project, Connie. Thanks so much for sharing this in our Spring Ribbon Challenge. Blessings to you and please join us again soon.
Really Reasonable Ribbon

cherry said...

Those hats are stunning.....lovelovelove...thanks for joining us at RRR

ccheney said...

Very neat! Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams. Cindy (DT)

Aurelia Aurora said...

Wooow amazing things you've made for your granddaughter.. love all of them specially those hats.. gorgeous.. she must be sooo blessed having a very talented grandmommy :D Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous project with us at Artbymiran challenge #54.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge and Good Luck at the draw.. <3