Dani Lee celebrated her first birthday down the Rabbit Hole with our Alice in Wonderland collection. With cute finger sandwiches topped with hearts and spades to a teacup smash cake it was a party that had plenty of “cute appeal.” Dani Lee’s mom, Jamie Wilson, added plenty of her own little DIY touches to make this an Alice in Wonderland party not like any other. Guests were greeted with little party hats and bid farewell with Alice in Wonderland books leaving all the Med Hatter fun and festivities for in between.
We love how Jamie added a lot of elegance to her party with the use of all the flowers. In the teacups, on the table, on the food labels, growing out of teapots, and even on Dani Lee’s little teacup cake which also served as the cake topper.
Our Alice in Wonderland collection mkes a really cute theme to use for baby showers as well. Taking ideas from this adorable party as well as some of our other Alice in Wonderland party posts I think you could have a party that could soften and woo even the Queen of Hearts!
Thank you so much Jamie for sharing Dani Lee’s special day with us!
Here at Anders Ruff, we have styled many parties, and also have many clients who have contributed gorgeous photos to our blog showcasing their parties using our printable designs. If you’re looking for ideas, our many Party Themes are categorized in our shop and most can be adapted for any type of party!
We wanted to start a series of posts that highlight our favorites to give you some ideas for your next event! We’ll start it off with Girl Party Themes!
1. Arts & Crafts / Chevron Rainbow Party – We have a few designs to choose from for this theme, which include our Rainbow Arts & Crafts design, our Polka Dot Arts & Crafts design, and our Chevron Rainbow Arts & Crafts design. Choose your favorite and start planning, an Arts and Crafts theme is perfect for any creative little girl!
- Anders Ruff designed the printables and helped our friend Caryn Johnson style this colorful Rainbow Arts & Crafts Party for Caryn’s daughter.
2. Fairy Tale Princess Party – If your little girl is into Princesses, these designs would be perfect for a Princess-Themed party! We have our Classic “Snow White” design, our Cinderella “Princess” design, and our Beauty “Belle” design. Anders Ruff styled this Classic Snow White Inspired party to show how to style the perfect princess party!
4. Glamping Party – Emily Maynard of ABC’s The Bachelorette, asked Anders Ruff to design and style this gorgeous Glamping Party for her daughter Ricki’s birthday! We pulled it together in less than a week and the result was fabulous!
5. Alice in Wonderland Party – Tea Parties can be fun for all ages, and Alice in Wonderland is such a popular theme. Yolanda and Kate of Kiss with Style styled this stunning Alice in Wonderland themed party for Kate’s daughter.
6. Parisian Party – Anders Ruff and Mandie of Got What It Cakes styled this glamorous Parisian Birthday Party for Mandie’s daughter. This theme is also great to use for a Girls Night In, as we did for our Bridesmaids themed Parisian Girls Night In photoshoot we did for Universal Studios and Target!
7. Super Girl or Woman Woman Party – Girls love super heros too and we have two designs to choose from, our Super Girl theme and or Wonder Woman theme. Yolanda of Kiss with Style created this super Wonder Woman Super Hero themed party for her client in Australia.
9. Cowgirl Party – If your little girl loves horses, a Cowgirl or an Equestrian party would be perfect! Anders Ruff and our friend Caryn Johnson styled this adorable Cowgirl Birthday Party for her daughter, Elyse.
11. Woodland Owl Party - This fun new theme is adorable to Our client Jen Ward styled this girlie Woodland Owl Party for her daughter using our printables. This would be great for any age, and even a baby shower!
12. Glamour Girl Jewelry Party – If your glamorous little girl loves making jewelry, this is the theme for her! Our friend Mandie of Got What It Cakes styled this Glamorous Jewelry Party for her daughter using our printables.
13. Red Riding Hood Party – Yolanda and Kate of Kiss with Style created this whimsical Red Riding Hood Party for her client in Australia using our printables. This also can be used as a baby shower theme, as Jen Carver styled for her client.
14. Instagram Tween “Insta-Party” – If your tween is into Instagram, this would be a perfect theme for her birthday. Anders Ruff styled this fun and clever Instagram Party for Adria’s daughter, Brynne.
15. Disco Dance Party – This theme is perfect for tweens, teens, or even big milestone birthdays such as 30th or 40th birthdays! Yolanda, of Kiss with Style styled this fabulous Pink Disco Dance Party using our printable designs.
16. Tea Party & Tutus – Little girls that love to dress up and have tea parties would love this theme! Our client Pam styled this adorable Tea Party with Tutus and Baby Dolls party for her daughter using our printables.
17. Little Chef Baking Party – If your little girl always wants to help in the kitchen, a Baking Party would be a perfect choice! Anders Ruff helped our friend Caryn Johnson style this sweet Little Chef Baking Party for Caryn’s daughter.
21. Princesses & Pirates Party – A Princesses and Pirates (or Knights) birthday party would be fun for your little one, especially if you’re having both boys and girls at the party! They could come dressed in character and have a great time imagining.
What girlie fun themes are you hoping to see from Anders Ruff this year? We’d love to know! Leave a comment below!
Some parties just make you want to jump in and be a guest. This dreamy Alice In Wonderland party is no exception! Linsey with Lux Events and Design sent us this gorgeous Alice inspired birthday party she threw for her daughter, Madeline. She used our Alice inspired invite as inspiration for the colors, patterns and overall feel of the party.
Linsey’s party was full of vintage inspired decor and lots of magical touches. Enjoy the incredible photos!
Here are the party details as told by Linsey…
One of my favorite parts of being a wedding and event planner is designing an event for friends and family. This Alice and Wonderland Tea party was for my daughter Madeline who turned 3! It all started with the adorable invite designed by Anders Ruff. I then spent a few months visiting local thrift stores and antique stores collecting various teapots, tea cups, saucers, china, and books. The teapots that weren’t visually appealing I had the idea to spray paint them gold. I mixed in the gold teapots with teapots that had beautiful floral patterns which worked perfect!
For the dessert bar I couldn’t resist working with my favorite bakery, The Sweet and Saucy Shop. I took the invitation that provided the parties inspiration to the bakery and worked with them to come up with a cake design. I used printables from Anders Ruff to make clock cupcake picks. I also purchased the Martha Stewart brand gold butterfly stickers for cupcake picks. Using the mismatched china plates I found, I used gorilla glue to assemble different sized plates to candlesticks and cups to make tiered dessert trays. One of my favorite things to do is design dessert backdrops. I found a fun rosette fabric in the downtown LA fabric district and made a simple frame to staple it to.
For the kids, the Lux team built mushroom toadstools for them to sit on. The birthday girl got a special gold chair at the head of the table. Alice and Wonderland was hired for entertainment and she read the kids a story, painted their faces and took pictures with them in the photo booth. The kids received Queen of Hearts scepters which were made by covering star wands from Target with pink scrapbook paper hearts and gold trim. Alice handed each kiddo a favor box filled with Annie’s brand white rabbit crackers and white rabbit graham crackers, a color changing crayon (renamed the Cheshire cat crayon since he changes color) and a fruit roll up. The kids also played croquet that was spray painted pink and pin the smile on the Cheshire cat.
For food we kept it tea friendly with croissant sandwiches, cream cheese roll up sandwiches, pasta salad, potatoes salad, and a summer berry fruit salad with a mint lemon infused simple syrup, and a chicken and bread green salad. The kids were served juice from the juice bar. The juice bar was on a gold tea cart and had different decanters filled with various juices. The adults were served Mad Hatter Potion and Tweedle Dee Punch in apothecary beverage dispensers. All the food and beverage labels were printed out and trimmed with crepe paper pushed into ruffles.
VENDOR CREDITS & RESOURCES:
Baked goods: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Invitation and Printables: Anders Ruff Custom Designs
Keys and Locks on favor boxes: AR Creations on ETSY
Photo booth props: windrosie on ETSY
Straws: Dime Store Buddy on ETSY
Large Flowers: Jo-Anns Fabric and Craft Stores
Alice Character: Party Princess Productions
Flowers: Paradise Florist
Coordination: Lux Events and Design
Toadstool Idea: Martha Stewart Crafts
Thank you Linsey for your sharing your incredible party!
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This gorgeous Alice in Wonderland Inspired party is long awaited and I really don’t need to even say much. The pictures tell the story – the story being “GORGEOUS!”.
This party has been styled, baked and crafted to perfection – with execution by Kiss With Style.
The invitation sets the tone for the “un-birthday”.
Kate created gorgeous sweet treats for the dessert table. I love how creative Kate is with creating new innovative desserts. The sweets included meringue toadstools, marshmallow tea cups, cake pops, cupcakes, personalized chocolate bars, tea cup cookies, macarons and jam tarts and mini fondant toadstools.
The Marshmallow Tea Cups are probably one of my favorite treats on the table. I love how they used a cookie as the plate and a shortened ice cream cone as the vessel for the marshmallows and flowers. The little dot decorations around the “rim” just add to the sweetness. Innovative!
Queen of tarts….of course!
You can always count on Kate and Yolanda to have a gorgeous cake….
Could the cupcakes be any more gorgeous?
I adore how Yolanda used the “drink me” tags.
Customized chocolate bars are a perfect take home treat.
Precious little sweet favors wrapped up with a printable “take me” tag.
Alice in Wonderland is now one of the party themes that Kiss With Style has available in their suite of party offerings. Lucky Australians have such talented ladies to help plan their special events!
Find the Printable Alice invitation and Coordinating Accessories Collection in our shop here.
Kate and Yolanda planned the most GORGEOUS party in Sydney last month. Check out all of the party photos on the photographer’s blog HERE.
The complete collection has everything you need to style the most gorgeous Alice party!
Happy Un-Birthday! We hope to see some of our clients’ fabulous Alice parties!
You can find the printables IN THE SHOP HERE.
A fabulous client of ours, Pam, recently worked with Adria on creating an entire suite of custom party printable invitations and accessories for her daughter’s party. We are thrilled to share this party with you today because we haven’t ever shared this theme! The theme is a Tea Party with Tutus and Baby Dolls.
Pam recently caught “the party bug” and did a wonderful job on this beautiful party. I adore the bright colors and fresh “look” of it all. Congrats on a fabulous party, Pam!
We have a lot of eye candy to share and loads of details from the hostess herself….
In Pam’s words:
“Cailey originally requested a skating party, but after watching her NOT skate at the last two skating parties we’d been to, I came up with something I knew she would enjoy. The party concept started from what she loves to do most in the whole wide world and that’s have a tea party with her dolls, in fact anything with her dolls. She loves dolls! After settling on the theme, I searched high and low for an invitation that would capture the spirit of the party. To my surprise there is very little out there that captures the pretend play element of little girls having a tea party with their dolls. AndersRuff to the rescue!!! The only thing I knew for sure were the colors I wanted- hot pink, light turquoise and yellow. I then wanted to incorporate the classic silhouette design. Adria created a silhouette likeness of Cailey and worked with me to perfect the invitation and other party printables based on the concept. I can’t say enough good things about Adria and AndersRuff. They are such talented ladies. Hi Adria!
“I wanted to create three different spaces for the party – a tea party area for the girls, a tea party area for the dolls and a dressing area. Over the course of four months I gathered teacups, teapots, and knick knacks but one of my favorite finds was a child’s vanity found on Craigslist that was covered in various layers of nail polish and stickers. I was able to sand and repaint it. The vanity was the perfect display for the faux pearl necklaces, bracelets, rings and the frame with my new favorite quote, “Happy Girls are the Prettiest”. I provided hot pink tutu’s and white tank tops to each of the girls. I was elated to stumble upon flower pins in the dollar bin at Michael’s which look absolutely adorable on the girls’ shirts. Since guests were requested to BYOD (Bring Your Own Doll), it was important to me that the dolls play a major role in the party and incorporating the matching tutus and shirts for the dolls was a HUGE hit! I even had miniature birthday hats made for the dolls that mimicked the hats for the girls.
I was able to complete one DIY project and that was the crepe paper rosette ball. It adds a bright pop of yellow to the table and I love the way it turned out.”
More details in Pam’s words:
Birthday Girl Outfit:
Kristina of Modern Frills created a custom birthday shirt and even named the shirt design in honor of Cailey. The pettiskirt from DreamSpun Kids and the fascinator from Charming Necessities added the cherry on top.
Favors: Besides the major swag of tutus, shirts, necklaces, rings, bracelets there were two favor boxes given to each guest. Inside the purse favor box was a bottle of little girl’s nail polish. Inside the other favor l box was a set of 4 washable markers and a bakery confection shaped eraser.
Decorate Foam Tea Pots – After getting dressed in their tutu’s and shirts, the first activity was decorating foam teapot frames with stickers. Pictures of each girl were provided with the thank-you note that can be put into the frame.
Let’s go shopping! – This was the cutest thing. All the girls were given play money found at Party City to go shopping for the outfit for the dolls to wear to the doll tea party. My party helper and older daughter Chelsea was the check-out girl. As you can see the girls really got into it. Cailey brought out all her play food and so the girls bought groceries and candy as well…LOL
Mini Tea Party with Dolls – After shopping and dressing their babies, the girls sat down to a mini tea party with the dolls. I was lucky enough to find a child’s table and 4 chairs at our church garage sale to add to the table that Cailey already had. I covered both tables in fabric I found at Wal-Mart for $1.97.
Pin the Pacifier on the Baby – I originally wanted to find a pin the lid on the tea pot game but could not find something I liked. About 3 days before the party I found this game mentioned on a website and went searching for images to bring it to fruition.
Musical Chairs – Always a fun game.
Freeze Dance – Everyone loved it.
Formal Tea Party – After finishing the tea party with their dolls, the girls sat down to a tea party of their own which included pink lemonade, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, turkey and cheese sandwiches, Jello , cut fruit, cookies, vanilla cupcakes, macaroons, chocolate dipped Oreos, marshmallow pops, and chocolate covered pretzels.
Everyone knows the importance of setting the right mood for a party and since several parents commented on the music, I’d like to share a list of CDs that helped create a fun, festive atmosphere for all.
Baby Jamz, Nursery Rhymes, Vol 1
Baby Jamz, Nursery Rhymes, Vol 2
Yo Gabba Gabba: Music is Awesome, Vol 2
Kidz Musiq Club
Favorite Finds: mirror over doll table. Look closely at picture of Cailey by Candy jar. The frame ended up falling down and I didn’t want to restrict the girls movement so I took it down, but how I love that little mirror from Hobby Lobby.
Other favorite finds:
Dress form for the necklaces
Colorful Pillows – Home Goods
Bins for doll clothing from HomeGoods
Pam would like to thank a few Special People. In Pam’s words” I would also like to say a huge thank you to Monique of Enchanted Expectations. She so graciously stopped by my house the night before the party and gave important placement guidance for the streamers over the table. I had never met her before, but I reached out to her via email and I am so glad I did. She is a lovely person and I can’t thank her enough. I also have to say thank you to my sweet friend Karen who never grew tired of me and all my party craziness. She’s the friend who’s just as excited as you are, loves planning events as much as you do and doesn’t roll her eyes when you bring up the party yet again. All of this while planning her upcoming wedding. Thanks KT!”
Great job, Pam! Thank you for sharing your beautiful party.
These printables are now available in the shop!
Invitations/Coordinating Printables: AndersRuff (http://www.etsy.com/shop/
Pettiskirt: DreamSpun Kids (http://www.etsy.com/shop/
Tea Pot cookies: Sugar and Flour (http://www.etsy.com/shop/
Fascinator: Charming Necessities (http://www.etsy.com/shop/
Custom Birthday Shirt: Modern Frills (http://www.etsy.com/listing/
Baby Doll Tutus: Lindsays Whimsies Tutu (http://www.etsy.com/shop/
Cupcake Wrappers: Hey Yo Yo (http://www.etsy.com/shop/
Doll Shirts: Linda Loves to Sew (http://www.etsy.com/shop/
Streamers- Serendiptee Design (http://www.etsy.com/shop/
Yellow striped fabric- Funkalicious fabrics (http://www.etsy.com/shop/
Birthday Party Hats- Sweet Things Kids (http://www.etsy.com/shop/
Cake Topper- Creating from the Heart (http://www.etsy.com/shop/
Pom Balls- Pomtastic (http://www.etsy.com/shop/
Birthday Cake- Cakes Plus (http://www.cakesplus.com/)
Photographer – Alison Harbaugh/Freckle Photography (http://frecklephotography.
Rentals: Select Event Rentals (http://www.weparty.com/)
A sweet client of ours, Jennifer, put together the most amazing Wonderland theme birthday party for her 6 year old daughter Autumn! Wait till you see how she transformed her garden into a Wonderland delight!
How cute is this sign and mushroom stool – the oversized garden flowers gave a fun pop of color!
Look closely in the background in most of these photos and you’ll find Wonderland Characters… like the infamous cat, the queen of hearts, etc…. so great!!!
This table is full of bright colors that just pop – love the overlapping tablecloths to give a subtle pattern without taking away from the table decor… and the chair ribbons give that extra detail that sometimes people overlook. The table details are colorful and festive… so eye-catching!!!We love how Jennifer gave depth and interest to her labels by layering them…. she really utilized her party logos!!!
She even had gorgeous flower arrangements inside her house!
The birthday girl with her fabulous cake…. LOVE!
We also offer a DIY printable Wonderland collection . . . check it out!
Thanks for sharing your fabulous party Jennifer!!!
ETA: Some of the beautiful decorations are from
A previous client of ours, Blaire, sent in sweet photos from her daughter’s recent Alice in Wonderland themed birthday party!
Blaire did some cute cute things for the party, and we wanted to share them with you!
She purchased our Customized Wonderland Party invitation and matching water bottle wraps and Lollipop Wraps.
Blaire coordinated a matching Alice dress for her little girl and a gorgeous birthday cake!
She topped it off with party favors that included the lollipops and a deck of playing cards.
We loved the little “extras” that went into Blaire’s details to give her party a personal touch!
I had to share with you another Alice in Wonderland great DIY project I found on No Fuss Fabulous (two very creative Mom bloggers). Below, you will see that the ladies of NFF, used home decor to set up their buffet table – with some extra frills . . . they stacked together glittery mugs, everyday mugs, a princess clock and table lamps – so sweet!
My favorite part of this display though, are the decorative flowers in the teacups . . . if you look closely, you will see that they glued crazy eyes to them, for the kids to enjoy – How cute is that?
Thanks Ladies – we love all the moms out there that continually give us great ideas that we want to share with our readers!
Don’t forget to check out our DIY Wonderland Party package . . . we love printables that are stylish yet economical!