Fun, Creative Birthday Themes!
Creative birthday party themes allow you to step outside the normal, a little something unique that reflects the child’s personality and makes the party more personal. Which is why I always enjoy taking my daughter’s current likes, favorites, etc and turning them into creative party ideas. Best of all, these parties are budget friendly and are tailored to suit your needs. Those of you who have followed me for awhile know how much I love creating fun birthday party themes for Abby. I’ve done a super sweet Candy Party, a Pink “Minnie” Inspired Party, I even took on first graders and did a “Drive-in Movie” Trolls Party (sadly no pictures of this one, it was quite stressful with technical difficulties haha). This time, we visited Wonderland for a little sand art madness.
Wonderland Inspired Sand Art Tea Party:
It’s that time of year!
Time to start thinking of party themes, decorations and all sorts of fun stuff!
and to reminisce the past parties I’ve created over the years…
However, If I had to pick a favorite
It would be the Wonderland Sand Art Tea Party!
That one was so much fun to plan and decorate for!
My husband was working at a local hotel at the time and since we lived so far out in the country where most won’t drive to, we decided to rent one of the banquet/meeting rooms for her party.
Thrift Shopping for Decorations:
Then it was thrift shopping time!
I think between my mom and myself,
we visited every since second hand store in the area trying to find tea cups and tea pots!
Yard sales too!
I even posted on FB Martketplace looking for some.
Eventually, we found enough.
We ordered little jars similar to the “drink me” jar and lots of sand from Oriental Trading.
I found little key necklaces as party favors (the guests took home the sand art bottle they created).
I found paper flowers on Amazon for decorations. These were so pretty but such a pain to fluff!! (the flower decorations available now are truly amazing compared to just a few years ago!)
Of course we had tea (and juice) and cupcakes!
The sign for the hall was my favorite! We actually had several hotel guests and other event people from other parties stop by to compliment the sign.
Don’t Forget the Cute Birthday Outfit!
Abby even had a fun Wonderland inspired outfit!
and her friend wore his White Rabbit hat!
(back in first grade there was a character dress up day where these two matched without us even trying! Abby was the Mad Hatter and her friend the White Rabbit!)
It was definitely a fun party and one that will always remain a favorite. Abby was in second grade and it was the last “normal” party she had. The next year we did a fun paint party but she wasn’t feeling well and ended up with the flu.