Real Baby Shower: Alice in Wonderland

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Smitten with this bright and whimsical Alice in Wonderland baby shower from the FABULOUS Ebony Sparkes of Sparkling Events & Designs, LLC.! The decorations and favors were naturally inspired by the story's tea party, rabbit and Alice’s blue dress. I especially LOVE the "Eat Me" and "Clock" cupcake toppers from Cakes and Kids. Perfection!

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From Ebony Sparkes... When the hostess of this baby shower contacted us, she said that the guest of honor was in love with the traditional Alice in Wonderland movie. She loved the tea party, rabbit and of course Alice’s blue dress. We used this as inspiration in designing and planning this beautiful baby shower. The Alice inspired invitations were designed with hints of lace and a blue frame to represent the blue from Alice’s dress. The dessert table is very simple and it sits on top of a blue dresser!

When shopping for this shower, we went to all types of thrift stores looking for mix matched china pieces. I wanted to bring a vintage feel to the shower and use real crystal I found some amazing pieces for pennies! In addition, I found this wonderful dresser. It was pretty banged up but I new immediately how to give it a little love and care. I bought it for an AMAZING $15 dollars and spent another $20 to refinish. So I refinished it and painted it an aqua blue color. I placed some beautiful Chantilly lace purchased from JoAnn’s fabric over top to give a vintage feel. The desserts topped the dresser included a topsy-turvy cake, strawberry whoppie pies and chocolate dipped pretzels on top and place a wall of paper pom poms behind it. We wanted to keep it simple and stunning. It turned out amazing.

The welcome table consisted of a large K made out of crepe paper rosettes, the frame invitation, pregnant wire dress form, and baby wishes signs for guest to sign. Another thrift store find was this beautiful baby carriage. I found it for $4 at the Goodwill and knew it would be the perfect prop for our favors. A bottle of white spray paint spruced it right up! The favors were cupcakes baked by Carpe Cupcake, topped with beautiful fondant toppers from Cakes and Kids! We made the pink cupcake wrappers, with the pink doilies and Alice silhouette to complete the look. Throughout the room we created these little vignettes with stacked tea cups and beautiful pink gerber daisies.
The mommy to be was so excited and loved all of the thought and care we put into making this shower simply stunning.


Invitations, Planning, & Photography: Sparkling Events & Designs, LLC. / Cupcake Toppers: Cakes and Kids / Cupcakes: Carpe Cupcake

3 comments :

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

Such a darling shower concept! Especially love the idea of having themed vignettes throughout the venue. :-)

Ebony Sparkes said...

Thanks so much for sharing! I'm just now seeing this!!!

Ebony
Sparkling Events & Designs

BelaSabela said...

Lovely !!!!