Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dinner Party

Welcome to my first blog. I thought I would start blogging the progress of my Mad Hatter 30th Dinner Party to be held in August 2011. I have been searching all over the internet to come up with some wonderful ideas for decorations, food  and drinks to serve, costumes and even wording of menu, invitations etc.

I am really excited and looking forward to my birthday and sharing all the pictures of all the creations I come up with on the way.

Trying to come up with a starting point was my first challenge. I knew I wanted a fancy dress party and after watching Tim Burton's version of Alice in Wonderland I fell in love with the idea of a Alice in Wonderland party.

From there i mentioned it to a couple of my friends who also got really excited by it and said to count them in. So I started pondering over how many guests I would have and I came up with the idea of 30 guests for my 30th birthday ( so everyone better turn up, ha ha). Once I roughly worked that out it was sorting through the characters, I have chosen a mix from the normal version of Alice in Wonderland and Tim Burton's version. Not everyone is always keen to dress up so I had that in the back of my head at all times and the other thing I was pondering was do I give a character to a guest or let them choose. I don't want to have 3 or 4 Alice's walking around, so I spoke to my friends who I knew would dress up and they each had in mind who they wanted to be . At this stage I am giving everyone a character to come as and this will also help make their invitation a little more personal.

One friend of mine is really into scrapbooking so she has been playing around with different invitation ideas, and after looking on the internet I really want the theme to flow through from start to finish. I have been changing my mind about the style of party it was going to be. We had the idea of doing lots of sweet and savoury goodies so it fitted in with the mad hatters tea party, but I have decided to make it abit more adult and make it a mad hatters dinner party. I am going to theme the menu to again tie in with the movie and make the food as creative as i can (of course with it still tasting good).

So stay tuned will post some pics and more information as I progress along.


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