Welcome to Wonderland, where roses are painted red, the Cheshire cat is always smiling and we’re all a little mad here! When mom-to-be, Kristine approached us with the concept of planning her vintage Alice In Wonderland themed baby shower, we were beyond thrilled! This whimsical baby shower was full of creative DIY ideas, themed centerpieces and delightful food inspired by the magic of Wonderland!
We took quotes from the storybook and incorporated them into some of the decor, like this vignette signage which reads, “Follow the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction.” The sign was super easy to make! Designed in Word, we customized the sign and printed on 11×14 inch paper. We found this awesome laser-cut wood frame at Michaels which provided the perfect detail element to bring attention to the welcome sign.
Invitations are a great way to set the tone and theme for any event. Our client wanted to send her guests something completely unique and memorable to get them excited for her Alice in Wonderland baby shower. We commissioned these beautiful hand crafted, tea-stained invitations by PinkCherryMama which incorporated illustrations of the storybook characters and even included a small vintage key keepsake!
We were working with a blank event space so it was important to bring in some creative large-scale decor elements to evoke the whimsical atmosphere. The large mural behind the bar and ‘drink me’ sign are illustrations by John Tenniel, taken from the book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Over-sized playing cards, directional signs and clocks were hung throughout the event space as well.
Our amazing caterer, Tiny Kitchen Catering incorporated the theme into all of the delicious food with ‘eat me’ cookies, tea sandwiches with card suit toothpicks and tea scones. All of the bite-sized food was perfect for the afternoon event. The children especially loved the custom cookies!
We crafted an over-sized Cheshire cat grin which hung above the table, adding another large-scale themed decoration. Flanking the buffet table were two 4ft topiary trees adorned with arrow signage, another detail from the storybook.
We had a lot of fun finding vintage pieces and creating special details for each of the centerpieces. The Helen Zora Artificial Moss Animal Cute Animal Ornaments Room Office Decor Baby Kids Toy Artwork Handiwork Gift Scenery Garden Buildings(A)” target=”_blank”>moss rabbits and runners were a nod to the Queen’s garden. We rented old books from Dovetail Vintage Rentals and found old clocks, keys, teacups and bottles to decorate the tables. The colorful ‘open me’ favors in each teacup are Surprise Balls from Tops Malibu. These were a huge hit with the guests, especially the children!
Our mom-to-be requested that her guests each bring a children’s book to start her new baby’s library. We created a special table for this with a vintage suitcase and a handmade ‘books’ banner made with crafting paper hung above. The guests placed their book gifts in the suitcase for the mom-to-be to take home.
DIY signage was used throughout the entire event space as seen in these directional signs on the topiary trees, flanking the brunch and dessert table.
Our guests were so excited about all the details that were incorporated into the decorations, food and design. This baby shower was such a memorable occasion for all who attended! “Don’t Be Late” for our next fabulous event!