Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Reese Is 4!

For Reese's party we decided to do a Mad Hatter Tea Party. We decided to do it downstairs, so on your way down the rabbit hole I had the cookies that make you grow, and the drink that makes you shrink.
This is the door that Alice comes to before she goes into wonderland.

It was too late to find any Alice dresses at the costume shops, so I ended up sewing one. (No, I have never sewn a dress, or anything from a pattern really,) but it turned out ok. (As long as you didn't look to close to the zipper :) But Reese didn't know.

We set up a whole tea party, which was fun. And Jeremy had Alice in Wonderland going on the projector screen for the kids.
You have to have a mischievous cheshire cat. I'm sure Reese is going to get older and think my homemade decorations are not cool, but for now she seems to like them.
Since we did the party not on her birthday, I made a sign that said " A Very Merry Un-Birthday to Reese!" And here's the cards that paint the roses red.
And Absolum the caterpillar. Reese wondered where Tweedle dee and Tweedle dum were, and the truth is I just ran out of wall space.

Here's her cake, I thought it turned out so good.
Jeremy is really good at coming up with ideas, the whole party was his idea. And he told me if I made a teapot for the cake he could make it steam, and he did! It was so cute. I used modeling chocolate to mold the handle and spout. (Inside the spout is a pipe). Then Jeremy broke up dry ice and poured water in, and wa la! Steaming teapot! The pictures don't quite do the steam justice, things like that don't come across as good in a picture.
I have officially perfected my cake recipes, so not only did it look cool, but it tastes good too! Everything is edible but the pipe inside the teapot.

Jeremy bought this for Reese when we were at Disneyland in the fall. It has a little scene of the mad hatter tea party, and it lights up inside, so cute!
Once again I completely forgot to take and pictures of any of the party goers. But I think it turned out cute, and Reese seemed to love it which is all that matters. p.s. I can't believe she's already four! Now I really can't count her as my baby, she's a girl.


Megan said...

It's kinda ridiculous how awesome that party is. I'm kinda sad I was invited cause it looks like fun ;)

Ashley said...

Katie, once again you've outdone yourself! You should make a business out of it, I'd pay you to do my kids party for me! (But I'd expect a hefty discount since we're family!!!) ;o)

Leah Aston said...

Katie I love love love everything you did. The decorations are amazing, and that cake is unbelievable!!! So fun!!! Seriously, I wish I could get Varian more into the party spirit, or have you close by to support my ideas for them! :) You're great. Love the "very merry unbirthday" idea too!

Emilee said...

I LOVE Reese's cake. How much fun it that! You are very talented