Sunday, 26 January 2014

Planning wonderland 247 days



So I have been collecting and making some stuff for my alice in wonderland sleepover ...
Books as prizes for costume contest ( top two scores will will alice in wonderland and through the looking glass , others win alice in wonderland.)
These are all second Han copies (cheep)

I have some cute decoration ideas:
 And I made some great decorations 

I have to purchase this to sleep in 
Cheshire Cat onsie XD


Monday, 18 November 2013

Recipe of the week

Queen of hearts jam tarts 

You will need:
4oz plain flour 
2oz butter (I use stork spread)
1/4 cup caster sugar 
Jam 

1. Preheat oven to gas 6 
2. Sift the flour into a bowl
3. Rib in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs 
4. Add water and mix into a firm dough 
5. Roll to desired consistency and cut to circles 
6. Press into each hole desired size cupcake tin 
7. Bake for 5 minuets and then remove from oven
8. Spoon jam into cases and bake for a further 10 minuets 
9. Remove from oven, at this point you can do 3 options... 
A) leave them as they are 
B) use any leftover pastery to make a decoration e.g. A heart, place on top and cook for a thurther 5 minuets 
C) scoop marshmallow fluff or place marshmallows on top and cook for a thurther 5 minuets 
10. Leave to cool for at lease 1 hour 

Monday, 11 November 2013

Wonderland Wednesday week 2

I adore these croquet mallets I decorated I found the inspiration online and had to try it




I might consider adding a feather boa over the handle of each mallet.

I had to have a go at making my queen of hearts jam tarts.
These are absolutely quaint and taste fantastic... 
This will have to be posted as the recipe of the week on Sunday!

So I have decided on the favors already for the party
Yes it's my white rabbit necklaces. 
I placed them each in a different coloured organza bag... Costing me £3.30 for the necklaces and bags altogether I am really chuffed ... That's 33p each. I am going to add a tag to each bag saying wear me! I will be also handing out some alice in wonderland themed sweets plus possibly another item!


Sunday, 10 November 2013

Recipe of the week

Victorian style lemonade recipe 
You will need:
2 large lemons 
2 1/2 cups caster sugar
Pint of water

Wash wax off lemons or use un waxed
Need them so they turn soft and juicy
Grate the rind into a bowl and slice the lemons in half 
Juice the lemon and add the juice to the bowl. I also add the the remaining lemon for flavour 
Add the sugar and transfer into a tall saucepan 
Add water and boil on a medium/high heat till the sugar has dissolved 
Pour through sieve into jug
Squeeze excess juice out of lemon halves
Place clean thin teatowl over the jug and place in a cool room for 1 1/2 hours.
Transfer into glass bottle and refrigerate.
When serving dilute with either cold water, sugar free lemonade or sparkling water.
Enjoy!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Wonderland Wednesday Week 1

Each week I will be posting things I have made or bought for my 20th birthday. Wonderland themed! My 18th didn't go that well with the wonderland theme cos nothing was that well themed and I cut corners. Katie rule no.1 don't cut corners! 

So this week I made 2 invite prototypes. 

Sunday, 3 November 2013

White rabbit necklace

These cute necklaces cost me very little money to make. The necklaces and the charms from EBay and the jump rings free from my sister. This makes a totally cute alice party favor!

Monday, 3 September 2012

alice in wonderland party games

Pass the teapot-
Simular to pass the parcle, but you pass a teapot round. Inside there are many sweets attatched to truths or dare. If the music stops, the person holding it pics out a sweet and answers the truth or does the dare, depending on what it is and if they do it they get the sweet. When all the sweets are gone the teapot is passed round one final time. When the music stops whoever is holding it wins a prize.
Musical teacups-
This is a sitting down version of musical chairs. You must have on teacup for each peson each marked on the bottom with a different number. The music starts and everyone passes the teacups one way making sure that no- one is going to fast so the person next to then doesnt have a pile building up. When the music stops someone pulls a piece of folded up paper from a bowl. Each piece of paper will have a number on each same as the teacups. If a number is called out, for example 3, the person marked as number 3 is out and their teacup is too. The game continues until there is one person left, they win a prize!
Caucus Race-
This game requires balloons. Split everyone up in two teams and they line up in a strait line with a small gap between them and a bigger gap between the two teams. One Each team, the person at the front of the line is given a ballon then they pass it over there head, the next person in the team passes it under there legs, then the next over, the next under and so- on. Then when the ballon gets to the end of the line, the person at the end has to place it between there legs and bounce to the front of the line. if the ballon pops the team have to get a new ballon. this carries on until everyone has gone round. If there is one less person on one of the teams then the person who is at front on the team has to go round twice to make it fair. When the team is complete they sit down. the first team to complete win a prize.
Chase the ace-
Chase the ace is a card game not using jokers. Everyone sits in a circle and one person deals out a card ending with themself. No one is to show there card to anyone but if they have a jack they turn it over and place it on the table in front of them so people can see what it is! Starting to the person on the left of the dealer and going clockwise the peson chooses to stick with the card or swap it with the person on there left. The aim of the game is to end up not with the lowest card out of everyone (ace is low). If the person to the left of them laid down a jack they cant swap and have to stick! It continues round the circle back to the dealer. On the dealers turn they can either choose to stick or cut the pile for a chance of getting a better card. then eveyone turns round their cards and places them showing in front of them on the table. The person/ people with the lowest card/s are out. then it is the person on the left of the last dealers side to deal the cards. The game continues and whoever is still in at the end of the game wins a prize.
Picture bingo-
This is played like normal bingo. I made enough bingo cards for each person with 9 squares on each and different alice in wonderland pictures on. The pictures are called out one at a time. When someone covers up all 9 pictures they shout out off with your head and they win a prize!
Quiz-
My mum prepaired a quiz based on alice in wonderland with 20 questions. Everone splits into small teams or individually and is given a piece of paper, a pen and a clipboard or book to lean on, or we might do it at a table. They write down 1 to 20 (1:, 2:,3: ect...) down a collum on the paper, there name/s at the top and answer the questions on the paper. When everyone is finnished they swap with a nother team/ person who will mark it as answers are called out. The person/ people who have the most correct win a prize!
Scavenger hunt-
In teams people are given a list on a clipboard, a bag and a pen. Everyone is sent outside. They must answer the questions or find the objects on the list. So it might say how many houses are in this road or find something white. when they have completed the list and a adilt has checked it and it is all done. the first team wins!
Puzzled-
I have a book of alice in wonderland puzzles with 24 pieces each. I sepparated 3 puzzles into 3 enviloves. Each team is given a envilope. Then everyone tips out their envilope and have to put together their puzzle on the floor. the first team to compleate win.
Croquet-
We will be playing croquet neer the bgining. When each peson has their go they will add up as they go along, how many times they hit their ball with the mallet untill the end of the game. Then they will total up the score, who ever has the least hits of the ball wins!
Twinkle Twinkle little-
What you do is to take some words and write them down on a piece of paper and stick in a hat. Then one at a time have the party guests choose a word. Then using that word – lets say it is ‘Cat” they have to come up with their rhyme. So with Cat it could be something like; Twinkle Twinkle Little Cat, Why are you hiding in the Mad Hatter’s Hat.
 Pin the grin on the Cheshire cat-
This game is basicly pin the tail  on the donkey! I will draw on a massive piece of paper a picture of the cheshire cat and blue tack it to the wall. I will also make enough cheshire cat grins, one for each person. The same size as the Cheshire cat mouth. Grab a blindfold and we are ready to play!
Mad hatter hat toss-
Everyone takes it in turns to stand on a marked off line to toss the mad hatter hat. Each time we will mark of where it landed. whoever frows it the furthest is the winner!
Memory game-
Playing cards placed downwards shuffled with their back showing so people can see what they are. Everyone takes it in turns to choose 2 cards. If they match (2 Ace's, 2 Jacks, 2 Fours) then they keep them and its the next persons go. If they dont match you place it back down so people cant see and its the next persons go. When all the cards have gone, whoever has the moast cards win!
Excuse Me, What Are You Doing?
This game is for 4 or more people, where you say one thing but do another. To play, you pretend to do an action like washing your hair or drinking tea. The person next to you then asks, "Excuse me, what are you doing?" You have to say something other than what you are really doing. So if you were pretending to brush your teeth, you could say, "I'm eating cookies." Then that person has to pretend that she's eating pizza and say something different when the next person asks her, "Excuse me, what are you doing?" If a player makes a mistake, she's out. Try to keep it going around the circle and see how fast you can go!
Corners-
Corners of a room are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4. Then a adult stands in the middle of a rom blindfolded and all the kids run to a corner. Then the adult might say "3". whoever is in corner number 3 is out!