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Topic: "The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things..."  (Read 26184 times)
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« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2009 05:04:55 PM »

I suppose it depends on how tricky they end up being to mass produce...

You can make the pawns full round and cut them in half to save time? lol.
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« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2009 07:12:24 PM »

I LOVE that idea!
I have a HUGE set of Alice rubberstamps that were given to me that you can have if you want them.
They're not disney Alice either. Just let me know and I'll send them along.
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« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2009 07:26:43 PM »

Oooh! I think you should make a big wall art piece of the cheshire grin!

And the mismatched dishes are a great idea! I immediately thought of fiestaware, with its brilliant colors. You could even stencil on some alice scenes on the mismatched stuff... there's a girl on etsy that does that, but i wouldn't even know what to look for. Its a really neat effect. She takes the same design and puts it on completely uncoordinating vintage plates and it looks amazing! But stencils like on the urban outfitters dishes!
http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?itemdescription=true&itemCount=10&startValue=1&selectedProductColor=&sortby=&id=15657828&parentid=A_FURN_WHATSNEW&sortProperties=&navCount=24&navAction=poppushpush&color=

I immediately thought of this tea set, too:
http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/stashtea_2041_34263845
(i've been drooling over it for MONTHS)

I like the red and white cake on this page, too:
http://www.alice-in-wonderland.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1057

I'm totally jealous; i can't wait to plan a wedding!
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« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2009 08:40:10 PM »

oh please oh PLEASE keep us updated on this!!!!!!!  this is such a great idea and I adore the invitations!
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« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2009 12:09:12 PM »

As usual, Craftster is an overwhelming wealth of AMAZING ideas!!! (I have to admit, it's also far more fun than brainstorming with the boy, who just doesn't get as excited as I do over the number of things that can be made with tissue paper...)

I LOVE those pastel lanterns!! I was going to use these (http://marthastewartweddings.com/article/pom-poms-and-luminarias?autonomy_kw=pom%20pom&rsc=header_5) but I think I like the lanterns better! (And the black and white checkerboard floor in the last picture is perfect too! Smiley )

Those cakes are awesome. I really like the mushroom ones, but I'm not sure they'd go over very well with some of the family on the guest list. olive_juice, I think that red and black cake is perfect! I want to do a LOT of the baking myself, and I've been teaching myself (with some help from Google and YouTube) to use fondant. I think we're going to have to do sugar cookies with "Eat Me" on them, also...

I want to do just a dessert buffet, instead of a full meal, (it is a tea party after all) but the boy happens to share dual citizenship between the US and France and wants to do some huge duck-something-or-other at the reception. I'm afraid I may have lost that battle already. I'm going to do a dessert bar anyway, and fill a HUGE table (it's huge in my head at least) with tarts and cookies and all sorts of pastel colored goodies. If he wants to serve goose-liver-on-toast, I'll eat at the kids table and we'll have grilled cheese.  Grin

Speaking of the "Kid's Table" I think I want to make a whole corner of the reception for them, I always hated weddings as a kid, and I'm trying to come up with fun things to do... I like the Cheshire cat idea, but perhaps a step further and make a game of "Pin the Grin on the Cheshire cat"
I suggested Pin the HEAD on the Cheshire cat, but the boy refused immediately. Smiley

I am still trying to work out the giant chess idea. I could carve them out of styrofoam... but I want to do something a little less terrible for the planet.

I like the idea of including playing cards in the invites for dress code too!  I have been trying to think of the best way to convey what I'm picturing to my guests. (whimsical, top hats and stripes and loud colors... but not mimics of actual characters... just silly? Is that too many adjectives?) and those cards would be perfect and SO easy to put together. They wouldn't even all need to be face cards! Heck, I might even glue little hands and feet to them!

I LOVE that idea!
I have a HUGE set of Alice rubberstamps that were given to me that you can have if you want them.
They're not Disney Alice either. Just let me know and I'll send them along.
You are amazing! I looked for Alice stamps online, and wasn't finding much that wasn't Disney. If you're sure you want to part with them, I would be willing to trade or pay shipping or grovel or make it up to you somehow!

My gosh, I don't think I've read a single idea I DIDN'T like! It's going to be tough to narrow down when it comes time to do so!

Perhaps after he is officially stuck with me for good, I will finally tell the boy how many complete strangers helped plan our wedding over the internet.
You guys are so awesome.  Grin
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« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2009 10:29:18 AM »

I love all of these ideas!  You guys are so creative, and Chellery, congrats and please definitely post pictures!  Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2009 08:55:17 PM »

This is a fabulous wedding theme! Simply fabulous!

(Some day if I find the right guy I will be having a wedding with a fabulous theme.)

But anyways.

I wanted to agree with the not using regular paint on the silk roses. I've painted roses red before for Alice-y things, and they do get quite crusty and hard. I would recommend fabric paint! (though that rubbery stuff sounds interesting).

And though there may not have been adult Alice parties on Google, there definitely have been some on Craftster! They mostly seem to be at the "tea party" level rather than the "wedding" level, but they're neat inspiration!

Some of the finished parties:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=222353.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=181393.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=123837.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=182971.0

(And there's plenty more threads where people are planning their parties! I just searched "Alice" in thread titles for the Party Planning board).

I'll be following your thread!
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« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2009 09:51:13 PM »

Okay, so I know this forum isn't exactly what you might be invisioning but I think its a really cool take on Alice. Just thought I show you.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=257496.msg2877864;topicseen#msg2877864

I love the Jabberwocky costume she made.
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« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2009 01:49:27 AM »

ok, so for some reason i was never a big fan of alice in wonderland (though my sister did a great alice themed performance recently and i enjoyed it, and i am excited about tim burton's version) BUT! i am in love with M. C. Escher~ and his distorted images and optical illusions always remind me a bit of alice. Also, i have long wanted to decorate my 80gallon aquarium with a chess theme, so i have chess and M. C. Escher-esque links that i hope are an inspiration to you!

http://www.globalgallery.com/prod_images/esc-e33.jpg

 http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_t?url=search-alias%3Dtoys-and-games&field-keywords=outdoor+chess+set&x=22&y=18 (if you buy it used its kind of recycled!)

this might make your walk down the aisle, but its still awesome, or it would be a great ribbon pattern
http://www.optical-illusion-pictures.com/images/rileysquares.jpg

these are awesome!
http://www.physorg.com/newman/gfx/news/2006/20060308_pid23008_aid23005_sphere_w250.jpg
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« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2009 06:13:26 AM »

I agree for mismatched dishes,
If the boy wants some savory/real food stuff, why not compromise and try to make it look like dessert foods? Rice molded in cupcake tins with slices of duck to look like icing? brown sauces that  look like chocolate, anything pretty much can be placed on a stick and look like a lollipop. Serve oysters, if it's good enough for the walrus...

There's lot's of poufy tea length dress brides out there, I'm one...that kind of dress gives an Alice feel while still looking like a bride, not a costume. Add some maryjanes and a cute headband, ta da!

At some point in the reception, boy gets to yell "CHANGE PLACES" and everyone schooches one seat down.
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