|Night 2: Alice and Wonderland Theme|
|Carrot Cake Tea Sandwiches. So good!|
I think we estimated the amount of food really well which I was pleased with. I was also pleased with the trays we made up out of plastic dollar store trays and stemmed glasses. They look pretty good, no? We also made powdered lemonade with fresh lemon slices to make it a lil fancier and it went super fast: we probably could have doubled the amount of water to powdered mix to make it last longer, but oh well. After it ran out we just filled the drink dispensers with water which we had to refill even more often.
The decorations were pretty popular, too. As we were taking them down a kid came up to me and said he loved the Cheshire cat and asked if he could have it: I said yes.
|Here is Doug with the cat. He was so excited!|
I also offered up the paper flowers to anyone who wanted them, and our friend Marla said she'd like a few, and a few other people took some as well...
|This kid Jeremiah wore one on his head.|
In addition to the dance we also had other activities for people to do—which I lamely forgot to take pictures of—like "Build a giant house of cards" from cards we made out of foam core, a giant wooden chess set (which was wildly popular) lent to us by our friend Brian, "Flamingo Croquet" which was an outdoor croquet set we adapted for indoor play, and "Human Checkers" which seemed like a fun idea but since it needed 16 people to play I think that kept people from playing (and it was the farthest away from the dance floor). All in all I think we planned a very successful night.