I always dreamt of having a daughter and all the fun that would come with it, and I’m lucky that my daughter is a real girly girl.
My poor mother had two sons before me, and therefore by default, I turned into a complete tomboy. When I asked my daughter what theme she wanted for her birthday, she immediately liked the idea of Alice in Wonderland.
Pinterest was my best friend for the following week, with realms of beautiful ideas. My first port of call was Bumpkin on Sydney street for it’s beautiful secret garden. Marie was superb and even helped me source little squares of fake grass to dress the tables and hung decks of cards from the rafters.
My dear friend Sarah at Toadstool Parties came up trumps with the entertainment, which consisted of Alice and the Mad Hatter, who kept the children amused with traditional party games. She found the most amazing Alice in Wonderland balloons which she tied to the corners of the garden for decoration.
For food, Bumpkin served up a proper vintage tea, and we rounded it off with one of Clare Lumley’s magical cakes, which when cut into, showed a perfect pink sponge.
Anita and Ashley helped me turn the kitchen into a bakery the night before, and we made hundreds of little iced pink cupcakes, and these magical sweetie filled ice cream cone cups which I’ve been wanting to try for ages!
For the going home goodie bags, I sourced all sorts of goodies on Amazon, and Nanny Anita made some proper old drawstring bags, which will be on the website soon.