What an absolutely fun Trunk or Treat we had yesterday for Lil Monkey's school. I volunteered to do a trunk, which turned into the class trunk. I decided to go with a non-scary theme, which is normal for me and turned out to be a good thing. There were three "spider" trunks.
Out theme this year was Alice in Wonderland's Tea Party. It seemed like a great theme because it encompassed my love for book, collection of teacup (thus making it budget-friendly) and PINK! Just in case by this point anyone is still wondering what my favorite color was.
I found a hardback copy of Alice in Wonderland at Half-Price Books for about $8 and designed the theme around that. Since my kitchen is the showcase for my Mad Hatter figurines, my husband has surprised me with an Alice in Wonderland tea set a few year ago. That was the focal point. I surrounded the raised tea set with tin of Mad Hatter tea from Disney World and demitasse tea cups and saucers given to my by my friend "Karen" at the early stage of military life. I also had some quotes in pink painted frames, and even made some paper "Mad Hatter" hats.
Another quick craft was making a banner from over-sized playing cards from the Dollar Tree! They were larger than my hand!
Lil Monkey picked my some flowers ... well the whole plant in fact, so of course I had to add that to the decorations. I had even found an old rusted key that I added ribbon too. It wasn't Alice's gold one, but close enough! I even made a sign with paper arrows from scrapbook paper than turned out better than imagined than to Prince Charming getting my stake and stand put together (I forgot and he did it as I was rushing out the door!)
Despite misplacing the pale pink glittery fabric I had originally picked up for the backdrop, the darker pink seemed to work just fine. It was a hit at the event and I think the school's Literacy teacher is my new best friend after she saw it! Always a good friend to have!
Enjoy the photos, I'm off to start reading book to see what next year's theme should be. I wonder if Narnia would be too hard ...
Until our next cup of tea ...