So, every year I celebrate my birthday. Usually, that celebration involves getting a few cards, maybe a tiny bit of money, and having numerous people tell me that classic, “Happy Birthday!!” This year, I want to try something different. BUT I need your help!
I am turning 25 and so I want a party. A big one. Ok, maybe not that big… but loads of fun! I have put out an open invitation; however, I now want to close it up so I can start planning for a specific number. I don’t expect that everyone I want to be there will actually go. There are lots of reasons why someone might not want to go and, of course, there are people who can’t go. Below is the info on the party. If you want to go after going through everything, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know. I know I asked some of you to do this before but I need you to do it again… at this email address. Please and thank you. :) Ok, so enough fluff. Here is the info…
WHO: You hopefully! There will be people from all different groups of my friends so it will be fun to mingle and make new friends.
WHERE: Springfield, MO (location will be announced to only those attending)
WHEN: March 6, 2010 from 7-10pm
WHAT: ALICE IN WONDERLAND INSPIRED COSTUME PARTY!!! Before you get freaked out about trying to figure out what character you need to be, please realize that you don’t have to be a character. I want everyone to be able to figure out a costume without having to buy much, if anything.
So, let me elaborate a little and show you some ideas or inspiration. Every story has its main characters. The ones that stick out and give a meaning to the account being told. However, if you have an imagination, you realize that the story can be 3-dimmensional in the fact that there are thousands of other characters in the story that aren’t even being brought to the surface. That the scene described through the text is just one side of an amazingly fun world. You begin to imagine what these other characters are like. Which ones are mean and which are nice. What they look like or what they could add to the story. Maybe they even have their own story to tell…
Why am I going on about this? Because, that is what I want you to take into consideration when figuring out your costume for my party. I want you to dress as a character… one of your own. Take bits of this wonderful story and let it inspire you to make a costume that brings life to the characters that are oft forgotten or even ones that have yet to be created! I guess it is more of a “WE’RE ALL MAD HERE” theme more than just a general Alice theme. I can guarantee you can do this with just grabbing pieces from your wardrobe and adding items from your home. If you want to go out and buy stuff, have fun… but you definitely don’t have to. :)
Here are some photos I found of different interpretations of the main characters of Alice in Wonderland. Feel free to let these inspire you. :)
So, there are some images I pulled to try to help you with some ideas. (I want those animal masks!!) I want everyone to get really excited about this! And keep in mind, there will be a photo booth style set-up! :))
I am also planning on seeing this movie sometime that weekend. It comes out on my birthday!!!
That is all of the info I can really give right now. I don’t want to get into decoration talk and all of that. Please email me at email@example.com if you have any questions or want to go. I am closing the open invitation on Monday, March 1 at 5pm. Thanks so much for reading! Let me know if you have any suggestions or ideas for the party, whether it be decorations, party favors, etc. :))
* All photos found on weheartit.com