Exploring Tile Art Installations

Hosting An Alice In Wonderland Themed Birthday Party

Posted by on 11:42 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Hosting An Alice In Wonderland Themed Birthday Party

Many people love the magical feeling that Alice in Wonderland gives them, and it’s an awesome way to host an extraordinary birthday party that everyone will enjoy and never forget. Whether you’re a child or a full grown adult, this theme can make for a really cool party, and one that is filled with fun and excitement! Here are some ideas for you to put on an unforgettable Alice in Wonderland birthday party. Invitations A really unique way to send out invitations is to attach a small key to them. Much like the book when Alice uses a key to open the mysterious doors, these little keys would make a cute addition to your invitation. You can find decorative keys at most craft stores, or even peruse your local thrift store for some old keys. Attach the keys to the invitation with a ribbon, and ask your guests to join you in “going down the rabbit hole”! “Drink Me” Beverages Use some small bottles and tie a piece of paper to them with the words “Drink Me” on them. Inside the bottles you can serve anything from fruit punch to soda, and it makes the drinks look much more inviting and unique. If you like, serve a variety of different colored fruit juices in each bottle so that they are all a mystery.  Tea Party Time For the table setting, use wildly patterned table cloths and set the table with a wide assortment of fun and funky tea cups and saucers. They don’t have to match either! Just like the Mad Hatter part of the book, you can create a really unique tea party theme complete with pastries, tea and coffee, and really fun dishes. If the weather holds, set the table using a long dining table so that everyone can sit together, and hang up paper lanterns for lighting. Decorations Here are some cute Alice in Wonderland themed decorations you can include to make the birthday party stand out and be even more special: Place plastic pink flamingos throughout the lawn Buy a few decks of oversized playing cards (referencing the Queen of Hearts portion of the book) Place huge hats on the table that everyone can wear at the tea party like the Mad Hatter Create a birthday cake in the shape of Alice’s dress, a large heart, or even the Cheshire Cat Make signs pointing to the party area saying things like “this way to Wonderland” To get started on planning your birthday party (or even unbirthday party!) today, visit a party store today. You can also look into birthday party event options like Purple...

read more

Say ‘I Do’ To A Piece Of History – Why A Vintage Wedding Ring Might Be The Right Fit For You

Posted by on 8:58 am in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have always had a passion for antiques or history, a vintage wedding ring might be the perfect fit for you. Estate jewelry can come in fashionable, unique period pieces. However, vintage rings can bring a lot more to the table besides their looks. Here are four reasons a vintage wedding ring might be your perfect match: 1. The Price is Right Vintage jewelry can be found at discounted rates if this is an important factor. Make sure that you let stores and dealers know your price range and style requirements so that they can source rings that will work for you. The vintage wedding ring arena is a niche market that can have a wide variety of options. Stay away from specialized businesses that focus on newly-minted wedding rings. Buying a ring with a history can offer up significant savings. 2. History can Live on Wearing a little piece of the past, your ring will have a history and also a future. Sometimes antique dealers may know a little bit about a ring and you can let this story live on. If not, just knowing that your ring lived a life before yours is a fun idea to dwell on. A vintage ring has proven its durability so that you know that you are getting a product that will last. 3. Working with a Dealer If you are looking for something specific or a period piece, work with a vintage jeweler to get you the ring you want. Antique dealers share the same passion for art and history as you do, and will work hard to find the perfect ring. A shift from your typical wedding ring businesses, an antique dealer will come to the table with rings that you are truly interested in. 4. Not Contributing to Current Market Choosing a vintage ring is a great way to honor history and not put money into a flooded market. Wedding rings are big business, but can come with ethical and ecological dark clouds from continued mining and labor practices. Purchasing a brand new ring will only contribute to the wedding ring industry, so instead find a vintage ring that can live again. If you have a passion for antiques, finding a ring through estate jewelry sales can be thrilling and easy to do. Do some initial looking around to see what you like and bring in an antique dealer if you need help finding the right ring for you. There are more reasons than fashion to go vintage with your wedding ring. To learn more, contact a company like Crissy Galleries with any questions or concerns you...

read more