This will be my first party since I was hmmm...12....it is on a Alice in Wonderland theme. I will be posting pictures along the way...
This is a combination birthday party for my husband and I. Our budget ius $200 which includes the food. So naturally thrifting and the 99c store came in first place for us. The mushroom is made with 3 tee ball practice balls wrapped in foil for form and then duct taped to secure the base was a lamp shade. The bottom was a boa that we had and broke. A little paint and voila.. The next treasure was this cute little watering can with great colors from the thrift store for $2. The flowers were from the dollar store and they had the greatest eyes. which I glued to them for the talking flowers..
Total cost for these items $7...Keep in mind I have extra product left over.... We will try to cut cost by shapping mushrooms out of newspaper
Update....I have just finished the madhatter hat and bunny ears thanks to http://www.threadbanger.com/ for the how tos... Remember this is all on a budget so for the hat...supplies
Poster board $1
Heavy fabric for top $1
White fabric for base $1
Wire from walmart $3.50+ I have a ton left over Used maybe 1/16 of it.
glue stick for glue gun full package $1
sash fabric $1
Hat button pins - free used leftover buttons
Total= 5.21 still needs some spray paint
The Jacket is from Salvation army which was $5.50 and the pin striped pants were mine...(yes he lost weight and fits my pants)
For the bunny ears I used the leftover fabric and scrap wires I am sure metal hangers would probably work also... For the body I found a great hoodie when turned inside out has white fluffy hood and bodice so I will add the ears to the top of the hood. Found some great whit fluffy slippers for. 1.99 i have to make some white drawstring pants but I will use the fabric remnants from above.
My daughter is going to be Chesire cat and will wear a striped shirt with pink shorts and some striped tights...I am hoping to make a mask for her.
Hat total.......$3.43peach fabric
$1 Ididnt use it all not even half
.33 for 1 posterboard
.10 for ribbon trim $1 bag thrift store find
1.00 ream for the floral fabric
1.00 can of spray paint