In creating the invitations, I utilized a scrapbook paper background that depicted London’s landmarks (most notably Big Ben) and added a silhouette of Peter Pan flying, along with the word “believe”. The images and green, black and cream colors set the mood for the party, while the wording inside invited guests to “…come with us where dreams are born and time is never planned… just think of happy things and your heart will fly on wings forever in Never Never Land.”
The party took place at a local park and the focal point included two “beds”, anchored by a dresser, to set the mood of the Darling’s nursery. The beds were actually kids tables where they would dine and inspired by none other than Jenn from Hostess with the Mostess! The fabrics came from Joann Fabric and Craft Stores and I tried to pick patterns that complimented the time period, but also conveyed a natural, outdoor feel to make both environments come together.
The beds were made to look like they belonged to the Darling boys, John and Michael, and both the décor on the bed and the respective nightstands corresponded to their accessories and roles in the story. I found the black shades in the clearance section at Ikea and paired it with a low-priced base to make the lamps. They didn’t really fit together, so I hot glued them together and adorned the shade with an adhesive embroidered letter (also found at Joann’s), as well as the green and gold butterflies seen throughout the decor.
We had additional lunch boxes and pixie juice for the adults at a separate table, but the offerings were exactly the same as the meals offered to the children. After all, the entire party was meant to bring them back to their childhood and encourage everyone to fly!
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