Friday, August 1, 2008

Welcome to Your UnBirthday Party...

Now statistics prove... prove that you've one birthday. Imagine just one birthday every year Ahhh... but there are 364 UnBirthdays! Precisely why we're gathered here to cheer...

I doubt that many of us are unaware of at least some of the adventures that Alice had in Wonderland. Her story began as she followed a White Rabbit as he pulled a watch from his pocket, declaring he was late. The Rabbit jumped down a hole and Alice was quick to do the same...

"Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!"

After a very long time of falling and seeing many odd things on her way down the Rabbit's hole... she lands with a THUMP, just in time to see the White Rabbit scurrying down a long passage saying...

"Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it's getting!"

~ The I'm Late Song ~

I'm late, I'm late for
A very important date.
No time to say hello, good-bye,
I'm late, I'm late, I'm late
I'm late and when I wave,
I lose the time I save.
My fuzzy ears and whiskers
Took me too mich time to shave.
I run and then I hop, hop, hop,

I wish that I could fly.
There's danger if I dare to
Stop and here's a reason why:
I'm over-due, I'm in a rabbit stew.
Can't even say good-bye,
hello, I'm late, I'm late, I'm late.


And so begins the stories of Alice's adventures... one of them being the UnBirthday Party! Now, who does not like a party of any type?! Exactly! So, won't you please come along and join me in the celebration of everyone's UnBirthday? I have decided to come to the party dressed as the White Rabbit from Alice's dream... Perhaps not the most glamorous choice, but for me it just seemed like the fun thing to do... I know it does not involve a Tiara, but in case I haven't told y'all... I actually own a Tiara! Ohhh... it's so pretty and it always brings a smile to my face when I put it on and lounge back in my four-poster bed! But, I digress...

The Invitations were sent out...


The Salads and Shrimp are ready...


Steaks are being grilled... mmmmmmmmm, I can't wait to eat!

Of course we will need some Punch! How about this one, carved from a block of ice! Just let the lil server man behind the table know what your pleasure is, please!

~ The Drinking Song ~

Then fill up the glasses as quick as you can,
And sprinkle the table with buttons and bran,
Put cats in the Coffee and mice in the tea
And welcome Queen Alice with thirty times three.
Put cats in the Coffee and mice in the tea
And welcome Queen Alice with thirty times three.

Then put in the glasses molasses and ink
Or anything else that is pleasant to drink,
Mix sand with the cider and wool with the wine
And welcome Queen Alice with ninety times nine,
Mix sand with the cider and wool with the wine
And welcome Queen Alice with ninety times nine.


We simply cannot have an UnBirthday Party without a Cake! And since this is a Magical Dream Party... each piece of Cake turns into your favorite! Yummies!!

I've set some tables up under the sweet blooming Wisteria... make yourself at home!

If y'all hear bells ringing in the distance, it's Rhonda, from Scooterblu's Whimsy. She said she'd be arriving with bells on! I hope she's as hungry as I am, and the rest of y'all, too! Rhonda will probably pass by the Mushroom and Caterpillar talking with Alice. Aren't their party hats Fancy?!

Tracie, from My Petite Maison, will be here, too! Perhaps she won't mind helping me toss some Pink Confetti about...

Oh, looks like Rue has left her PB 'n J Life to attend the celebration! I hope she reminded Alice and the Twins, TweedleDee and TweedleDum to hurry up and join us!

There's Joanne, from My Little Cottage In The Making, and Barbara, from Barbara Jacksier. Just in time for some croquet, Ladies! Joanne tells me that today is her REAL UnBirthday! And Barbara admits that she's a brunette Alice at heart!

I think it's time to open some Presents, don't you?

I hope that you Ladies will share with us what you got for your UnBirthday!

~ The UnBirthday Song ~

A very merry unbirthday
To me, To who?
To me, Oh, you

A very merry unbirthday
To you, Who, me?
To you, Oh, me

Let's all congratulate us with another cup of tea
A very merry unbirthday to you

Now statistics prove
Prove that you've one birthday
Imagine just one birthday every year
Ah, but there are 364 unbirthdays
Precisely why we're gathered here to cheer

A very merry unbirthday
To me?
To you

A very merry unbirthday
For me?
For you

Now blow the candle out, my dear
And make your wish come true,
A very merry unbirthday to you.

I cannot Thank You enough for stopping by for the UnBirthday Party today. Please be sure to pick up your Party Favors on your way out...


For those of you that might be exhausted and full... allow me to share my PINK PT Cruiser Limo for your ride(s) home!

Just have the driver stop along the way at the blog-homes of the other party guests for a visit! And to all of my Friends, I wish you a very...

God bless...

Until another time... Pearl

Please remember to click on images to enlarge them. Also, you can go Here to read Lewis Carroll's classical stories of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass... complete with original illustrations! Also, anyone who joins in the UnBirthday Party on their blog and leaves a comment on this post will be entered to win my first Give~Away! It's an odd collection of some of the things Alice grabbed as she fell down the Rabbit's hole! What FUN! You can see the goodies Alice collected Here. I had originally said that I would announce the Winner on August 9th... but I confess that I am not going to be able to wait that long... could you?!

29 comments:

mystikal said...

happy unbirthday:)... I love celebrations

Lori Bee said...

My kids watched this movie OVER and over, growing up!
thanks for the memories and for the fun un-b'day celebration!
Lori

Barbara Jacksier said...

A very happy unbirthday to you. To Who? What a fun post. I'd mention your party on my blog today, if only I could. I'm having a very Alice experience....

Blogspot's brand new robot scanner has decided my blog was spam (!)

I'm blocked from posting AND if I can't convince a real human, who I can't contact, that I'm a real blog, they are going to delete me.

Spread the word. Bloggers unite to protest this new "feature"

The Other Side of Me said...

Thank you, thank you for a wonderful time! I loved it all.
Tammy

thepaperroSe said...

what a fun idea!!!!!!!!! My family has always teased me because I always have a birthday week to celebrate....not I can celebrate my un-birthday too!! YEAH!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

I must have better manners, and not soile Miss Eliza'a dress that I borrowed, but the food is so delicious, I can't seem to help myself! You outdid yourself Pearl! Wonderful celebration, and the ride in the pink limo was such an added bonus! What a fun event and I thank you for hosting it! :)

Happy Unbirthday to you, dear friend! :) Love ya, Rhonda

PS...I really was late to the party! LOL! I set my post to automatically post at 6:30, and it didn't! So I manually did it and am now up and running! :)

Pink Slippers said...

I love that "I'm late song" I think I find that is my song on several ocaasions trying to get somewhere with six children. When should we post The Unbirthday post on are blogs?

Suzy said...

Happy unbirthday to you!!! It has been such a long time ago since I read Alice, thanks for reminding me of a great stories. Your party is so great lots of delicious things.
A year or two ago totally spontaneously I made this habit with my son - to make an unbirthday party during the summer since it is soooo long for him to wait his real birthday.
Everyday should be a party, there are so many reasons to celebrate life with our loved ones.

Thanks for the party!Suzy

Rue said...

Good morning Pearl :)

I'm up and running!

What an amazing party!! The food is delicious and that cake is wonderful! Love your bunny suit too ;)

hugs,
rue

Tracie~MPMaison said...

A Very Merry Unbirthday to all here! and scanning across the room - ahhh!

Hi Pearl!
What a party you've thrown (kiss, kiss on each cheek sweets!). What fun, you look beautiful in your costume.

I'd love some of the buffet. Wow, you've gone all out ~ the shrimp & steak and gotta love the punch right in a beautifully carved block of ice. Please, sir - may I have some punch?

I am throwing pink confetti in my party dress, it's blue and cream with tons of lace billowing about (I wanted to kind of go with the Alice look) but it's long and flowing and I feel like such a princess and have been touched by an angel coming to this beautiful party!

I will take one of the favors - Merci, my sweet friend and now I will climb into the limo, yay! a pink limo. Will you go for a ride with me, come on everyone. Let's just go a few blocks and then come back to the party.

I have a feeling I'll be the last one at the party.

Mmm, now some cake and that's just what I want it to be (ooh, I do think it's filled with cherries - yum!).

Well, I don't want to overstay my welcome, so I'd better hop in the limo & go back to the Maison... I may be back for more fun though ;)

Happy Unbirthday to you, Pearl and now I say hello, goodbye~
xoxo~Tracie

luvmy4sons said...

You are so creative and fun loving! I wish we were neighbors. I would love to come to an unbirthday party! What a hoot! You know...I have never read Alice in Wonderland. It seemed weird and frightening to me as a child. I think I might have to have a gander.

Deb said...

Hi Pearl, I'm sorry I couldn't get dressed in time for the party, but I really enjoyed your post and will be visiting all the others that joined in on the fun. Happy Unbirthday to YOU! Deb

Pearl said...

To My PINK SLIPPERED Friend... TODAY is the DAY for your post!

heheheee... "I'm Late, I'm Late"!!

~hugs~
Pearl

For the Love of Cottage said...

Hi Pearl:
I have never been to a such a wonderful celebration as this unbirthday party. I am so glad that I got to come and get a chance to see you and Tracie. We have all been trying to get together for such a long time. Do you think it would be alright if I take an extra long ride in the limo because I am very sleepy from the cake. Now you must rest tonight because that was quite a production.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Heather said...

What fun this is! What a wonderful post!!!
Happy UnBirthday to you!!!
-Heather :)

Donna said...

Hi there.. I am a new comer... sent by Rue/Alice. I so enjoyed your "Unbirthday Party!" I will have to visit again.

Toodles,
Donna

Pearl said...

To Miss Lori Bee... It seems as though your blog is blocked to public viewing, at least from my end! I'd like to thank you for visiting today and do hope you'll be able to return again. It was neat to learn that the UnBirthday Party stirred up warm memories of times with your children...

~blessings~
Pearl

Sandra Evertson said...

Fabulous!
Sandra

Cookie Sunshine said...

Happy UN Birthday Pearl, This is the absolutely best UN birthday party I've ever attended.
I've left you a little gift on my blog. I hope that you like it.

http://cookiesunshine.blogspot.com/2008/08/happy-unbirthday-to-pearl.html

Hugs and Happiness, Cookie

Pink Slippers said...

I MIGHT BE LATE BUT I THINK I DID IT. PLEASE CHECK IT PEARL..PLEASE..

Pearl said...

heheheee... you got it right, Miss Pink Slippers! YAY!!!

jillian said...

How fun! I just put up a picture of my Alice in Wonderland doll. Wish I would have known about the party earlier.
Happy Unbirthday!!!
XOXO
Jillian

Sharon said...

What a cute post! Happy unbirthday!

:0) Sharon

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi Pearl, just stopping by to see how you were doing! I enjoyed the party yesterday! Sorry I didn't stay for clean-up, especially since you were so kind to help me after Heather's party, but I had a craft show and school shopping calling my name...and two kids pushing me out the door! LOL! I sure wish you could have been with me! You would have loved it, and I would have enjoyed your company!

Talk to you soon! Hugs, Rhonda :)

Fifi Flowers said...

WOW... I want to eat all those delicious treats... my mouth is watering... I don't know if I can handle this virtual un-birthday party without running to my kitchen and whipping up a treat... nope I can't... tootles off to the kitchen... yummmmmm!

FlipFlop Mom said...

Oh my goodness.. this was adorable!! I peeked at your blog from Tammy's.. hope you don't mind!! it's adorable!!

Feathering My Nest said...

You are so cute and creative Pearl. Thank you for inviting me to your tea-party. I love parties.

Kathi ps, I forgot which state you live. I'll go back and look at your profile to see. Please join Debbie's contest over at "This is the Life." She wants lots of representatives from each state. You can find her address on my side bar.

Marie Antionette said...

I want to send you a thank you note for inviting me to your unbirthday party,I had a wonderful time.I hope to be invitied again soon. Hugs Marie Antionette
PS.Everything was lovely right down to the very big pink car LOL

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