This invite is a treat so go on and read.
You're off to an adventure down the Rhob-it hole none other.
Bring out your mad hats and let's go nuts.
Be sure to mark the date and don't be late.
It's a day of fun with bonkers on the run.
One of the projects that I looked forward to when I threw my sister Rhob an Alice in Wonderland party was designing the invitations. At first I was scratching my head, lost and looking for inspiration. I suddenly had this 'eureka' moment when I stopped by my book shelf and saw the Lewis Carroll classic that my uncle gifted me years back. I remembered the "Jabberwocky" poem in the 1871 sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland entitled Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There.
The sequel tells of Alice's adventures within the back-to-front world of a looking glass. In an early scene from the first chapter, Looking-Glass House, where she first encounters the chess piece characters White King and White Queen, Alice finds a book written in a seemingly unintelligible language. Realizing that she is travelling through an inverted world, she recognizes that the verses on the pages are written in mirror-writing. She holds a mirror to one of the poems and reads the reflected verse of "Jabberwocky".
Because of this, I decided to use mirror-writing on the invites and added a play on words. Obviously, the attendees will have to use a mirror to be able to read the details of the party. I know it's a little bit bonkers, kind of wacky and all out crazy but it sure was fun. Plus, I had people telling me how much they enjoyed the seemingly wonky design. Come to think of it, isn't the point of an Alice in Wonderland party supposed to be slightly askew and playfully crazy?
What are you waiting for? Grab a mirror to read through the party invite!
PS: I'm open to commissioned work. We can discuss further details so feel free to contact me.
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