Alice In Wonderland entices the young and the old. This tea party offers magical time with Alice, Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, and many other unforgettable characters.
Whether you are hosting a kids party or a bridal shower you’ll find wonderful ideas here.
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Alice In Wonderland Party Plan
1. Unusual Invitations
Since the story of Alice is dreamlike with pretty strange things happening you can set the mood for the party with unusual invitations.
1. Book Invitations
I love the idea of sending books as an invitation!
Get inexpensive Alice In Wonderland books.
Insert your paper invitation inside the book or you could simply hand write the party details in the book.
Wrap a ribbon around the book and attach a tag that says: Read Me
2. Key Invitations
These tiny charm keys from CharmingMaggie, Etsy would work well for making bookmarks.
Just attach them to a ribbon. And send them with a traditional invitation or with the book invitation. How cute is that!
3. Traditional Invitations
a. Don’t Be Late
Don’t Be Late For This Wonderland Party! It will be spectacular!!
Lovely invitations that will get your guests excited about the party!!
Onederland is waiting!
This cool looking invitation is not only for one year olds but can be customized to say Wonderland. I love all the cute details in it: a stack of pretty tea cups, gold watch, and the pink flamingo with a crown.
2. Enchanting Decorations
Create an enchanting, dreamlike world.
Parties don’t have to cost a fortune to be totally awesome and memorable.
Many times you can find things around the house to create the right atmosphere. Especially for a party like this!
1. Easy Decor Ideas
Look around your house, go to thrift shops and gather
- tea cups
- tea pots
- cake stands
- old books
- vintage clocks and watches
- bird cages
- candle sticks
You can do many wonderful things with those items:
- Hang sheers and tulle at doorways with tension rods.
- Make a canopy over the tea or serving table with sheers or plastic table cloths.
- Streamers and ribbon hanging from the ceiling might be just what your party needs.
- Paint the frames to suit your color scheme.
- Use mismatched chairs and tables.
- Cover the tables with colorful table cloths and top with lace table cloths.
- Decorate umbrellas to look like giant mushrooms. Or cut mushroom shapes from cardboard and decorate them.
- Scatter flamingos throughout the party area.
- Hang paper lanterns, banners, and twinkling lights.
- Stack the books and put tea cups or clocks on them.
2. Down the Rabbit Hole
A spectacular entrance to your fun-filled party! This amazing entrance to the Wonderland Down the Rabbit Hole is from Handpicked Parties.
A wedding arch is covered with brown fabric and adorned with flowers, butterflies, and other decorations. The results are amazing!
3. Over Here, Wrong Way
Signs everywhere to help the guests to find their way to the Tea Party. If you know how to hold a paint brush and a hammer you can make pretty signs like these:
- wrong way
- right way
- this way
- that way
- turn around
- tea party
- up here
- over there
No time for making signs. No problem. You can get cute signs this way…
Alice In Wonderland Printables: Eat Me, Drink Me…
4. We’re All Mad Here
Isn’t that so true! Warn your guests about the madness…
“You must be mad, otherwise you wouldn’t have come here.” – Cashmere Cat
5. Alice, Mad Hatter, and Queen of Hearts
In addition to those three you can also have Cheshire Cat and White Rabbit to join the party!
These 40″ photo props and add a nice touch to your Alice In Wonderland Tea Party!
6. Bird Cage Card Holder
What a beautiful idea for a card holder! I think this is my favorite of all these decorations. My friend made it for a bridal shower she hosted. I wonder if she still has it…
All you need is
7. Framed Quotes
Frame various quotes from the beloved Alice In Wonderland book like the Cheshire Cat’s quote “Every Adventure Requires a First Step”.
8. Tea and Coffee Pots
It would not be a tea party without tea pots. If you search far and wide all the thrift shops in the area you can make great finds like silver tea or coffee pots.
Tea pots filled with flowers placed inside bird cages look like something from an enchanted wonderland.
Use these to adorn the food table or as centerpieces on the tables.
8. Clocks – Don’t Be Late…
“How long is forever?” “Sometimes, just one second,” answered White Rabbit to Alice’s question.
“The hurrier I go the behinder I get.” -White Rabbit
Table clocks, wall clocks, pocket watches… put them everywhere. Hang clock cutouts from ceiling or from the trees.
Ruby Alice and Me has the coolest stuff for Alice In Wonderland party.
9. Playing Cards
Choose from many creative ways to use jumbo or regular size playing cards as decorations.
- place card
- hang up from ceiling
- card soldiers
The card soldiers need a head, arms and legs. Cut them from card stock or cardboard and attach to the game cards.
10. Drink Me From Fancy Cups
The prettiest tea cups ever seen! Serve tea from cute cups of various styles. Your table will look amazing with vintage mismatched cups.
Fancy cups are not only for adults. Little girls too love to enjoy their afternoon tea in style.
A tea cup filled with pretty flower on top of a couple of old books looks just perfect for this party.
12. Photo Backdrop
Hang up this dreamlike scenery behind the food table or right behind the guest of honors seat. Take pictures of the guests in front of this enchanting Alice In Wonderland backdrop.
3. Mouthwatering Tea Party Food
I have here several delicious options from chocolatey goodness to savory delights. Most of them appeal to any age.
1. Suits of Card Brownies
How about brownies cut into suits of cards! Unless you are super awesome cutting shapes with a knife you may want to get suits of cards cookie cutters.
If you wonder what did the suits of cards did in Alice In Wonderland:
- hearts – members of the royal family
- clubs – soldiers
- diamonds – courtiers
- spades – gardeners
Also notice the DIY 3-tier cake stand. You might have everything you need at home to make these!
- tea cups
- candle sticks (to make taller ones)
- hot glue gun
I know not everyone has time to run around shopping for cheap plates and cups. Good news is you don’t have to! Buy your stunning cake stand here. You’ll love them!
2. Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
3. Queen of Hearts Cupcakes
“Off with their heads”. – Queen of Hearts
Though, the Queen of Hearts was quite scary these Cupcakes with Crown Toppers are adorable.
4. Turkey Pepper Jack Roll Ups
Provide some savory options too for those who are not into sweets and for those of us who like both!
You can never go wrong with cheese.
Turkey-Cheese Roll Ups look cute, are easy to make and are exactly what this tea party needs.
5. Sandwich Skewers
All you need is skewers and sandwich ingredients such as
Thread the ingredients in any order on skewers. And you are done. Can’t get easier than this. Omit the bread and you have a tasty gluten free savory tea party food.
6. Fruit Skewers
If you get the suits of cards cookie cutters for the brownie bites you could also use them to cut up fruit.
They would work well for honeydew, cantaloupe, and watermelon.
7. Cinnamon Tea Cookies
Like the name says these cinnamon tea cookies are meant for a tea party!
Great for cinnamon lovers and those who like to dip their cookies in tea…
8. Cake Pops
Colorful, beautiful and so yummy. Kids can’t resist these lovely creations! And cake pops are just the perfect size of sweetness.
9. Tea and Other Beverages
Well, it is a tea party so tea should be on the menu but it does not necessarily need to be hot. I know some who prefer iced tea. And with small kids that would be the safer choice.
Raspberry, lemon, and peach tea are super good cold.
Label your water bottles, soda bottles, tea pitchers or whatever you serve with signs that say
- drink me
- this one makes you taller
- this one makes you smaller
4. Alice In Wonderland Games & Activities
Though sitting and sipping tea is one of my favorite things, every party even a tea party is better with fun activities.
1. Mad Creations
Hats and a basket full of supplies to create the most amazing hats fit for a queen.
Make it a competition. The best hat maker wins a prize!
2. Pin the Grin on the Cat
“I’m not crazy, my reality is just different than yours.” – Cashmere Cat
You can get Cashmere Cat with “grins” either as a printable or as a Pin the Grin on the Cashmere Cat poster from One Love Designs mailed to your home!
Kids seem to find “pin something” games funny and I’m sure pinning the grin will delight adults too!
3. Easy Paper Roses
You don’t need to paint these roses red like the Queen of Hearts’ gardeners did in the royal garden.
A stack of card stock, scissors, template, etc. and you are ready to create these beauties! Easy paper roses instructions at Printable Crush.
4. Royal Croquet Court
“I’ll ask the questions! Do you play croquet?” – Queen of Hearts
You will have hilarious time playing croquet with these stuffed flamingos! Just grab the legs and hit the “hedgehog” ball. Just make sure you get tall enough flamingos if you have older kids or adults playing.
The regular croquet ball would be too heavy for these so you need to have a lighter ball.
The Peaceful Mom has a cool idea for making your own croquet mallets in her Alice in Wonderland post.
5. Paper Tea Cups
“It is always tea time.” -Mad Hatter
The younger guests will have a splendid time making these cute paper tea cups and playing fun games with them.
Another cool idea for making tea cups comes from Jenny at The Ginger Bread House. She made tea cups using those plastic Easter eggs that multiply every year. Brilliant way to entertain kids and put those eggs in good use!
6. Paint a Tea Cup
Continuing with the tea cup activities… Set up a station with oven safe cups and porcelain markers.
You could make it a little competition and have rewards for the most:
- enchanting tea cup
- mad tea cup
- royal tea cup
7. Alice In Wonderland Photo Props
I feel always weird posing for photos but hey if we all are mad here then why not take some crazy photos. This set has enough props for a group photo!
It even has Tweedledum and Tweedledee props. Wouldn’t be Wonderland without them. Though I tend to think of Humpty Dumpty when I see them.
8. Does The Key Fit Scavenger Hunt
For this game you’ll need keys and locks. The goal is to find the lock that the key fits in.
One way to play this game is to have a pile of keys and one lock.
Give the player a certain amount of time like 30 seconds or a minute to find the correct key to unlock the lock.
9. Paint the Roses Red
The Queen of Hearts wanted all the roses to be red, so now it is time to turn some white roses red.
A simple painting activity anyone can do.
Get these white foam board roses and take a moment to paint them. They are 18″ wide. The roses would also make fun party decorations.
10. Tea Cup Race
Race to the finish line without dropping your tea cup set. Perhaps the players carry them on their heads.
Or you could do it the way that on the first round the player carries in her hands a cup on a saucer. Next round she balances another tea cup set on top of the first one. The next round she would have three tea cup sets.
I’d recommend using plastic tea cups for this game…
11. Tea Cup Stacking
How tall tower can you make with tea cups in one minute?
Let’s find out!
12. What Time Is It Mr. Mad Hatter
Play just like you would what time is it Mr. Wolf except that whoever is the Mad Hatter will say “It’s tea time!” before he starts chasing the players.
13. Bunny Hop
Well, since there is a White Rabbit in the story, why not dance the Bunny Hop!
Alice In Wonderland Printables: Eat Me, Drink Me…
5. Take Me – Delightful Party Favors
Send the guests home with many magical memories and cool favors with a tag “take me”.
Little pricier. Would make a fun game prize!
Alice In Wonderland Printables
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Many of the images on this page were taken at a Alice In Wonderland bridal shower by Alexandria from Our True North Life
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