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Alice in Wonderland Party Theme

Exercise your imagination with this mad party theme.


ABOUT THE THEME

Give your tea party a whimsical spin with an Alice in Wonderland theme. Require top hats for admission, use mismatched tea cup and saucer sets and teapots for flower vases, and display lots of florals—the more, the better.

There’s plenty of inspiration you can borrow from Lewis Carroll’s timeless book: Tell guests not to be late “for a very important date” on the invitations, decorate with clocks (set to the wrong time), use “drink me” and “eat me” signage on food, and have games on the ready, like chess, cards and croquet.

VIBE: Whimsical

SIMILAR PARTY THEMES: Tea Party, High Tea


Entertainment

PLATE SPINNER

Submerse your guests in a world of wonder with impressive entertainment like a plate spinner. Not only will this display of talent add to the whimsy, but it jives pretty well with the teacup and saucer décor too.


Entertainment

TAROT CARD READER

Round out the entertainment with a performer who can give guests some one-on-one attention. Tarotology is the practice of studying cards to gain insights into the past, present or future and can address areas like romance, finance, friends and work.


Venue Settings

GARDEN

Add a whimsical element to your tea party by taking it outside among the fresh blooms. (Bonus points if there’s a secluded bench tucked away somewhere between rose bushes for photo ops.)


Food

SCONES

Who doesn’t love breakfast pastries? Supplement scones with other sweets like muffins and fruit tarts. Don’t forget the jam!

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Beverage

TEA

Tea is expected—after all, it’s a tea party. Set out different flavors like green tea, camomile, chai and mint for guests to choose from. If you want to add a little signature sip that even the Mad Hatter himself would approve of, have bourbon and lemon on hand to whip up hot toddies.

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Creative Detail

CALLIGRAPHED SIGNAGE

Calligraphy lends whimsical, artistic vibes to regular signage. Call out phrases from the book where ever you can fit them in.

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Creative Detail

THEMED COSTUMES

Tell guests to dress to the nines in their best tea party wear: dress pants and mismatched vests, clashing patterned dresses and tights, and don’t forget a hat. Inspire a little competition by telling guests the most creative hat wins a prize.

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