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.
SIMILAR PARTY THEMES: Tea Party, High Tea
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.
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.
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.)
Who doesn’t love breakfast pastries? Supplement scones with other sweets like muffins and fruit tarts. Don’t forget the jam!
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.