Alice in Wonderland Party Ideas

January 15, 2020 7 Comments

Isla turned 8 at the weekend, and for her birthday she requested an Alice in Wonderland themed Mad Hatter style tea party for her and three of her friends. Being a massive Disney fan, I was more than happy to oblige. I LOVE a themed birthday party, and have previously gone to town with them, and this one was no exception. So I thought I would write a post about our Alice in Wonderland party ideas to provide some inspiration in case you were thinking of doing something similar.

The Alice in Wonderland Birthday Cake

No birthday party would be complete without a birthday cake. I love to bake, but sugarpasting is a skill I still need to master! Not deterred by the challenge I set about designing my 3 tier birthday cake taking inspiration from Pinterest and the original Disney film. I was pleased with the outcome, although don’t look too close or you’ll see the cracked icing!

Alsion in Wonderland themed 3 tier birthday cake
The birthday cake!

I did cheat a little and bought a set of Alice in Wonderland figures, but I made the watch, cards and Cheshire cat myself from modelling paste. Big time Disney buffs will notice the obvious mistake! No? Well the White Rabbit’s clock in the Disney film always says 12.25. However I did my big and little hand around the wrong way so mine says 4 o’clock instead.

Styling OUr Alice in Wonderland Party

Our Alice in Wonderland Party was going to be a Mad Hatter inspired tea party, so we wanted the main focus to be the table. We kept decorations of the room to a minimum with some balloons and some pastel coloured tissue paper pom poms. I also had a small tea pot hanging from the light fitting, with ribbons coming from the spout which also became home to Oliver’s little toy mouse.

A row of pastel coloured tissue pom poms
Tissue pom poms to add a little bit of colour

I opted for chequed table cloths as I felt they were quite striking, although the tea party in the Disney film is actually on a pink table cloth.

I made some clock table placemats by laminating an image I created on Canva.

Homemade Clock placemats

You can get some lovely paper plates, napkins and paper tea cups for a themed Alice in Wonderland party, however we were lucky enough to find cups, saucers and plates for £5 from our local charity shop. So if you are planning your own Alice in Wonderland party check out your local charity shops.

What would a tea party be without tea? Well I knew the girls wouldn’t actually drink tea, instaed we served juice from teapots that we also found in charity shops.

Juice was served form Teapots that we found in our local charity shop

I also bought these cute little ‘drink me’ bottles which added a nice touch the table decorations.

small plastic bottle with a drink me label on it
These cute bottles containing the ‘drink me’ potion

Along with my daughter we made some Mad Hatter Headbands for the girls to wear during their tea party.

Mad Hatter Headband placed on the table
Our Mad Hatter Headbands

We also had a separate sweet table, where the birthday cake took centre stage! Vinatge cake stands (which I already had) held a variety of sweet treats for the girls to enjoy.

The Sweet table

I also bought these super cute mini ‘eat me’ cloches. When I ordered them I thought they would take a cupcake, but sadly not, just big enough for a little macaron.

Small cloche containing a macaron with a label saying Eat Me
These mini ‘Eat Me’ cloches were super cute

Both tables had old jam jars filled with brightly coloured flowers to complete the look.

The Party Food

My daughter wanted a proper tea party, so we made finger sandwiches, which they had with vegetable crudites with hummus served from more tea cups.

Finger sandwiches were at the centre of the table
Vegteble crudites with hummus served from teacups
Even the hummus was served from tea cups

Of course they all wanted to taste some of the numerous sweet treats on display! I made cupcakes using my basic cupcake recipe, and decorated them simply with buttercream and sprinkles in contrasting red and white. I bought these fab cake toppers and cupcake sleeves which added the finishing touches.

Red and white Alice in Wonderland themed cupcakes
Alice in Wonderland themed Cupcakes

My daughter made some Queen of Hearts jam tarts, using my homemade Raspberry jam, which weren’t as popular with the girls but tasted delicious!

Queen of Hearts jam tarts made by Isla

No Alice in Wonderland party would be complete without some Eat Me cookies. I had very elaborate plans for decorating these but ran out of time so the decorations and fairly simple. I used my sugar cookie recipe, which is really simple to do, and makes yummy cookies that almost taste like shortbread.

Flamingo and round and star shped sugar cookies iced in pink and blue icing
My sugar ‘Eat Me’cookies

All in all it was a really lovely tea party that they girls all seemed to enjoy. Now what theme shall we do next year?

Ladies that lunch!

Have you had a themed birthday party before? I’d love to hear about it if you have in the coments.

Kerry x

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7 Comments

  • Karen, the next best thing to mummy January 17, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    Your Alice in wonderland theme is great #kidsandkreativity@_karendennis

    • Kerry January 31, 2020 at 9:50 am

      Thank you Karen

  • Ella @ Typical Mummy January 18, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Oh my goodness, this looks like so much fun! And that cake is absolutely amazing. Fabulous!! #KidsandKreativity

    • Kerry January 31, 2020 at 9:51 am

      Thank you, it was a lot of fun to do!

  • Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love) January 27, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    What a fabulous theme for a birthday party and I love all the little touches, especially the things like the ‘drink me’ bottles, ‘eat me’ cloches and the Mad Hatter headbands. I’ve never done a full-on themed party (yet!) although I do love getting creative with the cake. Your Alice in Wonderland themed cake looks amazing 🙂 #KidsandKreativity

    • Kerry January 31, 2020 at 9:52 am

      Thanks Louise. I made the mistake of doing themed parties when they were tiny, now the think that’s the norm! Good job I love doing them.

  • Jo (A Rose Tinted World) February 5, 2020 at 8:19 am

    What a lovely theme! Those iced biscuits look lovely, and my favourites are the headbands! #KidsandKreativity

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