Emily said this about the party- “We had a wonderful tea party inspired by Lexie’s (our little Alice) favorite movie, Alice in Wonderland. We stuck to a very dreamy, pastel palette, and I think it turned out beautifully. We had pale, floral cupcakes and cookies, mushroom cake pops, and lemonade. Most of the decor was vintage teacups, ribbons, keys, and flowers. I strung up a tissue tassel garland and a doily bunting over an old coffee table. We enjoyed (well, we attempted) flamingo croquet, and we took turns peering “through the looking glass,” an empty wicker mirror that we spray-painted gold.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Tea Party Supplies Striped Paper Straws Glass Milk Bottles Lollipop / Treat Sticks
Here’s what Toni said about planning the party- “I recently had the wonderful opportunity to help plan my niece’s 3rd birthday party. After discussing themes with my sister in law, she decided upon a Mad Hatter Tea Party. I got right to work on the party. I knew I wanted something different then the traditional wild and whimsy Mad Hatter type party. I will have to admit, I haven’t seen Alice in Wonderland in many years, if at all. So, when I saw it coming on TV I recorded and watched with my boys.
I decided upon a pink and blue color theme with some golden yellows. I knew I needed to add mismatched china, clocks, and keys to the party as well. I contacted Jennifer of BellaGreyDesigns right away and she created the fabulous cupcake toppers and the large circle centerpieces. She also created food cards and a Happy Birthday Banner!
After printing out the awesome printables from Jennifer, I attached pink and blue glitter paper to the back and matching ribbon and accents, including a key to the large centerpieces, to give each one something extra to stand out! I searched the nearby thrift store for lots of china plates, cups, and a tea pot. To create the mini topiaries, I reused old brass candlesticks, painted, and added a green grass ball from Hobby Lobby that was on clearance. I topped each mini topiary with a matching butterfly. A mushroom, snail, and pocket watch are also included in the decor for the subtle hint of wonderland. I cut a banner with the same glitter paper and matching ribbon as the cupcake toppers.
Using an old mirror I purchased at a resale shop, I painted the frame pink and removed the glass. I lined the back with the blue glitter paper and added an A for the birthday girl. The blue cupcake stand is made from a painted candlestick and metal tray from the dollar tree, painted and adhered together.
I am lucky enough to have the fabulous Kimberly and Loren’s Sweet Treats provide the amazingly yummy cupcakes, adorably matching cookies, and delish petite fours.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Gumballs Striped Paper Straws Cupcake Liners Ribbon Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks Scallop Circle Paper Punch
This fabulous MIDNIGHT ALICE IN WONDERLAND THIRTIETH UN-BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Charlene of Chakoda Design.
This Alice in Wonderland un-birthday party looks and sounds like it was so much fun! A few of the highlights & awesome party ideas are:
The photobooth with the amazing assortment of Alice themed props
Here’s what Charlene said about the party- “Planning my 30th birthday was interesting. I really wanted it to be a little different and whimsical. I have been fond of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland since I was younger, and I really liked the Tim Burton Version of it as well. I love mushrooms and funky objects so what better theme than this? I love the vintage look and bright colors somehow combined well together. All the party props and decor were provided by www.chakodadesign.com so that part was pretty easy!
Sweet tooth by Abby, made my delicious pastries, the cutest cake pops, and just beautifully detailed Eat me cookies, and playing cards! So talented! I’m jealous of all her wonderful ability to bake and make it look like a piece of art. My photographer Angel (Angel G Photography)
was brilliant in capturing the smallest details that were really important to me, and all the effort I put into this design setup! Thank you Angel for putting this day and all my memories in a bottle for years to remember. My photobooth was by Party4beauty- Crystal was such a sweetheart, and much fun to work with. She customized my prints exactly like the design on my invitation for guests to take home. Photobooths are so much fun to have at any event, they really bring out the silliness in the quietest or most shy person. I love them!
I always like to set up at least 2 days beforehand especially since there were a lot of large items I was going to display, however with the unexpected rain, I couldn’t place any of my items out, which really made me kind of nervous. I waited until the next day to see if the rain had dried out most of my yard, only to find that it had rained the whole night before. I now started to panic! My backyard was a muddy swamp. I knew I had to move quickly with plan B (no idea whatsoever). Well, common sense was to put up canopy tents so that my guests would not get wet! I can’t handle looking at plastic tents, so I tried to cover up the inside with a backdrop.
Before I knew it it was almost 6pm! I hurried to call my hairstylist to see what time she would come, little to find out that she had to take her mom to the emergency room, due to some pain she was having. She cancelled on me! I didn’t think things could get worse, as it started to pour rain. I was feeling like I was going to pass out on the floor and then wake up to have a nervous breakdown after! I finally snapped out of it, jumped in the shower and tried to put myself together. One of my friends came to the rescue to put the faux eyelashes on me. (thanks Raquel). When I finally was ready, the DJ had already gotten there and finished setting up, and the photographer was already snapping away at all my party! Things felt a little better! Guests started to arrive. I could breathe again. The night was a success despite the rain. My guests had a blast taking pictures at the photobooth, with the props that were set out. We danced
the night away. After midnight, the music ended, (being courteous to my neighbors) bringing the party inside and continuing until 4:30 in the morning. I thought that was something people just say to describe the party as crazy! However a lot of my guests actually really left at that time. You have to remember that I’m the mommy of a 3 year old, so things are a lot different than my prior life. All my guests and vendors absolutely loved the party and design setup! A couple of my vendors said that it was the best party they had ever been to and it was “theme park status”. Wow, I was so excited! My birthday was over -I and many of my friends will remember this for a long time! (I guess I really got what I wanted- my 30th birthday was actually crazy) next time I will be a little bit more specific to what I actually want. My march hare and I ended the night cuddled together. That was definately a night to remember with all the unexpected craziness! I really hope you enjoy reading my adventure and I loved sharing it with all of you.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Lollipop / Treat Sticks Cake / Cupcake Stands
This fanciful ALICE IN WONDERLAND THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Susan Macieira from Brazil.
This Alice in Wonderland party has so many fabulous elements & ideas! A few of my favorites are:
The cupcakes topped with heart sprinkles and served in teacups
The gorgeous 2-tier fondant cake topped with a fondant shaped Queen of Hearts, White Rabbit and Cheshire Cat
The “EAT ME” chocolates
Here’s what Susan said about planning the party- “This was a party that I did for my niece for her birthday. She asked me to do a lovely party as I always do for my son Bernardo and I accepted the challenge of doing a party for girls. Here are some photos that show all the tenderness and charm of the theme: Alice in Wonderland.”
Party Style & Concept: Susan Macieira
Photography: Flavia Almeida
Cake designer: Ana Maria Santiago
Modelled Sweets, Cake pops, cupcakes, lollipops: Daisy Matos
Cold Porcelain: Miria Ester
Scraps designer: Fatima Prado
Tables and furniture: Quatro Arte Wooden stands and letters: Cleia Pscheidt
Felt bags: Katia D’angelo
Personalized souvenirs: Dany Ribeiro
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Striped Paper Straws Lollipop / Treat Sticks Clear Cellophane Bags Whirly Pops Balloons Cupcake Liners Party Hats
This is what Danielle said about the party- “Down the rabbit hole we go! You’re invited to the Mad Hatter Tea Party, for a very merry unbirthday celebration!
This whimsical Alice in Wonderland inspired collection is perfect for all the little daydreaming “Alices” in your life :-) Nothing could be more perfect for a merry unbirthday celebration then a tea party outside in the garden.
The table was adorned with the most gorgeous three-tiered white ruffled tablecloth from the super talented Christiana of Ruffled Linens on Etsy. The lush tablecloth set the stage to display all of the unbirthday treats.
Pink lemonade “tea” was served in mismatching teacups tagged with “Drink Me” labels. I purchased Jumbo teacups to display on mini saucers, and mini teacups to display on jumbo saucers, because in Alice’s world “everything is nonsense”.
Another nonsensical prop I purchased was an over-sized set of golden keys. The White Rabbit himself even shared in the fun; as a white Easter rabbit statue, propped on a petite chair. A whimsical teapot was found at my local Home Goods, accompanied by the LARGEST matching sugar bowl I have ever seen :-) This JUMBO bowl I filled with sugar and used as a display vessel for the incredibly adorable Mad Hatter marshmallow pops I made. Covered in green chocolate and pink sparkly sanding sugar, the pops were finished off with a white Chiclet, added to the brim and marked with the famous 10/6.
“Curiouser and Curiouser” cupcakes were displayed on brightly colored milk glass cake stands, adorned with the most AMAZING fondant toppers from Jenny of Parkers Flour Patch. These cute edible sculptures displayed topsy-turvy teapots, teacups spilling tea, and mad hatter hats.
The top tier of the cupcake tower displayed cupcakes adorned with handmade birthday candle cake pops. I made them to look similar to the candles displayed on the cake the Mad Hatter presents to Alice in the movie. Along with the candles were customized cupcake picks. Both toppers were haphazardly placed going in different directions, because in this wonderland everything is unsure of whether to go “this way or that way”!
Through the Looking glass chocolate lollipops were made using a vintage picture frame mold I found on Etsy, and displayed in a purple toothbrush holder.
The Luscious Loaf Bakery made the most delicious white chocolate ganache brownie squares. Covered in colored chocolate and adorned with edible flowers, these colorful confections were displayed on a mini tiered petit four stand labeled “Golden Afternoon Petit Fours”
“Down the Rabbit hole Cake pops” were made with a chocolate brownie base dusted in cookie crumbs. Atop the base was the White Rabbit’s bunny butt on his way down the rabbit hole and into Wonderland.
I made mini scalloped sugar cookies and added a white chocolate rose, hand painted with red food coloring gel displayed as “Paint the roses red cookies”.
Pale blue M&M’s contained in mini glass favor jars (Party City) were labeled with “Eat Me” tags. The “Doorknob” sign directed little guests to “Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction”
Other candy confections included on the table were: Dodo’s fish Gummies- Swedish fish, Purple Chesire Cat vanishing rock candy, Catepillar Hooka Smoke cotton candy and Tweedle Dee and Twiddle Dum Dums.
Ikea’s Ung Drill picture frame was repainted pink and served as the looking glass welcome sign. The birthday banner read “Very Merry Unbirthday”
Little daydreamers were given mini boxes shaped like books filled with colorful flower shaped chocolates. I made these with a flower shaped ice cube tray :-) The tags read “Thanks for going mad with us!”
I always create coordinating party circles for each of my collections. This time I used the character circles as centerpiece picks. The customized 4 inch circles I displayed on the colorful paper lanterns hung from the trees in the yard.
Thanks to all my wonderful vendors or making this table absolutely everything I imagined it to be :-)”
Paper products and party styling: Cutie Putti Paperie
Ruffled Tablecloth and Chair cover: Ruffled Linens
Fondant Toppers: Parkers Flour Patch
Bunny butt Brownie pops, Mad Hatter Marshmallow pops, Candle cupcake toppers, Looking glass lollipops: Cutie Putti Paperie
White chocolate Brownie Bite Petit Fours: The Luscious Loaf Bakery
Jumbo Keys, tea pot, sugar bowl, rabbit statue, mini book boxes: Home Goods
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Apothecary Jars Ribbon Lollipop / Treat Sticks Cupcake Liners Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks Small Mini “eat me” Glass Jars Paper Lanterns