I have two little girls that love to have tea parties. They also recently discovered Alice in Wonderland, right before a trip to Disney World. Then once they met Alice there, they were hooked. We get the movie from the library over and over again, and dressing up as the characters has become part of our daily routine. So what better way to celebrate a birthday than with an extra special Alice in Wonderland themed tea party?
To decorate for the party, we made the main attraction the tea party table. We used all of the Topsy Turvy Tea Party supplies from Birthday Express. The collection was just what we were looking for – a fun, bright and happy tea party! I love all of the bold colors and they went along really well with an Alice in Wonderland theme. For the table, I used a roll of pink and royal blue polka dot wrapping paper over the table cloth to really make it look fun and bright.
It coordinated well with the Topsy Turvy Tea Party Placemats. I really like that Birthday Express offers placemats that go with the party themes. They make the table look great and the activities on the back help entertain the kids in between planned activities. We gave everyone a fancy feathery pen to do their activities, which made the table look even more fabulous!
Of course our main activity was the tea party itself! More details on what we served below.
Craft: Mad Hatter Hat’s
We had fun making fancy Mad Hatter party hats!
Supplies: headband, paper cup, paper, glitter, stickers, glue, feathers and pipe cleaners.
Directions: Before the party, cut strips of paper the length of the paper cup that are just long enough to wrap the cup. Also cut circles about the size of a small paper plate (or use a paper plate). Have the girls start by decorating the paper with the glitter and stickers. Next have them glue the paper around the cup. Have them also decorate the paper circles. Glue the paper circles to the headband and let dry well. Help the kids poke a hole in the top of the paper cup. Stick feathers and pipe cleaners in the hole to make the hat look even fancier and silly! Last glue the cup to the paper circle on the headband. Let dry. Wear the hats to celebrate!
After we made the hats, we painted the girls nails while the hats were drying. We used the Cupcake Scented Nail Polish set from Birthday Express. It smelled festive and the colors matched the party colors.
Tea Pot Piñata
What would a party be without a pinata? We used the giant Green Teapot Pull-String Piñata from Birthday Express.
Alice in Wonderland Dress Up & Photos
To tie in the Alice in Wonderland theme we played dress up and did some fun photos with accessories, costumes and props from Costume Express. I think the Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum hats were my favorite!
For the food, we served traditional tea party treats. We let the girls try a variety of herbal teas (decaf of course) and had things they could mix in like milk and honey. Then we also had tea pots of just water. Everyone enjoyed being able to “pour their own tea” like a grown up. To eat we had scones with butter and jelly. Again, they really enjoyed being able to make their own scones and add what they liked to them. We also had tea cookies and small tea sandwiches.
We filled our favor bags with some adorable Topsy Turvy Tea Party items from Birthday Express: Rubber Flower Rings, Sequin Feather Pens, Topsy Turvy Tea Party Stickers, Pastel Activity Book and Cupcake Scented Nail Polish. I used plain bags and sealed them with Topsy Turvy Stickers. They were simple, went well with the theme and the children enjoyed them.
We had a wonderful time celebrating at our tea party. The Birthday Express Topsy Turvy Tea Party supplies made it look so fun and festive. The adorable Alice in Wonderland costumes were perfect for the birthday party theme and got everyone in the celebrating spirit. Everyone had fun and no one was “late for this very important date”!
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