Get Ready to be Inspired!
Tim Burton has made a new Alice in Wonderland movie starring Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, and this will mean lots of Wonderland tea parties this year! I love this party theme and tea parties in general, so I’ve been collecting ideas for Alice in Wonderland party decorations.
I present to you the best photos of Alice in Wonderland tea party
decorations from around the web! Get ready to be inspired, because these photos will make you want to throw your own Mad Hatter Tea Party!
Wonderland Decorations as Guests Arrive
This balloon arch was professionally made, and its size and colors immediately make you think of Alice entering Wonderland.
I really appreciate the cleverness of this decoration, because it is so simple yet effective. It looks as though a few artificial red roses have been tucked into the branches of a potted shrub.
Look closely at the tree and you will see the Cheshire Cat perched on a lower branch. The colorful paper lanterns are a great Wonderland decoration, and your eye is drawn to them first, but in a moment, you are likely to notice the cat on a nearby branch.
Wonderland Yard Décor
Alice in Wonderland plant stakes were made by attaching teacups to long wooden dowels, and it looks like the dowels were painted and then wrapped with ribbon. This project looks easy, it's clever and colorful and whimsical and I absolutely love it!
What's fantastic about this creation is the individual designs painted onto each tea cup, and how they all work together when stacked on top of each other. A group of five over-sized teacups have been painted with a variety of colors and designs, then stacked to create a tea party conversation piece or table centerpiece. A bouquet of flowers is perched in the top cup. I believe these unpainted ceramic cups can be found at larger craft stores.
The sign in this photo says "Royal Croquet Court" and the giant characters were designed with openings in the bottom to act as the croquet hoops. But these plywood creations would be a great Alice in Wonderland decoration all by themselves. Just one or two would be terrific, if you didn't have the time or energy to make a whole set. The designs are each a character from the book, and were cut from plywood and then painted.
A giant chess set is another clever decoration and it uses items some families may already own, namely a giant cloth chessboard and a child-sized table and chair set.
More Wonderland Tea Party Decorations
These beautiful centerpieces are made from a group of red and white roses set in teacups, and then a few playing cards have been tucked into the greenery. It would be quick to make a whole set of these to decorate several tables.
I found different variations of these tissue paper balls, and chose this photo as the best representation. Quick and easy to make, giant tissue paper balls can be a "statement" decoration hanging over the tea table or from tree branches. Find the instructions to make them yourself at Martha Stewart's website.
Isn't this playing card garland great? And how easy to make, but it's perfect for an Alice in Wonderland party. Just use a hole punch and red ribbon and in about 15 minutes you can turn a deck of cards into a garland.
Paper lanterns in lots of bright colors can be hung back and forth over the tea table. This comes straight from the illustrations in the storybook, and they look terrific.
I chose this photo because it shows another good version of a centerpiece made by stacking tea cups and saucers. The effect is completely different than the giant version shown above, because here they use regular sized teacups in a soft pink and white design.
Paper Lanterns for Your Tea Party
Tea Party Chair and Table Decorations
This party turned ordinary black stacking chairs into something nicer by tying a long piece of pink fabric into a bow around the chair back. This idea is inexpensive and something we all could do!
Wow, this chair is so adorable that any little girl would feel like a princess! It looks to me as if an old, inexpensive wood chair was painted in layers of blue, and then embellished with colored stones and other items. A hot glue gun could easily handle this project once the chair was painted. This chair is clearly for the birthday girl, and no one expects you to make one for every guest!
Disposable pink paper plates are combined with ceramic black and white polka dot cake plates to create this colorful and fun table setting.
The playing card design on these party supplies is a perfect tie in to the Alice in Wonderland story. This design makes a great choice both for its colorful appearance and the easy clean up. You can buy these Queen of Hearts party supplies here.
All the teacups have a little tag attached that says "Drink Me".
The Very Best Tea Tables!
Here they are! The four most colorful, creative and fun photos I've found showing the tea table at an Alice in Wonderland Party!
Do you feel inspired to plan your own amazing Mad Hatter Tea Party? Look here for more Alice in Wonderland party ideas.
Playing Cards as Decorations
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julie e. on May 22, 2012:
this was so helpful when I was looking for ideas for my little girl's 8th bday party! thank you so much! love it all.. especially the giant cups stacked and the centerpieces of red\white roses with cards throughout.
Teresa on August 30, 2011:
Beauty and the Beast Party Supplies on February 04, 2011:
The decoration looks very good, and the giant playing cards can be use in many ways of decoration we want. When my daughter see this one she will sure wanting it, but i will keep it for her to surprise. Thanks for sharing.
jennyjenny from Somewhere in Michigan on January 14, 2011:
What a FUN hub! Great Ideas and Tips! I'm writing a hub about party food and am going to link it to these decoration ideas! Thanks for sharing!
Emma on January 03, 2011:
I'm having an Alice in Wonderland 16th too, here's a link I found that has ideas for everything - http://www.alice-in-wonderland.net/mad-tea-party-i... Hope that helps! These pictures are great ^^ Thanks!
Rosie on January 03, 2011:
This looks so cool! Im having an Alice in Wonderland and mad hatters tea party for my 16th birthday.
I have all the food sorted and decorations sorted but I just wondered if you had any ideas on activites we could do? We're having a chess board dance floor with a DJ and what not but I cant think of other activities.. any clues? :)
yadira Jones on December 11, 2010:
I really want the price for the tea cups. AMAZING.
FunKidsPartyIdeas (author) on November 22, 2010:
Thanks Morgan, an Alice themed baby shower sounds original and a lot of fun!
Morgan on November 08, 2010:
I'm so glad I found this!
I'm throwing a story-book themed baby shower and Alice in Wonderland is my main inspiration. I love how whimsical it all is!
FunKidsPartyIdeas (author) on October 01, 2010:
Thank you Brenda. And I think this theme would be great for an adult halloween party, too.
Treasures By Brenda from Canada on September 30, 2010:
So many great ideas, make me wish I was having another Alice in Wonderland party.
FunKidsPartyIdeas (author) on March 31, 2010:
Julia, I'm glad you like the giant cups! You will have to make them yourself, since my hub is collecting photos for all of us to use as inspiration for our parties. Try looking at a large craft store like Michaels or Hobby Lobby. You also may find them at larger garden shops. Good Luck!
Julia Santoscoy on March 28, 2010:
I am inquiring about the Giant Tea Cups- Would you please send me the prices. The party being given is this April.
Your Help would be appreciated!!!