Are you planning an Alice in Wonderland themed party?
Have a look at this post for some ideas and inspiration for your party!
These decorations were part of a recent Alice in Wonderland themed party we had for our little girl’s first birthday. For about two weeks our house became “Caoimhe’s Onederland”.
Without noticing you soon will start living and breathing Alice in Wonderland. And that is the fun part, so follow the White Rabbit, for more instructions:
1 – Think Alice in Wonderland, but insert your kid’s name or other details to make it more personal. Think about the décor as if you are reading the book for the first time, how it would fit in all the corners of your house. (It would actually help if you read the book, or at least watched one of the movies to refresh your memory).
2 – Starting at the entrance, you can find the door knob here, easy peasy to make. And Disney! It’s a hit with the kids.
A printed “Down the Rabbit Hole” sign for the door, and you are in Wonderland!
3 – Some drawings in the mirror, at the entrance hall, or some cut outs of Alice and the Cheshire Cat.
The quote “Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction”, can be used to guide the guests through the hall, into the dining room.
4 – Goody bags, for the guests to take on the way out, filled with cookies, and other sweet stuff.
5 – The signs at the stairs are from PartyParlour.ie. Beautiful and Truly Alice!
6 – A sign for the prezzies is a good idea too! I made this and put it up on Mrs Frills Pinterest, FREE printable.
7 – Balloons, balloons, balloons, is it a party or not?
8 – Photos of the birthday baby, or the whole family, and some quotes from the book that fit the style of the photos.
9 – Framed quotes from the book, everywhere in the house, carefully put in places that the guests can easily read them.
10 – Playing Cards bunting. This is also so easy to make, just get some large playing cards, from a pound shop, punch two holes on the top of the cards, and pass a pretty (preferably red) ribbon through them. Et Voilá! you have the perfect bunting for a Wonderland Party.
11 – Now, for the wall behind the main table, think IMPACT!! It is after all a Mad Tea Party, so go wild. Most of the stuff is from PartyParlour.ie, and the other bits were made by us or found on Etsy for really good value.
We printed and cut the clocks ourselves. The pretty tea party bunting I got from Alice Ann London, on Etsy. Paper plates are also wall décor at our Wonderland Mad party. Pompoms, just because!
12 – Here are some quotes for the guests to take home. I hung them up on our board in the kitchen, so they would be visible to everyone for grabbing. Put a sign like “Take one” or “Take me”, so the guests know what these quotes are for.
13 -Outside and garden decor: Handmade Cheshire Cat smile and eyes, cute and freaky as the cat himself!
14 – Signs just like the ones from the book. To confuse and amuse the guests. “Turn right, turn left, turn around, go back, wrong way, we are all MAD here!”.
15 – Cut out of the Cheshire Cat, sitting on a tree, just like in the book. Got it here, printed it ourselves.
16 – It’s not an Alice in Wonderland party without a flamingo, if you don’t fancy playing croquet you can just get an Inflatable Flamingo, and put a ribbon on it. It will sit there pretty and pink.
17 – Party Photo Props. There are about a gazillion of these on Etsy, but we made our own, from here. Just printed them in cardboard paper and stuck a cake pop stick to them. Done!
18 – This Unicorn Pinata, I love it! It was a great find for the party, I found this in that lovely little new shop in Blanchardstwon, called Sostrene Grene. It was cheap but beautiful. And as we don’t promote violence against unicorns, we just stuck some (colourful) ribbons on his bottom, for the kids to pull and get the insides (sweets and chocolate I mean!).
19 – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland books.
We bought some books, I actually found the pink one in a charity shop, for 1 euro. It was such a find, it’s a 1974 edition, before I was even born, I mean, it’s an Antique! and, it has a lovely dedication from Bobbie that gave it to their niece, Wendy, who was 8 years old at the time, just beautiful!
The blue one is a copy of the first ever Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland book, with the original illustrations, from Sir John Terrier, just magical!
As it is a kids party, don’t forget the kiddy version of Alice in Wonderland, this is a Push, Pull, Slide book, got it in Easons, for about 10 euros. The kids loved it!
20 – The Pendant was my favourite aquisition for the party, maybe because I got to wear it, but it is simply gorgeous. Bought it from MadebyGolightlyx, on Etsy. A beautiful shop with lots of quirky designs.
Did I convince you or not to have an Alice in Wonderland party?
So, go on, get started, the first thing you should do is print the Invites! Ours we got here, from SweetBeeDesignShoppe. They were simply a wonderful design. We bought the digital file, and printed the invites ourselves, in photo paper.