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REAL PARTIES: Alice in Wonderlandia

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Alice in Wonderland party theme

The girls from Canvas and Canopy and Alchemy Fine Events dreamed up this fabulous, modern-meets-whimsical “Alice in Wonderlandia” theme… charming, stylish, and perfect for everything from baby & bridal showers to birthday parties or a ladies lunch!

Alice in Wonderland party theme

I’m especially loving the clever tea cup centerpiece and eclectic mix of vintage patterns & textiles! Read on for all the DIY tips for this setting, as told by the designers…


Alice in Wonderland party theme

“Start by draping the table with a bold and bright floral table linen. For multiple tables, use the same patterned linen on each table or feel free to mix in other patterned linens to create an eclectic garden feel. Next, use colorful patterned kitchen aprons and tie them around each chair to create customized chair covers!

Alice in Wonderland party theme

For the main centerpiece, take vintage teacups in any size, shape or pattern and simply glue them on top each other using a glue gun. You can make the centerpiece as tall or short as you would like, just make sure it’s sturdy, so that it does not topple over! To top off the teacup centerpiece add a ball of pretty pink or white garden roses and an artificial butterfly.

Alice in Wonderland party theme

On each side of the teacup centerpiece add small glass bud vases with seasonal garden flowers. To add an extra eclectic flair, find ceramic pots with a floral design and top them off with basic moss balls, which can be reused for future parties. Moss balls will save you time since you won’t to arrange flowers! The moss balls can also serve as décor in your home after the event!

Alice in Wonderland party theme

Table Settings:
Any vintage patterned dinnerware will suffice! It does not need to match the table linens or the aprons perfectly. Look at our table! We used over four different patterns but opted to keep the colors of the dinnerware and centerpieces in the same pink palette. Feel free to use anything from your grandmother’s old china, patterned melamine plates or even floral paper plates. It all depends on the time and the mood of the event.

Alice in Wonderland party theme

Each guest received their own hot pink galvanized watering can at their place setting, filled with ice and small bright blue bottles of champagne. This allowed guests to keep their champagne chilled on the hot summer day and also served as a party favor!

Alice in Wonderland party theme

Alice in Wonderland party theme

Paper Candy:
Personalized monogrammed tea bags with each guest’s initials on them were strategically placed at each setting in the teacups. This is a creative way to add a customized touch to the event while doubling as a place card.

We also added a whimsical “Alice in Wonderland” flair to the table by placing playful blue and white menus to the side of each plate.”

Alice in Wonderland party theme


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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

51 responses to “REAL PARTIES: Alice in Wonderlandia”

  1. Clau! says:

    Wow… everything looks so cute ;)

  2. I love this! I am such a huge Alice in Wonderland fan and I love that this can work for a bridal shower, bridesmaid’s luncheon, birthday party or a baby shower.

  3. Karen Wilson says:

    Awesome! Love the vibrant colors and theme…

  4. Laura says:

    om gosh ~ this is beautiful!!!
    I just added Alice In Wonderland theme with Alice as the new character.
    thanks for sharing.

  5. Ebony says:

    So cute…i love this!

  6. love the colors and fun creativity – great for kids but I think adults would enjoy this too.

  7. Emily says:

    A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!! a fabulous way to use LOTS of colors – but in a totally chic way!

  8. poshpartygal says:

    beautiful, colorful & so fun!

  9. Sarah says:

    They are amazing!!! Such creative and imaginative ideas! LOVE!

  10. Pragya says:

    Whoa!!! Love it!!

  11. Ibett says:

    A little too busy for my taste. Lots of detail, though :0)

  12. Down Pillow says:

    I absolutely LOVE this! My favorite element is the adorable china :)

  13. fatalefemme says:

    I’ve been planning my own “mad hatter’s tea” for my birthday party, so glad to see some inspirational eye candy to help me out!

  14. Erin says:

    So charming! I have a whole box of precious tea cups that I rec’d as engagement gifts (that was the traditional gift apparently?) and I am always looking for an excuse to show them off. Thanks for a great idea!

  15. Mrs. R says:

    BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love the use of colors, and the creativity. Gorgeous :)

  16. noel says:

    they did it again! darling party.

  17. viv says:

    Wonderful decoration, very dreamy!

  18. Morgan says:

    I ADORE this theme! I saw this is on the Lollipop Events & Designs webpage — they are so inspiring!