08 Oct

REAL PARTIES: Alice in Wonderlandia

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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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!

Reply October 8, 2009 at 11:08 pm

Mrs. R SAYS:

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

Reply October 9, 2009 at 9:01 am

noel SAYS:

they did it again! darling party.

Reply October 9, 2009 at 12:11 pm

viv SAYS:

Wonderful decoration, very dreamy!

Reply October 9, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Morgan SAYS:

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

Reply October 9, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Dina SAYS:

Lovely lovely lovely! The yellow and pink colors are so festive! love the centerpiece idea as well!

Reply October 10, 2009 at 9:41 pm

Groom Wedding Speches SAYS:

Just a wonderful set up love it!

Reply October 15, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Claudia SAYS:

What kind of champagne is this?

Reply October 21, 2009 at 2:37 pm

Jamie at The Party Poodle SAYS:

Such a timely theme for the new Tim Burton movie coming out! I would add some wrappers on the water bottles that said “Drink Me” add the cheshire cat to the mix to really add more into the theme if you wanted to make it more “Alice in Wonderland” Great party!


Reply October 26, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Neelam SAYS:

So cute, very detail oriented!

Reply October 29, 2009 at 5:50 am

Rochelle SAYS:

So adorable!

Reply October 30, 2009 at 3:01 pm

vernie SAYS:

it’s a blast! the outburst of colors is amazing!

Reply November 11, 2009 at 12:56 am

Rosanna SAYS:

Does anyone recognize the font used in the first photo for the word “Alice in Wonderlandia.” I see HWTM use this font a lot and I really like it, but don’t know where to find it. Anyone know?

Reply November 11, 2009 at 2:30 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Hi Rosanna –
The font is called “Fling”. It’s not a free font though, unfortunately, but I fell in love with it when Blueprint magazine first came out (they used it for their masthead).

Here’s where I purchased it:

Reply November 11, 2009 at 4:00 pm

Rosanna SAYS:

Jenn, you are simply amazing for responding – I have fallen in love with this font too!

Thanks a million!

Reply November 11, 2009 at 5:02 pm

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