26 Aug

Wonderlandia Table #6: A Modern Glam Tea

Alice in Wonderlandia Glam Tea Party

I’m really excited to share this final Wonderlandia table with you today… this one was actually designed by yours truly. =)

I wanted to do a “Modern Mad Hatter Glam” tea party theme for the table with lots of bright colors and bold patterns — filled with inspiration & DIY ideas that could be used for any sort of occasion — from whimsical weddings & baby/bridal showers to milestone birthdays, ladies luncheons, etc. The key elements included: embellished tea cups & saucers, faux butterflies, bold patterns, metallic gold accents, and Alice in Wonderland inspired details like moss, skeleton keys, and clocks. And of course… some sparkle and bling to bring in the GLAM!

Alice in Wonderlandia Glam Tea Party

Read on for more colorful images and all the creative details…

Alice in Wonderlandia Glam Tea Party

Alice in Wonderlandia Glam Tea Party

Alice in Wonderlandia Glam Tea Party

Alice in Wonderlandia Glam Tea Party

Alice in Wonderlandia Glam Tea Party



Here’s a run down of the design concepts & elements for this table:

Linens & Chairs:
I wanted this table to be very fun & glam, so the a sequined black New York linen from La Tavola made for the perfect foundation! Bright Dupionique Iridescence napkins and chair cushions added the perfect pop of bright color and really stood out against the black. Gold chiavari chairs were adorned with the cutest black & white paper clocks, which I found at Windrosie on Etsy.

Place Settings:
Tea cups and saucers served as the focal point of the place settings. Simple, modern white cups & saucers from crate and barrel were dressed up with custom “Drink Me {Please.}” labels on the cups {free download coming soon}, which were attached with Mini Glue Dots for easy removal after the party.

The saucers were embellished with a small gold foil dessert doily in the center and acrylic beads all the way around the edge. The beads were cut from a strand of an inexpensive acrylic beaded curtain I had leftover from another party. 1 strand goes a LONG ways and you can still use the rest of the curtain as a party backdrop or to dress up other elements of the party. Acrylic gold charger plates (about $2.50 each) added a touch of glam.

The wine glasses {from HomeGoods} were adorned with decorative keys and key holes that are actually scrapbooking embellishments found at Michaels. Extra keys & key holes were also sprinkled around the table. They started off a darker copper color so I spray painted them bright gold first to better match the design.

Floral Centerpiece:
Did Heavenly Blooms do an amazing job with this floral centerpiece or what?! I was overjoyed when she arrived with these (a smaller version was used on the dessert table) – they were EXACTLY what I had envisioned! The elevated horizontal design was inspired by this centerpiece from this table that Canvas and Canopy styled a while back. It was one of the first things I thought of when designing this table because the unique style is so striking and whimsical – just like a modern Mad Hatter tea party should be! I added was some faux butterflies to the vase to help tie it into the place settings.

Table Embellishments:
The middle of the table around the base of the centerpiece was decorated with bright green moss, flower balls, tea cups/saucers, and a tea pot. I found the tea pot at Shinoda Design Center for only $4. It started out basic white, so some red spray paint, faux diamond ribbon, and paper labels were called for in order to give it a “modern Mad Hatter makeover”. A coat of clear ceramic craft glaze was added after the spray paint to give it a super shiny, high-gloss look.

A few of the saucers were also spray painted red, orange, and pink, then, glazed, and embellished with more custom paper decals {free download coming soon}. I only painted the inexpensive cups/saucers found at HomeGoods… the white ones from Crate & Barrel were just decorated with paper skeleton keys (attached with Mini Glue Dots) and the 2 red/white cups with the bold graphic pattern are actually rice bowls found at C&B too. =)

How Glue Dots were used:
– to attach the paper labels to the tea cups
– to attach the acrylic beads to the saucers
– to attach the butterflies to the centerpiece pedestal and the plates
– to attach the decorative key holes and keys to the wine glasses



– Graphic Design & Table Styling: Jennifer Sbranti
– Flowers: Heavenly Blooms
– Paper Clocks (on chair backs): Windrosie on Etsy
– Linens: La Tavola (New York Linen + Dupionique Iridescence Napkins and Chair Cushions in Fuschia & Tangerine)
– Gold Chiavari Chairs: Raphael’s Party Rentals
– Photography Credits: Dan Fields, Lisa Theile, and Karly Barker


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cherisse SAYS:

Hi again! Just want to make sure I am not overlooking the downloads for this. I cannot find them. My tea party is this weekend and I was going to use the your lovely downloads. They are the best of anything else I have seen

Reply November 14, 2011 at 8:07 am

crystaldiaz SAYS:

Hi, I was wondering where I could find the free downloads for this wonderful theme? I would love to use them in a bridal shower I am throwing!

Reply December 4, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Cindy@ silk wedding bouquets SAYS:

The centerpiece is an eye catcher :) l love the flower combination and the floral arrangement as well. What a stunning work. Everything goes pretty well.

Reply January 2, 2012 at 6:42 am

La Tanya SAYS:

Love, love, love the decorations. What size are the butterfly’s?

Reply June 3, 2015 at 7:35 am

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