Today was a sunny day in Seattle, on of the first, and hopefully there will be plenty more before the Summer is over. If you’re still trying to think of an idea for a Summer party, we have another great suggestion for you today. Alice in Wonderland has always been a popular story, and the release of the new Alice in Wonderland movie has made it even more popular. If you want to dress up and throw a great summer party, have your friends over for an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party.
Alice in Wonderland delighted audiences not only because it was a great story, but also because it had such an intriguing cast of characters. While not all of the characters attended the tea party in the movie, they can certainly attend yours. There should be at least one Alice costume, and a Mad Hatter costume. These two characters play a central role in the movie, and their absence would affect the effectiveness of the theme. There are plenty of other characters that can attend, and there are lots of costumes available including The Queen of Hearts costume and the Cheshire Cat. It is okay to have more than one costume representing a character, as each person can put their own spin on the costume, like this White Rabbit costume and this women’s Mad Hatter costume.
If you have a big backyard, put several tables together end to end so that they form one large table. This mimics the set-up of the Mad Hatter’s tea party and will make your guests feel like they’re part of the movie. You can also use some colored streamers throughout the yard to give it a slightly crazy feel. Try tilting hanging plants and other decorations so that they are just a little bit different than normal.
Since this is a tea party, you will probably want to serve tea. You can have have several different tea bags available and each person can make their own, or you can brew a large pot and serve everyone. If it is a hot day, you can also serve iced tea to help keep your guests cool.
Serve plenty of tea snacks like finger sandwiches and other appetizers. Cheese and cracker plates, and just about any other variety plate, make an excellent tea part options. Small cookies and pastries also go well with tea, so you can include those in the menu if you want.
The Alice in Wonderland movie has plenty of activities that you can draw ideas from. You can set up a croquet course in the yard and have guests compete to see who can get the best score. You can also give each guest a rose, and then let them paint it. If you don’t want to buy roses, you can have a contest to see who can paint the best rose on a piece of paper.
Throwing an Alice in Wonderland party doesn’t require much effort, and you’re free to add your own crazy touches. Your guests will enjoy the fun of being part of a theme and everyone gets to enjoy themselves.