Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Sources
February 27, 2017

Alice in Wonderland party sources | Halfpint Design - Make your next tea party a breeze with this awesome source list with links to activity ideas and even a tea party gift list!

When I design parties I want them to be awesome. I mean who ever starts out planning thinking….”Hmmm, I hope that I can make this event mediocre.” But there’s a lot that goes into creating an event and there are always so many more things I could have done. At some point, however, I have to draw the line and be okay with what I can accomplish in the time I have. I like to make it nice, but I also want to be realistic and not spend a fortune.

I designed this Alice in Wonderland Tea Party for my daughter’s 6th birthday and you can find all the finished party pics in my Alice in Wonderland Tea Party post. People always want to know where I get my supplies and how I put it together. I’ve done my best to break it down with all my Alice in Wonderland tea party sources and show you how easy it is for you to get this same look for your next party with loads of stuff second hand or from the dollar store.

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Sources

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Our beautiful Alice inspired tea party invitation. I loved how it ended up with the doily and the key. Alice in Wonderland tea party sources | Halfpint Design

Invitations:

The perfect accent to an Alice invite. These darling keys were perfect. Alice in Wonderland tea party sources | Halfpint DesignSuper awesome and inexpensive doilies. Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Sources | Halfpint Design

It all started with the invitations. I purchased invites from Lemonade Moments but was inspired to wrap each piece in a small doily by an invite from Anders Ruff. I added these great keys for a personal touch and our final product was so much fun. Several kids made sure to bring their keys to the party. I wish I had created a special lock at the entrance to add to the drama. I tied the keys on for fun, never taking into account the power of a 6-year-old imagination! Lesson learned.

Room décor:

These watches were great decor for the party. So we weren't late! Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Sources | Halfpint DesignDon't be late with these awesome watch printables. Alice in Wonderland tea party sources | Halfpint DesignTissue pom pom garlands were a fun part of the decor over the tea party table. Alice in Wonderland tea party sources | Halfpint Design

Watch chandelier: I printed white and black pocket watch images {free printable} from The Graphics Fairy and tied them to the solid ring of an embroidery hoop with fishing line. {It’s my favorite base for any kind of mobile)

White and blue pom garlands: Dollar store. These take a minute to fluff so do them AHEAD of time! They also get heavy so make sure they are attached firmly.

Topsy turvy centerpiece, Alice in Wonderland Tea Party | Halfpint Design

Tablescape:

Mad Hatter topsy turvy teapot stack: Inspired by an image at Deer Pearl Flowers

  • Dishes: second hand stores
  • Flowers: Dollar store
  • Foam Tape: Home Depot
  • Sheet Moss: Amazon

Doily table runner. Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Sources | Halfpint DesignSuper awesome and inexpensive doilies. Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Sources | Halfpint Design

Doily table runner: Inspired by Love That Party – Source for great doilies at a great price: Amazon – 32 doilies in 3 sizes for less than half of some other brands {When I used it as an “Add-on” to my order}.

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Sources | Halfpint DesignSmall Apothecary jars make a wonderful centerpiece. Alice in Wonderland tea party sources | Halfpint DesignMedium apothecary jars make a great centerpiece. Alice in Wonderland tea party sources | Halfpint Design

 

Character centerpieces: Inspired by a featured party at Catch My Party

  • Apothecary vases: Amazon – I’ve collected mine over the years but if you are just starting out, these smaller vases are a fantastic option at a great price. Smaller size 8.5” to 11” tall.
  • Or if you are looking for something a little larger, 12” to 16” tall, I’d recommend these vases.

Alice figurines are an awesome touch in the centerpieces. Alice in Wonderland tea party sources | Halfpint DesignSheet moss is my best friend! I use it in everything. I used it to top the rocks in our Alice centerpieces. Alice in Wonderland tea party sources | Halfpint Design

  • Alice in Wonderland figurines: Amazon
  • Black rocks: Dollar store
  • Sheet Moss: Amazon

Topsy turvy centerpiece, Alice in Wonderland Tea Party | Halfpint DesignOrganic wheat berries for growing wheat grass. It's such a beautiful, cheap, and easy table decor option. I use the organic wheat so I can cut the wheat grass and throw it into a smoothie. Alice in Wonderland tea party sources | Halfpint Design

“Cheshire Cat” and “White Rabbit” wheat grass:

  • Ceramic planters: second hand store {February is a great month to find Easter & Spring items}
  • Filled with potting soil: Home Depot
  • Topped with Wheat berries: Amazon – I get the big bag because you get a whole lot more for an extra couple of bucks. If you don’t plan to grow wheat grass again, there are smaller bags available. But if you fall in love with the vibrant colors of wheat grass you just might want to grow it all the time! To make it easy here’s a post on How I love to Grow Wheatgrass.

Place settings:

Tiny dessert Plates. Alice in Wonderland tea party sources | Halfpint DesignLunch plates. Alice in Wonderland tea party sources | Halfpint DesignAlice in Wonderland Tea Party Sources | Halfpint Design

  • Truly Alice Mad Hatter Tea Party Dessert Plates: Amazon – Beware that these are tiny dessert plates. Perfect for children and oh so cute!
  • Truly Alice Mad Hatter Tea Party 9” Plates: Amazon – These plates are large enough for a luncheon or dessert buffet.
  • Truly Alice Mad Hatter Tea Party Paper cup & saucer: Amazon – This was the perfect balance between glass tea cups, that I was afraid might break, and plain paper cups which aren’t quite as fun.

 

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Sources | Halfpint DesignWho doesn't love a glittered fork? Um...no one. These are awesome for any glam event. Alice in Wonderland tea party sources | Halfpint Design

  • Truly Alice Mad Hatter Tea Party Napkins: Amazon
  • Glittered Pink Plastic cutlery: from Target is no longer available – I found a great alternative with this Glittered Gold Cutlery: Amazon
  • Turquoise Blue Plastic cutlery: Zurchers – I set the table with different colored cutlery. I’d like to say it’s because I wanted some variety but in reality I ran out of the pink glitter option!

These jumbo baking cups are great for more than just really big cupcakes! I like to use them as a "cup" to catch sprinkles as kids decorate their own {average sized} cupcake. It also makes for a nice way to transport them when finished. Alice in Wonderland tea party sources | Halfpint DesignAlice in Wonderland Tea Party Sources | Halfpint Design

 

  • Creative Converting patterned paper ice cream cups: from Target are no longer available – I found a great alternative
    • Turquoise Jumbo Baking cups: Amazon – These aren’t thick enough to hold ice cream but they’d be perfect for holding a cupcake during decorating and make it much easier to transport.
  • Style tip: You can save money by using solid color cups and adding fancy straws to give it a little something special. I’d combine both patterns of Blue striped straws: Amazon and Black and Red Playing Cards Paper Straws: Amazon for a really fun straw display.
DIY, Queen of hearts art

DIY – Queen of Hearts art

Mantel Décor:

  • Mad Hatter quote: I found it at Red Bubble and was designed by Contrast Studios
  • White Rabbit image: Zazzle
  • Queen of Hearts playing card art: Inspiration from a Catch My Party feature. But you can find the Halfpint Design tutorial on how to make it here: Queen of Hearts Art DIY
  • Tea pots: second hand stores
  • Clock: personal
  • Playing card garlands: idea from Country Living – These are pretty simple to DIY without any instructions – just some playing cards {Dollar store} and bakers twine {Target or Zurchers or Amazon}

 

Barnwood hutch décor:

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Favors:

  • Brown paper gift bags: Dollar store
  • Scrapbook labels: My Minds Eye, Find your Wings and Fly
  • Thank you tags {free printable}: Graffical Muse

Favor bag contents:

  • Little heart notebooks: Dollar store {February is a great time to stock up on anything heart shaped!}
  • Bejeweled pens: Dollar store
  • Heart shaped slinkies: Dollar store
  • Glittered bouncy ball: Dollar store
  • Gummy mushrooms: IKEA

Food table, Alice in Wonderland Tea Party | Halfpint Design"Tea" party beverages, Alice in Wonderland Tea Party | Halfpint Design

Food buffet:

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  • Paper flowers: Even though you don’t see much of them in the party photos these “Golden Afternoon” Disney flowers were one of my favorite things! {free printable}: Disney – *Warning- these are a BEAR to cut!
  • Red & clear vases: Dollar store
  • Eat me and Drink me tags {free printable}: BNute
  • Glass carafe: IKEA
  • Bottle with stopper: World Market
  • Rose birthday cake: Smashcakes, Allie Adams Koppe

Mad Hatter Millinery station, Alice in Wonderland Tea Party | Halfpint Design

Activity Supplies:

This font is just the right amount of whimsy for an Alice inspired party. Alice in Wonderland tea party sources | Halfpint DesignYou can never go wrong with peacock feathers. They made a great addition to the hats! Alice in Wonderland tea party sources | Halfpint DesignUm glue dots. Not at all sexy but so necessary! I seriously love these things! Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Sources | Halfpint DesignAlice in Wonderland Tea Party Sources | Halfpint Design

Mad Hatter Hat Making

  • Mad Hatter Millinery Sign: I created this sign by editing an image from the original Sir John Tenniel illustrations of the classic Alice in Wonderland.
  • The “Things we said” font: Dafont
  • Girls Easter Hats: Dollar store
  • Boys faux felt bowlers: Zurchers
  • Butterflies & Birds: Dollar store
  • Feathers: Amazon – I have an abundance of feathers in my arsenal so this was pretty easy for me, but if you are just beginning your collection, peacock feathers, some white feathers, and a few pheasant feathers are the best place to start.
  • Scrap Ribbon: whatever you have on hand that remotely fits the theme. I cut some in shorter lengths and left others long. It was fun to see how the guests used it.
  • Glue dots: Amazon – this is the best price I found when I used it as an Add-on to my order. These things are amazing and have made my house so much cleaner! No more glue spills or glue stick mess all over the project. Glue dots are super easy even for a 6 year old to use. They aren’t permanent however, so your child can still pick all the decorations off if they want to. For a situation like an Easter hat that you’re actually going to wear, I recommend an adult using a glue gun to firmly affix it all in place. {Otherwise your daughter will be sitting in church pulling the flowers off her hat! Ahem…not that I have any experience with that.}
  • 3-Tiered Kvittera serving platter: IKEA – I used this stand to set out and organize all the embellishment options. I love this tiered tray and use it in lots of different ways.

Dapper gentleman at photoshoot, Alice in Wonderland Tea Party | Halfpint DesignMini globe was a great accessory for our photi vignette. Alice in Wonderland tea party sources | Halfpint DesignThe silver tea pot is a must have for any tea party! Alice in Wonderland tea party sources | Halfpint Design

Photo booth:

  • Shower curtain backdrop: second hand {I know that’s slightly gross but it had ZERO smell when I purchased it and I washed it in vinegar anyway!}
  • Mini globe: Amazon – I think this is the cutest little globe! I got it as an accent piece for my library bookcase but I find myself using it all the time to show the kids different places on the map that they discuss in school.
  • Silver tea pot: this was given to me by my sweet mother-in-law. If you aren’t so lucky, check around at second hand stores. If you’d like to add one to your tea party collection you can get a beautiful one on Amazon.
  • Remaining Vignette: Personal items

Decorate your own cupcake supplies, Alice in Wonderland Tea Party | Halfpint DesignAlice in Wonderland Tea Party Sources | Halfpint Design

Cupcake decorating:

  • Patterned Wooden spoons: Zurchers
  • Tiny portion cups: Zurchers
  • Metal Omvaxlande serving tray: IKEA
  • Premixed frosting with plastic icing tips: Wilton – Michaels
  • Colored white chocolate “pens”: Michaels
  • Preportioned frosting in zippered bags

Tea for a Children’s Party

You’ve got to have tea for a tea party but I wasn’t sure how well it would go over with my 6 year old audience until I discovered Plum Deluxe herbal teas. Their chocolate hazelnut dessert tea is fantastic for young and old alike. Smells like Nutella but with zero caffeine, won’t have them bouncing off the walls! After falling in love with a few of their herbal tea selections I signed up for their Tea of the Month Club and have really enjoyed all the unique flavor combinations. {They have regular tea options too of course!}

Tea Party Sources all Wrapped up! 

I’ve tried hard to create a comprehensive Alice in Wonderland tea party sources list for everything I used. If you do happen to see something I haven’t mentioned when lookinga t the full sized finished party pics, please let me know and I’ll add it in. If you missed the party pics you can see them on our Alice in Wonderland Tea Party post.

Deciding on a theme and tracking down the perfect party elements are often quite time consuming. I’ll try to list all available sources for each party I design and hopefully cut down on the time YOU will have to take planning your next event. So really…I work for you! Are there any themes you want me to explore for you? Drop me a comment and let me know what you’d like to see.

Until next time my friend,

Halfpint Design, personal

 

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