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Teatime party, inspired in Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland tea time party

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” 
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Hasn’t this happened to you? A thousand ideas running around early in the morning, yet there’s no time in the day to finish at least two of them. But I’ve been longing for a nice outdoor party and now that one of my daughters was turning 5, it was the perfect time to sit and have a brainstorming session exactly at “tea o’clock”.
After watching Alice about 18.5 times and scouring Pinterest for upgradable ideas, I had a plan and a list of things I wanted to create for this “Teatime with Alice in Wonderland” themed party. And here is how it all came to be without me going “entirely bonkers”!

Alice in Wonderland tea time party

Paper flowers (from Martha Stewart Craft collection) were among the items I wanted to be more prominent. In the 1951 movie, Alice got lost in a garden where some flowers mistaken her by a wildflower. Though nothing wild decorating this table, I wanted a softer approach to this scene in the movie.
And of course a tea party is no party at all if there are no teapots and teacups! I know that the Mad Hatter would be so proud of my ceramic selection (all from +HomeGoods).

Alice in Wonderland tea time party
Alice in Wonderland tea time party

Games were also part of this Tea Party venture, so the “Cheshire Cat” made a quasi appearance in the form of spiral like tunnel. I made this by spray painting a plastic lawn edging from The Home Depot and drawing and painting with acrylic paint over a piece of foam-board the face on this cute feline. Dare to go through it without going mad?

Alice in Wonderland tea time party
Flamingo croquet was also an easy to do game for the girls. I bought 3 wood poles of 1/4″ of diameter and 3′ long,  and another pole of 2″ which was cut in smaller parts. These were used as the bottom part of the mallet. Plastic garden flamingos where then drill and passed through the large pole. 

To end the night, I gathered some pillows and floor mats and placed them in front of the projector so the girls could enjoy the 1951 version of “Alice in Wonderland“… for the 20th time.

Alice in Wonderland tea time party

Hope you enjoy our teatime and remember you can always see more photos of this and other project besides my decor style on my Instagram account @idknowhowshedoesit.

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2 Comments

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    Liz Morales
    June 1, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    …so cozy and pretty! The floor lighting makes it extra special!

  • Reply
    Gloribell Lebron
    June 1, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Thank you so much Liz! These outdoor lights gives this area a wonderful look at night.

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