Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Ideas

How to Throw an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

We’re late! We’re late! For a very important… Alice in Wonderland tea party!

Whether you’re celebrating your unbirthday or your actual birthday, read on for all our top tips for throwing an Alice in Wonderland themed tea party with our beautiful Truly Alice party supplies – including what to serve, how to decorate and how to give your party some extra special Alice in Wonderland themed touches.

Trust us, this is a very important date your guests won’t want to be late for!

How to throw an Alice in Wonderland tea party

Pick a date

Thanks to Lewis Carroll, celebrating your unbirthday is not just a thing we’ve made up as a reason to eat more cake. An unbirthday is any day that’s not your actual birthday and you have 364 of them every year. Which means lots of opportunities to throw an Alice in Wonderland party! Like it says on this cute teapot decoration – it’s always tea time!

Alice in Wonderland Teapot Decoration

Setting the scene

Start by choosing a location for your Alice in Wonderland tea party and set the scene with lots of props and decorations. This party will look beautiful whether you throw it indoors or outdoors but if you’re lucky enough to have good weather, we’d suggest taking it outside!

It doesn’t matter at all if your tables and chairs are a bit mismatched. In fact, the more mismatched, the better!

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Ideas

These tea party signs are a lovely way to set the scene and let your guests know where the party is. They’ll feel like they’ve tumbled right into Wonderland!

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Signs

Props are a key part of your Alice in Wonderland party decorations. This pack of cardboard props (including a pocket watch, flamingo and playing cards) would be perfect for setting the scene.

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Decorations

It’s always the little touches that make a party extra special!

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Sign

If you’re throwing your Alice in Wonderland tea party outside, this teapot bunting would look lovely draped across a hedge or from tree to tree.

Teapot Bunting

As for table decorations at your Alice in Wonderland themed party, stick to cute and quaint! We mixed and matched our gorgeous Truly Alice party supplies with china cups and teapots to give the tea party a lovely vintage feel.

Tableware Accessories for an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

Don’t these stacked tea cups look adorable?! They make a lovely table decoration until you’re ready to pour out the tea and these cute Alice in Wonderland napkins will make sure they tie back to the party theme.

Alice in Wonderland Table Decorations

Alice in Wonderland party food ideas

Next, it’s time to plan your party food. An afternoon tea style menu works wonderfully for an Alice in Wonderland tea party.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Finger sandwiches
  • Cupcakes
  • Jam tarts
  • Victoria sponge cake
  • Macarons

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

Presentation is key for an Alice in Wonderland party and there are plenty of cute ways to display your party food before you tuck in!

These teapot cupcake stands are the perfect way to present homemade cupcakes. We love the idea of presenting a few of them on a larger cake stand to make a table centrepiece or putting one next to each guest’s place setting.

How to Plan an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

These Truly Alice plates would be the perfect way to serve your party food. Each one has a hand-drawn style illustration and a quote from Alice in Wonderland!

Alice in Wonderland Tableware

You can never have too many cakes at a tea party and if you need more space to display them, try this cute Alice in Wonderland cake stand! We love the idea of mixing and matching different sweet treats!

Alice in Wonderland Cake Stand

There are just so many cute ways to serve cupcakes… Another one of our favourites is these cute cupcake domes, complete with ‘eat me’ labels! They’d also make a lovely party favour for your guests to take home.

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Cupcake Stands

No unbirthday party is complete without an unbirthday cake and you could decorate yours with these adorable Alice in Wonderland cake picks that feature different characters from the book.

Alice in Wonderland Cake Accessories

Want to throw your own Alice in Wonderland tea party? Find everything we used to create this party over in the Party Delights shop or stay on our blog for more inspiration! 

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