I had wanted to host a tea party for quite some time, and finally did so for my best friend’s birthday. This wasn’t just any tea party though; it was a Mad Hatter Tea Party. I had a lot of fun piecing together mismatched teapots and teacups, Alice in Wonderland quotes, and a palette of soft, feminine tones.
We held our event in the afternoon – you know, proper tea time – and my personal goal was to get as many grown men as possible drinking tea with saucers… because what could possibly be more adorable?
I went fairly simple on much of the decor for this event. There are a few “Mad Hatter” or “Alice in Wonderland” twists including quotes and pictures in frames, a few hats, a white-rabbit-looking clock, and as many teacups as I could find. It’s amazing how easy it is to glam things up by hot-glueing plastic gems onto them!
I also kept the menu for this party fairly simple, with a candy bar, cupcakes, tea sandwiches, and of course, a selection of teas.
I left my best friend in charge of choosing the candy – it was her party after all! I asked her to pick out some delicious and bright-coloured candies, and they looked and tasted fantastic.
I purchased some absolutely adorable cupcakes from Minibites Cupcakes. This was the first time I had ordered from this company, and when I picked them up I was blown away! She had created adorable little edible flowers, teapots, and hats for the tops. So cute.
I hit up the closest David’s Tea store to pick out a good selection of teas for the party. My choices included:
Guests were encouraged to dress as they would for a garden tea party, and to wear their favourite hat. We spent the majority of the party eating, drinking, and chatting, then moved on to playing a couple games. We finished the event with a best hat contest for a fun dollar store prize.
Best of luck with your very own Mad Hatter Tea Party! Be sure to come back and share your ideas with me.