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Alice in Wonderland Party Ideas

I stumbled upon this absolutely AMAZING Alice in Wonderland-inspired party on photographer Jessica Claire’s blog a while back, and even though it’s been almost 3 years since the party actually took place, it still remains as one of the most adorable kids parties I’ve ever seen…

Alice in Wonderland Party Ideas

It also feels especially timely to feature this theme right now with Disney’s new Alice in Wonderland movie by Tim Burton opening in theaters today… which I personally can’t wait to go see in IMAX 3D!

Something tells me there are going to be a LOT of “Wonderland” themed celebrations popping up this year… and hopefully for all ages –  I love the idea of tailoring the Wonderland theme to adult parties too – like milestone birthdays, bridal showers, and whimsical engagement parties!

Alice in Wonderland Party Ideas

This colorful tea party was actually a combined celebration for 3 different birthday girls, and each guest of honor received her own fabulously decked-out birthday girl chair:

Alice in Wonderland Party Ideas

Alice in Wonderland Party Ideas

The rest of the guest chairs were embellished with lots of brightly colored artificial flowers & greenery:

Alice in Wonderland Party Ideas

Place settings included real china tea cups, colorful utensils, rhinestone details for added sparkle, and a princess wand for each girl to decorate:

Alice in Wonderland Party Ideas

Alice in Wonderland Party Ideas

Alice in Wonderland Party Ideas

The ultra-creative “whimsical flower garden” featured giant flowers and an enchanted carousel horse with fairy wings!

Alice in Wonderland Party Ideas

Alice in Wonderland Party Ideas

Alice was even there to do a little face painting

Alice in Wonderland Party Ideas

… as well as a petting zoo, complete with lots of bunny rabbits, of course!

Alice in Wonderland Party Ideas

A couple more shots of the guests enjoying themselves… does this look like a fun party or what?!

Alice in Wonderland Party Ideas

Alice in Wonderland Party Ideas

Thanks so much to photographer Jessica Claire for all of the beautiful and “WONDERfully” inspiring images (pun intended)! =)

Alice in Wonderland Party Ideas

42 Comments

  1. Michelle March 5, 2010 at 9:54 am

    I had a “Merry Unbirthday Mad Hatter Tea Party” for my birthday this year (my birthday was during the week, the party on the weekend, so technically it was my unbirthday the day of the party). Made everyone come in hats, put “eat me” and “Drink me” signs on things, a “through the looking glass” sign on the bathroom mirror, croquet sticks laying around, etc. It was fun!

  2. Therese Dozier March 5, 2010 at 9:56 am

    That is too cute! It really looks like the kids had a great time.. Looks like I know what I am gonna do for my next birthday party!

  3. Janelle March 5, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Wow, that’s quite the party! Love the chairs!!!

  4. Donna March 5, 2010 at 10:07 am

    I drew a lot of inspiration from this party for my own. Please come take a peek!
    http://partywishesscv.blogspot.com/2009/07/mad-hatter-tea-party.html

  5. Kim - The TomKat Studio March 5, 2010 at 10:09 am

    What a gorgeous party! I love the feel of Alice in Wonderland…so ecelctic!

  6. Pamela Smerker March 5, 2010 at 9:50 am

    WOW what stunning photos and unbelievable decor!!!

  7. Kristy March 5, 2010 at 11:07 am

    I absolutely ADORE this party. Mix, match, mismatch perfection. Visually stunning!

  8. Elaine's Semi-Homemade Life March 5, 2010 at 11:38 am

    I LOVE, LOVE this theme and hope it’s still trendy when my lil girl turns 5 later this yr!

  9. Social Couture March 5, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Alice in Wonderland is definitely going to be all the rage this year. I love all the paper lanterns; we actually sell various colored paper lanterns and some other fun whimsical items that are perfect for this peculiar theme.

  10. newlywedsnextdoor March 5, 2010 at 10:50 am

    WOW this is stunning. So many details! The chairs are amazing! I can see a lot of time and money went into this. Did each girl get their own little cake? So cute!

  11. michelle @ blissful musings March 5, 2010 at 11:14 am

    WOW! The color, details, perfect chaos is just incredible. I love the hanging lanterns.

  12. Laura March 5, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    This party looks so familiar..I can’t remember who did this..it will come to me..
    Amazing..Amazing…love the chairs and the individual cake.

  13. Shelley@divinepartyconcepts March 5, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    I adore this party!!!

  14. Send IN The Clowns March 5, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    …and here is the party we created for an *ALICE* theme, shot by the same fab photographer!
    http://www.jessicaclaire.net

  15. Heather March 5, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    this is incredible!!!

  16. down bedding March 5, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Wow, what eye-popping amazing colors!!!!

  17. Rowaida Flayhan March 5, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Beautiful Party

  18. Lisa March 5, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Such a magical party! I love the tea cups for small children who would not normally be allowed near something so fragile. I love the “throw caution to the wind” very “wonderland” feel. I will be tucking these idea’s away!

  19. Kate Landers Events, LLC March 7, 2010 at 9:10 am

    When I saw this party about a year ago I gasped, the whimsy, color, creativity–all left me speechless. I love it! I too expect (and hope!) to see lots of Alice and Wonderland themed parties this year.

  20. Leah March 7, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    what a fabulous party – lots of great ideas here.

  21. Davar@ Elevator Accident Lawyer March 7, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Every time I came to your blog , I get astonished by your creativity.

  22. Joanna Chong March 8, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Loved this party! Planned a “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party” for a group of ladies last year that drew a lot of inspiration from this whimsical theme! Please share your thoughts!
    http://joanna-chong.blogspot.com/2009/07/mad-hatters-tea-party.html

  23. Amanda March 8, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    What a beautiful design! I can’t wait until my daughter is old enough to throw these kinds of parties for!

  24. Indi March 9, 2010 at 1:05 am

    What a magical theme! I’m a bit Alice mad at the moment :)

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    What a cute party, i’m sure any little girl would adore!

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  29. VICKY March 14, 2010 at 9:19 am

    I LOVE IT ….

  30. gloryvette perez March 18, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    love it!!!!

  31. Carla Rodriguez March 19, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Excelente Fiesta!!!!! Felicidades!!!….

  32. lesley March 22, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    very nice..i surely love it

  33. Gina Gomez March 27, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    This shows so much creativity! I always try to outdo myself every year. (I only have one daughter so lucky me!) But this is out of this world! Does this come naturally? It takes me all year to plan ONE party. Although I think i work better under pressure and deadline because that’s when i get the best ideas!

  34. Renee March 27, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Fabulous tea party!

  35. Renee March 27, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Love the decorations and colors!

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    Where can I get those amazing strings of different lanterns?

  38. Bird July 21, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Stunning party!!

  39. Michelle February 26, 2011 at 1:55 am

    Just gorgeous!! The photography and detail are beautiful :) Couldn’t resist this for my blog :)

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    I love blue bottle where did you find it

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