Wonderland Tea Party Birthday Ideas

Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party Ideas for First Birthday

Get ready to fall down the rabbit hole with these wonderland party ideas. Join us on a whimsical adventure as we celebrate our little girl with an Alice in Wonderland first birthday party. From curious decorations to delightful treats and engaging activities, I’ve got all the inspiration you need to create a magical celebration that will leave everyone grinning like the Cheshire Cat. Plus, don’t miss out on my free printables to add that extra sprinkle of wonder to your Alice in Wonderland Birthday party plans!

Wonderland Birthday Decor

Set the stage for a magical wonderland-themed party with a Wonderland birthday welcome sign. I downloaded the font online and cut the letters on my Cricut to string together for a fun banner.

I wanted an outdoor location for our wonderland theme, but quickly ruled out public parks since smash cake clean up would be difficult. We live in a condo, which limits our yard space out back.

I settled on my parents home so we would have the amenities and enough space to spread out.

You can easily transform your party space into a whimsical wonderland with playful decorations. First, begin by hanging pastel-colored paper flowers, lanterns and tissue pom-poms to create a dreamy atmosphere.

Mad Hatter Tea Party Table Decor

Next, set up a “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party” with mismatched tea cups, saucers, and a tea pot or two. I found many options at local thrift stores for a great value.

Mix in pretty florals and fun props too like a vintage clock or antiques to give it a fun, whimsical feel. Don’t forget to add curious and quirky signs too. Something that says “This Way” and “That Way” will pay homage to the mischievous paths of Wonderland.

I wanted our themed tea party table to be set in light pink and baby blue with pops of bright flowers. So, I used my mom’s China and picked up a few additional sets at a local thrift store for fairly cheap as well. The table was set with pastel paper plates under each tea cup for an added layer of color.

I plan birthday parties professionally so we actually have large Wonderland decorations cut out of wood and painted including Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, Caterpillar and more.

These handmade pieces really made the party pop and set the stage for a magical day. Other fun props include oversized playing cards and top hatters similar to the Mad Hatter.

First Birthday in “Onederland”

I purchased a 6ft by 8ft piece of astroturf from Home Depot (for only $24) to hang as the backdrop. Accented with a tassel garland (found on clearance at Party City) it was PERFECT!

I used my daughter’s high chair and cute a pink heart shape out of foam board to give it the high back look straight out of the whimsical world of Alice. The high chair tray was adorned with tulle strips tied together and a “ONE” sign that I cut on my Circuit.

Wonderland Tea Party Birthday Ideas

Wonderland Themed Birthday Activities

Since we don’t know many little ones, I wanted to provide adult activities to make the party extra fun. I purchased white ceramic mugs from the Dollar Tree and put out sharpie markers for guests to design their own coffee cup to take home as a favor.

To make the sharpie dishwasher proof, you simply bake in the over at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

I also made a Mad Hatter station for our Wonderland-themed party. These St Patrick’s Day hats (also from the Dollar Tree) were spray painted vibrant colors to match the party color scheme.

I set up a hot glue gun and an assortment of accessories (feathers, tape, ribbon, jewels, etc). Most of those items I found in the clearance section of Hobby Lobby or pulled from my own stock of craft supplies.

Alice in Wonderland Games

An Alice in Wonderland-themed birthday party offers a whimsical and imaginative setting that’s perfect for a variety of enchanting games. Here are some game ideas that would be a hit at a kid’s birthday party:

Mad Hatter Hat Toss

Set up a series of large hats or cones as targets and have the children toss rings or bean bags to land on them, mimicking the Mad Hatter’s eccentric collection of hats.

Queen of Hearts Croquet Game

Using flamingo mallets and hedgehog balls, if possible, set up a fun croquet set course. Kids can take turns trying to navigate the course, just like in the story.

Cheshire Cat’s Smile Hunt

Hide wide Cheshire Cat smiles around the party area for a scavenger hunt. Guests can search for them, and whoever finds the most smiles wins a prize.

Painting the Roses Red

Set up paper fake white roses on easels or tables and have children “paint” them red with watercolor or washable paint, avoiding the wrath of the Queen of Hearts.

Tea Party Relay

Organize a relay race where kids must set a tea table with plates, teacups, and saucers, then dash back with the setup intact without dropping anything.

These games, inspired by the whimsy and adventure of Alice in Wonderland, are sure to delight children and transport them into the magical world of their favorite story.

To keep little ones entertained, another fun idea is to set up a “Painting the Roses Red” craft station. Let kids paint white roses with red paint, just like Alice in the garden. Or, host a “Tea Party Treasure Hunt” where kids search for hidden

Wonderland tea party-themed treats and surprises around the venue. Finally, for a tea-riffic time, play “Pin the Grin on the Cheshire Cat” – a playful twist on the classic party game.

Alice in Wonderland Food Ideas

Treat your guests to a Wonderland menu feast fit for the Queen of Hearts! Serve “Eat Me” cupcakes with adorable “Drink Me” beverage tags.

Create “Caterpillar Kabobs” using fruit slices and marshmallows on skewers, and offer “Queen’s Croquet Sandwiches” with a variety of tea sandwiches like PB&J, ham and cheese and cucumber and cream cheese.

For the cake, consider a topsy-turvy design, paying tribute to the whimsy of Wonderland. Our cake from Publix is a replica of the cake Alice holds in the classic cartoon. I also ordered Petit Fours (my favorite) and “Eat Me” cookies from our local bakery.

Squeeze-Its from the Dollar Tree made the perfect “Drink Me” beverages. In addition, these individually wrapped pink wafer cookies with purple lines (made with a sharpie) were perfect for ‘Cheshire Cat Cookies’.

The food table also included fresh strawberries and White Rabbit Veggies. We also had grilled hamburgers/hotdogs and chips/dip as additional hearty items.

Party Favors for Wonderland Theme

An Alice in Wonderland-themed birthday party is a whimsical adventure, and what better way to thank your little guests for joining the journey than with enchanting party favors?

Here are some delightful ideas that will have them grinning like a Cheshire Cat as they leave your magical celebration:

Miniature Tea Sets

Small, individual tea sets or tea cups that echo the Mad Hatter’s tea party, perfect for imaginative tea parties at home.

Playing Cards

Decks of playing cards to represent the Queen of Hearts and her soldiers. You can even find Alice in Wonderland-themed decks for an extra special touch.

Alice in Wonderland Books

Miniature or abridged versions of the classic tale, allowing kids to relive the adventure long after the party ends.

Eat Me Cookies and Drink Me Bottles

Small, labeled cookie bags and miniature bottles filled with non-alcoholic drinks, replicating the famous items that made Alice grow and shrink.

Rabbit Ear Headbands

Cute bunny ear headbands for kids to wear and pretend they’re hurrying off to an important date, just like the White Rabbit.

Wonderland Stickers and Temporary Tattoos

Sheets of stickers or temporary tattoos featuring characters and elements from Alice in Wonderland, perfect for creative expression.

Themed Bookmarks

Whimsically designed bookmarks featuring quotes or illustrations from the story, encouraging a love for reading and adventure.

These party favors are not just gifts; they’re mementos of a fantastical journey through Wonderland, ensuring the magic of your Alice in Wonderland party lingers on in the hearts and imaginations of your young guests.

To add a sprinkle of wonder to your Alice in Onederland party, I’m sharing my printables with you! Download these charming designs, including cupcake toppers, favor tags, and more.

Click here to unlock these magical printables and elevate your celebration to a whole new level.

With these Alice in Wonderland first birthday party ideas, you’ll create an unforgettable adventure for your little one and your guests. From the delightful decorations to the mouthwatering treats and also engaging activities, every detail will make your little one’s first birthday truly magical.

So, let your imagination run wild with these Alice in Onederland Birthday Party ideas. Cheers to a tea-rific first birthday celebration!

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  • Kayla Peloquin

    A blogger, Social Media Specialist and digital influencer, Kayla is the founder and driving force behind MommyofaPrincess.com, a blog designed to provide party planning ideas, family travel tips, and fun DIY projects with her Millennial 'Girl Mom' audience. She has partnered with several brands, a few favorites include Walt Disney World, Google, Coca-Cola, Carters and LEGOLAND Florida. This venture perfectly fits her current lifestyle with two young daughters.

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