Get ready to fall down the rabbit hole. Join us on a whimsical adventure as we celebrate our little one’s first birthday with an Alice in Onederland (Wonderland) 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
I wanted an outdoor location, 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 lanterns and tissue pom-poms to create a dreamy atmosphere.
Next, set up a “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party” with mismatched teacups and saucers. Mix in pretty florals and fun props too! 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 tea party table to be set in light pink and baby blue with pops of bright flowers. I used my mom’s China and picked up a few additional sets at a local thrift store for fairly cheap as well.
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. The high chair tray was adorned with tulle strips tied together and a “ONE” sign that I cut on my Circuit.
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. These St Patrick’s Day hats (also from the Dollar Tree) were spray painted to match the party colors. 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.
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 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 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 various fillings. 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.
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 Onederland 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!