Thursday, 26 July 2012

Mad Hatter Tea Party – 7th Birthday

Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Tea Party

Mad Hatter Tea Party Dessert Table by Sweet Scarlet Designs

This was the Mad Hatter Tea Party I designed for my daughter's 7th birthday. After being rained-out and then postponed, the party finally went ahead. Although I had plans for it being a beautiful garden party, it had to be held under cover as the ground was too wet and mushy. But, we got there in the end and a lovely time was had by all.

The design I had in mind was a very modern interpretation of the Alice in Wonderland and Mad Hatter theme. I contrasted a modern Chevron pattern with vintage silverware pieces like the candelabra, and silver teapots and decanters. The beautiful gold teaset really made the whole table 'pop' and I was so lucky I found bits and pieces of this set at flea markets and on eBay to put together.

The party itself was a lot of fun with 'old school' activities and games like sack races, pass-the-parcel, horse rides, a photo booth (with printable Alice in Wonderland props) and croquet! Yes, I even found a croquet set on eBay! All the guests received co-ordinating ribbon wands, which I made, trimmed with name tags, which come as an editable PDF file in this printable set.

Food included vanilla cupcakes, layered jellies, teapot and teacup cookies, assorted candies, lollipops, cake pops and ice cream – which I made myself (apart from the ice cream!).

I hope you enjoy this party as much as I enjoyed putting it together.

This printable set is now available in the Sweet Scarlet Designs Etsy shop.

Birthday cake
1.5" Party Dots added to lollipops and personalized Candy Bar Wrappers
"Modern meets vintage". Fresh flowers always make a dessert table 'pop'.
2" Personalized Cupcake Toppers and 2" "Eat Me" & "Drink Me" Party Dots
Teapot and Teacup cookies
Dessert Table details – I loved the over-sized pocket watch clock I found for the party
2" Personalized Cupcake Toppers and 7"x5" Alice "Quotes" Party Signs
6"x4" Personalized Party Sign and Editable Buffet Labels in blue and pink
2" Party Dots added great detail to the little trinkets I picked up for the table
Large Personalized Party Sign – suits IKEA "Ung" Frame
1.5" Party Dots added to lollipops
Editable Swing Tags and printable Photo Booth Props
"Thank You" Favor Tags and Editable Swing Tags,
these were attached to Ribbon Wands for each guest which I made myself
Printable Straw Flags
More details with loads of color
Personalized Bunting Flags
Flamingo tags for our croquet sticks!
Personalized 7"x5" Printable Invitation

This Mad Hatter Tea Party Printable Set is now available in my Etsy shop:

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  1. Gorgeous (as always!) Love the printables and the old school party games were a great idea :)

  2. Elise, this is beautiful! I love your take on all of it. So talented! Keep up the great work!


  3. Thanks so much Maxine, I can't wait to see your feature.


  4. Ooh! I love it all! What a fun and colorful party.

  5. Ohhhhhhmygosh! I already liked the other table very much, but THIS IS SOOOO GEORGOUS!!! I love Alice in Wonderland Themes, (and the book of course) I even had a Mad Tea Party some weeks ago, but not one like THAT! I even think about getting the the designs so much.
    Sorry, if that was a bit too...emotional.^^'

  6. Hi Penny

    Thank you for your lovely comments, I was really happy with how this party turned out.


  7. Hi Elise, You designed all things well and with manner, I love your work and start taking interest in your other posts as well. Thank you !

  8. Hi Elise. I really adore this party theme set. What is the price? Thanks, Cara

  9. hi - can I order - what is the price?