Cheshire Cat was always appearing and disappearing
especially in mirrors. Cut out smiles
and round cartoon eyes to tape to all of the mirrors in the
house (including the bathroom mirrors). Remember, he often
only partly materialized, so the smile and eyes will be enough!
the story, some of the Queen of Hearts servants accidentally
planted white roses in the garden instead of the red roses
the Queen asked for. As a result, they were left with the
task of painting all of the roses red before the Queen could
find out. This aspect of the story can be reflecting by decorating
bushes or trees at your party with red and white flowers.
These can be simply placed in the bushes (silk roses) or you
can first take the white ones and splash some red paint on
them first to show that someone was indeed trying to paint
to the above, write out quotes from the book on single sheets
of paper that are relevant to your party. These look great
taped up all over the party areas. The more that they look
like pages from the book, the better.
a garland using a deck of cards. Tape playing cards along
a string in a garland-like fashion. You can achieve two different
looks for the garland depending on how you tape them to the
string. You can create a clean looking arrangement by arranging
all of the cards flush which each other, each card facing
the same direction. For a chaotic, crazy feel,
mix and match the directions the cards are facing as well
as how high up the cards you tape them to the string, including
providing some spaces between some of the cards.
were used in the story to play croquet with. Find some lawn
flamingos to place at strategic places at your party - especially
if you plan to play croquet in the yard as part of your party
your party area with pages from the book. Pick up a colorful
book from your local used book store and rip out the pages.
One book should be enough to decorate your entire party area.
If youve divided your party area into different parts
of Wonderland, be sure to coordinate the aspects to the story
with the locations youve created for your party space
tissue paper roses - either red or white or both! These are
fun to make and could even be integrated into your partys
activity line-up. To make a single rose, take 5-8 sheets of
tissue paper, each approximately four inches square (the sizes
and number of the sheets can vary as you desire.) Stack the
sheets and fan fold the stack (alternating directions) in
3/4 inch intervals until you have a mini fan. Now take a twist
tie and tightly secure the center of the fan. One at a time,
pull the layers up, separating each one to create a flower.
Do this to both sides and shape. These look amazing when finished.
For an added touch, consider taking a red marker and coloring
the tips of the white roses!
got lost in the Tulgey Woods. You can create your own Tulgey
wood with the help of some glow in the dark paint found at
a stage and lighting company (some larger craft stores also
have a selection), some black lights (those purple lights
that turn your white shoelaces a bright white glow) and some
poster boards. Paint signs on the poster board with the glow
in the dark paint such as Not this way or This
way not that way and hang them haphazardly around the
room. Once the black lights are on, youll have an eerie
Tulgey Wood. As a final touch, put up some silk plant vines
around the entrance to the Tulgey Wood to give it a more woodsy
your local toy store to find an oversized deck of cards. The
bigger the better. One large decks will be enough to decorate
your entire party space. These can be put up around your party
area in a variety of way and arrangements. Be sure to reserve
the King and Queen of Hearts for a special place such as the
main table centerpiece, etc.