this might take a little time, you might find that it will
be all of the decoration that you need for your party and
youll REALLY impress your guests. Using brown packaging
paper, twist long sheets into tree branches and attach the
branches to the wall directly behind your tea part table.
Using additional branches that you make, attach one end of
each to your tree and the other end to a string that is pinned
to the ceiling (making the branches hover over the table.)
Finally, tape dangling strings with green paper leaves attached
to them from the overhead branches. This single addition to
your party will create such a great outdoors garden look for
your Mad Tea Party!
out of your garage (or borrow from a friend or neighbor) some
strands of white Christmas tree lights. These look great for
a festive garden look. These are especially effective you
a portion of your party will be outside at dusk!
to use pastel colors
and several of them. The look of
the mad tea party is
mad. Have fun mixing and
matching the colors into a crazy design. Mix patterns as well
for a true mad party!
everyone on an Alice in Wonderland scavenger hunt - check
out these cool Alice in Wonderland themed scavenger hunt lists
to download -
what you can to NOT match the chairs, cups, plates, spoons,
etc. The party definitely had a chaotic feel. Garden parties
are planned in a very coordinated fashion, but NOT a mad tea
party. Mix and match chairs, cups, etc. so that each place
setting is its own combination of randomness
your local thrift store and pick up as many cheap tea pots
as you can. If the patterns or colors arent right for
the party, a quick can of spray paint will do the trick. They
wont actually be used for drinking from, so paint away.
Stack what pots you can get your hands on hot glue-gunning
the cheap thrift store ones on the base to hold up the centerpiece
of teapots. It will look amazing and truly set the mood for
your tea party! For added fun, have a small doormouse coming
out of one of the teapots!
if tea wont be served, serving the beverages in tea
cups is a must.
you are able to provide several teapots for use and the party
is for children, enjoy putting many different kinds of punch
in each of the different tea pots. The children will have
fun pouring different flavors in their cups (punch is one
of those drinks where even the oddest of combinations of flavors
is still drinkable.) For added fun, DONT match the color
of the pot to the color of the punch inside (so they wont
know which flavor it is until the pour!)
online for patterns to make quick and easy paper Chinese lanterns.
They will look FANTASTIC hanging from the ceiling above your
table or in a tree if your table is outside.
it might be challenging to find the right volunteer, do what
you can to have someone dressed as the Mad Hatter (or at least
wearing the hat) guide the guests through the events of the
tea party. Of course, the person would need to be energetic
and a bit silly. Having this presence will definitely put
the party over the top.
have everyone move around the table and sit in a new seat!