(Closed) Mad Hatter Tea Party Reception

posted 11 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
7103 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Big and colourful springs to mind. You could have a great candy and cake display!

I’ve done a Google image search. The first picture was from a wedding as the web address for it is weddingwindow.com (?)



Post # 5
869 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Here are some neat pictures I stumbled accross looking at party websites. Hope they help to inspire you 🙂

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Post # 6
381 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Toffee: We are date twins and at this point I think my theme is getting everything done so thanks for making me feel like it is not too late!

Post # 7
1261 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

My bridal shower was a mad hatters tea party.

The favors were tea cups with tiny tea spoons and a tea bag:

Outside, they’d set up my own personal Wonderland:

complete with tea sets and tea cups all over the place

and a tent with tea, crumpets, and if you look at the pot on the right, even a little doormouse:

My sister made all of the tarts from scratch:

Trust me, there’s more. It was awesome.

Post # 8
4 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m doing a formal afternoon tea as part of my reception, but not Alice in Wonderland themed.  When the movie came out, a group of my friends and I had a Mad Hatter’s tea party to celebrate a friend’s birthday and it was a ton of fun.  We did it in a pavillion in the middle of a rose garden by the river and it was gorgeous.  I would definitely have a daytime wedding outside with an afternoon tea on long rectangular tables.  Your decor could be really colorful and fun- you have half painted roses, playing cards, stopped clocks, mirrors, and lots stacks of old china.  You can find china for next to nothing at yard sales, flea markets, and thrift stores and you can probably borrow some from relatives as well.  My mom used to own a tearoom and she always had themed games for people to play that were a huge hit.  It would be awesome if you could play crouquet with mallets that look like flamingos during your cocktail hour!  You can also have hats and silly things for people to dress up in for pictures.  If I were doing it, I would make my favors a little petit four that says “eat me” with a tiny bottle of something with a cork that says “drink me.”   And how cool would your invitations and other stationary be if you integrated some of the engraved illustrations from the old books?

Post # 9
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Here are some beautiful examples:

http://www.kissthegroom.com/2009/06/a-lovely-tea-party-2/ by Kiss the Groom and Mindy Weiss

At Style me Pretty:




What they seem to have in common is mismatched china, old books, vintage clocks…have fun!

Post # 10
1211 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@VegasBaby: I was just about to post those SMP shoots. I LOVED those! They almost made me want to change the course of my whole wedding!

Post # 11
2018 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i’ve seen many cakes like the one mrs.peters posted and i LOVE them! too bad they don’t fit in with my wedding, but yours is perfect!

Post # 13
10 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010 - V. Sattui Winery

Such a cute idea!

Post # 14
30393 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I find that the thrift shops run by the church and hospital ladies have the best prices and the largest selection of vintage themed items.

Post # 15
19 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

Cute idea! There is a shop on etsy that I love that has some great Alice in Wonderland themed things like tags/bags for favors, etc.


Post # 16
983 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I love it!

Everyone has such fantastic ideas!

This is such a small teeny contribution, but they make rubber stamps of the Alice in Wonderland engravings:


and rubber stamps are so versatile and useful–you can use them to jazz up escort cards, decorate envelopes with them, make thank-you cards with them…So many possibilities with rubber stamps.

And I LOVE the idea of having a sign at the bar that says “DRINK ME” and another at the buffett (if you have one) that says “EAT ME.” So cute!

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