Party Time: An Unbirthday Tea Party

UPDATED: We’ve added pictures from Bellamy Blue and more details.

Our next celebration was an “unbirthday” tea party for Parker’s 5th birthday.  

We decided to send invitations via Paperless Post. We love that you can upload your own logo and personalize your stationery. We asked all the guests to come dressed as their versions of Alice for girls and the Mad Hatter for boys.

We started with the elevator so guests would be transported immediately to Wonderland. We made crepe paper flowers a la Martha Stewart and strung them up in the elevator.  

The room was decorated with “Alice” blue, white and black lanterns, playing cards and luminaria. 

We made “playing card” tea sandwiches using wheat and white bread using mini cookie cutters and had apple juice “tea.” 

We served the “tea” with lovely striped paper straws from Fish’s Eddy. Emily and Stephanie were wonderful enough to cut and attach the “Drink Me” flags.

And there was a lovely table full of treats to snack from. We found gummy butterflies from Economy Candy and lollipops from Vintage Confections.

We tried to stick with a blue and white theme to compliment Alice’s dress, so white gumballs, blue M&Ms, vanilla taffy and yogurt pretzels helped fill the table.  We also had little chocolate and strawberry candy mushrooms as Alice ate them in the story.

To add another layer to the table, we used beautiful glass bottles filled with tinted water with “Drink Me” tags attached and a variety of teapots. 

For an activity, the children made their own fruit tarts. We used phyllo shells filled with vanilla pudding and the children topped them with all sorts of berries. As the children ate, the Mad Hatter read them the story of Alice in Wonderland.

The Mad Hatter also brought a very large teapot piñata. Small pails
with “Fill Me” flags were handed out to hold the treats of sweets and
tea cup and cake erasers that fell from out of the pinata.

At the end, goodie bags containing a skeleton heart key charm on a ribbon from Simpson Studios, a pocket watch, an “Alice” headband for girls and a “Tweedle Dee” propeller beanie for the boys as well as a ribbon wand and a wishing “drink me” bottle from Steampunk Asunder were handed out to make sure that each child had a bit of Wonderland to take home with them.