Kara's Party Ideas Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Garden Tea Party Planning Ideas

This stunning ALICE IN WONDERLAND GARDEN TEA PARTY was submitted by Danielle Arcese of Cutie Putti Paperie. Danielle really thought of everything! This party is amazingly detailed and so beautiful. It reminds me of the Alice Mad Hatter Tea Party I did for my book!

Some of my favorite elements in this Mad Hatter / Alice in Wonderland tea party are:

The tea party fondant cupcake toppers

The “very merry unbirthday” banner

The “looking glass” lollipops

The book shaped boxes used for party favors

and MORE!

Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:

Apothecary Jars


Lollipop / Treat Sticks

Cupcake Liners

Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks

Small Mini “eat me” Glass Jars

Paper Lanterns







This is what Danielle said about the party

– “Down the rabbit hole we go! You’re invited to the Mad Hatter Tea Party, for a very merry unbirthday celebration!

This whimsical Alice in Wonderland inspired collection is perfect for all the little daydreaming “Alices” in your life :-) Nothing could be more perfect for a merry unbirthday celebration then a tea party outside in the garden.

The table was adorned with the most gorgeous three-tiered white ruffled tablecloth from the super talented Christiana of Ruffled Linens on Etsy. The lush tablecloth set the stage to display all of the unbirthday treats.

Pink lemonade “tea” was served in mismatching teacups tagged with “Drink Me” labels.  I purchased Jumbo teacups to display on mini saucers, and mini teacups to display on jumbo saucers, because in Alice’s world “everything is nonsense”.

Another nonsensical prop I purchased was an over-sized set of golden keys. The White Rabbit himself even shared in the fun;  as a white Easter rabbit statue, propped on a petite chair.  A whimsical teapot was found at my local Home Goods, accompanied by the LARGEST matching sugar bowl I have ever seen :-)  This JUMBO bowl I filled with sugar and used as a display vessel for the incredibly adorable Mad Hatter marshmallow pops I made. Covered in green chocolate and pink sparkly sanding sugar, the pops were finished off with a white Chiclet, added to the brim and marked with the famous 10/6.

“Curiouser and Curiouser” cupcakes were displayed on brightly colored milk glass cake stands, adorned with the most AMAZING fondant toppers from Jenny of Parkers Flour Patch.  These cute edible sculptures displayed topsy-turvy teapots, teacups spilling tea, and mad hatter hats.

The top tier of the cupcake tower displayed cupcakes adorned with handmade birthday candle cake pops.  I made them to look similar to the candles displayed on the cake the Mad Hatter presents to Alice in the movie.  Along with the candles were customized cupcake picks.  Both toppers were haphazardly placed going in different directions, because in this wonderland everything is unsure of whether to go “this way or that way”!

Through the Looking glass chocolate lollipops were made using a vintage picture frame mold I found on Etsy, and displayed in a purple toothbrush holder.

The Luscious Loaf Bakery made the most delicious white chocolate ganache brownie squares.  Covered in colored chocolate and adorned with edible flowers, these colorful confections were displayed on a mini tiered petit four stand labeled “Golden Afternoon Petit Fours”

“Down the Rabbit hole Cake pops” were made with a chocolate brownie base dusted in cookie crumbs.  Atop the base was the White Rabbit’s bunny butt on his way down the rabbit hole and into Wonderland.

I made mini scalloped sugar cookies and added a white chocolate rose, hand painted with red food coloring gel displayed as “Paint the roses red cookies”.

Pale blue M&M’s contained in mini glass favor jars (Party City) were labeled with “Eat Me” tags. The “Doorknob” sign directed little guests to “Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction”

Other candy confections included on the table were: Dodo’s fish Gummies- Swedish fish, Purple Chesire Cat vanishing rock candy, Catepillar Hooka Smoke cotton candy and Tweedle Dee and Twiddle Dum Dums.

Ikea’s Ung Drill picture frame was repainted pink and served as the looking glass welcome sign. The birthday banner read “Very Merry Unbirthday”

Little daydreamers were given mini boxes shaped like books filled with colorful flower shaped chocolates. I made these with a flower shaped ice cube tray :-) The tags read “Thanks for going mad with us!”

I always create coordinating party circles for each of my collections.  This time I used the character circles as centerpiece picks. The customized 4 inch circles I displayed on the colorful paper lanterns hung from the trees in the yard.

Thanks to all my wonderful vendors or making this table absolutely everything I imagined it to be :-)”

Paper products and party styling: Cutie Putti Paperie

Ruffled Tablecloth and Chair cover: Ruffled Linens 

Fondant Toppers: Parkers Flour Patch

Bunny butt Brownie pops, Mad Hatter Marshmallow pops, Candle cupcake toppers, Looking glass lollipops: Cutie Putti Paperie

White chocolate Brownie Bite Petit Fours: The Luscious Loaf Bakery

Jumbo Keys, tea pot, sugar bowl, rabbit statue, mini book boxes: Home Goods

Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:

Apothecary Jars


Lollipop / Treat Sticks

Cupcake Liners

Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks

Small Mini “eat me” Glass Jars

Paper Lanterns

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  1. Wendy says:

    Love the cupcakes and the pink tea! The printables are really cute.

  2. Tala from www.perfectpackages.blog.com says:

    I love this party! Looks amazzzzzing! Where can I find/buy these great Alice in Wonderland graphics so I can make my own Madhatter tea party? (I’d like to make my own printables)

  3. Bernadette says:


    I love, love,love everything about this Alice in wonderland party! Where can I find the looking glass lollipop mold?