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Mad Hatter Tea Party



Alice, the watch, a tea cup and more-- this playful invitation sets the mixed up, playful tone for your Mad Hatter tea party. Check out B.Nute’s Mad Hatter Party invitations on etsy for details.



What's a zany, colorful, whimsical delight? A Mad Hatter Tea Party, of course! This theme is great for guests young and old -- a birthday party, a baby shower, a bridal shower, a hens party, a moms night out... everyone is always ready for some silly tea party fun! Below are some decorating ideas for your Mad Hatter Party.

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Mad Hatter Personalized Banner

Hearts, roses, tea cup, Alice the Mad Hatter’s hat and more, these vintage engravings have been playfully colored and collaged on top of heart cards... making this a Mad Hatter banner any girl would love to hang in her Wonderland! This matching banner can be purchased on bnute.etsy.com.

“I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date...” It’s a Mad Hatter Tea Party, of course, and no one would miss the fun! Have friends wear fun outfits, or kooky hats, and set up a mixed up Tea Party sure to be a memorable affair!

Hearts, roses, Alice, the Mad Hatter’s hat and more... all the imagery in this Party Kit are colorfully designed to make this a Tea Party to be remembered. The party kit is all you need to throw your Mad Hatter Tea party. Uniquely designed invitations, thank you cards, banner, and tags are adorned with playful vintage colored engravings that are reminiscent of the classic book.


If you throw a Mad Hatter Tea Party, send us the pictures! We’d love to include them on our website to show everyone the fun that was had!


Fresh Fruit Tart Recipe on Life123 Website

Little finger foods are great for a tea party! Below are a few ideas for your Mad Hatter party:

  1. Tea Sandwiches - From simple cucumber tea sandwiches to elaborate smoked salmon sandwiches, you can find all types of tea sandwich recipes online sure to please all tastes!

  2. Meat Pies - How about a little meat pie in a pastry shell. Easy finger food, and hearty to fill your guests tummies!

  3. Salty & Sweet Mixed Up Treats - There are recipes galore online for cereal snack mixes. For your Mad Hatter party, create these same mixes, but add some color and whimsy-- use colored cereals (i.e., Fruit Loops or something similar), and/or mini marshmallows for color and the sweet taste!

  4. Fruit Tarts - How great would a bunch of mini fruit tarts look on cake pedestal stands! Head to a local bakery to save time, unless you are inclined to make them yourself!



A Mad Hatter Pocket Watch Art Activity

Don't be late for this important date... kids will love this craft of designing their own pocket watch, a perfect art activity for your Mad Hatter Tea Party. Here's some step by step instructions to make your own watch.

1. Fold a third of a white piece of card stock over, and draw a circle with a knob on top. Make sure one side of the circle is on the fold.

2. Cut out the shape. Now you should have a pocket watch that is like a card.

3. Get out the crayons, pens, and colored pencils and have kids decorate! You can print out pictures of pocket watched from the internet to give kids examples if you'd like.

4. Here's the outside of a decorated pocket watch.

5. Here's the inside!

6. Punch a hole in the top and string a ribbon through it so kids can put the watch around their necks like a necklace.

Now it's time for tea! This activity will be loads of fun for kids, and, hey, it may even help them with telling time.

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Every Mad Hatter or Alice in Wonderland Party should have a croquet game set up! Whether you formally play the game as part of the party, or let guests play when they want to is up to you, but just make sure it is set up and ready to go! If your party is indoors, no problem... there are many indoor croquet sets that will do the trick!

Musical Chairs Around the Tea Party Table

After the tea party, and all the food is eaten, just turn around those chairs (so they are facing out), and have a game of musical chairs! A traditional party game that all will love.

Treasure Hunt for Alice Items

Before the party, hide a bunch of Alice in Wonderland items throughout your house or yard. Create clues to guide the guests to the clues, and there you have it, a great Mad Hatter Hunt! Here are some suggested items you can hide:

Stuffed Rabbit Toy or Rabbits Foot

  1. Key

  2. Tea cup

  3. Queen of Hearts Card

  4. Jack of Hearts Playing Card

  5. Mad Hatter Hat

  6. Pocket Watch

  7. Drink Me Bottle

  8. Toy Cheshire Cat


Depending on the length of your party, here are some entertainment ideas:

  1. Watch Disney’s original Alice in Wonderland Movie (or the Mad Hatter Party scene)

  2. Read an excerpt or shortened version of Alice in Wonderland


Treat ideas to come...

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Below are some ideas on what to give as goodie bag treats at your Mad Hatter Tea Party.

1. Mad Hatter Goodie Bag Tags

Don’t be late for my very fun date...! These personalized tags are perfect for hanging on gifts and/or goodie bags at your Mad Hatter Tea Party! Hears, roses, tea cup, Alice, the Mad Hatter’s hat, and more, these vintage engravings have been playfully collaged on top of heart cards... making these gift tags that stand out!gift tags that will stand out.

Tags are 2 sided, one side with hand designed Mad Hatter imagery (8 different images); 2nd side is either standard “To/From” text or personalized text of your choice.

These goodie bag/gift tags can be purchased on bnute.etsy.com.

Mixed Up, Mismatched Tea Cups and Pots

Head to your closets and find all those teacups given to you by our long lost aunt. Don't have any? Ask neighbors and friends if you can borrow a few, or head to the thrift store to find some. The more the better, and the more mismatched is ideal!

Whimsical Butterfly Design Teapot on Amazon

Now fill your Mad Hatter space with all your goodies, on the serving table, on the dining table, on the mantle! Use cake pedestals to raise some higher than others, the uneven display is great on the eye.

Polka Dot Teapot on Amazon

Don't forget to fill the pots with flowers and butterflies! (See below for details.)


Colorful Flowers and Butterflies

Paper Flowers with Pop!

Now it's time for some real color! Fill all those pots with bold flowers. Use artificial flower, real flowers, or paper flowers, take your pick, all will look great! (Check out another post of mine about tissue paper flowers)

Butterfly Bouquet from Martha Stewart

Once the flowers are in the pots, purchase some faux butterflies and stick them in the arrangement. The more the better. Again, this party is all about color, excess and whimsy! The above butterfly bouquet example from Martha Stewart shows how festive a bunch of butterflies look together! Many different types of artificial butterflies can be found at your local craft store or online.

Art Print from Alexander Ross Gallery

Mad Hatter Tea Party from Disney's Alice in Wonderland

Twinkle Lights and Paper Lanterns

Now it's time to look up! Fill the sky with twinkle lights and paper lanterns. If your indoors, hang lights all around the room and dangle paper lanterns from the light strings. If you are outdoors, hang lights in trees and paper lanterns above the table. If you haven't seen the original Disney version of Alice in Wonderland... now's the time. The scene for the Mad Hatter Party is filled with lanterns and lights!

If you're searching for paper lanterns, you must check out Luna Bazaar. It's a great resource for all types of paper lanterns-- different colors, shapes, prints, and more!

Casino Danglers from Amazon

Deck of Cards

It's time to put those decks of cards that are missing a card or 2 to use! You can either hand make a garland with hand cut paper hearts, and cards, or head to your party store and look in the casino party aisle for inspiration and ideas!

Also, scatter the cards on the top of the serving table and dining table. This will be a great addition to the look.


A Queen of Hearts Crown Art Activity

Queen of Hearts Crown

by B.Nute productions

Who doesn't want to be queen for the day! Kids and adults will love this printable Queen of Hearts crown to wear at the Mad Hatter Tea Party or any day they want to be queen. Add some glitter or other embellishments to make it sparkle.

Free Printable Queen of Hearts Crown by B.Nute productions

Instructions to Make Your Queen of Hearts Crown

1. Select the above image and print out on card stock.

2. Cut out crown.

3. Add glitter or embellishments as desired.

4. Punch holes in either end, and string with fancy ribbon.

5. Tie crown to your head, and have a royal time!

Free Printable Queen of Hearts Crown Template - Party Art Activity

Looking for an art activity for your Mad Hatter Party? Have guests decorate their own crown. Below is the printable crown template. Just set out pens, crayons, glitter glue and gems, and have fun. (To assemble, follow the same instructions above.)

Free Printable Queen of Hearts Crown Template

Printable items are copyright protected, and provided free of charge by B.Nute productions for personal use only. B.Nute's printables can not be sold, altered, or provided for download on any other site. For questions or inquiries, please contact B.Nute productions.


Free Printable “Eat Me” & “Drink Me” Tags

Free Printable Mad Hatter Tea Party

"Drink Me" & "Eat Me" Tags

by B.Nute productions

A Mad Hatter Tea Party is not complete with out "Eat Me" and "Drink Me" tags! Use on goodie bags, gifts, or even as part of a creative Mad Hatter game at your party! Below are free printable Mad Hatter tags perfect for your party.

Free Printable Mad Hatter Tea Party "Eat Me" & "Drink Me" Tags by B.Nute productions

Instructions for Making Tags

1. Select link above, and print tag image from your browser. I suggest using a heavier card stock to give the tag some weight.

2. Cut out tags from paper.

3. Punch hole at top of tags where circle is.

4. String with a colorful ribbon.

Now fill a vintage tea cup with goodies (for "Drink Me" it could be tea bags, instant coffee packets, or lemonade/juice packets; for "Eat Me" little candies are always tasty), tie on the tag and you've got a memorable goodie bag!

Printable items are copyright protected, and provided free of charge by B.Nute productions for personal use only. B.Nute's printables can not be sold, altered, or provided for download on any other site. For questions or inquiries, please contact B.Nute productions.