Willow in Wonderland - Mad Hatters Tea Party
Willow was turning four and I wanted her to have a special party that she could help with also.
After looking around the internet for ideas we decided on one of her favourite books 'Alice in Wonderland'.
We got the movie out and looked for ideas.
The list was huge, Willow had so many ideas and so we got planning.
With our party plan sorted we started once a week going to fairs and op shops looking for old tea pots and mad cups for everyone.
A guest list was written up and invites sent out. Everything was going to plan.
This was very exciting planning with my little girl.
It wouldn't be a Mad Hatter Tea Party without a good game of Croquet.
My hubby and I spent a few nights putting this game together.
Four croquet mallets, balls, Alice characters and the Queens guards as croquet hoops.
The kids all loved playing it and even a few of the parents enjoyed having a go as well :)
With over 60 guests arriving I needed to make the food fun but easy to get out for everyone to eat without spending too much time in the kitchen. Pinterest was fantastic for ideas.
'This drink will make you taller and this drink will make you shorter'.
Guests had a choice of lots of mad sized cups. Some kids filled their drinks up once into huge soup sized cups while others used little tiny cups. The kids loved this.
Making Mad Hatter's Hats for the Tea Party
I put heaps of crafts out on the the driveway. Kids all chose a hat each and had so much fun decorating them.
The top layer had a picture of Alice. The last layer was the Queen of Hearts.
We had 28 kids so made 30 layers so all the young ones could at least open one layer each.
This was a game I made. I got a cat printed onto poster paper and laminated 30 Grins. We had two games going - one for Under 5s and the other for the older kids. The younger ones got to choose if they wanted to be blindfolded or not.
Open the small door to Wonderland