Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party

Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party

This post has been a long time coming! January was all kinds of busy for me with this party, Martha Stewart’s Dreamers into Doers event in NYC, as well as Blissdom Conference this past week in Nashville. I am THRILLED to share this Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party that I designed for a client in Chapel Hill, NC. Her daughter, Vivi (short for Vivian), turned 1 in Wonderland style. I hope you will find lots of inspiration and ideas for your own birthday parties and Alice in Wonderland themed events.

Flowers were a must at this whimsical party so we mixed over-sized silk flowers with dozens of real flowers from Jagg Classic in Raleigh, NC. You would never have known it was the middle of winter with garden flowers everywhere you turned! We also used whimsical glittered decorations stuck down in the bouquets to add a bit of spice to the bouquets. Glittered butterflies from Michaels adorned the bouquets as well.

A lucky shopping trip at Home Goods discovered these whimsical tea pots that I knew were PERFECT for Vivi’s party! We had 7 in total that sat around on the party tables. Guests loved pointing out their favorite tea pot as there were several different styles. If you LOVE these tea pots, you’re in luck! Our Prop Shop (which is down for a bit of a face lift) will have a couple of these tea pots ready to be shipped out as soon as it’s back up and running so stay tuned if you are interested in 1!

Vivi’s mom had a darling Alice in Wonderland tea set (bowl, top left) that we put at Vivi’s place at the table. Various chalkboard signs were stuck down in bouquets with cute phrases like “drink me” and “vivi”.

Allyson Jane Bakery made the personalized cookies with graphics by The TomKat Studio. They were originally for the favor “hat boxes” but when we saw how darling they were, we knew they deserved a place at the sweets table!

The cake was absolutely amazing! (main cake picture by Abigail Blosser Photography). Delicious fruit flavors and whimsical decorations matched the party theme perfectly. The cake was made by James Perry of Chapel Hill, NC.

An extra room at the club was set up as a croquet room for the kids! Over-sized playing cards were folded over as goals and flamingos were attached to croquet mallets. The kids loved running into the croquet room!

While the kids enjoyed bouncy houses, face painting, and croquet, the adults enjoyed a champagne bar and Mad Hatter beer!

The dress up table was QUITE A HIT! It was easy to do with some Alice in Wonderland costumes, costume jewelry, and a raid of the fancy shoes closet that my mother and I have accumulated over the years.

Favors were made from paper “to-go” boxes crafted to look like hats and filled with sweet treats and mini alarm clocks. Each “hat” was adorned with a little Queen of Hearts favor tag.


The party was quite the hit! Thanks to all the vendors and everyone who helped make it a success!

Photography: Abigail Blosser Photography
Cookies: Allyson Jane
Design & Styling: Courtney Dial + Phronsie Dial
Eat Me/Drink Me Tags: Pink Cherry Mama
Tissue Paper Pom Poms: Party Poms

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  1. Amanda Valles says:

    Where can I order these teapots? I am in LOVE and I have been searching endlessly for these! Help!?! :)

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