Inspiration: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

We love a good party and when I saw Izzy’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party I knew you’d love to see it too. Luckily for us Mama Lottie, who blogs at The Snowdrop Bakery, was happy to share photos and her party secrets!

I was Inspired by my obsession with Pinterest (birthday inspiration board here) and Izzy wanting something really girly…so we came up with the Mad Hatters Tea Party theme….plus I’ve always wanted a Mad Hatters Tea Party… fact my friend is now thinking of having one for her 40th Birthday bash!

It was a team effort with my husband and I making little bits and pieces in the evenings. Izzy wore an Alice costume of an apron and no-sew tutu and her sister wore rabbit ears, a felt pocket watch and a white no-sew tutu for her rabbit costume.


We created invitations, signs and cake toppers using images we downloaded and coloured in Photoshop and mis-matched fonts. We decorated the room with bunting made from vintage-style wallpaper offcuts, giant playing cards (bought on eBay) and tissue paper pom poms (you can make your own or buy them in a kit).

For the party food they went old school with jam tarts, sandwiches and of course the magnificent birthday cake iced by Lottie herself. Ruffle cakes are a show stopper but once you have the hang of them they are not too difficult to ice. See this video tutorial for an idea.

Lottie found table cloths from charity shops for no more than about £1.50 each and these were used to create a higgledy-piggledy layout. The table was laid with mis-matched vintage china which you could scour charity shops and carboots to find or hire from somewhere like The English Tea Party.


They played some Alice-themed games of Pin the Smile on the Cheshire Cat, Mad Dancing, Musical Statues, Pass the Parcel and they also made their own mad hats at a craft table. Party bags were made from fabric remnants and contained a few treats including a Cheshire Cate Smile lollipop.

Lottie has an amazing eye for details and the Alice in Wonderland cupcakes she made are testament to this. Frankly I can see why her friends are planning this for their 40th as it looks like one of the best parties ever.


Thanks to Lottie and Izzy for sharing this wonderful Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter’s Tea Party with us!

If you would like to share a birthday party please email kat {at*} *remember to add the @ sign!

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