So lately there has been a SWELL in the number of repins of all my Abbey in Wonderland ideas and so I figured it was about time to share my Alice in Wonderland themed birthday party on a $300 budget.
The lovely pictures were taken by my adorable friend Holly at Artistic Anthology Photography. Thanks Holly!
I focused on more the Disney cartoon than the Tim Burton remake as it was a one year old party, but a lot of these ideas can work for both, or even just a backyard tea party. I hope some of this inspires you to create your own Wonderland. I’d love to hear about it and see the pictures! If you have any questions, feel free to ask and I’ll do my best to help you out!
|Our Wonderland signs were inspired by the cartoon and made using wood grain scrap booking paper, foam board and a sharpie marker. I simply glued the paper to the board, drew the signs and then cut them out. Total cost: $4|
|We set up a candy and dessert bar on a picnic table and covered it in a table cloth I already owned. Each fishbowl cost me $1, and the candy was about 79 cents a box.|
|Another Dollar Tree centerpiece. This one with a Mylar flamingo balloon.|
|I love this chair!!|
|Dollar Tree cards, hole punch and Dollar Tree white curling ribbon makes an adorable garland. Cost me $2 and I have SO MUCH ribbon left over..|
|This bunting probably cost me the most time and money wise, but I honestly couldn’t do without it! I bough a 1/4 yard of each fabric and made a bunting using THIS tutorial. I looked for Alicey themed fabric and found all sorts of things that worked. Look for things like keys, tea cups, checker, roses, mushrooms, flowers, cards, flamingos, cats, etc… total cost was around $23|
|Another candy bowl, and cake batter popcorn in the background. I made it using plain popcorn, coated in a mixture of melted white chocolate and white cake mix and adding sprinkles. So easy and delcious!|
|“Mommy Juice” summer white sangria. White wine, white grape juice, peaches and strawberries. DELISH! My favorite part of this is the Alice quote about “poison” marked bottles.|
|The dessert table still being set up for the party.|
|MOME RATHS! One of my favorite characters in Alice in Wonderland! I couldn’t leave them out. They were made with colored popcicle sticks, googlie eyes and feather puffs. Cost us about $5 for 48 of them and my step daughter had a blast making them.|
|Ikea tea cups top the dessert plates.|
|I love the whimsy the dessert bar added. We also had little take out boxes for the “to-go” favors and everyone got to fill them with sweets and treats from the party. A few dollars for a sleeve of them at Smart & Final.|
|I made photo props out of felt and heavy cardstock and attached them with wooden skewers. We also had silly hats, glasses and mustaches to add to the mix. The kids had a blast taking silly pictures.|
|This cake cost $20 and was amazingly delicious. We got it at Costco and added the cupcake toppers to make it more complete. We asked them to mix the red and white frosting to make the roses look “painted” red.|
|For food we served mini tea sandwiches, pasta salad, fruit salad, & potato salad. We labeled the drinks with “drink me” tags I made. We also made some tissue paper pompoms but it was so windy we could barely hang them in the trees. Cest La Vie! It was a great time anyway. Please share your experiences below! I’d love to see what you come up with!|