This is a continuation of the “Mad Tea Party” Theme, Part 2B, with lots more Mad Tea Party table decor. Miss Party is on a roll now with ideas flying faster than the Queen of Hearts’ Guards!
Now is the time to start figuring out how to use all those fabulous vintage items you have collected from thrift stores, garage sales and your own collection to make small groupings running down the center of the insanely long tea table. Hopefully you have collected lots of random teacup, saucers and teapots that you can use permanently to make a number of ‘Teetering Teacups’ Centerpieces, Part 1! These are a must have for this party and will add a ton of vintagey ambience to the table, as you can see in the pic below. The are three ‘Teetering Teacups’ Centerpieces posts with lots of ideas so be sure to check out all three. You might like to do a ‘Truly Unruly Cards’ Centerpiece placed in the center of one of the larger tables, or set so that it crosses over two tables.
Collect lots of small old and new vintage-looking frames and frame illustrations from the either of the two ‘Alice’ books. See MYO Framed and Colorized Classic Storybook Illustrations for the full idea.
One of the ‘icing on the cake’ ideas you will see in most images in the slideshow, are the book quotes printed on slips of parchment paper. Miss Party loves Lewis Carroll’s non-sensical way with words! If you would like to do something similar, she has created two extensive lists of whimsical sayings and dubious advice given by Wonderland characters throughout ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ and ‘Through the Looking-Glass’ books for you to use as a reference list. See “Alice in Wonderland” Quotes, Part 1 and a continuation post on “Alice in Wonderland” Quotes, Part 2 for dozens of interesting quotes from different characters.
Collecting all that is needed for your Mad Tea Party will take time so don’t put it off! How much time depends on how much you need to fill in from what you already own AND how much time you are willing to invest to find things ‘Miss Party cheap’, reasonably inexpensive, or buy exactly the right piece now regardless of the price, or a combination of all of these.
At times, you may feel like you’re the one who’s going mad! Of course, as usual, your effort will show in the results, but Miss Party doesn’t want to lead anyone down an English primrose path thinking this is one of those ‘party-in-a-box’ kind of parties! With that being said, don’t be scared off, this themed party is insanely fun to plan!!
Okay, so Miss Party feels complete about the Mad Tea Party table! To round out the rest of the party keep going. For Theme Description, see Part 1A and 1B; party decor, see Part 3A, 3B and 3C; food ideas, see Part 4A and 4B; and suggestions for teen/grown up activities during the party, see Part 5.