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Afternoon Tea in Wonderland

Afternoon tea in Wonderland

Seren decided on a sleepover for her birthday party and I wanted something special to celebrate her reaching ten. Fortunately Afternoon Tea in Wonderland was excitedly received.

Whilst a downfall of a March birthday means you’re restricted to indoor parties (it snowed on Seren’s ninth birthday!). We found the plus this year in it being near Easter. A bit of a leap, but when deciding on the decor I was pleased to discover Hobbycraft’s Easter range.

Afternoon tea in Wonderland

With a table runner of grass and flower garlands, I realised that I didn’t need to look much further for the rest of the accessories. Years of picking up ‘stuff’ from car boot sales, Hobbycraft and Ikea has served me well.

Around the house I found crockery, glasses and a cake stand. Things I’ve purchased because I loved, but never had ‘the’ reason to use them.

Alice in Wonderland party crockery

Glasses bought for Seren’s Horrible Histories party last year were added to the table. A wooden board I bought for no other reason than I liked it came into its own with the fruit kebabs. And finally! The piece of red slate I saw somewhere and had to have came out of the cupboard. The perfect presentation for afternoon tea sandwiches.

Fruit kebabs for afternoon tea
Alice in Wonderland afternoon tea

As for the flower-filled glasses, I was so pleased to have bought these from Ikea on a whim. When we saw Alice in Wonderland at the Sherman Theatre last Christmas, the children loved the Mad Hatter’s cocktail glass.

Alice in Wonderland decor

In terms of hints of Alice in Wonderland, I ordered some large playing cards from Ebay to make bunting. A good choice as one parent got lost finding our home, her eagle-eyed daughter spotted the cards in our window.

Alice in Wonderland inspired bunting

Seren loved the idea of a rainbow birthday cake. I found an acrylic cake topper on ebay which matched her birthday invitations to tie together the theme.

Alice in Wonderland bunting

And, whilst a little bit of a stretch, Ginger Ray do the most fantastic Flamingo party bags. Whilst they weren’t upside down hockey sticks, I like to think it wasn’t a leap too far.

Alice in Wonderland inspired goody bags

We added to the room with bunting which has seen us well for a number of years. We added number balloons from Pippy Do Dah, a local business. I love numbered balloons and its great having a local business which delivers. Especially when there’s the small matter of Storm Gareth to think about.

Alice in Wonderland party decorations

And yes, hands up. Apart from chopping some cucumber sticks, I bought all of the food in. Marks & Spencer do the most fantastic afternoon tea range, which I discovered on my search for a rainbow birthday cake.

Yes, a little expensive, but now we’re not having whole class parties the costs have reduced considerably.

And, whilst I may have had a few doubts about whether Seren’s friends would enjoy Afternoon tea in Wonderland. It was quickly devoured.

lice in Wonderland afternoon tea party

And I had a smiley daughter. Job done.

When Seren decided on a sleepover for her birthday party, I wanted something special to celebrate her reaching ten. Fortunately my suggestion of having Afternoon Tea in Wonderland was excitedly received.
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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    March 27, 2019 at 22:57

    Aww so pleased that she enjoyed her afternoon tea. I love the idea if the playing cards aa bunting.

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