Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Very Alice Mad Tea Party

Location: Bedroom
Music: Alice~ Avril Lavigne
Book: Eclipse
Mood: Cheerful

It seems that I have sorely been neglecting my blog again. I have no idea why. I guess its soo true that when you blog, you have to want to blog. My problem seems to be that I have had nothing to blog about. So I have decided to once again start pasting my little posts from panhistoria and thoughts, poems and craft and research ideas I come up with. After all, I guess I’ve turned this blog more into a scrap book for myself than anything else. I really don’t care if other people read it or not. For what you see in the blog is really an image of me. :)

So enough with that. I’ve decided to post a little about A tea party idea I found for Alice in Wonderland. I hope everyone enjoys it.

For party inventions:

* Have your invitations come from the Fish-Footman, addressed to `For the Duchess. An invitation from the Queen to play croquet.'
* Tell your guests not to be late for a very important date, like the White Rabbit
* Ask them to meet you in Wonderland
* Put a teabag, playing cards, or other stuff together with the invitation into the envelope ( I love this idea)
* Shape your invitations like a playing card, tea bag, teapot or tea cup. Or make a top hat, and replace the 10/6 card with a card containing the party details.

A Few Party Decoration ideas:

# Set up a long table, covered with all different kinds of teapots, mismatched teacups and saucers, chandeliers, etc. Use a colorful tablecloth. Have an assortment of 'odd' chairs around the table, so that people have to sit at different heights. Place a large armchair at the head of the table, for the main guest.
# Hide a stuffed toy representing the Dormouse in one of the teapots.
# Put some clocks in the room that are stopped at tea-time.
# Decorate the walls with playing cards (normal size or really huge cards from cardboard), and the floor with a chessboard-like pattern. Scatter around some chess pieces.
# Hang a branch to the ceiling with a Cheshire Cat plush (or just it's grin) in it.
# Use lawn flamingos
# Make rabbit paw tracks and put them on the floor, leading in various paths through your house and/or garden
# Put up a children's swimming pool to represent the pool of tears
# Make vulture heads and paste them on top of some umbrella's. Hang the opened umbrella's from the ceiling
# Buy rose bushes at a garden store and decorate them with white and red roses
# Stuff a big Alice-like doll into a small doll-house
# Fill vases with white and red roses, and hide one or several brushes with red paint in them

Game ideas:

# Play lawn croquet: with hedgehog plush toys as balls, or perhaps hedgehogs painted on the balls. Attach colored and stuffed socks to the end of the mallets and sew on eyes, to represent flamingos, or use a plush flamingo. Create large cardboard playing cards for the arches.
# Play chess. You can do this on a normal sized chessboard, or you can make a huge chessboard in your garden and have your guests play the pieces!
# Play "pin the grin on the Cheshire Cat"
# Turn on the TV and play Alice in Wonderland movies during the party.
# Paint eggs so they resemble Humpty Dumpty. Or buy white tea pots and tea cups, and paint your own tea set.
# Play 'Paint the roses red'. Buy some fabric white roses and red paint (or markers). The person (or team) who finishes painting his rose first wins. You could give time penalties for sloppy painting or spilled drops. You could also set a general time limit and have someone dressed as the Queen of Hearts storm into the room when the time is up.
# Buy some basic top hats and let your guests decorate them
# Hide a small golden key or a White Rabbit plush and have your guests find it
# Do a quiz with trivia questions based on the Alice stories

Food and Drink:
# Attach labels with the words 'eat me' and 'drink me' to all kinds of things, like the sugar bowl and bottles.
# Bake little cupcakes with the words 'eat me' written on them in icing
# Bake cookies in the shape of the letters EAT ME, and/or hearts, clubs, diamond and spades. You can also use cookie cutters to shape sandwiches.
# Serve lots of (ice)tea, edible mushrooms, pepper soup or Mock Turtle soup, oysters, plum-pudding and a leg of mutton.
# Glue the lid on a jar of jam, so nobody is able to open it. You know, the rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday -- but never jam to-day...
# Make a cake in the shape of a mushroom or teapot. Or a three-tiered cake like in the Disney movie.
# From a loaf of bread you can create bread-and-butterflies

* Of course you and your guest all dress up as Wonderland characters!
* Have your guests wear top-hats or rabbit ears.
* Grease-paint children as rabbits, or cats, or other Wonderland characters.
* If you need costumes, or ideas to design your own costume, check out these costumes.

* Soundtracks from movies, like Disney's cartoon movie and Tim Burton's movie
* 'White Rabbit' by Jefferson Airplane
* 'I am the Walrus' by the Beatles
* 'Looking Glass' by Hypnogaja
* 'Through The Looking Glass' by Symphony X
* 'What are you waiting for' by Gwen Stefany (together with the video clip)
* 'Don't come around here no more' by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (together with the video clip)
* Pogo has created a song from samples from Disney's cartoon (free download)
* 'Heads Will Roll' by YEAH YEAH YEAHS
* 'Alice In Wonderland' by Wynter Gordon
* 'Sunshine' by Aerosmith (video clip)
* 'Alice, Alice' by Victim Effect
* 'Alice' by Lisa Mitchell
* 'Off with your head' by Mz. Ann Thropik
* 'Fairytale' by Omnia
* 'Jabberwocky' by Omnia
* 'The Streets fell into my window' by The Red Paintings
* 'Down the Rabbit Hole' by Adam Lambert
* 'Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum' by Bob Dylan
More Alice in Wonderland related music

And of course for more information please visit this wonderful site, where I took these ideas from in the first place.

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