10 steps – Mad Hatter Tea Party

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Mad Hatter Tea Party table

Good day my friends! I simply love telling my story of life and adventure. I always look for it. Sometimes my adventure may find me doing just normal trips to work or spending the day with family. My fun adventure is lunching with my Red Hat friends. We have loads to talk about and always fun stories of our  daily lives. I felt the urge to do a big party for my niece, she’s like my own daughter.  After some research and a whole lot of thinking, I decided to have a whimsical “Mad Hatter” tea party. This would be a big undertaking but I think,  I know I can do it!

Our group, Flashy Flamingos, like to dress up in costumes on certain occasions so I feel this is going to be loads of fun and will make the party a success. Ideas kept popping in my head and everyone loved the plan. The characters I picked one by one and then off to find costumes for all. I sought out the internet for ideas for the table placing and party ideas.


Mad Hatter – Whimsical Character checklist

  •  Judi (not sure)
  • Peggy (red queen) red dress for the queen
  • Pam (white queen) white wedding dress for the queen
  • Brandy (Queen of Hearts)
  • Connie (Alice in Wonderland)
  • Tammy & her daughter Morgan (bunny rabbits).
  • Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dom (Colby & Taylor) black beanies, black and white stripe shirts, suspenders, plus black pants (knickers) and shoes.
  • Vera (Cheshire Cat)
  • Contact Emma’s Tea Room to host the party
  • Props for the table and decorations
  • Birthday card for all to sign + gift for the birthday girl

10 Steps to a Mad Hatter Tea Party

  1. I found an authentic Mad Hatter hat on Ebay and purchased it immediately.
  2. I looked through my closet and found funky black shoes and brown pants to wear.  I went to the local thrift store and straight to the men’s section and found a nice light brown coat that would be perfect, after embellishments. I made a bow tie from fabric & a spool necklace to wear.
  3. I bought a hot pink satin dress for the birthday girl.
  4. I found a white wedding dress and a red satin dress that works for the 2 queens.
  5. I purchased a Alice in Wonderland costume from Party City that was perfect.
  6. I found a Queen of Hearts wig at Party City
  7. I bought beanie hats and suspenders at the mall. Colby and Taylor wore black
  8. I made signs and gathered up all kinds of dishes and props for the table.
  9. I ordered a birthday cake (Emma used a cake stand I had (it had lady legs with red shoes)
  10. I contacted my niece’s husband to tell him about the party. He will take pictures/video.

My efforts for everything to go smooth was working. I shopped at local thrift stores and Dollar Tree to find inexpensive items for the table decorations. Staying on track is way to success. I like to make list daily and keep the big picture in mind. I called some of the ladies and we met to see if their costumes would fit. Some alterations had to be sewn to give breathing room. haha  We all pitched in and gave 100% for this party.


The Mad Hatter tea party was a huge success! Our group, Flashy Flamingos, had the time of our lives. My niece was beside herself not believing we all could keep this a secret, especially her husband. We paraded around the restaurant, Emma’s Tea Room, showing off our costumes. All the props, costumes, friends, and planning made this party come to life!

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Mad Hatter Tea Party – Birthday Lady

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Emma”s Tea Room

mad hatter queen

Mad Hatter Queen Rose

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Mad Hatter Birthday

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Red & White queen

 

alice in wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Twiddle Dee Dom

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Queen of Hearts

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough – Mae West

About Queen Dorishttp://queenstudio.wordpress.comI am a wife, mother, sister, artist, master gardener, interior designer, and Queen of the Red Hat Fabulous Flamingos. I love writing & my book, Feel it, believe it, Pass it on! The Power of Friendships, is available on Amazon. I share advice on art, gardening, home design, and friendship. Let's get this party started!

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