Have a very happy unbirthday with a Mad Hatter tea party
June 17, 2009
In the Disney film Alice in Wonderland, the main character discovers a tea party taking place in the middle of the woods with the Mad Hatter and the March Hare. While it may just be a cartoon, the idea of a raucous tea party may be the perfect blueprint for a unique party for kids.
Make sure the party invitations are done in a fun way, mirroring the scenes from the movie to give guests the perfect idea of what to expect. As for attire, asking the invitees to wearing a funny hat, though it doesn't have to be similar to the Mad Hatter's one in the movie, could be an interesting element.
Look for a plastic tea set to use during the party (unless you are somehow confident the revelers won't break your good set). Instead of actual tea, consider using iced tea or lemonade as a substitute.
The food served can range from little bite-sized morsels of cake, cookies, bread and jam, and colorful pieces of candy.
Finally, don't forget the unbirthday song. You can lead the way by choosing one of the guests and declare Why, today is your unbirthday too? This should quickly lead into the familiar song from the film.