It’s no secret that I have been slightly obsessing over everything Alice in Wonderland since having my own little Alice. I think this birthday party had been an idea in my head during pregnancy as soon as I found out I was having a girl and that we would name her Alice. So, a Truly Alice in Wonderland Tea Party was set in motion and I’m here to share a few moments from Alice’s first birthday party…
Sign by The Paper Butterfly
As usual, my head was filled with specific details and I couldn’t wait to get started with the preparations to see it all come to life. We had hired a village hall for around 40-50 guests so we had enough space for us all to have one giant tea party! I used artificial grass which we had kept from our wedding day, and this grass has come in so handy for other uses too! The decorations, plates and food looked amazing when everything was laid out.
Decorations by Talking Tables (the Truly Alice collection)
I had some beautiful Alice-themed biscuits made just for the occasion too, and I think we had about two left when the party was over!
Biscuits by Sisters that Bake
The hall came equipped with a kitchen so we were able to make guests any tea they desired, including this fabulous blend by Adagio Teas.
Some of my favourite flavours were in this special blend, and I can’t wait to explore more of the range this winter.
Tea by Adagio Teas
Party bags were waiting next to the most whimsical cake made by one of our local favourites.
Cake by The Cupcake Kitchen (Ipswich)
Now for some costume reveals. Of course Paul came dressed as the Mad Hatter. Alice’s grandad had an inspired waistcoat that fit so well with the theme.
I came dressed as a big Alice- clearly I couldn’t avoid the sign that said ‘Eat Me’!
Alice’s dress was a limited edition piece from Cath Kidston with quotes and delicate designs.
The Queen of Hearts was inevitably Alice’s nana, her auntie came as a very dapper White Rabbit.
It was such a special moment to see Alice blow out her first birthday candle, an incredible milestone for an incredible little Alice.
Thank you so much to everyone involved and all our friends and family for a Truly Alice in Wonderland tea party.
PR samples included, all thoughts and views my own