This is absolutely not the same kind of post you are used to seeing here. But Emmett's first birthday party came together so nicely that I couldn't help but offer some instructions and ideas for you to create your own Mad Hatter "ONE"derland party.
Read on to see Wonderland-Themed birthday party ideas.
I bought red and white roses, then partially painted the white roses red. For the doorknob, I had a roll of brown paper. I measured the front door, cut the paper slightly longer so I could wrap it over the top, and drew the face of the doorknob on it, filling it in with yellow and black paint.
The day of the party, I stuck the roses into the hedge and taped the doorknob over the front door.
For the birdcage bird from Tulgey Wood, I bought a vintage birdcage, drew the face of the bird on construction paper, hot glued two foam birds inside the cage, and used extra long red pipe cleaners I found at Michaels for the legs.
I loved the colorful tea pots I ordered from the English Tea Store. They made cute decorations that also functioned as vessels for our beverages (water and two types of iced teas).
I made the mome raths using wooden clothes pins I painted bright colors and large pom poms that I hot glued on top.
I also bought a stuffed Cheshire Cat, which I stuck in the tree outside our house and tied there with fishing line. The mome raths went under the tree, and I made a "Don't Step on the Mome Raths" sign out of cardboard to hang on the tree.
We painted a vintage croquet set the colors of the flamingo and hedgehog croquet set the Queen plays with and we let the kids smack the balls around the park area.
I also set up a photo scavenger hunt. For your free copy of the scavenger hunt I used, send me an email!
If you want to just purchase a pre-made costume, here are some ideas.
But if you want to create a Mad Hatter costume yourself, as I did, check out these options.
(For the shirt, click the one shown and look at the green button down.) Pair these with a pair of green dress pants and a blue bow tie.
For the Mad Hatter's hat, my very talented mom hand made his hat. She matched the fabric to Emmett's pants and added a green felt band and the 10/6 felt card. The result was a soft, lightweight, comfortable hat that Emmett gladly left on all day.
To order your custom hat for your Mini Mad Hatter, send me an email to get started!
We had such a great time with Emmett's Mad Hatter ONEderland Party! We also made a Mad Hatter's hat cake (chocolate) and an Emmett in ONEderland book cake (white), ordered Cheshire-Cat-colored macarons from a local baker, created a balloon arch, and made card soldier props out of balloons. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out!
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