Are you looking for the perfect way to make your outdoor picnic memorable? Look no further than a whimsical Mad Hatter tea party spread!
Whether for an intimate gathering or large-scale celebration, hosting the ultimate tea-themed picnic is easier (and more fun!) than you may expect.
Our easy-to-follow guide gives your guests a unique experience filled with delicious treats, eye-catching decorations, and enjoyable games. All that’s missing is an oversized teacup and saucer – let’s start planning a truly unforgettable event!
Let’s Get Started!
1. Decide on a Menu:
The menu for tea-themed picnics should include light bites and tasty treats inspired by traditional afternoon teas. Finger sandwiches are a must – choose classic flavors like cucumber and cream cheese, pimento cheese, or smoked salmon with dill – and scones, cookies, and cakes. Instead of the traditional teapot, opt for pitchers of summery iced teas like peach or raspberry. If you don’t have time to bake everything from scratch, purchase pre-made options from bakeries or stores such as Amazon Pantry.
2. Create Haphazardly Placed Outdoor Seating:
For a truly authentic Mad Hatter experience, arrange mismatched chairs and cushions in no particular order around the picnic area. Then, to give it that bit of extra pizzazz, add brightly colored throws and cozy blankets to the mix. This will help create the feeling of being at an outdoor soiree!
3. Include Fun Accessories and Props:
Any host worth their salt knows that decorations are essential when setting the scene for any event. So get creative with accessories such as cake stands, mismatched teacups and saucers (check out these gorgeous options inspired by Anthropologie), vintage napkins and tablecloths, and even framed artwork featuring whimsical characters from Alice in Wonderland! Other props could include top hats for guests to wear during the event or even oversized stuffed animals like rabbits or cats that can be used as photo ops for memorable keepsake pics.
4. Plan Games and Entertainment:
To keep guests entertained throughout your high-tea-themed shindig, develop some fun activities centered around Alice in Wonderland themes! Try playing “Pin the Smile On The Cheshire Cat” using paper cutouts of different expressions; this game is always sure to put smiles on everyone’s faces! And no Mad Hatter-themed event would be complete without hats – why not set up an area where guests can decorate their paper hats with colorful ribbons and glitter? You could also design riddles for them to answer based on characters from Lewis Carroll’s book!
5. Don’t Forget To Take Pictures:
Finally, don’t forget to take lots of pictures at your picnic tea party – encourage guests to dress up in their most outrageous outfits if they, please! After all, pictures are memories made tangible, so snap away! Then when everyone has gone home, you can curate a selection of photos into a photobook – this is sure to become an unforgettable keepsake that’ll last far longer than your event itself.
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If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate any special occasion, look no further than throwing an over-the-top Mad Hatter tea party picnic! Following our guide and using your imagination makes it easy to host a picturesque event that will leave your guests feeling like they just stepped out of Alice in Wonderland.
And the best part is, with a bit of planning, hosting this type of party doesn’t have to be stressful – so pour yourself a cup of tea, and let’s get started!
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Happy Tea Time!