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Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Bridal Shower

Don’t be late for this very important date… it’s an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Bridal Shower.

Alice in Wonderland makes a great theme for bridal showers, baby showers, and birthdays no matter the age! It was so fun to take a leap down the rabbit hole and create some fun printables, which are used in delightful ways throughout the party.

Today I’m sharing all the details on this bridal shower collaboration with Astrid, the founder of Picabash, an online party vendor directory.

You might remember the Let It Snow Party that Astrid styled for her husband’s birthday using my free printables last Winter, and we teamed up again for her friend’s Spring bridal shower. 

Highlights from this Alice in Wonderland party: 

  • A lovely tablescape full of delicate details
  • A menu full of dainty eats and sweet treats, including some gorgeous custom sugar cookies
  • Pretty printables to tie in the party theme throughout the event
  • A whimsical photo booth to take party snaps with the bride-to-be

Alice in Wonderland Bridal Shower Ideas

Invite + Printables

Astrid desired to recreate the forest scene where Alice and the Mad Hatter partake in a very upside down tea party.

With pretty florals as the main design of the printables, we threw in lots of fun Alice in Wonderland-esque details such as quotes from the book, clocks, and keys to pull the theme together.

Alice in Wonderland Custom Invite from Elva M Design Studio

The invite is the first thing that guests see and it sets the tone of the party. 

Astrid invited guests to join for a tea party bridal shower and warned:

“Don’t be late, it’s a very important date.”

DIY Welcome Signage

Guests were welcomed to the Bridal shower with a unique DIY sign full of arrows that directed guests every which way. They included phrases such as:

  • “This Way”
  • “Go Back”
  • “Turn Around”
  • “Wrong Way”

Alice in Wonderland Welcome Sign

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Tea Party Tablescape

Using pretty linens, with delicate lace details, cloth napkins, and place cards for each guest, the party table is a welcoming retreat for guests to enjoy a cup of tea.

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Table

Alice in Wonderland Bridal Shower Place Card
A special place card for the bride-to-be

Alice in Wonderland Tea Cup Centerpiece

Alice in Wonderland Place Settings

I love the pretty tea cups and plates. Search thrift stores and garage sales for unique sets and don’t worry if they don’t match.

Astrid used real cutlery in a gold finish, but this set of plastic gold utensils is the perfect touch if you are looking for a disposable option. 

To Eat and To Drink

I love when party planners coordinate the menu to the party theme, and Astrid did just that. We paired the tasty bites with signs and flags that said:

  • “Eat Me” and “Drink Me”
  • “This one makes you smaller”
  • “This one makes you taller”

… you get the idea!  

Bridal Shower Menu

To Eat: 

  • Salmon and cucumber sandwich cake
  • Egg salad sandwiches
  • Broccoli and cheese quiche
  • Fruit kebabs
  • Macarons
  • Sugar cookies
  • Fruit tarts
  • Birthday cake

To Drink:

  • Spring punch
  • Assortment of teas (missing from the menu below, oops!)

Alice in Wonderland Custom Sugar Cookies

Alice in Wonderland "Eat Me" Sign and Custom Sugar Cookies

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"This one makes you taller Alice in Wonderland Sign

I took her brunch menu and created a coordinating printable, which Astrid paired with some signs that shared quotes from the book. I love party signs that use fun quotes like these do.

Signs are an easy and inexpensive way to tie in the party theme.    

Alice in Wonderland brunch menu and party signs

Photo Booth

Oh what fun it is to have a photo booth to capture the day with the bride-to-be and all the guests. Astrid set up a whimsical photo booth full of delightful details that are all Alice in Wonderland inspired:

  • Flamingo lawn ornaments (these are from Dollar Tree, but Oriental Trading has a similar set if you can’t swing by the store).
  • “This Way, That Way” sign. (Bring it inside to repurpose once all guests have arrived).
  • Pinwheels on striped straws
  • DIY “Down the Rabbit Hole” Alice in Wonderland legs centerpiece

Alice in Wonderland Bridal Shower Photo booth

Alice in Wonderland Party Decorations

“Take Me” Farewell Favors

Favors are always optional but they sure can be a sweet touch to close out the party.

My advice is to keep party favors simple and inexpensive.

Astrid sent the guests on there way with a cute favor box, which she tied on an antique skeleton keys and a tag that directed guests to “Take Me.” The box filled with candy; it can’t get any simpler than that! 

Alice in Wonderland Bridal Shower Favors Packaging

Some other party favor ideas that go well with this theme include:

Whatever you decide, your guests are sure to have a wonderful time in Wonderland. 

I hope you enjoyed this Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Bridal Shower. Be sure to hop over to Picabash and check out the new party vendor directory when planning your next party. Astrid’s vision is to bring together party vendors and hosts to make the planning process easier.  

Vendor Recap:

Party Styling and Photography: Astrid from Picabash

Printables: Elva M Design Studio

Favor Boxes, Flamingos, Moss, Lanterns, Paper Straws: Dollar Tree

Faux Green Grass, Antique Skeleton Keys: Amazon

Other fun decoration ideas found on Amazon:

Party supply ideas from Oriental Trading:

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Hi, I’m Meghan, party lover and designer at Elva M Design Studio. I’m a mom of three young boys and so passionate about celebrating all life has to offer. I love party planning and bringing people together, whether it’s for Champagne Friday, celebrating a new baby, a birthday, or just because! I hope you'll find some unique party ideas and printables to assist in planning your own celebrations.

12 Comments

  1. All I can say is WOW! This is such a beautiful yet whimsical idea for a bridal shower. I love everything about it and it looks like so much time and love was put into all the decorations and details. Stunning job!

    • Hi Heather! Thanks so much for the sweet comment. I can only take credit for designing the printables and providing some direction on decor ideas and party supplies. But all the credit goes to Astrid at Picabash. Love collaborations with talented friends! Thanks for stopping by.

    • Thanks for the sweet comment! Planning a wedding can be so hard and time-consuming!! Come back for other party ideas — I love to share parties that are accessible and affordable.

  2. We a fun way to use all your fancy dishes, silverware, etc for a sweet and fun party! I’m way past the bridal shower stage but will think about this for my granddaughter’s next birthday. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas.

  3. Everything looks so fabulous! Are there instructions for the Alice down the rabbit hole centerpiece? That would be such an amazing DIY for my kids birthday party!

    • Isn’t that centerpiece so cute? This party was a collaboration but I can check with Astrid from Picabash to see if she used a tutorial.

  4. I love this theme for a bridal shower, it turned out so cute. Your table and all of the extra details look amazing!

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