Tuesday, March 02, 2010

a mad tea party



I cannot tell you how EXCITED I am for the new Alice in Wonderland movie which comes out this Friday- in my opinion we need more imagination and magic in our daily lives and I am pretty sure this movie is going to be colorful and creative entertainment! To celebrate I am throwing my own whimsical tea party to get in the mood, complete with hats, creatures and whimsical cheer! Yep, it is official, I have made the leap into total creative insanity over here with my camera, sketchbook and photoshop- but it sure is fun- I totally recommend it!



"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?"

-Alice in Wonderland












Things you will need to throw your own Alice inspired tea party-

Mad hatter party hats are a must have!


Make an easy hat from a recycled paper bag.

Simply roll up the end to create a brim.

Shape to you head.

Paint with lots of color, add flowers, buttons, beads and bows!



Tea cups, lots of them!

Pull all your tea cups and mugs out and stack them in creative towers around the table!



Cupcakes- or if you are like me and somehow you lost your cupcake pan- chunks of cake smeared in frosting and piled high also works!


click on picture for large version of recipe


optional: crazy clothing, wigs, striped tights, colorful pillows, vases of flowers, a little insanity and lots and lots of whimsy!

    44 comments:

    Lynnetta said...

    This is fantastic!

    Nelda Ream said...

    Oh, what FUN!!

    Alyice Edrich said...

    What an ORIGINAL and FUN post!

    Mary said...

    Wonderful!!!

    Julia said...

    I AGREE!!!!!!Love your hat and pics...wish I was there...it all looks so yummmy...

    Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

    Can I come live with you? =) This is so, so fabulous. And I love the paper bag hat idea. I'll be linking.

    Amanda @geekdetails said...

    I adore Alice in Wonderland stuff. Your photos are just awesome! it looks like so much fun.

    sassypackrat said...

    Super cute!

    Nate Burke said...

    Oh my ears and whiskers, what a marvelous spread!

    Di said...

    I want to make the cake but the ingredients are not complete
    HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!

    Marilyn said...

    It looks like you had fun posting this blog and I had fun reading it. thanks.

    Phoenix Peacock said...

    I think I may have to have Mad Hatter party of my own soon! What fabulous creative additions will be inspired from your post!

    HeArt Collective said...
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    HeArt Collective said...

    ooooh yippeeee i'm in good good company! i've been so excited ever since i got first wind of this film i've been watching trailer after trailer and giggling!

    just can-not-wait!
    have fun with your MAD selves!
    xoxo
    jul

    kittyj said...

    You rock! Tons o' fun!!! Wish I could find my photo of me at about 6 at Disneyland with the mad hatter - I'd send it to you!!!
    xox

    Kittyj said...

    Woohoo! I found the photo and emailed it to you!!!

    Bee Yourself Designs said...

    Oh! So cute! I love this post and your photos! How fun!!

    The Tote Trove said...

    I can't tell you how many Alice in Wonderland related blog posts I've read lately. But yours is the most inspired! I'm impressed, especially by the paper hats! :)

    RekindleMe said...

    I love your imagination! You must have had a lot of fun coming up with these ideas!! I, too, am looking forward to seeing this movie!

    The Adventurous Art Teacher said...

    Alisa these are WONDERFUL!!!
    I can't wait to share with my draw/paint students. They just think your the best, and I agree.

    daffado said...

    oh my, i love it all... i'm so making hat's with my class... and definately hosting a tea pary! delightful!!

    Melly Testa said...

    You are so fantastically over the top, I am amazed by you.

    Caity said...

    WONDERFUl, Alisa, I wish I could come and play!

    AlexM said...

    ah! ah! you are so funny! Love this crazy project:)

    starseasons said...

    I have been feeling the fever to creat another Alice journal. I love your hat idea. And it looks great on you

    Sherry said...

    LOVE IT!
    can I come to the party?

    Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

    ABSOLUTELY CRAZY NUTS IN LOVE WITH THIS!!! You look FAB-U-LOUS DA'LING!

    Cristi - 2 If By Sea said...

    You rock!

    Herm said...

    Wonderful, love the hats!!

    Diana Trout {Nan.DT@verizon.net} said...

    This is a whole lotta fun.

    Jackie said...

    SO fun....my girls and I seeing it....the countdown has begun until Friday. Your sweet pictures were darling! Have a great day!

    peggy said...

    What a chuckle I just had. Your so creative and that looks like so much fun, your the best.

    Margaret Applin said...

    Alisa, this is one of the best postings I have ever seen!!! I love how you used your artwork along with the realistic photos in Photoshop!!! I just ended an on-line digital workshop with DJ Pettitt and you just gave me some great ideas! I love your style!!!
    Margaret Applin

    Spectacular said...

    hi alisa :)
    i am a high school art student and i just wanted to let you know that i love your blog! it provides so much inspiration and i always want to paint after looking at your new creations!
    thanks!

    winnsangels said...

    I totally LOVE what you've done! Thank you for sharing all the party fun with us.

    Nikki said...

    LOVE this! I think I need to make a hat to wear at ArtFest!

    sofia's sketchbook said...

    wow!!!! this is fun!!! you are amazing!!!

    topstitched said...

    how inspiring! thank you for sharing your talent and imagination with us

    Sheila said...

    Alisa you are definitely a breath of fresh air. I love all the photoshop photos and the hats! Fabulous!!. You really make me smile. Thank you!

    winnsangels said...

    Nearly forgot to tell you about the party at our place. SO much fun. I linked here and shared your picture.
    Thanks again for ALL of your inspiration.

    Here's our party: http://winnsangels.blogspot.com/2010/03/alice-in-wonderland.html

    Niki Turner said...

    Charming post and pictures. I shared a link to you and a photo on my blog this morning!
    http://nikiturner.blogspot.com

    Wendy said...

    I love this! My daughter had an Alice in Wonderland tea party back in October for her 11th birthday. We all dressed up and had a blast. But I think I like yours better. So pretty!

    http://wisdomofthemoon.blogspot.com/2010/01/alice-in-wonderland-tea-party-part-1.html

    Anonymous said...

    this is just beautiful! very inspiring :)

    Samira said...

    What a nice Idea! Could also be great for a summer birthday party when the weather is not so nice... Keep up the good work!

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