It’s not everyday you get to have a bridal shower. So when Bay Area bride Liana let us inside her one of a kind bridal shower, we were extremely grateful! It wasn't just any shower… It was a very Un-Bridal shower to be exact. As a child, Alice in Wonderland was one of her favorite stories. So when Liana found the man she gets to write her happily ever after with, it seemed all to perfect to stick with the storybook theme. And while Alice in Wonderland might not be a romantic love story, it’s certainly a story about self-discovery and adventure. And isn’t that what every love story is?
Take a peak at the one of a kind décor put together by family and friends to honor this bride to be as we take a journey down the rabbit hole!
Mad Tea Party
A fabulous tea party sets the ambiance for this one of a kind shower. And what’s a tea party without teacups? Each table was decorated with a variety of teacups and teapots to echo the shower theme. With fresh roses and moss runners, tables were accessorized with small touches of storybook Alice and Wonderland. Complete with teacup towers and 3D pop ups right out of the books!
What’s a tea party without tasty little treats? Macaroons, tea sandwiches and scones were among some of the treats served to guests. No detail was left out when selecting the perfect array of delicacies for guests. Scones to accompany the tea would be too boring so to spice things up they were shaped with the bride and grooms initials! All the way down to the tomato rose atop the sandwiches, guests were reminded of the story of Alice and Wonderland. As the queen would say….Off with her head!
Tired of the same old bridal shower games? Fear not, this is an un-bridal shower after all. Guests were encouraged to “dress properly” and had the chance to make their own mad hatter hat! Cause what’s a tea party with out all the accessories, right? To achieve the mad hatter bar, hats we pre-adhered to headbands so all guests had to do was decorate. With different colors and fabrics to choose from, no two hats were the same!
Who needs another boring party favor? At this party, guests walked away with something they could use and had a chance to make. A Tea Bar was the setting for guests to make their own favor. Your own love brew if you will! This not only provided a talking point for guests getting to know each other, but another activity in-lieu of the traditional shower games.
These hosts thought of everything. Playing cards were used through out the party as added décor. Even serving as the backdrop for the bridal shower banner. And of course, an Alice and Wonderland apron for the beautiful bride to be. Storybook perfect if you ask us!
We know after seeing this un-bridal shower, we’ll never think of tea parties the same again! We hope this inspired you to throw your own version of a mad hatter tea party. Be sure to share your own version using #estcalifornia. And cheers to the bride to be!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Megan Araujo is an entertainment professional with over 10 years of experience on stage, in front of the camera and behind the scenes. A graduate of San Jose State University, Megan earned her degree in Creative Arts before moving to Los Angeles.
This Northern California native is daughter to a professional crafter and party planner, so design and event production has always been second nature to her. It's no surprise that she wants to be wherever the good times roll (with gold glitter on hand, of course!)