Sunday, 6 November 2011


Take a look at this wonderful Queen of Hearts party table...

Which got my head reeling with Queen of Hearts party ideas,
an atlernate to an Alice In Wonderland / mad hatter's tea party.

Check out here for more Alice In Wonderland ideas.

I just adore these


I love these Queen of Hearts tutu costumes...

Check out these fabulous Queen of Hearts hats and headwear...

or maybe these fantastic mask ideas....


Now I just adore these giant crepe paper roses, in red of course maybe a couple red too.
how cute would it look with them all around!

Decorate the walls with playing cards,
normal size are fab for bunting


but we also found some A3 size ones where were used to make the soldiers.

 lawn flamingos


 I  used two old paint cans painted the inside red, laid one on its side as if the card soldiers had been painting the roses red,
the other paint can I filled half way with plaster of Paris, while it was still wet I placed an old paint brush in it. I then painted all of that red.
And place them at the base of a tree.



The Queen of Hearts (me because I'm wicked and evil LOL)
went around chasing the guests saying "Off with your head!"
as I handed out these chocolate red roses


House of cards
  split into two teams and each team gets a deck of cards.
 put the timer for eight minutes 
the team with a card castle with the most cards in it wins.

Anyone for Croquet?

The Queen of Hearts Says

Play a theme version of Simon Says game.


"Painting the Roses Red" which is a version of 'Hot Potato'. I printed out pictures of roses and gave one to each child.  The children sat in the circle with their pictures and we handed them one red marker.  The child with the marker had to color a bit of their flower then pass the marker.  I dressed up as the red queen and hid around a corner then would pop out and scream "Off with her head" at the child with the marker who was then out.  The winner of the game is either the final child in or else the child who manages to color their entire rose first.

Tea Time

We also played a tea relay race by separating the kids into two teams and placing a two teapots at the end of the course.  During the first leg of the race each child had to carry a cup of water to the teapot.  During the second leg of the race they had to balance a teabag on their head and place it in the teapot when they reached it. During the third leg of the relay race they had to balance a sugar cube on a spoon. For each leg after they added the ingredient to the teapot they raced back to tag the next member in line then got to the back of the line.

Tea Bag Toss 

 I purchased a giant ceramic planter in the shape of a teacup & set it on a small doll table on the ground. Each girl was given 3 tea bags (made from white sachet bags filled with brown beans & stapled to resemble a teabag) & had to toss the bags into the teacup. The girl who threw the most in won a prize.

Painting The Roses Red!
relay race
Now this was a lot of work but well worth it.
I got a friend to cut out two large MDF tree shapes ( he's a joiner) and drill holes in each where the roses should be.
I painted this

Then I bought 16 red and 16 white artifical roses.
I removed the leaves so they would slide through the predrilled holes.

We split the girls into two teams and gave them a red rose each.
the trees had the white roses pushed through the holes at the start of the game
and the girls had to relay race to swap all the white roses for their red roses
one rose at a time!
bringing back the white roses so the Queen of Hearts didn't see them.

It was such good fun, we played it several times!

You could also do this by drawing trees and roses and sticking the trees to a fence
and put blutak on the back of the red and white roses so they remove easily.

The adults had a game to play too!
Birthday party ideas

 The adults were not allowed to cross their arms or legs.
If they did, the Queens (the girls) would hang signs around their necks reading
"I lost my head to the Queen of Hearts"
They were hung with ribbon to make necklaces
and were to be worn for the entire party so as to determine who the winner was at the end of the day.


Scatter Queen of hearts related items across the table,
black and white check table cloth, red knapkins,
 flamingo's, red roses, large chess pieces.



The Queen of Hearts did make some tarts




this cake looks lovely
and you can find the tutorial here


Trish Barker photography

a small pack of playing cards
 tub of Absolum bubbles
small packet of sweets "eat me"
the door mouse (prize from game)



 I adore these photo booth props


Alice in Wonderland font from here

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this! I'm graduating college next month and hosting a celebration. My theme is "Impossible Things" since it's taken me 16 years to manage this. I'm using the Queen of Hearts quotation on my announcements about impossible things. My party is now going to have a Queen of hearts theme. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!


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