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How to Have an Unbirthday Party

If you're fond of Mad Hatters spouting off rubbish and March Hares that put butter in watches, then you might enjoy throwing an unbirthday party. Just remember that seeing what you eat isn't the same as eating what you see.


  • Step 1: Make everyone switch places every so often while sitting at the table, just like the Mad Hatter and the March Hare do at tea time.
  • Step 2: Play games. Set up a croquet match outside, and put flamingos next to the wickets. Ask riddles, play chess, and have fun at your unbirthday party.
  • FACT: In addition to writing the classic children's books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, Lewis Carroll was also a talented photographer.
  • Step 3: Serve Alice in Wonderland themed food, such as tea, cakes or cookies with "eat me" written on them, and drinks in glass bottles that say "drink me." Serve traditional teatime fare like cucumber sandwiches.
  • TIP: If the weather allows, put the table outside under a tree like the one at the mad tea party in the book.
  • Step 4: Have the guests dress up and attend your unbirthday party in costumes from Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Popular characters include Alice, the Queen of Hearts, the White Queen, the Mad Hatter, the Dormouse, the March Hare, and the Cheshire Cat.
  • Step 5: Decorate for your unbirthday party either in a red, black, and white color scheme, like playing cards or chess, or a blue, pink, yellow, and lime color scheme like the Disney cartoon.
  • Step 6: Set up the tea table for your unbirthday party. Use a long table, and put different sizes and styles of chairs around it. Set the table with mismatched cups, saucers, and trays.
  • Step 7: Invite your guests to your party. Print out invitations written with a wild font. Punch holes in oversize playing cards and tie them to the invitations with ribbon. Write the words "open me" on the envelope.

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