Giant dominoes and chess sets bring a surreal vibe to a kid party. It fits so well in an Alice in Wonderland theme party.
Ever since I saw the fabulous party for Nicola’s birthday photographed by Jessica Claire, I am in admiration with the Alice in Wonderland theme.
Hosting an Alice in Wonderland birthday party implies a hyper creative décor. Get some help with the preparation tasks. If your friends are crafty, organize a few creative sessions before the party to help you build your own decor elements.
Imagine the effect of a few giant teacup planters, each big enough to fit a kitty, nicely spread on a corner. I recalled seeing online that exact teacup planter last year but I think the planter is not in production. It is sad because it would be perfect as an ice bucket or to display the party favors.
Garden Games for Kids of All Ages
The August 2008 issue of Living etc featured an eye-catching old-fashioned game day. These giant game sets add a new dimension to a picnic. If you are looking for a great way to disconnect from our high-tech world, go back to the classic games.
Living etc. compiled their shopping sources. I found more online stores for outdoor giant board games including a lawn-friendly chess and draughts board. The way Living etc feature their board is more stylish. Let the lawn act as the black squares.
Croquet is a fun family activity. You can buy a croquet set or be hyper creative and craft an Alice in Wonderland croquet course. The Royal Croquet Court at Nicola’s birthday is amazing. I suspect it was rented.
The giant and garden games seem more popular in the United Kingdom since it is where I dug all my sources.
+ Giant Chess Pieces at Active Toys – price: £289.99
+ Jaques Giant Chess Set at Active Toys – price: £224 – shown on Living etc
+ Lawn Friendly Giant Chess and Draughts Board at Active Toys – price: £179.99
+ Jumbo Black and White Dominoes at Active Toys – price: £16.99
+ Chess and Draughts Garden Game at GreenFingers – price: £9.99
+ Dominoes Garden Game at GreenFingers – price: £8.99
+ Nicola’s Un-Birthday! photographed by Jessica Claire – rights reserved
+ Games: Photographed by Dan Duchars, styled by Harriet Paterson for Living etc – August 2008, pages 43-49