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
RenéeAugust 25, 2008 at 23:13
I LOVE the giant cuptea with the kitty… just wonderful, it looks like the cat is feeling good for a siesta!
Fiona RichardsAugust 26, 2008 at 11:41
Look at the kitty in the tea cup – that is priceless!
These are so fun. I wonder how big the chess pieces are?
At Home with Kim ValleeAugust 27, 2008 at 00:00
Fiona: The pieces stand between 43cm and 64cm tall, with base diameters of 24cm for the giant set.
The king of the Jaques set is 54cms high (that’s over one and a half feet!).
NicholeAuroraFebruary 2, 2009 at 18:57
Where would i find to rent or buy the giant cute Royal Croquet Court at Nicola’s birthday??? It is amazing. I would love to order it or rent it for mine where would i find one ??? Please help my party is in march 🙂
At Home with Kim ValleeFebruary 2, 2009 at 19:33
NicholeAurora: I think Send in the Clowns (http://www.sendintheclownsla.com/) supplied the Royal Croquet Court. They are based in the Los Angeles area.
MelJune 18, 2009 at 04:52
Can anyone tell me where I could get the giant teacup from? I’m based in Melbourne, Australia, and have been looking for this for years! Thanks!!
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