Alice in Wonderland Party Games

Follow the white rabbit down the rabbit hole and use these Alice in Wonderland party ideas to make your Unbirthday bash a smash hit! Think giant playing cards, half painted roses, a mad tea table with wild colors and mismatched dishes, Signs that point “this way” that way” “wrong way” and of course, for a truly contrary Wonderland fest you’ll need to provide fun, nonsensical games and entertainment. The following just may be your cup of tea!

Alice in Wonderland Party Games
Follow the White Rabbit

This could also be called Unhide and seek. One person is designated the white rabbit and must run and hide. Everyone else must try and find the white rabbit. When someone find the white rabbit instead of the rabbit coming out of hiding the seeker hides with the rabbit.

This continues until everyone is hiding with the white rabbit, except one person. When the last person finally finds the hiding spot everyone must point to him or her and say “follow the white rabbit” . This lets that person know that they are they new rabbit and starts the game all over again.

Alice in Wonderland Un-Birthday Party
March Hare's Sugar Cubes & Tea Cups Game

You’ll need mismatched tea cups, lots of sugar cubes, tea or other beverage, and a table for this activity. Set up as many teacups as you can on a table. The more funky the décor the better. Tape a small piece of paper to the bottom of each teacup with a number that coordinates to a small prize.

Next fill the cups with tea and let each guest take a turn trying to toss a sugar cube into a cup. Once they land one in they must drink that cup of tea and then they may retrieve their prize.

Fun prizes could be nail polish, bubbles, a pack of cards, candy, etc…

Alice in Wonderland Party Games
Make the Cheshire Cat Smile

The Queen wants the Cheshire Cat Beheaded, but how can you behead a floating head? No matter, The Queen of Hearts shall have it done. Though now the Cheshire Cat has disappeared so the Queen decides that he must be at the party in disguise as one of the guests.

Guest line up and one person (designated the Queen of Hearts) tries to get the “Cheshire cat to reveal himself” by grinning. The Queen can do whatever she can think of to try and make the other guests grin, except physically touch them. The first person who grins is announced the Cheshire Cat.

Alice in Wonderland Un-Birthday Party 
Mad Hatter Hat Decorating Contest

This is a fun idea for an Alice and Wonderland Party craft and a perfect party favor. Purchase a basic top hat for each guest to decorate. Provide a variety of extra wide ribbon, oversized tags (like the one on the Mad hatter's hat that says This style 10/6), glitter, glue, faux feathers, faux flowers, cloth bows/ rosettes and markers, etc..

Vote for most creative, mad, colorful, and/or beautiful.

Alice in Wonderland Party Games
Nonsensical Nonsense

Every guest receives an Alice and Wonderland quote that they must attempt to slip into casual conversation. You can pass the quotes out as the guest arrive, or hide each one under the guest’s dinner plates. Make sure you also include what character said it.

After a person uses their quote the other guests have 30 seconds to call out “nonsense” and guess from who the quote was quoted.

If they do not guess properly then the person who quoted wins a prize, if they do guess properly then the guesser wins the prize. If no one calls out “nonsense” the person who quoted must wait one minute and then say to the group “contrariwise, I win a prize”. Afterward he/she may collect a prize.

To get ideas for fun quotes check out famous Alice in Wonderland quotes.

Alice in Wonderland Un-Birthday Games
Croquet with the Red Queen

Play lawn croquet by using flamingo yard decor sticks and bending the legs together to recreate the Queen of Hearts croquet sticks from Alice in Wonderland. Paint croquet balls like hedgehogs or purchase a little hedgehog plush toys. Use over-sized playing cards to create the arches. Every time someone misses they must yell “off with their head”.

Alice in Wonderland Un-Birthday Party
Caucus Race

This game is my own version of Alice in Wonderlands caucus race. This is one that will elicit lots of laughter and nonsensical fun. You’ll need about 6 hula hoops. It really doesn’t matter how many you have but the more the better. Set them up in a circle on the ground. Now here’s where the fun comes in.

Everyone must circle around them while the caucus race song is being played, you can even act out the song as it goes.

When the song stops everyone must race to get inside a hula hoop. The great part is that if there are no free hula hoops then you can share one with someone else, or more. After every round remove one hula hoop and play again, by the end everyone will be laughing hysterically as they all try to shove into the last hula hoop. There is no winner to this game, that would make too much sense.

“Forward, backward, inward, outward, come and join the chase!

Nothing could be drier than a jolly caucus-race.

Backward, forward, outward, inward, bottom to the top,

never a beginning there can never be a stop

to skipping, hopping, tripping, fancy free and gay,

I started it tomorrow and will finish yesterday.

Round and round and round we go, and dance for evermore,

once we were behind but now we find we are be-

forward, backward, inward, outward, come and join the chase!

Nothing could be drier than a jolly caucus-race.”

Alice in Wonderland Party Games
Teacup Relay

Can you balance a teacup on your head? That is the test in the maddening relay race. You’ll need two teapots, two teacups, and two pitchers; one for each team. Each pair should be the same size.

The object is for one person to take the pitcher fill it up with tea (or water) , place it on their head and walk over to the teapot. When they reach the teapot they must remove it from their head, pour it into the pot, and rush back to their team to pass the cup to the next person. If a person drops their teacup they must run back to the finish and start again.

The first team who fills their teapot up first wins!

Alice in Wonderland Party Games
"We're All Mad Here" Name Game

When everyone arrives at the party give them all a name tags with their names written backwards. This is what they shall be called for the rest of the party. For example, my name is Laura, my mad name would be Arual. If one of the guest calls another by their real name then that person must reply with “contrariwise, my name is (mad name), then they get to draw a playing card from the deck.

The person who eventually draws the Queen of Hearts wins a prize. The game can be over at this time, or you can continue playing just to be contrary. If no one has drawn the Queen of Hearts by the end of the party then let everyone take turns drawing cards until someone gets her.

Alice in Wonderland Un-Birthday Party
Tweedledum & Tweedledee Battle

Tweedledee and Tweedledum were inspired by this classic nursery rhyme.

Tweedledum and Tweedledee

Agreed to have a battle;

For Tweedledum said Tweedledee

Had spoiled his nice new rattle.

This is a funny little game that I altered to fit into the Alice in Wonderland theme. Two people will face off in a battle, each wielding large plastic spoons with rattles in them. I made the rattle by putting some bean in a film canister or plastic Easter egg; anything will do though as long as it fits in the spoon.

The rules are simple; both contestants must try to knock the others persons rattle out of their spoon while at the same time protecting theirs from falling. You are not allowed to touch hit, kick, push or pull the other person, only their spoon. The last rattle standing wins, and the player is challenged.


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