What to Serve At A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

What to Serve At A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

A Mad Hatter’s tea party is the chance to be extra creative in your menu. Your guests will expect a touch of madness! We answer your questions about what to serve at a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. We have created a successful tea party menu includes sweet and savory choices, as well as fantastic tea and other drinks.

Food Options

Heart-Shaped Finger Sandwiches

Dainty sandwiches are perfect for any tea party. With an Alice in Wonderland-inspired tea party, you can be extra playful with your sandwich fillings and shapes.
We suggest using cookie cutters to cut sandwiches into hearts, stars, or even teapots. Use classic fillings like cucumber and cream cheese or smoked salmon, as these are always popular. And feel free to experiment with other combinations too. We have more ideas for sandwich fillings here.

Heart Shaped Sandwich Cutters from Amazon


What Tea Party would be complete without fresh scones with clotted cream and jam. All our scone recipes are here https://howtohightea.com/fabulous-scones-vintage-high-teas/

Fabulous Pastries and Cakes:

Think whimsical and colorful! Offer an assortment of mini cakes, cupcakes, and pastries decorated in bright colors and unusual designs. Consider adding edible flowers, colorful frosting, or even fondant decorations shaped like teapots, hats, or playing cards.

Edible Wafer Butterflies and Flowers on Cupcakes – Sold via Amazon
Wilton Gel Frosting makes incredible colored cupcakes
Colorful cookies by Empire Delights

Cheshire Cat’s Grin Fruit Platter:

Arrange a fruit platter in the shape of the Cheshire Cat’s grin, using sliced fruits like strawberries, oranges, and kiwis to create the stripes.

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Caterpillar Fruit Platter:

Create a platter of colorful, segmented fruits like grapes, strawberries, and melon balls arranged in the shape of a caterpillar. And, add candy eyes to one end for a playful touch.

Mad Hatter’s Pocket Watch Cookies:

Bake cookies in the shape of pocket watches and decorate them with icing to resemble the Mad Hatter’s iconic timepiece. You can use edible silver or gold dust for the watch face. We love the instructions from The FlourBox

Photo credit – The Flourbox

Delightful Desserts

Jabberwocky Jello:

Serve colorful fruit jello in small cups labeled as “Jabberwocky Jello,” named after the mythical creature from Lewis Carroll’s poem. This sweet treat is great to add fruit slices or gummy creatures for added whimsy.

Mad Hatter’s Hat Cake:

Make a centerpiece cake in the style of a Mad Hatter’s hat. Decorate it with bright colors, fondant decorations, and perhaps even a tag saying “Eat Me”

Mushroom Meringues: Make meringue mushrooms by piping small mushroom caps and stems onto a baking sheet. After these are baked and cooled, you can easily turn them into mushrooms with a little melted chocolate. Dust the caps with cocoa powder for a realistic touch. We love the recipe by Food52

Tea Party Cake Pops: Dip cake pops in colorful icing and arrange them in a teacup or saucer for a whimsical twist on traditional cake pops. Get inspired by these cakes pops by CatchMyParty

Playing Card Treats: Use edible playing cards to decorate cakes, cookies or cupcakes. We love how easy these make an impact.

Drink Ideas


Serve up some fantastical teas for your guests. We love to add wonderful names to classics and unusual tea variaties.

Tea Party Timeless Earl Grey: We love to use Earl Grey Surpreme by Harney&Sons

Cheshire Cat’s Chai Surprise: A classic Chai tea by Taylors works well for this one

Mad Hatter’s Chococate Mint: We love the smell of this chocolate mint tea by Harney&Sons

Queen of Hearts’ Hibiscus Hysteria: Fanastic Hibiscus tea offers a fabulous color and smell. We suggest Handpick Hibiscus tea

Alice’s Adventure English Breakfast Tea: The best option for this classic is one by New English Teas. It come in a classic tin too.

Tweedledee’s Topsy-Turvy Raspberry and Lemon Tea: Disney Parks offer this amazing tea and you can order for home too.

Mock “Drink Me” Tea:

Get creative by serving a special blend or concoction labeled as “Drink Me,” reminiscent of the potion Alice drinks to shrink. You could create a blend of different teas or add unique ingredients like edible glitter for an extra magical touch. Or, use colorful fruit juices or flavored syrups served in small bottles with “Drink Me” labels.

We hope we have answered your questions about What to Serve At A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party? And, we wish you all the best with your whimsical and creative Mad Hatter’s tea party menu! And don’t be afraid to go down the rabbit hole, thats where the adventure begins!

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One Comment to “What to Serve At A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party”

  1. Marylynda B says:

    This is perfect information for me! 1) because I am a tea drinker, I’d say. and this email Treat on Alice In Wonderland Tea Party is Great! As I am an avid Alice In Wonderland follower. Movies, dishes, teapots, and assorted collection of memorabilia. So thank you!