Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" has been called a fairy tale, a drug allegory and a nightmare, and it has served as the basis for movies and theme-park attractions. But the story of the shrinking and growing little girl also lends itself to an exciting theme party. Whether or not you'll be hosting Tweedledee and Tweedledum alongside the White Rabbit and Cheshire Cat, crafting the perfect party invitation will have guests "wondering" about the main event.
Invite guests to Wonderland with a play on the famous title, such as "Join Max in Wonderland" or "Anthony in Wonderland's 50th Birthday Party."
Include Alice's oft-quoted saying, "Curiouser and curiouser!" with a piece of party information to grab invitees' attention, such as "Curiouser and curiouser! An eating competition awaits you!" or "Curiouser and curiouser! Please come dressed as your favorite cat, queen or rabbit!"
Play around with the term "mad tea party." This is a good way to introduce the types of food and drink that will be served. If it's not a "mad tea party," perhaps it's a "mad margarita party." Mention what foods will make guests tall, and what foods will make them small. Suggest colors to wear -- like black and red.
Take a cue from the White Rabbit, who was most concerned with never being late for a "very important date." List the time, date and place, and include other important details such as where to park. Tell invitees that you hope they follow you down the rabbit hole, because fun and surprises await.
Add RSVP details by invoking the story's evil queen. Include something like "Off with your heads if you do not respond to Rose Herman by June 30," and add a phone number, website or e-mail address.