How To Throw The Perfect Alice in Wonderland Party!

Juuuust about as classic as they come, the Alice in Wonderland 1951 animated film by Disney turns a whopping 67 years old today!

Hitting the big screen all those years ago for the first time in Leicester Square Theatre in London for the premiere, this total icon has been a real Disney staple ever since and is still living strong today.

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What better way to celebrate this occasion than by throwing an Alice in Wonderland themed party? To help you out, we thought we would put together some of our top tips for the perfect event that will have you smiling wider than the Cheshire Cat! Let’s go…

Decorations

Probably the best theme to really get creative with! You can keep it subtle, or so totally wild with over the top eccentric designs and colours. Can you guess which we would prefer?

Card of Hearts Soldiers – Grab a pack of cards and style them up into solders to hang around… or perhaps get to work creating some bigger ones to become features.

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Clocks
– Grab yourself some funky (and cheap) clocks to hang around the room/garden with random times showing. You can also print some basic designs onto cards and perhaps made a game out of the times shown (E.G Can you add up all the numbers being pointed to on all clocks?)

Flowers – Great for party favours or for creating features. Grab some cheap (preferably coloured) paper plates and use them to create the faces, petals and leaves to add some faces onto.

Food/drink

Surely, the main event, right? No party is complete without some tasty treat to get stuck into while the fun continues. Generall, a good choice would be classic ‘tea party’ food such as cakes, sandwiches, fruit etc.

Finger sandwiches – the classics like cheese and pickle will always go down well. For style points, cut off the crusts and serve in small triangles. Easy!

Cakes – We would say, keep it classic. Not only is a classic Victoria Sponge simple to make or buy, they look and taste awesome. Alternatively, you can also serve mini muffins, small brownies etc. They will all go down well.

Bonus points! Why not serve them on one of our fantastic Alice in Wonderland Cake Stands?

Alice In Wonderland Victoria & Albert Museum 3 Tier China Cake Stand

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Drink
– Our top ideas: ice tea, still lemonade, fruit punch etc. Plenty of colour will bring everything to life and will taste great to everyone.

Alice In Wonderland Victoria & Albert Museum China Cup And Saucer

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Presentation
– Mismatching if your friend here. Go for some vintage style cups and plates which you can grab pretty cheaply at a carboot sale or charity shop for example.  Don’t forget to label things with ‘Drink/Eat Me’ tags etc.

Alice In Wonderland Victoria & Albert Museum Mini China Teapot

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Games

As party games go, planning something fun around sich a vibrant and exiting thing as Alice in Wonderland makes life sooo much easier. It’s easy to adapt some total classics to suit the day with ideas like…

Pin the grin on the Cheshire Cat – you know the classic donkey game? Basically that! Will look super funny when it’s wrong and is easy to get into and for everyone to play.

Teacup pong – Some of you might remember this from college days… but essentially use teacups instead of plastic cups to create a simple game which can be done using the snazzy drinks we mentioned earlier. Really simple and fun!

Mad Hatter’s hat toss – Why not grab an old style hat (top hat or bowler perhaps), and use this with a stump in the ground to play a simple game. Or perhaps in teams with someone having to catch it on their head/ Who can get the hat to stay first? Go!

‘Don’t be late’ water game – Here’s a good one…. best for outdoors though. Break into teams with each team having two buckets a little way apart, one with some water in and the other empty. Give each team one cup or perhaps a teapot and let them race to see who can get more water from one bucket to the other in a set time. Quick Quick!

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So there you have it peeps! Hopefully, there are some ideas for you to enjoy and get started with your very own Alice in Wonderland event. Perhaps throw one for fun, as a charity event or birthday party. So many reasons!

Looking for the ultimate collection of Alice in Wonderland merchandise to perhaps include? Take a peep at our amazing range of goodies including TShirts, cups, cake stands and more. Enjoy!

Yellow Submarine Movie Turns 50 TODAY!

‘All Together Now’… Haaaaaappy Birthday too youuu, Haaa.. you get it. It’s true guys and gals! The totally iconic movie classic Yellow Submarine turns a cheeky 50 years old today having first premiered way back in 1968!

Now, it’s safe to say that not many of us TruffleShufflers were actually around to enjoy this iconic moment sadly however, we all know the impact of this film and the music that features so well within. It’s actually hard to imagine not growing up and living with now of these classic tracks including ‘All Together Now’, ‘All You Need Is Love’, ‘Yellow Submarine’ and ‘Eleanor Rigby’.

the Beatles Yellow Submarine Poster
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Being such huuuuge fans of The Beatles, we’ve always loved having our very own range of The Beatles TShirts AND our totally exclusive range of Yellow Submarine merchandise which hit our site this year.
With such a landmark film hitting a landmark age, we thought we would take some time to pick up some of our top Yellow Submarine Facts and Trivia to help tickle your fandom and celebrate this legend. Enjoy!

1. The breakthrough cartoon-film took nearly two years to complete, with 14 different scripts, 40 animators and over 140 technical artists. Impressive stuff!
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Our Top On-Screen Dads Ranked In Order of Awesomeness

Ohhh how we love a good on-screen dad! Always there to offer handy advice, keep spirits high and give us the occasional laugh.

With Father’s Day juuuuust lurking around the corner and our Father’s Day Gift Guide well and truly in full swing, we thought we would take some time to pick out some of our favourite on-screen dads and help celebrate some of the most iconic characters ever!
Check out our On-Screen Dads Ranked In Order of Awesomeness… enjoy!

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15. Sandy Cohen – The O.C

Too damn cool for school! Sandy has made a name for himself with with his working class upbringing, he’s grounded, knows what hard work is and always willing to give solid advice.  Proper dude.
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Moomins X TruffleShuffle: Exclusive New Merchandise JUST IN!

Oh what happiness! Our exclusive collection of Moomin tees, Moomin gifts and homewares has JUST landed….and to say we’re excited would be an understatement!

Featuring exclusive Moomin t-shirts, this range has retained the same level of vibrancy and excitement as the books themselves. If, like us – you love the incomparable illustrations of Tove Jansson, you’ll feel right at home with this collection of official Moomins clothing, jewellery, home ware goodies and more!

TruffleShuffle Moomins

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With all the best characters under one roof, show your love for the likes of Little My, Moomintroll and more, with our range of Moomin tees.

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A TruffleShuffle exclusive: The Yellow Submarine!

‘First time I saw that nowhere man, that nobody, I knew he was somebody!’

As massive fans of the Beatles and the wonderful creation, The Yellow Submarine; we are over the moon to reveal this exclusive TruffleShuffle launch of Yellow Submarine clothing! Can you imagine the sheer excitement when we landed this exclusive? We were like teenage girls in the actual 60’s, seeing the actual band….that’s a lot of love, right? Paying homage to a great movie and album by the ultimate fab 4, we’re excited to have this collection available for all true fans to revel in. The silly humour, off the wall charm and psychedelic imagery still melts our heart decades on.

Show a heap of appreciation for the legendary band and awesome characters featured in the 1968 hit with our selection of Yellow Submarine t-shirts, Yellow Submarine art prints, mugs and more!

Pepperland isn’t the only cheerful, music loving Paradise to exist as a Beatles fan…if you don’t believe us, check out the products in this exclusive launch. A collection of Yellow Submarine t-shirts and more…made by fans, for fans.

‘I have always loved the Yellow Submarine film, the combination of crazy storyline, psychedelic animation, loveable (and terrifying) characters and of course a whole host of fantastic songs by the Beatles was a winning combination. Because of this it was a dream come true to get the chance to work on official Yellow Submarine merchandise!

With this initial range I really wanted to portray the unique animation style of the film with big bold colourful prints of the original movie poster as well as classic Beatles poses. A personal favourite is the metal sign featuring the line you can’t help but sing along to “All You Need Is Love”.

I hope I’ve managed to design something that will resonate with fans of the film and I’m really looking forward to working on some more Yellow Submarine goods! – 

James; Product Design and Development Manager

(Not a meanie in sight, we promise!)