Mad Hatter's Tea Party
When we were asked to sponsor the 2016 Survivor Tent for the CIBC Run for the Cure, we jumped at the opportunity. Giving back to a great cause and having full creative reign for a whimsical tea party? Yes, please! Alice in Wonderland is such a fun theme because you can interpret Lewis Carrol's book in so many ways. There is the bright and colourful Disney version, the unique and over-the-top styling of Tim Burton, and the always popular vintage garden party taking over Pintrest. We took this classic and added a Pink Pumpkin twist, which included showcasing our vintage tea-cup collection (many years in the making!), tons of books, and lots of pink sparkle.
In a nod to Disney's Alice in Wonderland, we added a custom build directional sign at the entrance of the tent. We had the classic “This Way” and “That Way” but also added a special “Keep Going” to all of the survivors, pointing into their VIP space. We topped our sign with a life-sized Mad Hatter's hat, tied with a pink sash, of course.
We wanted our Survivor Tent to be a cheerful space. We pulled in lots of bright colours, especially in our floral. We used pinks for breast cancer awareness, but also pulled in freshness with crisp green mini hydrangea, bright mums and white hydrangea.