Confession #5: Wonderland

I love Alice in Wonderland!

The quirkiness, the hidden mockery, the not-so-hidden mockery, the curiosity, the adventure, it’s truly a wonderful story. I love a lot of the remakes and spin-offs, especially syfy channel’s Alice and QuinRose’s Alice in the Country of Hearts.

Mad Hatter is definitely my favorite character, especially in the spin-off’s I mentioned above. He’s quirky, and mad (of course) and you just don’t know exactly what he’s going to do.

I love the strangeness behind it all, how anything is possible and nothing is what it seems. That is why I love Simon Green’s Nightside Series, with his stories, anything is possible and you never know what’s going to happen. Same with Wonderland, you don’t know what’s in your future, or is it just a dream? I’m currently working on a novel that is inspired and based off of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and hope to get it published one day. I have a lot of fun thinking of strange things to happen, and then have to go back and make them stranger. There are no boundaries and that is why I love writing science fiction and fantasy.

Last Halloween I threw a Alice in Wonderland Murder Mystery Party. I downloaded the story off of http://www.printablemysterygames.com/?page_id=26 and put it all together. I decorated my patio, made tea snacks and had a bunch of tea (of course) a long with miss-matched cups and saucers that I found on etsy. Everyone had a blast and I have included pictures below. I was Alice since I was the host and my husband was the Mad Hatter. I let everyone have their own take on their character and let them have fun with it.

I always try to find some new take on Alice and am currently reading Splintered by AG Howard. I just started it (like on the first page) so I don’t quite know where she is going with it but I will probably enjoy it. If there is anything you think I should check out, please comment and let me know.

We’re all mad here,

Dani

The Cook and Cheshire Cat (stealing a cookie)

The Cook and Cheshire Cat (stealing a cookie)

Tweedledum (Alice in the Country of Hearts style)

Tweedledum (Alice in the Country of Hearts style)

Ace and the Queen of Hearts

Ace and the Queen of Hearts

Everyone having fun after the mystery

Everyone having fun after the mystery

amazing food I put together

amazing food I put together

Alice! (Me)

Alice! (Me)

The Cook and the Maid

The Cook and the Maid

The Maid

The Maid

Alice and Cheshire Cat

Alice and Cheshire Cat

My decorating :)

My decorating 🙂

White Rabbit

White Rabbit

Mad Hatter and Alice

Mad Hatter and Alice

The mystery unfolds!

The mystery unfolds!

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