Alice in Wonderland Movie Night

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It’s #MovieNightFriday and we are planning tonight’s marathon based off Matthew’s favorite movie. He loves Alice in Wonderland (1951) but has yet to see the live action version of Alice in Wonderland (2010) and Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016).

Now I can totally go off about the history of England but I did that in 101 Dalmatians Movie Night. Instead we are going to go back to our ELA roots and do a comparison. We started with watching the movies (besides the art and cooking), he compared the movies based on these following questions.

  • Which version did you like best?
  • Why did you like it better?
  • Was it set in the same place?
  • Did it have the same plot?

Then we read the books (this took us a few weeks) but we returned to the questions.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (MinaLima Edition): (Illustrated with Interactive Elements) by Lewis Carroll

Originally published in 1865, Lewis Carroll’s exquisite Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass have remained revered classics for generations. The story of Alice, an inquisitive heroine who falls through a rabbit hole and into a whimsical world, has captured the hearts of readers of all ages. Perhaps the most popular female character in English literature, Alice is accompanied on her journey of trials and tribulations by the frantic White Rabbit, the demented and terrifying Queen of Hearts, the intriguing Mad Hatter, and many other eccentric characters.

Lewis Carroll’s beloved companion stories Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass are reinvented on one volume by the talented design firm MinaLima, whose fey drawings of some of Western literature’s most famous characters will delight and enthrall, In addition, they have created interactive features exclusive to this edition, including:

  • Alice with extendable legs and arms
  • The rabbit’s house which opens to reveal a giant Alice
  • The Cheshire cat with a pull tab that removes the cat and leaves the cat’s grin
  • A flamingo croquet club that swings to hit the hedgehog
  • A removable map of the Looking Glass world

This keepsake illustrated edition—the sixth book in Harper Design’s series of illustrated children’s classics—will be treasured by for years to come.

Through the Looking-Glass (Royal Collector’s Edition) by Lewis Carroll

Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There is the sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Set some six months later than the earlier book, Alice again enters a fantastical world, this time by climbing through a mirror into the world that she can see beyond it. Through the Looking-Glass includes such celebrated verses as Jabberwocky, and The Walrus and the Carpenter, and the episode involving Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland began as a story told to three little girls in a rowboat, near Oxford. Ten year old Alice Liddell asked to have the story written down and two years later it was published with immediate success. Carroll’s unique play on logic has undoubtedly led to its lasting appeal to adults, while remaining one of the most beloved children’s tales of all time.

We repeated the questions but this time comparing the movies to the books.

Easy Playing Cards Party Garland Tutorial – Tikkido

” love the casual nature of most of our game nights.  Just some friends, and a “hey, let’s get together and play games” text for an invitation.  But sometimes I like to have a little more fun, especially if we’re having a crowd over, like we did last week.  While I was at the store picking up some classic board games, I saw inexpensive packs of cards (I’m talking less than a dollar!), and inspiration struck. ” – Nikki

“Queen of Hearts” Homemade Strawberry Pop Tarts – The Soccer Mom Blog

“These adorable strawberry flavored “Queen of Hearts” Homemade Strawberry Pop Tarts are perfect for Valentine’s Day or an Alice in Wonderland kids birthday party!” – Stacey

Butterfly Cupcakes (British Butterfly Cakes) – Christina’s Cucina

Butterfly cupcakes are a quintessential treat that was served at almost every child’s birthday party in the UK when I was growing up. Traditional British butterfly cakes are (apparently) sometimes called fairy cakes, but no matter the name, they are simply delightful.” – Christina

Afternoon Tea Scones – Christina’s Cucina

Afternoon tea scones are a quintessential part of British culture. Learn how to make the best scones using my tried and tested scone recipe, and how to serve them with a lovely cup of proper British tea.” – Christina

How to Make a “Proper” Cup of British Tea – Christina’s Cucina

How to Make British tea? I’ll show you how my step by step instructions (using British teabags). Although you can use fancy teacups, this is all about everyday tea-making in in a teapot, and using mugs. ” – Christina

Fruit Filled Cookie Cups Recipe – This Mama Cooks

Bake these fruit filled cookie cups for holiday cookie swaps. This gluten free cookie cup recipe is easy to make.” – Ann- Marie

Easy Homemade Fruit Iced Tea Recipe – This Mama Cooks

“This fruit iced tea recipe is refreshing and low calorie. Try fruit-infused iced tea instead of drinking sodas.” – Ann- Marie

GLUTEN FREE VICTORIA SPONGE CUPCAKES – Gluten Free Tranquility

“Gluten free Victoria Sponge cupcakes. Easy gluten free Victoria sponge cupcakes recipe. If you love a traditional Victoria sponge cake you will also love these beautiful cupcakes.Being in cupcake form I feel it brings a modern twist to the delicious classic cake and the best part is they are gluten free and no one can tell the difference.” – Amanda

Fruit Tarts – What a Girl Eats

“These fruit tarts or jam tea tarts are something I’ve been making since I was a kid. Maybe you have too? When my mom would bake a pie, she’d always give me and my brother the scraps. With those scraps, we’d get to make our own mini jam tarts.” – Cynthia

Tea Sandwiches {Perfect for an Afternoon Tea} – What a Girl Eats

“I love tea sandwiches! Maybe it’s their perfect size or maybe it’s because there’s always a sampling of so many varieties. Every establishment that serves Afternoon Tea has their own signature fillings.” – Cynthia

HOMEMADE LEMONADE CONCENTRATE – The Short Order Cook

“There is nothing like fresh lemonade. Making homemade concentrate from fresh lemons and freezing for later results in the most delicious pitcher of lemonade. The sweet, tart, and bright flavors of lemons make for a combination that is the quintessential summer drink. Making this homemade lemonade concentrate can preserve your lemons when they are at their peak.  Each batch makes a half-gallon of lemonade and it can be frozen for months to enjoy later.  You will never want to buy store-bought Minute Maid lemonade concentrate again once you make it homemade.” – Angela