In her search, Alice encounters many strange things: a cranky caterpillar smoking a hookah, a mad hatter and a march hare having an "unbirthday" party, and a Cheshire Cat, whose smile often appears well before he does.
The expression "mad as a hatter" comes from the mercury poisoning prevalent in seventeenth-century France among hat makers who soaked animal hides in a solution of mercuric nitrate to soften the hair.
Alice in Wonderland fans will be mad as a Hatter for the large selection of Alice-inspired jewelry, especially Tom Binns' artistic designs.
The Hatter needs only his distinctive hat and a coat, while the Rabbit should have white ears, a waistcoat, coat and pocket-watch.
Whether you want to have a Mad Hatter tea party or just need a special hat, paper bags are a great place to start.
A roller coaster fanatic may think the Mad Hatter Tea Party is boring, even though a 7-year-old may beg to differ.
Costumes for characters like the Mad Hatter and White Rabbit can be contrived easily using thrift-store finds.
Ask a decorator to create a custom-designed mad hatter wedding cake, with wavy layers and wild colors.
Topsy-turvy cakes, also known as mad hatter cakes, are one trend for adventurous brides and grooms.
If you are a Red Hatter, you'll want a tote bag featuring a red hat to carry to get-togethers.