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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Welcome to a Mad Tea Party!


"Welcome to my tea party!" he said.



She knew there was something different about him.
He was no ordinary Hatter!



But a cup of tea sounded lovely so she decided to join him!



Something wasn't quite right...



How could she refuse such lovely treats...



and the sweetest tea she had ever tasted!








After a bite of a sweet cake that said "Eat Me"
the Hatter suddenly




could not stop laughing!



He had to lay down for a bit.



Even the flowers were sweeter than any she had smelled before!



And she simply could not get enough of this tea!



The Hatter insisted she taste every morsel.




And after a while they both started to get sleepy.



When she awoke from her nap she was in a different dress!
She thought for a moment that it was all a dream...



But everything was in its place.



It was a magical tea party... that she knew!



So she had a cup of tea with her new friend, the Mad Hatter!



If only this day could last forever!

Please visit A Fanciful Twist for more Mad Tea Party fun!
Preferably with a cup of tea!

50 comments:

Pixie said...

Oh this is wonderful! And they look like they had a blast. Thanks for inviting me along to the party. I loved the blue glitter drink!

http://pixiepages.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-tasting-extravaganza.html

Terri said...

What a totally delightful tea party! The guests are having such a good time drinking tea and eating goodies! Thank you for the invite, I enjoyed my visit : )
Hugs,
Terri
http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party.html

Jen said...

What a wonderful party! That's a beautiful quilt by the way :)

rachelsmith133 said...

Such a lovely tea party. I loved the first dress, that was beautiful.

It was my first tea party also, I'd love for you to come visit http://phoenixra.blogspot.com/2011/06/wonderings-on-tea-party.html

Denise said...

Hello my new friend.What a delight to meet you.I'm signing up to follow you.The children are charming.What a lovely tea party Thank you.

Magic Love Crow said...

Happy Mad Tea Party ;o) I had a lovely time ;o) So much fun and lots of good treats ;o) Have a magical day ;o)

Magic Love Crow said...

Happy Mad Tea Party ;o) I had a lovely time ;o) So much fun and lots of good treats ;o) Have a magical day ;o)

Pabkins said...

It looks like they had a splendid day! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Stop by for a visit if you can!
Tabitha
http://pabkins.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party-my-wonderland-wedding.html

Sara said...

Oh Lisa, this was a wonderful post. I enjoyed every word and photo. Thank you for inviting me over. :)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

A very pretty tea party Love all the treats and tea cups! Your pictures look really nice!

Happy Mad Tea Party!

Lindsey

Ms Misantropia said...

Looks like you guys had a great day! Pretty cool that your kids are so into character :)

The Weekend Artist said...

Oh I love the tea party picnic! It looks like a great day outside.. would have given a lot to be outdoors=( Its raining on this side of the globe! Come visit for some tea over at my site if you can spare some time and not be outdoors in that great weather! Cheers!

http://theweekendartist.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party-2011-by-weekend-artist.html

Róisín said...

What a great party, it really looked like fun! Hope you're enjoying today's festivities!

Roisin x

Kelly said...

I love the way that your children collaborated with you! What a magical memory you have created for them....and for us. Thanks for sharing!

Cassie said...

what a lovely little party!

thanks for the invite!

im zoe said...

Such a sweet tea party post, thanks for having me over.

Zoe
http://blessedbeeapothecary.blogspot.com/

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is wonderful, Lisa! I love how you have it set up on that beautiful quilt! Alice and the Mad Hatter looked like they were quite enjoying their tea and treats!

Carousel Dreams said...

Lisa I LOVED this tea party...everything about it...Alice, the Hatter, the gorgeous ribbon chandelier, the tea, the treats...exactly my kind of party...I want to lie down on that blanket and bask in the sunshine...thankyou so much for having me x

Fair Rosamund said...

What a magical tea party, all of those treats look so delicious! Thank you for inviting me :) ~Lauren

Aurelia said...

Looks like a really fun party :) I bet they had a great time! I love the glittery cupcakes!

I'm also taking part in the Mad Tea Party blog hop and hope that you'll visit my party to have some fun there too :)

http://modernwomans.blogspot.com/2011/06/welcome-to-my-english-tea-party.html

Faerie Moon Creations said...

This was such a fun Mad Tea Party! Looks like Alice and the Mad Hatter had a grand time. Thanks for allowing us to join the fun!!! Enjoy all of the other parties!!!!

Shell said...

An adorable Tea Party.

fairiemoon said...

What cuties. They seem to be having fun together. My kids would NEVER do this for me. They have grown weary and cynical about my photographing them.

Have a mad party!
Erin :)

http://www.fairiemoon.typepad.com/weathertop

dogsmom said...

What a lovely day, a delightful party, and I bet a lot of laughs in the making!

http://dogsmom.wordpress.com/2011/06/24/dreaming-madly-of-tea/

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Thank you for your beautiful party with lovely treats and such nice guests! And thank you for visiting me at The Tearoom!

Wishing you a Happy Mad Tea Party Weekend!

Betty

Micupoftea~ said...

what fun candid photos Lisa~ Charming outdoor Tea Party, too!! I enjoyed visiting your blog. :)

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

Yes, please, some cake and a cup of tea. A little of that blue glitter in the tea, if you please. Your other guests are so friendly, and dressed ever so much nicer than I. Still, I'm made to feel very welcome.

Sarah said...

Such fun and so beautiful with the lovely setting, the players and the dappled sunlight. I particularly love the picture of Alice when she wakes up in her different dress.

Exclusively Yours Ltd said...

What a great party! Your guests were just right and your goodies were too. I hope you will drop by my party. Have a beautiful day, Pat

Carolee said...

What a wonderful tea party! Thanks for inviting me! :)

♥ Carolee

Danni said...

Thank you so much for inviting me over for the magical and wonder! YOur party was beautiful. :)

spiceblogger said...

Such a fun tea party picnic! Looks like everyone truly enjoyed it!
I feel honored to have been included. ;)

You are welcome to my party also:
http://www.inthelandofspice.com/spiceblog/spiceblog/Entries/2011/6/25_Mad_Tea_Party.html

Painting Apples said...

Oh this is just ADORABLE! I loved my time here thank you so much for inviting me and thanks for stopping by my party earlier I enjoyed your visit as well!

xoxo
Gigi

vvb32 reads said...

such sweetness! loved this picnic tea! i was enthralled with the hatter's eyes ;-D

Karla of Dreamaginarius said...

Great Tea Party! Seems like everyone had a blast! Those cupcakes and gummies looked delicious!
Thanks for having me over!
xo,
Karla
www.dreamaginarius.com

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

OH!!!!! They had the maddest most magical time, didn't they?? I loved every morsel of your Mad Tea Party! Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful spread!

You really are in Wonderland ;)

Love, A Fanciful Twist

Scrap Vamp said...

A fun and magical tea party! Thank you so much for inviting me! I hope you'll stop and visit my tea party as well.

http://scrapvamp.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party-2011.html

Evelyn Santiago said...

Such a lovely tea party! The cupcakes and sugar coated gummies look so delicious. Thank you for visiting my tea party and for having me over to yours. It was delightful!
Evelyn

AlphaBetsy said...

What a lovely tea party picnic. It looks like a lot of fun was had. Thank you for letting me visit.

If you get a chance stop by and say hello
http://fromthemindofalphabetsy.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party-2011.html

<3
Betsy

Que Bella said...

What a wonderfully mad tea party! The food looks scrumptious. Alice and the Hatter are a delight. Thanks for sharing, Michelle

Bourbonnatrix said...

lovely tea party! love your pics :)

Cameron said...

Isn't it fun to make slaves, oops, I mean guests of our children for the sake of our Blogs....haha!

So cute! Thanks for letting me peek in on the fun :D

dena miller said...

Looks like great fun!!!!!

Kristal said...

This is a really cute party you have going on here! So sorry I am a wee bit late, weekend craziness!!

Thanks so much for coming to my Southern Tea. Always a delight to see a new face!!

XoXo,
Kristal

Alisa Noble said...

Delightful! That mad, Mad Hatter made me giggle!

agreyeyedgirl said...

What an adorable tea party! I love all of the wonderful details--so pretty and whimsical! And nothing is better than a tea party on the grass, I think.

shari said...

i absolutely LOVED your tea party! your hatter and alice were marvelous and the spread on that blanket! oh my!! i wish i was there... O! i WAS!! thank you for inviting me, i had a wonderful, magical time. enjoyed your blog also.

Susan said...

oh what fun! it is awesome to have kids at the age where they will still play with MOM!! I so miss those days. Your party was awesome and full of delightful treats, thanks for having me!
Please come to mine :)
Susan

http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/2011/06/fanciful-twists-mad-tea-party-2011.html

Lucy, Vanilla Frost said...

Lovely tea party! A very enticing picnic banket full of goodies. What fun.

http://vanillafrostcakes.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party

A Magical Whimsy said...

What an adorably sweet Mad Tea Party!
I loved the 'attitude' of Alice and the Mat Hatter...very charming! And I loved all of your scrumptious photos!
Please come on over to my blog as mine Mad Tea Party is still in full swing until Sunday, July 3rd.
Cheers!
Teresa in CA
tscat@sbcglobal.net
A Magical Whimsy blogspot