Saturday, June 25, 2011

Mad Hatter Tea Party

Towards the end of June my daughter hosts her annual tea.  June 2010 had a theme of "Mad Hatter Tea" and everyone was to wear a crazy hat.  I am coordinating this post with one of my favorite blogs A Fanciful Twist as she is having her annual Mad Tea Party with all these wonderful bloggers linking up.  We had a real live Mad Hatter Tea Party last June and I hope that you enjoy it!!!!

The fabulous hostess -- The Mad Hatter --

















Look at the place settings - miniature 'Drink Me' bottles, magnifying glasses, name cards with a key, & darling bracelets that were gifts from the Mad Hatter -



































Colorful Mad Hatter Tablescapes --


































Mad Hatter Tea Cups decos --







































Mad Hatter refreshments included Eat Me cupcakes and teapot cookies in Mad Hatter colors -


































Notice the Mad Hatter's keys hanging on the stand -




































































This was just a sampling of the food.  We also had scones with clotted cream, cucumber sandwiches, little spears with cheese & meat, etc. and much more.

Here I am with the Mad Hatter --

















This is my YaYa group - we get together often - you may have read about some of our adventures here on this blog --

















Our group photo -- the Mad Hatter & Her Friends --

















You can't see this too well - Mad Hatter Tea banner --



















This year's tea will be the day after A Fanciful Twist's Mad Tea Party so I might always be a year behind in sharing the tea!!!!  But, to give you a hint of what it is --





















It's a Color Me Orange Tea!!!!  Everyone is to wear something orange and I hear that the hostess has a hat that is to die for!!!!!!!

Oh, Lucy!!!!  She was so hoping to catch a glimpse of the Mad Hatter and I think she napped and missed it!!!!  She is a little sad - or is that a pouty look????

















Here is a link to A Fanciful Twist's Mad Tea Party - you can click here to go to her tea party links.  Enjoy!!























33 comments:

Six One and Then Some said...

I am thoroughly impressed by the legibility of your "eat me" cupcakes - I wish my hand was even half as steady!

Happy Tea Party-ing. Do drop by and see me sometime :)

Pixie said...

What a fun tea party! I wish my friends were willing to play along and be mad hatters, alas, I've just my virtual friends to party with. thanks for inviting me over.

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

apinkdreamer said...

what a wonderful party! thanks for inviting me!!!

http://apinkdreamer.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-summer-party-in-pumpkinland.html

KathrynAntyr said...

Looks like everyone had a delightful time and how could they not with a spread like that!

I too have a party and gifts for all who visit. I do hope you can make it by!

Follow this link: http://collagediva.typepad.com/collagediva/2011/06/tea-party.html

Sweet day to you!

Terri said...

What a fun Mad Tea Party! Delicious food and fanciful hats too! You all look like you have had a fabulous time.
Hugs,
Terri
http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party.html

rachelsmith133 said...

Looks like you had a great time at your tea party with all your friends.

I'm intrigued by the colour me orange theme for the next one.

Your cat is very cute!

http://phoenixra.blogspot.com/2011/06/wonderings-on-tea-party.html

Pabkins said...

Oh I love that drink me bottle! I wish I could have found one as neat as that to use in my wonderland wedding.

I hope to see you drop by!

Tabitha of
http://pabkins.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party-my-wonderland-wedding.html

Twyla and Lindsey said...

What a lovely tea party and very lovely Mad Hatter! Your treats look so lovely and yummy too@

Happy Mad Tea Party!

Lindsey

Lisa said...

thank you for a wonderful tea party! i want to keep Lucy for myself!
cheers
lisa

dogsmom said...

Lucky you- to have such a fun group of friends.
Poor Lucy - but good mews - I just visited a Mad Catter party on Vanessas hop.

Please visit me also
http://dogsmom.wordpress.com/2011/06/24/dreaming-madly-of-tea/

Sara said...

What a fun tea party. And the goodies look divine. xx

Aurelia said...

Looks like a really fun tea party :) I'm sure you all must have had a great time, it was fun to see your photos!

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

Kelly said...

What a wonderful way to enjoy the moment with friends! Thanks for sharing your lovely tea party!

Scrap Vamp said...

Thank you for having me over for tea. The treats were scrumptious and those cookies were divine. I love that diamond patterned tea cup and saucer you have! I hope you'll come visit my tea party as well.

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

Fair Rosamund said...

What a lovely tea party, the decor and treats look so wonderful! Thank you for inviting me :) ~Lauren

Alisa said...

What a fun party! Thanks for having me today!

Linda said...

I had a lovely time at your party. Your sweet treats were amazing. I met so many new friends, they were extra special. thank you for having me. I hope that you will visit me:
momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

fairiemoon said...

What a beautiful Hatter! Looks like you guys had a lovely time!

Have a mad party!
Erin :)

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

Robin said...

So sorry I am late
For this important date.
I'm still making my way down the list.

With too little time
I'm leaving this rhyme
For I'm adamant about wanting to persist.

All this running about
Has left me dry in the mouth.
Might I have a cup of tea?

It was fun to see
all you lovely ladies
and your little darling Lucy

Oh my, the time
It goes so fast
I must be on my way

But fear not friend
I shall return
Please……Have a beautiful day.

Karla of Dreamaginarius said...

Oh Lucy! Seems like all had such a blast! Poor little Lucy, she missed it all! Thanks for sharing!

xo,
Karla
www.dreamaginarius.com

Comeca Jones said...

Looks like you guys had a great time!

spiceblogger said...

Looks like a very fun and fashionable party! And I'm curious about the Color Me Orange theme of your next tea party. I'm sure that one will be delightful as well!


http://www.inthelandofspice.com/spiceblog/spiceblog/Entries/2011/6/25_Mad_Tea_Party.html

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh what a great Tea Party you had! Looks like you all had so much fun. Too bad little Lucy missed the festivities!

Hope you'll pop on over for a visit with me!
http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2011/06/its-mad-tea-party.html

Thank you again for a lovely time...enjoy all the festivities!

Danni said...

Such a wonderful and magical to-do, thank you for inviting me over to share your tea and enchantment! How fabulous that yours friends joined you for your lovely day. :)

Though I'm running tardy, I hope you'll come visit my party!
http://thewhimsicalcottage.blogspot.com/2011/06/fawn-and-goat.html

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Your real live party looks like it was a blast! Well, judging from the smiles, that is! And the special magical decor. Love the tulle tablecloths. What about that view of the water. Oh hello! Thanks for a look into your magical tea party. *smiles* Norma

Que Bella said...

What a great party! I love the cupcakes and the teapot cookies... delightful! Thanks for sharing, Michelle

AlphaBetsy said...

What a lovely party. I love all of your hats. It looks like you had a wonderful time.

Please stop by and visit if you get a chance.
http://fromthemindofalphabetsy.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party-2011.html

<3
Betsy

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

OH!! Your Yaya group!! i wish I was there! ;)

What treats!! Look at all of them, and those teapot cookies, amazing!!!

Thank you for sharing your incredible wonderland!!

Love, A Fanciful Twist

Susan said...

what a lovely and delightful tea party that must have been, thanks for the invite. when is the orange tea party you're having?

come visit mine :)
Susan

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

Cameron said...

Your daughter really out does herself! Lovely party :)

Thanks for inviting me...and giving us a sneak peek of next year's fun :D

vvb32 reads said...

what fun! love the hat wearing theme.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I have enjoyed your party!
Happy UnBirthday to you !
Blessings;
~Myrna
http://daylily777-myenchantedhome.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party.html

agreyeyedgirl said...

What a beautiful party! I love the bright colors and all the wonderful hats on your guests--so perfect <3 And what clever centerpieces! Thanks so much for inviting me (even though I am so late--I must be related to the white rabbit! I am always late!)