13 July 2013

Do you have time for tea?

Well, Hello there!  What's this?  Looks like you've stumbled onto a Tea Party.  Yes, we are having quite a to-do today.  Did you see my sign from the road as you were passing by?  I'm so glad you've stopped in.  We have quite a treat today or rather quite a lot of treats! 

Where were you on your way to, if you don't mind my asking?  We don't get many visitors this way being so far in the middle of everywhere.  Were you headed to Merthyr Tydfill?  Or perhaps Kalispell?

Or perhaps you were headed to Underland?  Or maybe, maybe you were looking for Wonderland?

Wonderland, you say?  Marvelous!  You've come to the right place.  Just follow that path and you're there in a hop, skip and jump. 

Why, there is that silly rabbit!  I've been looking everywhere for her.  She spends more time looking at her watch than looking where she is going!  Hmm, but she seems to be waiting for someone...

Oh my, it's Alice!  Alice is here!  They'd best hurry along and not dawdle.  I don't think they are running late, but you never know with that rabbit. 

It looks like they are passing through the Red Queen's garden.  I understand she loves roses, particularly red ones.

Here's another marker on the path.  I think you should follow along.

Don't let the White Rabbit get too far ahead.  She's a quick one, that rabbit.

Time for Tea!  And treats galore!  Something for every taste bud can be found. 

Here is the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, but they haven't started the party!  They are patiently waiting for everyone to arrive.  How kind of them not to start without us!

And here is Door Mouse and the White Rabbit.  Alice is going to have to find a spot to sit.  There may not be enough room at the table but there are plenty of other seats to be found.

Alice is being so polite and greeting everyone while the Hatter makes his best Mad face.

Now that we've all been introduced, let's see what goodies we can find to nibble on.  I see pretzels and chips and crackers with a yummy spread.    Those strawberries look so delicious, I think I'll start with fruit.  We have lots of tea to choose from, Earl Grey, Irish Breakfast, Mint (fresh from the garden), and many others.  There is also lemonade, water and fruit punch, since it is a bit of a warm day.

 Lots of sweet little treats, like jelly bellies, lollipops, and cupcakes.  Cookies, veggies treats and little sandwiches.

 Door Mouse and March Hare seem to have found some nibblies. 

This looks like an interesting conversation, although Door Mouse seems a little worried.  She must have heard the rumor that the Red Queen was sighted in the area.  I wonder if she'll stop in for tea.  It is being held in her garden, after all.

 Oh, Alice seems to have partaken of one of those magic cakes that makes her grow so tall!  I wonder which cake it was.  Be sure to ask her if you don't want to be quite so tall.

Perhaps it was one of those club shaped sandwiches, or maybe the heart, or the diamond or the spade?  Oh I'm not sure what to try.  I don't particularly feel like being so tall today.  

 Oh My!  She's here! She's HERE!  The Red Queen has come to the party!  Alice looks very concerned.  March Hare is so brave to get that close to Red Queen.  I hear she has quite the temper when she doesn't get her way.  AND that she doesn't like people to touch her person.  Brave Hare grabbing those keys, hmmm?

 Well, whew, the Red Queen seems to be in a good mood today.  She didn't threaten to beat March Hare.  I wonder if it is because we made her a special cake?  Red velvet, of course, with lots of hearts. 


 Flamingo is taking a rest on the mushroom while the Queen breaks for tea.  Croquet can be quite exhausting, especially if your the mallet! 

 The Queen of the Sky is shining down on us and joining the party as well.  I hear she and the Red Queen are quite close.

 The March Hare is helping Alice fix a cup of tea.  Wait, oh how sweet, it's for the Red Queen.

 Red Queen really enjoys tea and slurps it down quite quickly. 

 Hmmm....what was in that tea?  "Alice?!  Did you put something in my tea," screams the Red Queen.
"How could you!  Here I thought we were all getting along!"

 As the White Rabbit looks on, the Red Queen grabs her croquet mallet and screams, "I knew I couldn't trust you!  OFF WITH HER HEAD!!!"  

 Shame, shame Alice!  Funny how she doesn't look the least bit scared. 

Well, now the party is in full swing, what with all those snacks and the drugged Red Queen. 

 Please have more treats while we try to save Alice's head. 


 Okay, we've settled down the Red Queen with a new cup of non drugged tea and a plate of cake.  Please stay as long as you like and enjoy all the treats and company.  I'm so glad you all could make it to this year's tea party.  

From all of us: Alice, March Hare, White Rabbit, Door Mouse, The Mad Hatter and the Red Queen we thank you for coming and hope to see you again soon. 


PS...Many thanks to Miss Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist for hosting such wonderful parties every year.  This is her 6th year (my 2nd one participating) and I swear they get better each year.


Wendelou72 said...

I had a lovely time at your Party! Absolutely Delightful!! The treats were divine!
Please Visit me!



Kerstin Bulin said...

Ohhh what a lovely party...and yummy this food looks so hmmmmm...thanks for being a part of this wonderful Party...have a magical time
Kerstin from Germany


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Ms Misantropia said...

What a great party, love how you did a whole real fiesta around it! And that goodie-table - yum :)

Maria said...


Anonymous said...

What a fun party and an adorable family you have. :)

Thanks for letting me share in your magic. When you have a free moment, drop by my tea party.

~ Misha


Nif Already said...

Oh my goodness... the food! All the scrumptious goodies! Marvelous!!!!! I love it!


Kathryn Costa said...

I love all of the characters and how you all dressed up. What fun!

thanks for stopping by my post. How sweet of you to get teary at the sparkly treasure chest from my Mom. I've been a bit teary off and on for the last couple of weeks.

Today has been filled with lots of fun and whimsy. So many creative people out there!

All the best,
Kathryn, Collage Diva

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

Oh my goooodness!! You beyond rock, and so do all your characters ;)

That was awesome!! I wish I had been there!!!

BEyond fabulous!!

A true true party!!

Thank you so much for being a part of the Mad Tea Party ♥

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I have enjoyed your wonderful tea party!


Emalina said...

Wow what a dramatic mad tea party, so many great characters and such fun!

Thanks so much for having me, and happy Mad Tea Party!

Please do come visit my 2 interwoven fairytale inspired stories-

1. The White Queen as she prepares her Mad Tea Party for her eleven dancing sisters in:

2. The dancing princesses dancing their way all over the land to reach her Mad Tea Party:

I'm looking forward to serving you a home made rose macaron or two at my tea party!

Jorgelina said...

what a wonderful Tea party !!

ArtfulSoul said...

What a wonderful party! I had a great time!

Marilyn said...

A lovely tea table and the guests were magnificent! Thanks for visiting me at Delights of the Heart.

Deborah Adams said...

Had a jolly good time at your tea party! :-)

~ Deb

Tami Von Zalez said...

It is my second party too! Great costumes for the family.

Visiting from the Mad Tea Party.

Here is my post

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Oh what a FUN time!!!! Thank you so much for a delightful tea party!


Eve said...

What a great party! A real treat to be here, if only I can visit your treat table...WOW!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a fun party! I love the family involvement. So cute! Thanks so much for coming to my party and leaving such a kind comment.

Happy Mad Tea Party Day!
Ricki Jill

Mario Zeleny said...

How fun! I love seeing all the fun. What a great party. Thank you for having me. Please stop by for giveaways and freebies at www.sanctispirituscoaching.com


Loved all the characters !!!!!! What fun,,,,I see the red queen tried to crash your tea party as well.
Thank you for visiting me at my party:)

Denise said...

Enchanting wonderful Tea party.So glad I was invited-Thank You My Dear-Denise of Coffeeberry Cottage

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! What a lovely post.

Sara said...

What a little wonderland you have created there... it all looks so totally strange and weird and enjoyable. And so delicious! How wonderful for children to be able to partake in something like this too.
xxx from Sara in Sweden

Dena Miller said...

Laura, thanks so much for visiting my Tea Party!!! Your was Slendid , I must say♥

Mad Madam Mel said...

A fabulous party, thank you so much for inviting me :)

I am so pleased you managed to pop by and visit with me earlier !!

Mad Madam Mel xx

Rachel Gallagher said...

Such a fun party. Loved it. :-)

My Creative Life said...

I so enjoyed your wonderful tea party with all your sweet guests and delightful food and cakes.

Plumfield House Gardens said...

Wonderful Tea! Love all the real characters in your story! Please stop by and visit my tea!

Carmen said...

Hi, Laura. Thanks for the wonderful Tea Party drama!!! Looks like you had so much fun. Thank you for paying me a visit, too. :-)

Shauna Henry said...

Great party! Love seeing all of the characters and got a laugh about drugging the red queen's tea :)

Thank you for having me!

If you haven't already, please do stop by my party as well, but beware the Jaberwock is lurking about!



Flutter Before You said...

I had such fun following along with your story. And my goodness, all those nibbles and treats! You outdid yourself my dear. Cute party!
Hop eyou geta chance to pop by and visit me too!

Lisa said...

such a fun tea party!! thank you for having me!!

Patti said...

What a fabulous party - thanks so much for sharing the lovely photos!!! My daughter (Alice) turned 16 last week and she's always wanted to do a Wonderland party - wish we could have pulled it off:)

Jennifer said...

Ah what sweet little sign posts! And the costumes are so cute :)

Sylvia Smiser said...

What fun! Thank you kindly!
Please come visit me if you haven't already!
Happy Madness and muchness day!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I LOVE how everyone dressed the part. MAGICAL! And great food too. Thank you for inviting us.


The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Such lovely friends and gorgeous treats you had for your Mad Tea Party! So nice!

Thank you so much for visiting me at The Tearoom!

Wishing you a lovely rest of the Mad Party Weekend!


Kristal said...

Hi Laura, thanks so much for inviting me to your party!! My, what a gorgeous table spread you have, such yummy food!! It looks like you had a wonderful time my dear!! And thanks so much for stopping by my little shindig!


Jingles-Tricia and Castles N Crowns said...

Wow what a feast! And I really enjoyed your wood directional sign :)
Thanks again for stopping at my tea party too! ~Tricia, Fairy Godmother at the Castle (and Sweet Rascal Photos)

Norma Conway said...

Waving 'hi' to the Queen of the Sky. I loved this party. The spread was glorious. Awesome time, thanks! *smiles* Norma

Heather said...

wow, what a fun tea party!~ love the costumes and all those yummy treats!~

Sarah said...

Your characters are wonderful and the tea was delicious thank you!

DogsMom said...

I am so late and missed all the excitement but even the flowers are still abuzz with talk of your party!