Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mad Hatter Tea Party

On Monday night I hosted a Mad Hatter Tea Party. It was a lot of fun and thank you to everyone who came. Here are some lovely photos from the night as well as the party plan :)
Theme: Alice in Wonderland (the book, not the movie)

Location: My upper deck (think almost tree fort since it is amoungst tree branches)

Food: Chocolate Peanutbutter Squares, Chocolate Eclair Squares, Buttertarts, Pavlova and Yogurt Chantilly, Raspberries, and Cherries (with chocolate chips)

Tea: Raspberry Chocolate tea, Red Vanilla tea, Orange Manderin Spice tea

Main Decorations: Card Chandileer (I made it and it took forever to sew all the cards together!), Eat Me and Drink Me cards on the food, Various Tea Pots, Cardboard Pink Flamingos, The Cheshire Cat (it was a cardboard smile hanging in the corner, see picture below), Flowers (I had roses on the table and then some other flowers around the edges), Christmas lights

Music: 1930's Swing cd. Later on I wanted to play a Bing Crosby cd and everyone else wanted Lady Gaga.... I won.

And here are some of the many pictures (it looked even cooler when it got dark and the glass droplets on the table, and the mirrors on the chandileer, were sparkling):

Cheshire Cat

And here are some pictures of my outfit. The hat was just a plain white beach hat but I added a feather boa, some pink faux flowers and a sparkley butterfly to make it more fun.

I made everyone wear a hat :)

Best hat of the evening:


  1. Absolutely fabulous, I love Alice in Womderland and I love tea parties. Looks like it was a lot of fun. Love the hat x

  2. Wow! This looks like so much fun, and I LOVE your card chandelier - definitely going to do that myself!

  3. I love this idea! I can't wait till my little girl is old enough so we have have a birthday tea party! My grandma gave me the alice tea set and I just LOVE it!! What fun!

  4. Wow! That is such a lovely idea!! I love the cheshire cat!! Really, really awesome!

  5. Such a fun night. well done with the decorations. i loved the cheshire cat smile :D


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