A Mad Tea Party continues, welcome to Part 2!
You don’t want to be late, let’s get started!
Choose your tea cup from the wheelbarrow. . . this Mad Tea Party is taking place at the Potting Shed!
Warning: Photo heavy post ahead, take some advice from the King of Hearts on how to proceed. . .
“Begin at the beginning,” the King said gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
The Frog Footman is waiting to greet you and enjoying the Limelight ;)
He’s serving up tarts instead of bird seed for this Mad Tea Party, dressed in his floral bow tie for the occasion. . .
Help yourself to these mini tart shells, filled with lemon curd-cream cheese, topped with berries and a sprig of mint.
The clocks have stopped at 6:00, forever tea-time in Wonderland. . .
“Yes, that’s it,” said the Hatter with a sigh: “it’s always tea-time.”
The white rabbit is here:
“Oh, my ears and whiskers, how late it’s getting!”
Teapots are waiting to pour your tea or serve your nectar of choice!
*Bee* warned: “We’re all mad here!”
Party bunting hangs among the petunias and sweet potato vine in the window box . . .
Heart-shaped treats are a must for a Mad Tea Party. . .
Help yourself to a Raspberry Linzer Cookie~ cookie sandwiches with a hearts filled with raspberry jam.
How do you take your tea, with one marshmallow heart or two?
Delicate and sweet macarons await~ have two or three. . .
Three fit perfectly in your teacup!
My grandmother’s needlepoint chair came out of storage to join the party. . .
Serving up roses and a seat, along with a Johnson Brothers Staffordshire Bouquet and Windsor Ware Dover teapot.
I’m all aflutter for a tea party in the garden, Mad or otherwise. . .
And a little tea party whimsy is always welcome with inspiration from Alice, courtesy of Lewis Carroll.
2015 marked the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Written by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pen name, Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland was inspired by a boat trip down the River Thames in Oxford with family friends. As they rowed along, Dodgson, a natural storyteller, entertained his friends and the Liddell children with a story about a little girl named Alice, who goes looking for an adventure. The daughter, Alice Liddell, asked for the story to be written down and two and a half years later in 1865, AIW was published. The book and its sequel, Through The Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There, have been translated into 65 languages and film and theater adaptations.
And what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversation?”
Everything Alice: The Wonderland Book of Makes and Bakes by Christine Leech and Hannah Read-Baldrey:
Enter the magical world of Everything Alice, where nothing is quite as it seems! The tales of Alice in Wonderland provide the inspiration for a charming and original collection of 50 makes, intricate papercut illustrations and snippets of Wonderland lore and games. Everything Alice is a creative must-have for any Alice lover, whatever their age.
Thank you again Ricki Jill for my copy!
Help yourself to some sweet and crispy Chocorooms, mushroom confections with a crunchy buttery stem and chocolate coating cap. . .
“Curiouser and curiouser!”
Alice: “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
The Cheshire Cat: “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”
If you missed it, you can join me for a Mad Tea Party Part 1
with hanging cups and cards and a grinning Cheshire Cat.
And find inspiration to make a Mad Tea Party Teapot Wreath
for an Alice in Wonderland-themed party.
If you’re looking for a no-bake teatime treat, help yourself to Pound Cake Tea Sandwiches! Finger sandwiches of cake, filled with layers of chocolate buttercream and strawberry-cream cheese, as easy to make and as they are to eat!