Monday, 29 June 2009

Mad Tea Part 2009

Anyone for Tea?

I sent out my invitations mentioning tea and cake,
just look and see who joined me,
for fun and lots of sweet things,
oh for goodness sake!



and brouges and wedges no less!

And who can have a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, without some sort of hat?

Any one for tea?

This is just like the tea set I had as a child, sipping away today I remembered the hours spent chatting with my teddys and running my own cafe!
Now what is this? A bottle with a label layered with lace and gold. Should I, shouldn't I ?
Masked revelers, with sparkles and swirls.

Jewels for the occassion, of course! Is that a white rabbit with a pocket watch hiding in the glass?

Something sweet!

Lemon and strawberry and chocolate cupcakes, clear and crisp and soft and sweet, and very moreish I must say.
Childhood favourites, sour cola bottles, so tart they draw your cheeks together. A large jelly foot or guitar perhaps? Maybe you miss a dolly mixture, layers of gritty, creamy sweetness?

And no party of mineis every really a party with out a French Fancy, the sensation of breaking through the pink swirley icing, hitting the fondant centre and then the sponge. Are you pink, yellow or brown. I'll fight you for the strawberry!

and now for Something savory to cleanse the pallet.

Oh yes, we nibbled on cucmber sandwiched you know! The fresh crispness is just what you need after all that sugery goodness, and it's a tradition, along with hats at afternoon tea.
Drink Me!!!!!Well, yes, someone did. In fact I think almost everyone had a sip, or a glug or even a glass. Now only time will tell what that potion was or its effects. All I do know is a wonderful afternoon/ evening was had by all.
What would your perfect tea party treat be?
[a huge thank you to all my guests and Missy H from the Knitwitts clan, she was my photographic stylist and set designer x]


{kara} said...

I love this, what a great idea!

Stepping off the edge said...

What a lovely tea party! Such sugary treats! A nibble of sandwich and a sip would be nice!
Such a gracious hostess! thank you so for the visit!

Lanimoz said...

*:*:*:Make and make-believe! Tea parties are even better the second day!*:* *:*Your tea sandwiches look divine!!*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*: *:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* said...

Yippeee Yay!! Mysterious delightments!!! Thank you ever so much for joining is in Wonderland!!

TesoriTrovati said...

Anything with sprinkles! Such a delight this party was!

I am having a giveaway on my tea party post at ...I hope you will stop by!

Enjoy the day!

fawndear said...

so sorry I'm late. I've just escaped from my own Mad tea party. Had an enchanting time and the sweets were magical. I think I'll sit and relax awhile before I return to my own mad hatters.

Chrisy said...

ooooh darling this is the first of all the tea parties that I've visited that offered me cucumber sandwiches! ta so much! so nice after the sugar overload! please drop on by to my party...if you haven't sneaked in quietly already...

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Yummies! Yummies everywhere. Well, there's always room for more LOL. I can't help it. They look so appealing.

slommler said...

What a fabulous tea party you have had!!! Thank you for my tea and goodies.
Hope you can stop by my party as well.

Nora said...

I love the idea too
we did something like that for my sister's bridal is so chic!

Louise Broomhead said...

Oh I missed your party!:( - Can I come to it next time? I love colourful cupcakes - we have a magical shop in Sheffield that I want to go to with my sister - for a hot chocolate and cake. I went into town today and saw shelves upon shelves of sweets - my favourites used to be white, pink and lemon bonbons. Delicious :) Louise

Jen said...

It is so curious that these Mad Tea Parties are still going strong! I've yet to clean mine up, so please feel free to follow me back down the rabbit hole to Haute Whimsy before life goes back to mundane!

LornaSmithStudio said...

looks like you had a fantastic time and glad sis could be of some help! Grace spotted aunties shoes a mile off!! Sorry we couldn't be there. Hope you all don't have sore heads.
Love us xxxx

Rhonda Roo said...

Tee hee-a little glug, a little nibble on the candy, and those fab sparkly shooooeeessss, and who needs a tea party anymore? I am in happy land! Nicely done!

Julia said...

Oh my, what a lovely party :)

Heather said...

I had such a lovely time! cakes, party shoes and sugary sweets! yummy!!:) Lovely company and chat! Thank you very much for a lovely time!!!!

daisy loves said...

What fun! And a fabulous idea for a blog post :-) x