Friday, July 27, 2012

2012 Mad Tea Party

Welcome to the 2012 Mad Tea Party!! 

It's been a couple of years since the last time I participated

I'm excited to be able to play along this year, so let's begin. :)


"The time has come, my little friends, to talk of other things
Of shoes and ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings 
And why the sea is boiling hot, and whether pigs have wigs! 
Calloo, Callay, come run away, with cabbages and kings!"

{Song Played Here}


One morning, the sun rose and I thought to myself, "what a pretty day for tea."


A good thing to think that, since the party wasn't just for me.


We prepared all the goodies and made a nice batch of tea


Alice filled each and every tea pot against the dormouse's plea


Alice wanted to participate, but focus she could not


Not with all the candy glowing in shiny transparent pots


My sister and Mad Hatter were the decorator's here-in


While I joyously ran amok, flailing my arms around like fins


Our beloved doornknob left behind a key, a mystery to discover


All the while, the Queen of Hearts had a rose crime to uncover


As defense, the feared queen sent out her best and favorite suit


But all he did was come around and cause a great big hoot


He asked for a cup of tea, how could I possibly refuse?


Rude manners are not allowed! At that, he was quite amused.


He picked a pretty tea cup, the prettiest of them all


I quickly then poured the tea until his cup grew 8 feet tall


We all then sat around on such a hot hot day


And sipped tea, nibbled on cupcakes and watched Alice play


Bubble Gum went all around, a contest to be bubbly


The children had 9 pieces each, giggling as their cheeks grew chubby


The Hatter, being mad, wore a silly hat for certain 


He even brought a silly cup, curious for a mad person ;)


Suddenly out of the corner of my eye, what did I see?


A sneaky sneak of candy, trying to hide from me


Skittles, I admit, are a challenge to ignore


Cupcakes are much muchier, and even harder to abhor


What beautiful cupcakes, don't they look divine?


Delicious pink and chocolate, absolutely sublime!


Even if you resisted, a message you will have seen


Inviting you to join in the fun, a way to avoid the queen


If you still managed to have a strong power of will


The hatter himself would've made you something great with his spectacular grill


The magic that was created caused Alice such glee


She smiled so big, her spirit so free


Then she giggled and pointed to creatures hidden so well


Creatures who, themselves, had secrets to tell


They shared funny stories and wrinkled their noses


Then *Snap* went the camera as they paused for poses


The Hatter set his drink down and caused a commotion

Then suddenly the tea cups danced the locomotion!


The entire rainbow had then been tasted and forgotten


Yet the rose-a-licious cake is still lovely, nice and frosted


 Now please take a piece of rose cake, as it is time to leave


But first, a good-bye wish for all of you to see...


Thank you very much, for spending time with me


It means so much to share some laughs, a story and some tea


I hope that you had fun here and solved some mystery


About what its like to have some fun, and build a memory


The blogosphere is sweet, for a blessing it bestows:


A family base across the world that grows and grows and grows.


We had lots of fun with you, the Wonderland gang and me


We hope the next year of your lives fill you with magic, happiness and glee.





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Speaking of happiness and glee, I have now officially posted over 100 blog posts and have over 100 blog followers! YAY!! In celebration of that (and the tea party of course), I have decided to do a giveaway. How would you like to win the the Alice In Wonderland movie??


The rules are simple. Mention that you want to enter the giveaway in your comment and your name will be entered into the drawing. I will announce the winner on Friday, August 3rd. How does that sound? :)


P.s. For more Wonderland goodness, check out the other participating blogs via A Fanciful Twist. Enjoy!

58 comments:

Mad Madam Mel said...

Oh what a charming tea party, I especially love your rose coloured cake, I hope you don't mind me taking a slice home with me.
Thank you so much for inviting me,
I hope to see you soon at my party too, everyone is invited :)
Mad Madam Mel x

http://www.madmadammel.com/2012/07/a-mad-tea-party-2012.html

Linda said...

I had an amazing time at your wondrous tea party. Your sweet treats were so yummy and your tea was the best. Your other guests showed me around and told me some stories. I would love to win a copy of the movie. It is my favorite.
Please visit me:
momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh me, Oh my, what a time I did have! Your party was a delight and I am relunctant to leave! Thank you ever so much for inviting me and allowing me a chance to win the movie! Have a magical weekend! Twyla

Jessica said...

How wonderful!

Come visit mine?

http://awoodlandfantasy.blogspot.com/2012/07/welcome-to-5th-annual-mad-tea-party.html

Ms Misantropia said...

So many yummy treats, and what a lovely back yard Mad Party!

I would love to enter the giveaway :)

EveryOneISMadHere said...

loved the party!! the mad hatter is fabulous!! and so many yummy treats!!

Thanks for the invitation!!

Oh please won't you come visit soon!!

http://everyoneismadhere.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/mad-tea-party-♥-2012/

Sylvia Smiser said...

What a great party! Looks like everyone had a great time and the cupcakes were delish! Please enter me in your giveaway.
I hope you will also visit me at my mad tea party. I am also offering a giveaway.
http://anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com/2012/07/welcome-one-and-all-o-fanciful-madd-tea.html

Jorgelina said...

What a wonderful party!

Kerstin Bulin said...

Hello...i love your wonderful Mad Tea Party...i think you have a lot of fun...!
A Magical Day
Kerstin

http://cobblestone-prims.blogspot.de/2012/07/mad-tea-party-2012.html

Christina Persson said...

What a lovely party, everything looked so delicious. I loved your poetic riming story!
Christina

retta519 said...

I've had a wonder-ful time at your Mad Tea Party...the cake was yummy. Thank you for sharing...and the chance to win Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland DVD!

Plumrose Lane said...

Oh this was great Lynda, I'm so happy you left a comment for me to visit. I really loved seeing your family and it looks like everyone had SO much fun ~ I smiled from ear to ear!
I think we have a copy of the Alice movie so I'll leave the entry for another ~ enjoy!
♥Sharon

Laurie said...

Magical party! Please stop by mine if you can! :)

Flutter Before You said...

How lovely indeed! I loved how you told your story in rhyme that's pretty amazing! It was such a treasre, Thank You for inviting me for all the fun! Won't you hop over and visit me too?
http://flutterbeforeyou.blogspot.com/2012/07/a-mad-hatters-tea-party-blog-hop.html
Happy Day to you!!

Charli Armstrong said...

It sounds lovely! I would love to enter the giveaway. And that party was positively delicious! I couldn't have a party this year. :-( But there is always the next. I am stitching my frocks now!!

Cheers!

Melanie Statnick said...

What a sweet family and thank you for the wonderful sunny party!

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

Hahaha!! Hello there Lynda, so glad you joined us this year!!

The grilling sipping mad hatter is a hoooooot!! So glad he played!

Look at those beautiful wee faces and a purely magical table spread, yummms!!

Happy Mad Tea Partying!

♥ Vanessa {a fanciful twist}

DogsMom said...

To reply in rhyme would be my wish but all I can offer is a hug and a kiss.
I must away to other parties to play; Thank you for the invitation and I'll return another day.

DogsMom
wis momworks (at) gMail (dot) com


But of course I adore giveaways!
Please toss my name into the magic hat.

Kathy said...

Oh how exciting, a movie a movie, I want a movie. Thanks for inviting me to your party, I think I will sit here and chat with Alice. Could you please pour me a cup of tea, oh I think I would like a sweet treat. What a fun party.......the cat is right the Mad Hatter is Mad.
Thanks for sharing, Kathy

Victoria Sayer said...

LOVE your prose! I am a sucker for poetry and rhymes. Thanks for having me over for tea...and thanks so much for popping over to visit me. I am so glad you enjoyed my tiny Mad Tea Party.
~Vicki

ps...your Alice is such a cutie!

A Magical Whimsy said...

What a VERY, VERY SPECIAL Mad Tea Party! So many lovely participating family members enjoying the whole event! I do own the movie so please pass it on to someone else...thank you for the lovely thought.
XOXO
Teresa in California
http://amagcialwhimsy.blogspot.com/

Wendy said...

I had so much fun at your Most Colorful of Tea parties. It was truly a delight. I must admit I look much like a squirrel because my cheeks are filled with brightly colored skittles.
Thank you for inviting me into the fun and I must have a cupcake on the run
Please stop by for a Mad spoonful of tea... a little late of course, but we have opened the door now

Wishes and Whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland

http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities/

Lisa said...

Alice is too cute! The cupcakes were delicious, too!
Thank you for having me
lisa

http://lisabythebay.blogspot.com/2012/07/mad-tea-party-2012.html

Chelsea said...

The rose cake is actually amazing!!! So much pinkness *stares and drools* Is it rose flavored too?
I seem to be running awfully late for all these tea parties so must dash....

http://chelseaselkie.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/mad-tea-party.html

Papillon Bleu said...

A great family time you must have had!
This was such a great thing to share with us!
Thank you!

Stormy said...

Colorful and pretty rose cake! Thank you for enjoying my blog as it has magical things all the time.

Stormy

atwistoflife.blogspot.com
wickedlydeliciousfoods.blogspot.com

Natasha said...

A really beautiful party with a very jolly Hatter (more so than my grumpy bear1)xxx

Laura said...

Such a fantastic tea party! so much fun to be had and gorgeous treats!
(i'd love to win the Wonderland movie!) :-)
blessings
~*~

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

What a pretty party you have had here with so many lovely treats! Won't you please consider visiting me at The Tearoom?http://gossamertearoom.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-mad-tea-party-2012.html

Wishing you a lovely rest of your weekend,

Betty

Anonymous said...

We had such a wonderful time at your lovely Party. Every thing was so colorful and exquisite. I especially loved my very special tea! Please enter me in the contest to win the Alice in Wonderland DVD. Thanks so much to the Hostess with the mostest.

The Flamingo AKA: Ginny

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Thank you so very much for hosting a lovely Mad Tea Party! Those cupcakes looked really yummy. :) I am already fortunate enough to own this amazing film, so please be sure to allow someone else who does not have it to win. :) Enjoy the Mad Tea festivities!

Kelly said...

Wow, this was Delightful and Ssooo Colorful! Your family did a great job and you as well with your poetic twist on this wonderland story!
Cheers,
Kelly

Inspired By Felicity said...

How much fun! What a great party

Kat said...

Your Mad Tea Party was so much fun! I love your tissue paper poms. Awesome! Thanks for having me.

Apple said...

That looks like a fun party!!! I would love to win that movie cuz I love it! :)

Hunnybee said...

What a fun party. To think what interesting things your Hatter could've grilled! I would love to be involved in your giveaway. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed my visit!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a fun tea party, Lynda! The food and decorations look so pretty. Your table is so colorful! Thank you for inviting me to your tea!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

What fun! Thanks!

Denise said...

Wonderful that you truly had a REAL tea party.Love everything about it.So glad I dropped by.120

Yarni Gras! said...

lovely party, count me in for the giveaway too! I'm hosting a giveaway myself so please stop by!

Rhissanna said...

I must admit it was a delight
to read your tale in rhyme
A cup of tea? I think I might!
I'm sure I have the time.

And the Blogoverse is a Wonderland
full of people sweet.
It gives us a chancer to converse
even if we never meet!

This is a lovely familt Mad Tea Party and I was thrilled to be invited. Thank you.

Yes please to the giveaway!

http://rhissanna.blogspot.com/2012/07/mad-tea-party-adventure-lost-rabbit.html

8)(8 said...

I love how the Mad Hatter is barbecuing!

Sarah said...

An amazing rhyming party-and I have not had bubble gum for years!
Thanks!
Sarah :)

Meeha Meeha said...

Wooow! That is one lovely tea party - with a grill:)) And the Queen of Diamonds pretending to be Hearts is so funny!

Elisabet said...

What an absolutely fabulous tea party - all the yummy treats and yes, the tea! I was happy to see you included your family! thanks for including me in your invitations and bunches of hug for coming by my party and leaving your salutations! Until next year, I heard the white rabbit declare... oh yes please include me for a chance to win you fabby giveaway!
Hugs,
Beth P

Laurie said...

So So Bright and Cheery! I feel so warm at your beautiful tea party - It is winter here in the land of OZ so I did enjoy soaking up your colourful rays of sunlight!

Sugar and spice and all things noce.
Queen Creative
http://www.queencreative.com

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I love your wonderful Tea Party!So sorry I am late for such an important date! I want a piece of that yummy pink date please! :)

Painting Apples said...

Oh how cute your tea party guests are! Love your setting and all the gorgeous treats! What a fun family party! Thanks for stopping by my party earlier and inviting me here as well I thoroughly enjoyed my stay! xoxo

Moonlyf said...

Lynda,
Thank you for inviting me to your Mad Tea Party! It looks like you had a blast. The Mad Hatter has the right idea. Bubblegum - YES!!!

Carmen
http://www.moonlyf.com/2012/07/moonlyfs-mad-moonlit-tea-party.html

Dena Miller said...

What a fun and whimsical party!!! I would also love to be entered in your giveaway..
P.S. Thanks for visiting my party too an I am so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Patricia Hughes said...

Oh my goodness what a lovely party, and your story all in rhyme, must have taken you forever...I loved it!

http://www.sweetordinarydays.blogspot.com/

Bill said...

I never could resist a rose cake! But I especially like what the Mad Hatter is having. May I have one of those? Then a couple of skittles perhaps to follow it all down. Thank you for a wonderful time! I'd love to win the movie, but if I'm not chosen, not to worry. There seems to be plenty of Alice to go around. Maybe I'll see you again next year.

Micupoftea~ said...

Fun and whimsy, friends and sweets
Poems and candy, things to eat,
Tulle and teacups, doilies and cake,
A welcomed prize the Alice movie would make!
Thanks for the tea and the chance to win a dvd. See you at the next tea party~
Shawn

Birgit said...

What lovely and magical photos -- you put together such a fantastic party post. Thanks for that treat and also for the chance to win a copy of the movie. :)

Greetings from Germany,
Birgit

Stampinmama said...

A very nice spot of tea--with deicious treats--I loved the bubble gum!!
Thanks
Come see me ast Stamp0inmamas Place

Scrap Vamp said...

Thank you so much for the invitation to tea! I had a lot of fun and enjoyed the visit! Thank you for the chance to win the Alice in Wonderland movie but I already own it! So good luck to those who enter!

http://scrapvamp.blogspot.com/2012/07/mad-tea-party-2012.html

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Fun, fun, fun!!!! You had me at the first click on your page with all the pretty colors, but when I saw the bubble gum, I knew I was hooked. My favorite, you know. Oh my, that cake looks scrumptious. I must take it with me to my dreams.
Thank you for being such a graceful host and a lovely guest at the shop.
Wondrous wishes,
Marcia

Donna Patrice from Joyfully Donna said...

Oh, I loved your party - I am so sorry I am late! Thank you for saving some goodies for me. I enjoyed the poetry! =) Blessings!

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