Grace wanted a Mad Hatter Tea Party for her 7th birthday. We had visions of setting the table outside under the maple trees, but Mother Nature had other ideas (rain, flurries) so we bought the party inside.
Yes. 12 kids. In my house. For three hours.
And it was amazing.
We set two tables end-to-end, laden with dishes: sandwiches, sausage rolls, veggies and dip, tri-coloured jello, jam tarts, berry tea, iced tea, and pink lemonade.
We made a cake in the shape of a hat. Well, sort of.
The White Rabbit showed up.
As did the Knave and Queen of Hearts.
Jam tarts were stolen, mad hats were made, croquet was played, food was devoured, fun was had.
The birthday girl was happy.
Mom was exhausted, but that's another story.