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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mad Hatter Tea Party

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.


The Mindful Merchant said...

That cake looks fantastic! I bet it was yummy too. What a super party you can see the happiness in the photos - lucky girl. :)

Julie said...

Party looks and sounds great. The cake worked - crooked as the mad hatter should be and the Birthday Girl looks sufficently happy. Only question - where is the Cheshire Cat (my personal favorite from the story if only for the grin) I know he is around somewhere?

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! How utterly fantastic and creative. I wish I could have attended just such a tea party. Alas, with boys, I'm not sure there are any in my future.

Capital Mom said...

What a great idea for a party!

Finola said...

Aw, good for you to make such a special party. I'm sure she will never forget it.
LOVE the cake!!

Leanne Haines said...

Love it! What a special day! She will never forget it! Congratulations, from one harried mom to another! I'm proud of you!