Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mad Tea Partying 2011!!

One very enchanting evening I stepped out in my own backyard and was surprised to see beautiful lights under my apricot tree....

I began to get closer as the sounds and smells were just absolutely lovely! Something wonderful was taking place!

"OH! Hello! We've been expecting you"

"Yes we have!" Exclaimed the Hatter

I couldn't speak. There were so many enchanting treats about!

"You've been waiting for me?" I asked

"You've had a Birthday" Said the little girl.

"Which means you've probably forgotten us" added the Hatter

Forgotten you?" I asked "But I do not know you, do I?" as I eyed the most delicious looking cupcakes...

"Oh you know us" they chimed in unison...

"You've been here before" added the Hatter

"We've come to remind you" said the little girl as she sipped her tea

"Remind me of what?" I demanded

I felt as if I was in a dream! What did this curious pair mean?

Suddenly the both began to speak in unison..."Remember to always eat the last cupcake....."

"Never forget to never EVER stop imagining and dreaming...."

"and above all,....."

"you must ALWAYS....."


"always, every single day..."

"Make time...."




Thanks for joining me on this, the most lovely day, the 2011 Mad Tea Party Hosted by the lovely Vanessa Valencia of A fanciful Twist!

A HUGE Thank you to my two youngest daughters for playing along with me again for this day! We had the most fun last year you can click here to see that too if you like!

Also thank you Miss V for hosting such a fun and inspiring event
And a heartfelt thanks to YOU for making time for tea with me!!




  1. What a wonderfully mad tea party! Thanks for having me, Michelle

  2. Hi Gigi,
    This was a magical Mad tea party! I loved the lighting and the magic that it evoked. I thoroughly enjoyed myself! Thank you for having me over.
    I do hope you will also visit me
    Sylvia : )

  3. Beautiful images, a great party post. Hope you enjoyed the festivities!

    Roisin x

  4. another late night party! I love your photoys lots of fun!

  5. Lovely photos of your celebration! The lighting is gorgeous and adds a real sense of mystery. Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. This is a really enchanting party! All the treats look delicious and I love the decorations with cards :)

    I'm also taking part in the Mad Tea Party blog hop and hope that you'll visit my party to have some fun there too :)

  7. thank you for such a lovely and whimsical tea party!!! i had so much fun!!

  8. Loving your delicious Night Tea Party. Enchanting.

  9. Such fun for you and your beautiful daughters. I, too, had fun planning my party. I have furry guests that delight me everyday. I hope you will visit. Have a beautiful day, Pat

  10. I loved your photos and effects - so well executed. Thank you for sharing - they are adorable.

    hope to see you for tea at my party.

  11. What a beautiful and fun party!! Thank you so much for inviting me :) ~Lauren

  12. Amazing photos! You had such an awesome table setting - and the lights! Oh I loved the lights.
    Your daughters are darling. :D

  13. I love your night party. The lights are magical and your party fellows are so cute! I have a kid friendly post and blog if you want to invite them to come along.

    Have a mad party!
    Erin :)

  14. It looks as if you had the best time and I had a lovely time visiting.
    Please come party with me when you have time.

    I wish I could stay longer!

  15. What an enchanting party! Love the hanging cards! Thanks for the tea!

  16. Oh! What a very sweet party you have had here! Thank you so much for inviting me and for visiting The Tearoom as well!

    Wishing you a Most Happy Mad Tea Party Weekend!


  17. Hi there again, I am not sure if my comment took! I hope so ;)

  18. Oh poo. It didn't...:-( But thanks for stopping by anyhow!


  19. How lovely tea party! Very unique at night, loved it! Thanks for having me over :)

  20. Such a wonderful and magical to-do, thank you for inviting me over to share your tea and enchantment!

    Though I’m running tardy, I hope you’ll come visit my party!

  21. Amazing photos! Thanks so much for inviting me to this enchanting tea party! I had a lot of fun! I hope you will visit my tea party as well!

  22. I agree with Karla---------a nightime Mad Tea setting IS unique! How lovely!
    Bonne Nuit Designs

  23. I agree: ALWAYS make time for tea! :D
    What a loverly party! So fun! Thank you for inviting me. :)

    The party continues....

  24. I have enjoyed your party!
    Happy UnBirthday to you !

  25. I've loved your night time party!

  26. What a wonderful Tea by Candlelight!!! I will try my best to remember their teachings!

    ...btw...I took the last cupcake...teehee :D

  27. Hi again Gigi! I just wanted to let you know that you won my giveaway, my "Alice in the Forest" print and a set of handmade clay toadstools! Please send your mailing address to when you get a chance and I will get them out to you on Tuesday :) Thanks! ~Lauren

  28. Hello, Gigi
    Well, I am here, better late than never...I feel like the White Rabbit. I should be saying "I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date!"
    But I do have time to say hello...
    I loved your sweet candlelight tea...your girls are adorable and the photos were so sweet!
    My Mad Tea Party post is still up until this evening, so please feel free to come take a peek!
    Teresa in California

  29. Thank you for coming over to visit my tea party.
    Yes...when I saw the Alice in Wonderland Tarot cards on Etsy a while back...I just had to have them as Alice is one of my favorite books of all time. (They cost a fortune too!) I splurged and spoiled myself when I bought them. I have had the good fortune of being able to collect a few hand made Alice dolls from members of Cloth and Clay doll ning site, and also Art Dolls Only blog. A lot of the members in Cloth and Clay doll ning site are also in Doll Town where they sell their dolls. I enjoy making dolls out of paper clay...and the Cheshire Cat I made has a foil body underneath. I love creating dolls, but, alas, I don't have as much time to make them as I would like.
    I love your artwork in your Etsy shop.
    Thank you for adding my blog to your list of blogs you follow!
    Have a lovely 4th of July
    Teresa in California


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