6/25/10

Mad Hatter's Tea Party~

Welcome~
Dear sweet little Alice decided to leave her lovely little cottage to take a long stroll through the woods by her home.It was a lovely spring-like day, perfect for a walk. It seemed like the flowers she saw growing wild amongst the trees were swaying as if dancing to the birds singing their lovely tunes in the tree tops above her. Something off in the distance made Alice quicken her pace. "Whats this?" Alice said out loud-- which was silly because Alice was all alone. "Sit, eat, enjoy yourself" was the reply. Alice was wondering to herself... self-- did you say "Sit, eat, enjoy yourself?" Again, she heard the purring voice say, "Sit down girl, eat some food, enjoy yourself." Looking quickly around, Alice spied a striped cat sitting on a branch of a tree... surely that cat didn't say all of that. "Hello girl, I am a cheshire cat... I've invited you to sit at this lovely table that is set before you.There are yummy cookies and a delightful sweet cranberry tea that is of the highest quality made by fairies that live in this area.Alice was befuddled. Everything was so out of the ordinary that it made dear sweet little Alice dizzy... so, dear sweet little Alice pulled out a chair and sat down. Surely this wasn't meant for her! Know one knew she was going for a walk today, or that she would end up taking this very path-- not even Alice knew herself. Looking at the table set before her she was quite suprised at the spread that was laid out before her. Cranberry tea that smelled like a boutique of sweet roses, next to a plate of sugar cookies piled high. Alice could only image how great it all would taste. "Please help yourself to whatever is your hearts desire, I must go curl up in a sunny spot and take a nap." And with that, the cheshire cat sashayed away flicking his tail to and fro as his huge belly sashayed in the opposite direction as his tail. It was all Alice could do but laugh at the cat as he walked away.
As dear sweet little Alice settled down from such a happy-funny sight she felt much more comfortable with her surroundings and now the idea of a table set with such yumminess in the middle of nowhere wasn't so unbelieveable. Dear sweet little Alice grabbed a few cookies and set them on the plate in front of her and then poured herself a cup of the cranberry tea. Without even a taste, she added four sugar cubes for good measure. Within a few bites of a sweet sugar cookie, dear sweet little Alice felt the weight of someone staring at her. She twirled around in her chair out of fear and embarrasment and set her eyes upon a dear sweet little fella wearing a odd looking hat. A startled Alice spoke in a soft voice, "Oh, my-- hello... is this your table set so beautifully that I was invited to sit at?" The little fella stepped right up to Alice and replied, "Yes, please sit and if you don't mind, I'll join you for some riparian refreshments." The two fell into a happy conversation as they both enjoyed the cookies and the sweet cranberry tea. Without hesitation the sweet fella hopped to his feet to get somemore cranberry tea....Alice being the inquisitive girl that she was, asked the fella, "Why wear such a big hat if you have to hold onto it all the time?" With down cast eyes, the fella wearing the huge hat confessed to Alice.... "I'm addicted to sweets." "I use this big hat to carry the large gumdrops that I grow in my garden."

Alice knew she could help out this nice fella who was addicted to sweets, for she knew that addiction herself..... "You don't have to use your hat silly," said Alice as she laughed with a solution. She spied a large basket that would serve the purpose well! The nice fella was overjoyed with the thought of having such a large basket to carry his sweet-sweet gumdrops.
Alice was happy to help her neighbor... then she got an idea! "If you love sweets, and I love sweets.... I betcha everybody would like some sweets!"
Alice, noticing the time, told the fella she would be back the next day.Alice took one of the fella's gumdrops home... she had a plan.The next day she informed the fella that they had to wash all of the gumdrops that he had collected... she had come up with a plan! With my Nana's recipe for chocolate chip cookies and these huge sweet gumdrops... hmmmmm...And now you know the rest of the story~
If you wish to partake in more tea party merriment... please visit Vanessa's blog "A Fanciful Twist" for a linky list of all those participating this year.

53 comments:

WW said...

I LOVE your Cheshire cat, very cute. Reminds me of the Disney animated version (that being the only one I've seen, but also the best).

Melissa said...

Adorable! Alice and the Mad Hatter are truly precious! Thanks for having me to your party!

Melissa

Linda said...

What a lovely time I had at your Tea Party. Wonderful pictures and wonderful treats. Love the little Alice and Mad Hatter.
Hope that you can find the time to visit me at:
momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

Stampinmama said...

Your blog is delightful!! You are definetly one of my blog mentors now!!--Thank-you
Monica
at greatstampini.blogspot.com

Joyce said...

How adorable are they? What would we do without our grandchildren? If you get a chance come to our tea party. I think we had the same idea. A lot of work but what a lot of fun.

Kathy said...

The was just precious and I loved that silly Cheshire cat. He was fabulous. Happy Tea Party DAy!!!

Kathy

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh, your Alice is adorable! I love the Cheshire Cat, too! What fun your party was. Thank you for inviting me. Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

Lululiz said...

Just brilliant!!!

Italian Postcards said...

Great pics and love your cheshire cat!

fawndear said...

I'm dizzy too. Giddy as well, because your wee Alice and Hatter are so adorable.
Thank you for sharing your enchanted party.

Maggi said...

~*~*~*Hip hip hurray it's Tea Party Day!*~*~*~

What a precious Alice and handsome Hatter! The cookies were delicious!

Thanks for having me at your tea party! if you haven't been already, you're cordially invited to my mad tea party! Have yourself a mad sort of day! :)

MARLOU B. said...

Delightful party!
Thank you so much for sharing.

Kristal said...

You have a really adorable Alice and Hatter there Cheryl!! I bet you had a really fun time doing this party.
Thanks for having me, I had a swell time myself!

~♥~
Kristal

Whisperings 13 said...

What a darling Alice! and a truly Mad Hatter! (how CuTE is he!!)
such a delightful tea party~ Thank you!

Lady Lux said...

What a supersweet Alice, lovely, lovely teaparty :)

kayellen said...

Aaahhh what fun!!

Happy Teaparty Day~~~

clink-clink our teacups to Miss Vanessa!!

xo
Kay Ellen

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

Oh yum!!!
Lovely party and adorable guests!!!

♥ Alice Maria-Thérèse Afiori in Swedish Wonderland blog.afiori.com

Christina Silverio said...

So so sweet!!! I love your little Alice and Mad Hatter...too cute!
Thank thee for such a lovely party!
~Christina

Scrap Vamp said...

Alice look so sweet in her blue dress as did the Mad Hatter in his hat!

KathrynAntyr said...

What adorable cherubs! I love that mad hatter will you invite him over to my party? Pretty please?

Follow your heart and join me as we go to the Forest of Wishes. I have party gifts waiting for everyone! http://collagediva.typepad.com/collagediva/2010/06/blogparty.html

{{soul hugs}}
Kathryn, Collage Diva

Fair Rosamund said...

That was such a fun party!! Alice and the Mad Hatter are adorable :) ~Lauren

Yarrow said...

How adorable:) What wonderful memories to make on such a beautiful day, thank you for sharing tea with us :)

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Cheryl, your Mad Hatter and Alice were the best I have seen so far!!!! Lovely party and they loked like they had such a great time!!!
Thanks for being such a great hostess!
Laurie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Cheryl, those are the most adorable characters! OH, so cute! I loved reading this. Thanks for the smiles.

Happy Tea Partying...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Loretta said...

Oh, I really enjoyed your teaparty! It was just fabulous. It's one of my favourites so far today. I hope you'll come and visit my party, if you haven't already. I can't keep up with everyone's names, although I'm sooooo enjoying the wonderful parties going on! Wouldn't Charles Dodgson have fun if he were here too?

Penny said...

What a lovely post and a charming Tea Party.

Thank you so much for inviting me to share in the merriment. It was fun.

Hope you have a great weekend.

hugs,
Penny

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your Alice and Mad Hatter are the cutest ever. I love your cheshire cat, but oh that little Mad Hatter has stolen my heart. So nice to meet you.

Happy Mad Tea Party,

Karen

Bill C. said...

Fantabulous! This was a great party. I loved Alice and the Mad Hatter. And you had my most favorist cookies! Thanks for the invitation.

Billizetti

http://artellacafe.com/blogs/billizettis_world/default.aspx

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Possibly the cutest Alice and Mad Hatter ever! If you have not made your way already, I do hope that you shall come and visit with me, as you join the White Queen and Mad Hatter for some cake ~ and tea
http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2010/06/its-mad-tea-party.html
...Theresa

Carousel Dreams said...

Oh, little Alice and the Mad Hatter are adorable! Yay...I had such a lovely time x

Cameron said...

Oooh, those are some cute little actors you have there :)

Love the story...thanks for having me over!

Please visit my party, if you can...we love company!

Dawna said...

Such a sweet story with such SWEET characters. I LOVED IT! Thank you for it and the invitation to your party. I truly enjoyed myself. :-)

Deborah said...

Okay. You had me with Alice. Soooooo sweet! Simply adorable. Sadly, my Alice grew up to be Bad Alice...
teehee!

**blows kisses** Deb

Shell said...

Alice and the Mad Hatter are adorable!!! A wonderful tea party.

Kandes Naylor said...

Now that is a dear sweet little Alice. The hatter is pretty cute, too! Come by and see me for a cup of tea. I am having a giveaway you won't want to miss!
-Kandes-
http://trickyfoxdesigns.blogspot.com/

Elizabeth Barczynski said...

P R E C I O U S. ahhhhhh. Thank you for making me sincerely sigh. Please pop by when time allows for a game of croquet.
wood-wings.blogspot.com

Frogwarts said...

What a wonderful group of guests at your party! Alice is such a dear. The Hatter is topper in his big brown hat, but who was that other fellow slithering toward the goodies? Do drop by our party if you've time!
- Carol and friends from www.frogwartsworld.blogspot.com

Kim Switzer said...

That is a darling dress! So perfect for a tea party. And such a handsom Hatter.

Sylvia Smiser said...

What a precious little Alice and Mad hatter!!! Thank you for inviting me to your tea party. Please let me repay your hospitality by stopping by to my tea party at anaboocreatonsbysylvia.blogspot.com

dellamarinis said...

What darling children, and such a nice memory for them later to look back on! Enjoyed your tea and now moving on to more madness, the day after..

Alisa said...

Darling! Such a cute Alice and Mad Hatter!
~Alisa

http://lifeisabeautifulplacetobe.blogspot.com/2010/06/would-you-like-little-more-tea.html

Lynda said...

How cute! What a perfect solution for the sweets :)

Carolee said...

Just adorable! :)

~ Carolee

Waterrose said...

oh your kiddies are adorable! Loved the tea party....thanks for inviting me!

Abi said...

Oh such cute kids!!! lovely party... I may be late, but it was worth the wait :O)

Wendy said...

Cheryl,

This was such an adorable tea party adventure. Thank you so much for letting me drop in and share in the gumdrop fun. Alice and that Hatter were just sweet enough to eat....
Have a Mad and curious day and do please stop by for a cup of tea...
Wendy from Wonderland
http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities/

Evelyn's Wonderland said...

Everything was so adorable, lovely tea party.

Hope you can visit me for some magical tea!

Jingle said...

Oh, your tea party is absolutely fabulous! The Cheshire Cat is amazing! Well done!

~Que Bella~ said...

What a sweet tea party and story! And an adorable Alice and handsome Hatter! Thanks for having me!

Candace said...

LOL! What a great party. That Alice is too cute for words, and that Mad Hatter's Hat is really eyecatching.
Thanks for having me to tea! Take care.
Candace, Still in Athens.

Michelle Cummings said...

I'm sorry I'm late! My MIL's memorial was on the date of the party, so I'm now just getting my wits together to visit all the festivities!

Thank you for a hosting a beautiful party! Everything is so magical!


~ Michelle
http://faeriedustdreams-michelle.blogspot.com/

TesoriTrovati said...

By far the sweetest Alice and the cutest Hatter yet! Thanks for sharing your party with me!
I am hosting a Mad Mad giveaway on my blog http://treasures-found.blogspot.com. I do hope you will have a chance to stop by!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

vivian said...

how cute Cheryl! How did I miss this! you did a great job. soo cute!