Saturday, July 11, 2015

Mad Hatter's Tea Party - Baby Shower

When I stumbled upon the invitation to join a tea party blog hop, hosted by "A Fanciful Twist,"
I knew just what I would share!


So, indulge me a moment, as I take you down the rabbit hole, to a very merry un-baby shower!

 

My sweet friend was expecting her first baby - a girl - and we celebrated over tea.

It was so much fun!

We had a "Door Person"... 

"KNOCK! KNOCK!"  Come on in!



And an extra large clock... 
"I'm late / I'm late / For a very important date. / No time to say "Hello, Goodbye". / I'm late, I'm late, I'm late.." - White Rabbit


 

Flower People...

There's plenty of room for you at our tea party!!!

And, A fun and festive invitation.... 
purchased on Etsy, from THIS sweet shop! 



After everything was put together, it transformed my backyard into a fun, whimsical, WONDERLAND!


"There's a place, like no place on Earth... A land full of WONDER, MYSTERY, and DANGER!
Some say to survive it, you need to be as MAD as a HATTER!... Which, luckily I am!"



The cheshire cat made his appearance...
Sneaky little thing!


Mad Hatter top hats made from cardboard and scrapbook paper...
and, tarnished silver sets.... 

Weird & crazy... fun & strange...



Gifts for the baby and mommy to be...


A fun table for Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum..
(foam cut into circles, made to look like the characters from A in W, and dum dum suckers poked in..)

 Silly is best... never be too serious to enjoy yourself!  Belly laughs make for a good time!



Vintage Alice In Wonderland books were placed throughout the party (on table tops), and one was used as the "guest book"... 


...and, the food.  OOOOH the food! 

There were so many yummy dishes!

...EAT ME! ...DRINK ME!


 "Have I gone mad?" - Mad Hatter
"I'm afraid so.  You're entirely bonkers!  But, I will tell you a secret... all the best people are!"  - Alice


 Finger foods (fruits, veggies, sandwiches, dips, etc.) were served, alongside cupcakes, punch, and warm drinks (coffee and hot tea)


Did you notice the playing card garland (characters from A in W), and the flamingos (from the croquet court)?



"Sometimes I believe in as many as 6 impossible things, before breakfast!"


I so hope you've enjoyed your trip down the rabbit hole?

We had so much fun celebrating the new sweet bundle that my friend was expecting.
I'm thrilled to say - she had her, named her Cathlynn (named after her grandmothers who are both in heaven), and both mommy and baby are great!

Such a sweet bundle of a blessing!

Thanks so much for joining me for tea, today!
If you'd like to visit other participants in the tea party, you can find the list of bloggers who are joining in, by clicking HERE.

Happy Saturday!
Heather


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24 comments:

  1. A very nice party indeed. Thanks for the treats. It was wonderful.

    Wende

    https://creativeartseatables.wordpress.com/

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  2. Wonderful idea to incorporate the shower with the tea! Beautiful table set, and tea!!!
    hope you will visit Plumfield

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  3. Thanks for taking us down the rabbit hole to celebrate a new baby.

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  4. What a cute idea for a baby shower. Love the table cloth and the watermelon tea pot. Clever!

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  5. What a creative and fun idea! I was a little disappointed the baby was not named Alice... just kidding!
    So clever how the fountain looked flamingo-y and the watermelon teapot!! Love the "vintage" cassette stories.
    So many clever ideas.
    http://dogsmomvisits.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-fanciful-twists-8th-annual-virtual.html

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  6. Sooo sweet! Love that fountain too, yumm fab!!! Great colorful fun party for sure. I'm sure it was enjoyed by all to pieces!! Happiest Mad tea party wishes! <3, Vanessa

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    1. Thank you so much for hosting, and for stopping by!!!

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  7. How fun! That's a great idea...a baby shower! I love the pink fountain. Sweet!

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  8. How delightful!! Thank you for sharing this special celebration!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  9. How delightful!! Thank you for sharing this special celebration!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  10. What a fun idea for a baby shower!
    Fabulous party, what a lunch and I'm in love with that watermelon teapot, fountain, and vintage books :)

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  11. What an adorable baby shower! Great theme, and the watermelon teapot made me smile this morning! I'm new to your blog, and I think I'll hop over to your FB group page. I'm Southern, too!

    Linking from A Fanciful Twist,
    Happy Mad Tea Party!
    Ricki Jill

    http://ricki-treleaven.blogspot.com/2015/07/8th-annual-mad-tea-party-plus-giveaway.html

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  12. What an adorable baby shower! Great theme, and the watermelon teapot made me smile this morning! I'm new to your blog, and I think I'll hop over to your FB group page. I'm Southern, too!

    Linking from A Fanciful Twist,
    Happy Mad Tea Party!
    Ricki Jill

    http://ricki-treleaven.blogspot.com/2015/07/8th-annual-mad-tea-party-plus-giveaway.html

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