We decided on a theme of The Mad Hatter's Tea Party from Alice in Wonderland. It took almost two months to get every thing together and finally, on Saturday, we celebrated our "mad" tea party!
And of course, we had to have an authentic Alice in Wonderland tea pot!
Each setting had a special favor which was a hand stamped glycene bag, that held a character mirror from Alice in Wonderland, and a hand stamped wooden teaspoon, all tied with black or red ribbon and a "take me" tag.
I served fresh scones with Devonshire cream and lemon curd, tea sandwiches, spinach and strawberry salad, and tomato pie. For dessert, we had mini cream puffs, eclairs, cookies and cherry tarts.
For the table scatter, we took playing cards and punched the hearts, spades, diamonds, and clubs with a crown shaped punch. I served three different hot teas, iced tea, and water. We had a great time, laughing, enjoying each other's company and had a surprise door prize drawing....everyone wins!
My guests included my three granddaughters, my daughter, my two sisters, two nieces and a dear friend from our church. My oldest granddaughter, Olivia surprised all of us with a special gift of hand made lip balm, which she placed at each setting!
My advice....The blues got you down? Feeling sad, frustrated, lonely, or all around ick? Throw a tea party!! You do not have to have too many in attendance, or too complicated. All you need is a pot of tea, something savory, something sweet, and a good friend to share it with. I guarantee your spirits will be lifted and the sun will suddenly seem brighter!