Welcome to our 9th annual Mad Tea Party♥
The white rabbit is here to guide you...
He'll show you the way...
Over the bridge and into a world of tea party dreams.
Take his hand and off you go.
What dreams may come will certainly unfold.
No time to waste.
No time to be shy.
Take a seat, a treat, a teacup too!
There are sweets a plenty waiting for you.
Any tea you'd like.
Floral petal menagerie is your taste, perhaps?
There's cherry chocolate cupcakes and edible fairy tale mushrooms just in time.
We've set a table with pink roses that hum the sweetest tune.
Canopies of trees sway in the breeze as we clink and nibble and giggle galore.
Take the key and unlock the magic.
Aren't we lucky?
We get to celebrate this wondrous tale Lewis Carroll left for us all.
A tale that helped us grow our imagination.
And brings us together, as like minded friends, over and over and over again.
Oh such bits and bobs to peer at, you see.
Collected for tea sipping festivities indeed.
Winged creatures fly around fairy lights...
As laughter swirls around.
Poems are typed on old keys and rose petals tossed in the air.
The table is bursting with little pleasures.
Do you take one lump or two?
Don't forget to sniff the wishing bouquet that was waiting for you.
Twinkle twinkle little star...
The mouse reciting his favorites.
As some of us venture...
Into the most mysterious treats of all.
Amanita muscaria if you please?
Will I grow tall or very small?
I'm not quite sure which I'd prefer.
Such delightments our summer tea party brings.
And just when you thought it couldn't possibly get much madder...
The green fairy turns up just in time.
Also known as, absinthe extraordinaire.
We have 3 varieties waiting for you.
Dare you partake in such intrigue?
Serve just a tiny bit, for it's very strong you see.
And then use your fancy little spoon that holds your sugar cube just so.
An utterly enchanting process I must confess.
Iciest water prepares for its job.
With a four spout absinthe fountain, no one has to wait very long.
And so we begin...
Drip by ice cold water drip on the sugar.
Plip plop, plip plop...
Falling into the absinthe...
Magic begins to happen.
As the sugar dissolves into the absinthe, the louche begins.
Which means, the absinthe turns wonderfully opaque from the water and sugar drip.
Some of us like to just watch the process all day.
Time to take your sip of this anise and herb infused delight.
But you know what they say.
It might make you go mad.
I ask honestly, could any of us go muchness madder?
Take a sip and let us know.
Roam around the table, sipping as you go.
Tea or absinthe, you take your pick.
Another absinthe for you or you?
Oh yes, don't mind if I do, turaloooo.
A little summer rain storm would like to roll in.
But we'll be safe right here under the trees.
Ruffled skirts billowing in the breeze.
Another wonderfully delightful year to share with you.
Our 9th annual, to be sure and true.
But oh my, how can this be?
It is, I promise.
It's true as true can be.
What marvelous magical times we share together.
I hope you've had a glorious tea visit.
Stay as long as you'd like.
The party never ends in our neck of the woods.
Thank you for 9 years of kindred fun!
You are such a lovely bunch, I must say.
Now make your way to other parties if you'd like.
There's a list there on the left of mad tea partiers galore.
Stop in and say hello.
If you'd like to see our parties from past years, simply click here.
It's been a wonderful blog journey filled with friends and fun.
Here's to many more!
Clink clink clink!!!
Lots of love from me to you!
Now let's keep tea partying like it's 1865, off we goooo♥
Ps: If you are a mad tea participant hosting your own event, please leave your party link in comments. It will serve as an archive for years to come.