Hello fellow dreamers!
Welcome to our 8th annual Mad Tea Party ♥
Oops, looks like someone may have eaten the caterpillar!
Lovely meeting again, in that place where wishes flutter on the breeze of flipping book pages.
Where imagination is limitless and stories live on for 150 years and more.
Thanks to Lewis Carroll, we meet on this 150 year anniversary of Alice in Wonderland.
In 1865, a dreamer too, wrote a tale so inspiring and magical that it lives on and defines a part of our imagination in ways not even he could have imagined.
We clink to a magnificent tale and the man who thought it up ♥
So that we could continue partying like it's 1865 year after year!
Generation after generation.
And so we plunge...
Into the mad tea party chapter.
Because really, what's anything without a little madness?
Sweets and treats.
Teacups stacked from here to there.
It's time it's time!
The light of golden hour flickers in...
As we gather right outside the fairy bower.
A perfect place to sip and munch before deciding to plunge through the arbor into wonderland.
Candy coated chocolates roll about the table.
As cakes call your name.
I thought the baby pig was cute, so I stole her from a previous chapter.
Who wouldn't want to gaze upon ruffled flowers and maybe swallow a cake or two?
Even pigs do.
Sparkles and petals and happy things galore.
Pretties and buttercream and sipping tea with striped strawers?
Little moon faces made out of sugar and edible glitter beg to be dunked...
In they go...
Swirling to and fro.
Then sipped for ultimate magical experience at any tea party.
(learn how to make your own here)
Petals float in tea cups.
Top hats get passed around.
Piggies eat cookies too :-)
Stardust flutters about.
Even tiny edible stars turn up on queen cakes just for you.
We read aloud with great respect for sheer madness!
And then it's time for making wishes.
Wishes made in pennies and keys and sparklies.
Who knows, one might even come true for you?
Note that, the one activated wish on the bottom right is not photoshopped.
Hmm, perhaps it's yours?
Yes yes, it must be!
Golden light casts its spell...
As the clock strikes...
Time for you to decide if you will stay and have tea or venture further into your dreams?
Anyone willing to go first?
Oh, here we go, first brave soul.
In he goes...
Wonder what his wish would be?
And what he thinks he might see?
The question is, will you follow?
And what do you hope to find?
We'll be here waiting to hear your tales.
Sloshing our tea about.
Nibbling until our buttons pop.
Laughing until we have to lay on the ground holding our bellies.
Dreaming forever and more if we can.
We'll rhyme and joke and confuse everyone who stops in.
Which of course, you know you're welcome to stop in any time, don'tcha?
Morning, noon, night, we'll be here.
Yes yes, right here.
Ready to fill up your cup.
So never fear, someone just like you is always near.
A dreamer, a whimsian, a tender hearted imaginarian.
Waiting to mad tea with you.
So glad you came and could stay and so hope to see you again.
Hooray for believing no matter what anyone says.
I believe, this is one thing I know to be true.
And, I have a feeling, so do you!!
Just like our friend, Lewis Carroll.
Happy 8th annual mad tea party my friends!!
Thanks for joining in, either by hosting your own event or being a lovely guest.
It's always so much fun because of you! ♥
Lots of love, Vanessa
Feel free to visit past parties here.
ps: If you are a party participant please leave your party link in comments, it will serve as an archive for years to come ♥
pss: If possible, please remember to leave your tea party post up for a few days. It takes us all several days to make all those visits, thank you!