To Amuse and Delight

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Mad Tea Party!

 Today I join Vanessa from A Fanciful Twist blog for a
Mad Tea Party! 
 All text is from from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
I was inspired by the court scene from the"Who Stole The Tarts"chapter. With it's tea, tarts, guinea pigs, little sisters and general madness it was a perfect fit for us!
 I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did.
"The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts, All on a summer day: The Knave of Hearts, he stole those tarts, And took them quite away!"
"Call the first witness, "said the King; and The White Rabbit blew three blasts on the trumpet, and called out," First witness!"

The first witness was The Hatter. He came in with a teacup in one hand and a piece of bread and butter in the other. "I beg pardon, your Majesty," he began, "for bringing these in: but I hadn't quite finished my tea when I was sent for."
"Give your evidence," said the King; "and don't be nervous, or I'll have you executed on the spot."

This did not seem to encourage the witness at all: he kept shifting from one foot to the other, looking uneasily at the Queen, and in his confusion he bit a large piece out of his teacup instead of the bread and butter.
(You may observe a bread and butterfly. It's wings are thin slices of bread and butter, it's body is a crust, and it's head is a sugar cube)
"I wish you wouldn't squeeze so." said the Dormouse, who was sitting next to her. "I can hardly breath."

"I can't help it", said Alice very meekly: "I'm growing."

"You've no right to grow here," said the Dormouse.

"Don't talk nonsense," said Alice more boldly: "you know you're growing too."

"Yes, but I grow at a reasonable pace," said the Dormouse: "not in that ridiculous fashion."
"Collar that Dormouse," the Queen shrieked out. "Behead that Dormouse! Turn that Dormouse out of the court! Suppress him! Pinch him! Off with his whiskers!"
Here one of the guinea pigs cheered, and was immediately suppressed by the officers of the court.
Here the other guinea pig cheered, and was suppressed.
"Come, that finished off the guinea pigs! thought Alice. "Now we shall get on better."
All this time the Queen had never left off staring at the Hatter. "You may go," said the King, and he hurriedly left the court, without even waiting to put on his shoes.

"--and just take his head off outside," the Queen added to one of the officers: but the Hatter was out of sight before the officer could get to the door.
"Why, here they are!" said the King triumphantly, pointing to the tarts on the table. "Nothing can be clearer than that.

'Wake up, Alice dear!' said her sister; 'Why, what a long sleep you've had!'
'Oh, I've had such a curious dream!' said Alice, and she told her sister, all these strange Adventures of hers; and when she had finished, her sister kissed her, and said,

 'It was a curious dream, dear, certainly: but now run in to your tea; it's getting late.' 

But her sister sat still just as she left her, leaning her head on her hand, watching the setting sun, and thinking of little Alice and all her wonderful Adventures, till she too began dreaming...

She pictured to herself how this same little sister of hers would, in the after-time, be herself a grown woman; and how she would keep, through all her riper years, the simple and loving heart of her childhood: and how she would gather about her other little children, and make their eyes bright and eager with many a strange tale, perhaps even with the dream of Wonderland of long ago: and how she would feel with all their simple sorrows, and find a pleasure in all their simple joys, remembering her own child-life, and the happy summer days.


  1. wonderful party post i enjoy every minute and such talented actors .... I'll pass on the sandwiches if you don't mind ¯`v´¯) the wings get in my teeth
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  2. Your Mad Hatter is precious -- what a doll! Your sandwiches are gorgeous and look so yummy. Okay, I'm drooling.

    Swing by my party post. I have some party favors for everyone and a chance to win a prize. I think you'll enjoy the music in my little video. Check it out.

    Enjoy visiting all of the parties!
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    Kathryn - Collage Diva

  3. I had a lovely time at your Party! Visit me!


  4. This is the most fun party of even have a dormouse! LOVE it! :D The treats look delightful, I'm hungry for breakfast! Thanks for hosting such an enchanting party.

    Happy Mad Tea Party!
    Please stop by and visit my party!
    Ricki Jill

  5. OHHHH how magical is your Mad Tea Party...i Loooove it...have a magical and nice day
    Kerstin from Germany

  6. I LOVE the last paragraph! Beautiful. But I didn't like my Pig and Pepper sandwich. :) This was truly a very fun party. Nice to meet you and your crew.

  7. What a wonderful tea party! The treats were awesome! The dolls were so beautiful and your guests so very very cool! Thank you for inviting me!
    I hope you will come visit me at mine!
    Happy Madness-Muchness Day!

  8. LOVE YOUR MAD HATTER's style and the owl feather on the hat -- so many fantastic touches. It's all so beautiful and the tea sandwiches look delicious. Also, the Guinea pigs made me laugh. I used to have one as a pet and they are the sweetest creatures - so loving and make the most delightful sounds. :)

    Thanks for sharing your magic with me! Drop by my tea party if you have a free moment.

    ~ Misha

  9. So fun! You guys did a great job. I especially love the end of the story, which you included.
    Is L**** wearing a contact or is that just photoshop?

    1. Nope, that's not photoshop--mirror contacts!

  10. Hey,wonderful party post. I LOVE the the Guinea pigs! I put my pug on the table the other year for this, and so we got to stick together.

    It looks like you had a lot of fun and so that makes this post special!

    Thank you for inviting me. Please come visiting:

  11. Any tea party that has cute Guinea pigs as guests is my kind of party. It was truly lovely.

  12. I love love, love your look so much. What a wonderfil lady you are. Very nice to have found your blog ~Sara xxx

  13. Loved your tea party! So cute and fun!

  14. OMG! You look amazing.. I love your eyes!!! and the lil' piggies are just too adorable!!!

  15. Yes yes what a beautiful party with food and all, I love the beautifully arranged tea sandwiches. AND THAT MASSIVE CUP! I want one!

  16. Thank you for the tea! So cute and clever!!!!

  17. Oh how fun! Adorable guests and fanciful treats- it just doesnt get any better!
    Thank you for the lovely time that I've had here!

    you are welcome to pop by my party any time!


  18. OKay, so HELLO! That was phenomenal!!!

    I want to be there with you guys, and the wee furs!!!

    OH OH OH!!!

    And that hatter, my goooondess!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am smitten!

    Thank you so much for being a part of the Mad Tea Party ♥

  19. a magical tea party, indeed! love the Mad Hatter!!
    thanks for having me!

  20. Loved seeing your tea party with the "dormouse" and the bread and butterfly sandwiches.

  21. Lovely Party! Your Mad Hatter stole the show, and those fluffy guinea's were all so charming as well! I had such a grand time, and those bread and butterflies, brilliant! Hope you will visit me too, for my party!

  22. Delightful tea and most delicious!!! Love the guinea pig especially! :-)

    ~ Deb

  23. Any post with guinea pigs gets two thumbs up!

    Popped by from the Mad Tea Party.

    Here is my post

  24. Spectacular! The Mad Hatter is incredible and LOVE guinea pig as a dormouse.

  25. That is the coolest Hatter I've ever seen, and I love those goodies!

  26. Totally loved your take on the Mad Tea!! I confess I have not had to pleasure of owning a guinea pig as a pet, however I have had a few rats as pets and miss them, they were always so much fun.

    Thank you for having me to your tea!


  27. A fabulous party, thank you so much for inviting me :)

    I love that chapter too, totally bonkers :)

    I hope you will pop by and visit my party also:

    Mad Madam Mel xx

  28. Definitely a top 5 post, love, love, love it. Lovely in every way, thanks for the invite. Party On!

  29. Dear Eve,

    What a Wonderlandful party! :) You went all out, and it shows. I miss having guinea pigs; I had a long-haired white one that is the "yin" of your black one.



    1. Once you've had guinea pigs it's hard to be without. They definitely add life to the home. Excited noisy life!

  30. What a wonderful tea party for one who is lost down a hole!! Clarice

  31. You did such a fabulous job with your Mad Tea Party! Bravo! Loved every minute of it! :)

    I welcome you to come and visit my party...

    Enjoy the festivities! Theresa

  32. What an amazing party! So many treasures to take in, wonderful, wonderful costuming and furry friends to boot! You did a fabulous job. :)

    My party is still going, if you'd like to pop by:

  33. What a lovely tea party, Eve! Love the whimsical setting. Thanks so much for having me!

  34. Such a fun and creative tea party! Your sandwiches looked very yummy, but I think I will leave the biting of the tea cups to a very mad Mad Hatter!!!

    I'd love it if you would visit my tea at The Gossamer Tearoom as well! I'm having a giveaway!

    Wishing you a lovely evening,


  35. Such talented piggies you have! They were not at all little camera hams.

    Thank you for this great read on a delightful chapter.

  36. Sorry, I'm late. I'm late. But being quite mad, can we expect anything less? Or would that be more? Well, I can't be bothered to figure that out. I'm so happy you still have some of those delicious sandwiches left! My stomach feels a little strange with that butterfly sandwich fluttering around in it. Thankfully I only ate one. Although, I suppose that could be a gaseous upset from the pig and pepper. Perhaps I should discreetly leave before we find out. Thank you for the wonderful time.

  37. The guinea pigs stole my heart. Great tea party with lots of creativity. I'm glad I kept visiting Tea Parties.

    The kettle is still on at my place. Feel free to visit our tea party if you like.

  38. I'm late, I'm late!

    This was wonderful! Really funny and sweet. And I'm glad you have the guinea pigs, even though they do get most dreadfully treated in Wonderland!

  39. So incredibly darling. Love that little friend the guinea pig..happy summer.

  40. OH what a delight it was to attend your party!! Thanks bunches for inviting me!! & for dropping by my little blog, too! Happy tea times to You!!!