Friday, June 24, 2011

Evalyse’s First Tea Party ~ A Mad Affair!


This fairy tale is my contribution to Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist’s “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party”.   Authored by, and with pictures choreographed by my daughter, it includes a cast of characters listed below.  I am pleased to show off some pictures of my granddaughter in the role of “Alice”, which my daughter was kind enough to allow for this post.


“Alice” ~ my granddaughter, Evalyse

LaLa ~ that’s me, I’m LaLa! {instead of Grandma}

The Mad Hatter ~ My son-in-law

The March Hare ~ Son-in-law’s best friend {he’d have to be to do this!} and godfather to my granddaughter

Author and Picture Taker ~ my daughter

And so, our story begins . . . .

It was a beautiful day outside and Evalyse was spending the day with LaLa.



They were picking flowers when all of a sudden, a white rabbit hopped by.


Evalyse couldn’t resist following the rabbit, so she lead LaLa down the rabbit’s path.


But soon they lost sight of the rabbit.  It had disappeared down a dark hole.


Evalyse looked at LaLa, and LaLa nodded and took out her magic dust.


And they were transported down the hole.  They found themselves in front of a beautiful door.  But it was locked!

magical door

“I think the key Mama gave you might work”, LaLa said.


And lucky for them, it did work!

On the other side of the door was a huge garden.


They walked through the garden until they came across a curious scene.


It looked to be a tea party of the Mad variety.  And who was there?


Why the Mad Hatter and The March Hare!  They invited Evalyse and LaLa to have tea with them.



Along with their tea, they had cupcakes and cookies and sweets of all sorts.




And they drank and ate until their hearts were content.






Finally, Evalyse gave a big yawn and LaLa said, “I think it might be time for a nap”.


And she picked up her sleepy baby and brought her home.


“I had the strangest dream, Baby.  I dreamt you had tea with a Hatter and a Hare!”, said Mama.


Evalyse looked at LaLa and smiled, knowing she would never forget her first tea party!


I hope you enjoyed our little tale; it was fun to do something “fanciful”!  As a bonus, I think we will be making this into a photo storybook for our little Evalyse!


*I had some questions on my previous post asking where I got that lovely ruffled tablecloth.  I actually won that in a blog giveaway about a year ago that was sponsored by Lavendar Fields.  Funnily enough, the shop is right downstairs from where I work at my day job!   I was able to pop down there and pick it up in person. 



Kathy said...

Oh this is the best Mad Hatter tea party! LOVE Alice! I am thoroughly enchanted!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Oh, Kathy, what an absolutely delightful post!! I love all the photos and little Alice is such a darling!!!

I have to say that I am so impressed with your son-in-law and his best friend! Bravo!!!

Thank you for making me SMILE!!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

If this is a duplicate, you can delete it :)

Your post is absolutely delightful, Kathy! It made me smile!! I can't believe how big Evalyse as gotten!!! I love all the photos!

Kuddos to your SIL and his best friend for participating in this fun tea party! Bravo!!!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Blue Creek Home said...

Kathy, I had the best time reading about your tea party for your beautiful little Evalyse. She looks like she is having fun but wondering 'what the heck! too! Her dad and her Godfather are great in their roles. The table is perfect and the food looks yummy! And, LaLa is a cutie too!

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

It turned out lovely! Oh my she is getting so big! What a cutie. It was so nice of your SIL and his friend to dress up they really made it turn out wonderfully! Just perfect.

Ycats said...

haha cute!

Cameron said...

That is the cutest Alice ever!! What a delightful tale....thank you for letting me peek in on the fun :D

apinkdreamer said...

what a wonderful party! thanks for inviting me!!!

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Kathy! I love this post! I smile the entire time reading and looking at the great photos. Your granddaughter is just an angel. I can't believe how big she is. Time is flying.

Thanks for sharing your tale with us. Evalyse made a perfect little Alice. I hope those guys were paid well for their performances ;o)

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

What a sweet party and a beautiful Alice! You will have to do this again when she gets a little older! I'm sure she'd love it even more.

That really is a beautiful tablecloth and how ironic that you won it from a shop downstairs from you! Funny!! :) Have a great weekend!

Terri said...

Oh I did Kathy, I enjoyed your fanciful tea party very much! How fun for the little one and her party friends! Such magical fun!

Pixie said...

Such an adorable Alice! And I have to commend the Hare and the Hatter for being such great sports and joining in on the fun. You are truely blessed. Thanks for inviting me over.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

How absolutley whimsical!! What an adorable post.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

The cutest Alice! Thank you for inviting me to your wonderful party! Have a magical day! Twyla

Amy Chalmers said...

What a fun idea to make this adventure a reality! And boy it was awesome to come along for the ride. How cute!

Stitchfork said...

And the Oscar goes to Evalyse for supreme cuteness!
xo Cathy

Okio B Designs said...

So adorable! I hope you showed this to Mom. She will go crazy over it. What a beautiful Alice she makes!


Okio B Designs said...

Oh and next time I'm in Port Jeff, I'm definitely stopping in that store!

J (again!)

Lisa said...

i enjoyed your tea party so very much! who could resist that little Alice?!
thank you for a lovely time

Marina Capano said...

Clapping! great!
what a cute Mad tea party post
I love your baby!She is so cute
I have enjoyed your post very much!

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Melanie Statnick said...

this is adorable and I love the costumes! Thank you for the tea

Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

Adorable tea party! Love the Cheshire Cat cupcake!!

Sarah said...

Evalyse is so sweet as Alice! She looks as if she enjoyed the whole thing greatly!

Red Door Home said...

Adorable! You really should make a story book like said - such a great memory to share as as your little one grows.

Wendy Aspinall said...

a wonderful trip to wonderland, with teacups, treats and magic

I was hoping , dreaming and wishing I could stay for hours..alas I grew..... when you are ready I'm waiting for you... pop over . the kettle is on.. Hugs wendy

Deanna Middleton said...

Oh Kathy! Reading your post and looking at the pictures of your enchanting tea party just made my heart so happy! What a wonderful party, I loved it!!


Lauren said...

What an adorable and fun tea party! Thank you so much for inviting me :) ~Lauren

Unknown said...

I do believe that may be the cutest Alice ever! What a cutie pie! And your tea party looks yummy!

Robin said...

So sorry I am late
For this important date.
But you're the thirty seventh down on the list.

With too little time
I'm leaving this rhyme
For I'm adamant about wanting to persist.

All this running about
Has left me dry in the mouth.
Might I have a cup of tea?

Your lovely tea cakes
and all your sweets
Are so very tempting to me

Oh my, the time
It goes so fast
I must be on my way

But fear not friend
I shall return
Please……Have a beautiful day.

Gracefully Vintage said...

Oh My how Stinkn Cute that it is- Just Love it..How darling for a birthday- love the guys dressed up- That tops it off
Thanks for sharing such great ideas..

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Oh Kathy that was so much fun!
Oh do little ones grow so quickly? She is a doll and certainly looks like it was very big event for her.
Now I know that I'll be a little bit crazier when I have grandchildren... I am looking forward to it!
Loved every picture. :)

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Kathy,
I needed a mega dose of cuteness and fun today and your post is just the thing. I love how you staged Alice in Wonderland. Your little granddaughter is the cutest little darlin. I think the storybook is a great idea. She will love reading about it time after time.


Linda said...

Oh kathy, I had a lovely time at your Mad Tea Party. I met all the guests and loved them all. There was so much to do in so little time. I will be back soon. thank you for having me. Please visit me at:

MJ Ornaments said...

how darling your sweet baby Alice is, and love all the costumes! Pop over to my party when you get the chance. Take care, Martha

Shell said...

A sweet party, Kathy. Your Alice is adorable.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I have enjoyed your party very much.
Happy UnBirthday to you !

fairiemoon said...

My favorite Alice yet! What fun! Thank you to you and your daughter for sharing this with us!

Have a mad party!
Erin :)

Kathryn Costa said...

All of your party guests are delightful and those cupcakes put a huge smile on my face. What fun!

I have a little party of my own and gifts for all of my guests. I do hope you can stop by.

Follow this direct link:

Have a sweet day!
Kathryn, Collage Diva

Ann @ Childrens Tea Party Sets and Ideas said...

Oh what a precious little girls tea party, perfect for another grandma and grand kids to visit. We so enjoyed your adorable tea set pieces, your lovely decorations and costumes, and yes, I do believe you have the most adorable Alice of them all! :) Thank you!

Unknown said...

Kathy your granddaughter is adorable! What a nice family you have. They all seemed to get into the spirit of the party and it was fun to see the story unfold. Thank you for this lovely post, *smiles* Norma

Rose from Magpies Recipes said...

The most adorable little Alice ever!

Sylvia Smiser said...

CUTE! CUTE! CUTE! Thank you for having me over for all the fun! I do hope you will visit mine!
Sylvia : )

Karla said...

Kathy this is amazing! Loved your party and little Miss Evalyse! Everybody looked gorgeous and those treats sooo yummy! Thank you for inviting me over to your Mad Tea Party!

Karena said...

Kathy, how fun and what a little doll your granddaughter is! I can tell she had so much fun!

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Pamela said...

OMG Kathy!! You truly have out done yourself Lala!! I just love this post soo much Kathy! I am glad that you were able to share with us!It will make a wonderful keepsake!

Katarina said...

Those are some great outfits! Looks magical :)

Anonymous said...

OH KATHY!!! I am clapping madly!! You have really outdone yourself!! Your entire cast of charcters, sublime, hahahhehehee! I am tickled!

And you precious precious Alice is breathtaking!! Love her!! You are beautiful and so is your entire cast of your very own real life Wonderland!! So marvelous!

Love, A Fanciful Twist

Alisa Noble said...

Ahhh! This was such a wonderful, wonderful tea party! I loved all of your characters so much!!
Thank you for having me!

Jennifer said...

I love everything!!!! Your little Alice is so sweet and that table cloth is to diefor!!! Thank you for such a beautiful party!

Anonymous said...

How cute!! Your granddaughter is so adorable. I love all the gorgeous outfits,and the table looks beautiful.


Micupoftea said...

ABSOLUTELY delightful! Your grand daughter is a QT-Pie and your sil/his friend are such great sports!! I loved every photo. The wired cake stand is charming.I had such a nice time. Thanks for the smiles!
Please stop in for a cuppa in my garden~I have a wee scavenger hunt and mice on the teacups :)

Danni said...

Such a wonderful and magical to-do, thank you for inviting me over to share your tea and enchantment! You have the tiniest, cutest Alice I've ever laid eyes on in my wonderland travels. How fun that you all made such wonderful memories with her. :)

Though I’m running tardy, I hope you’ll come visit my party!

Michele Smith said...

Ohh! This is the cutest most sweetest tea party ever! I have got to show my hubby.
"Alice" sure is one pretty girl! She will love looking at these pictures when she gets older.

Michele Smith said...

I forgot to add those cupcakes look yummy and love that tablecloth.
P.s. You are one pretty LaLa

BECKY said...

Absolutely charming Kathy!! What a fun post, and what a precious grandy and Alice!

Thanks so much for sharing it with us!! What a joy!!

Have a fab week, gal!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

How cute is she!!! She is just adorable in that dress!!

What a fun tea party!

sklenow said...

How cute and what a great idea!!! Love the cupcakes everything so cute!!!

Tina said...

Oh my goodness...Evalyse is a just beautiful as Alice! And you, my friend, look way too young to be a LaLa! Beautiful tea party...thankyou so much for having me - everything was just delicious!

Ms. Bake-it said...

I love it! How absolutely adorable Kathy! Great cast of characters! Evalyse is beautiful in her role of Alice! You and your helpers did a fantastic job! I think it would make a fantastic story book for Evalyse and one she will cherish forever.

~ Tracy

Susan said...

How magically wonderful! Huge Kudus to the men! I bet they had fun, though(they just may not admit it, LOL) you're a great looking LaLa, and Evalyse is such a little darling!
great party, thanks for the invite, please do visit mine

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful party! Your adorable granddaughter was the perfect little Alice, and too precious in her dress for words <3 And the rest of the actors in the cast are wonderful too!

Hunnybee said...

Thank you for inviting us to your tea party! Your Alice was such a cutie and I think I have a crush on your March Hare :) I really enjoyed my visit and hope to visit again next year!

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