Friday, July 27, 2012

Mad Tea Party ~ 2012

My daughter, granddaughter and I are joining in again this year with Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist for her Mad Tea Party.  Thank you, Vanessa, for hosting such a fun event that allows three generations to all be little girls!


Here is a link to the post from last year.  My daughter wrote the story again this year.  I hope you will enjoy entering into our fantasy world!


Once upon a time, there was a little girl.  She was a very special little girl with a head full of dreams.  One night, after she had fallen fast asleep, and the house lay quiet, she began to dream of a story her mother had told her.


It was full of tea parties and Hatters, Hares and tasty cakes.


Now, when a child dreams, they sparkle and glow.  And this sparkle and glow sometimes attracts fairies.


One particular fairy saw the glow of innocence and fabulous dreams, and slipped in through the window. 

fairy pam

With a wave of her wand, she used her magic to bring an enchanting party to life.


Soon the clatter of teacups on saucers and the murmur of voices woke the little girl.


She sat up in her bed and couldn’t believe her eyes!  Her dolls were having a tea party right in her room! It was so much like her dream. 


She sat at the table with the dolls and laughed and smiled as they ate delicious cakes and drank magical tea that tasted of peaches and rose hips.










“You should come to the palace and play croquet”, the Red Queen invited, but the little girl knew better. 


She also knew what happened to people that upset the Red Queen!  So she said, “maybe” and stuffed her mouth full of tarts and cakes to avoid having to answer further.



The fairy sat atop the bookcase, watching the whole show and giggling cheerily.  Until finally, the small party ran out of tea and cakes.  The fairy waved her magic wand and the dolls went back to being stuffed, and that’s when the little girl noticed the fairy. 


She smiled and waved, and the fairy floated down from her perch to land on the table beside the teacups.


“Thank you for the party”, the little girl said to the fairy.  The fairy just smiled, curtsied and fluttered her little wings as she took off and drifted out of the window.


The little girl yawned and crawled back into bed.  The next day she woke up to find her tea table a mess.  Filled with crumbs and fairy dust.


She smiled at the memory and went in search of her mother so she could clean up the mess.


Thank you for joining us again this year for our little fairy tale. We hope it brought a smile to your face!

In addition to being honored to sponsor a giveaway for Vanessa’s Mad Tea Party attendees, I also have a Summer Giveaway running on my blog here, that runs through August 4th.


Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Oh my what a sweet post! Was wondering how you were going to top last year! "Alice" has grown so much!!!


Little Miss Maggie said...

How adorable! I love tea parties. They are so girlie and fun.

Anonymous said...

How lucky is that beautiful little girl to wake from her nap to have a magical tea party right there in her room! Thank you for allowing me to be included!

Carmen said...

Adorable!!! :-)

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Oh Kathy,

Honestly, does it get cuter than that ever?


Pamela said...

Kathy I LOVE this sooo much!!! I have to share on my FB page!!

Локосова Татьяна said...

Какая чудесная сказка! А девочка - просто сама маленькая фея)

Mad Madam Mel said...

Oh what a lovely little party for a special magical little girl!!
Thank you so much for inviting me,
I hope to see you soon at my party too, everyone is invited :)
Mad Madam Mel x

Teacup Mosaics said...

I just love a family affair. Wonderful dreams for such a cutie. Sending you dreams and wishes, party on!

Lady of the Woods said...

that was adorably delightful! thanks for the beautiful smiles from the beautiful little one!

Meeha Meeha said...

Joyful little party, I love your sweet angel and all the colorful details!

Something Special said...

Oh, you have the great talent of writing as well as creating. I love your post and the little cutie in it. Thanks for lots of fun in reading your post Kathy!

Linda said...

I had a great time at your party. All your treats were so good that I went back for more. Your other guests were so adorable.I had a wonderful time. Thank you. I would love to enter your giveaway.
Please visit me:

Rachel said...

What a wonderful story and such a magical tea party. Alice is very cute.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Such a sweet little one! Thank you for inviting me! Have a magical weekend! Twyla

Flora Cruft said...

what a sweet party Kathy, and a very cute granddaughter you have!

Please come take a cuppa with me at my party, link here:

Sonny G said...

too cute Kathy.

this is the kind of party I want this year..

The Weekend Artist said...

What a pretty little alice! Thanks for sharing! Your daughter and granddaughter are quite talented as well!

Kat said...

zomg this is the sweetest tea party ever! And those petit fours look delicious, it was so fun to visit your Mad Tea Party.
You can visit my party here:

Lauren said...

What a fun party, and such a darling little Aice!! Thank you so much for inviting me :) ~Lauren

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Kathy, this was such a sweet post! Hope your having a great weekend.
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Sylvia Smiser said...

Thank you Kathy! What a sweet tea party and a precious little Alice!
Please come by my tea party as I am familiar with those mischievous fairies that have helped me with mine also.

Lisa said...

Such a dear little Alice! Melted my heart!
hope you can stop by my parties!

Toriz said...

Too cute!

EveryOneIsMadHere said...

such a magical tea party! oh how i love it so! Do stop by and enjoy my party and enjoy photos, art, dolls and a giveaway!♥-2012/

Tami Von Zalez said...

Baby "Alice" is a Star!

Give me a visit some time ~

Jessica said...

What a wonderful party! I love it :) Also, I am following your blog and would love to enter your giveaway! Here is my email: Also, come visit my mad tea party here:

Jessica said...

I love your party! I would love to enter your giveaway :) I am now following your blog and here is my email:

Also, here is a link to my mad tea party:

Natasha said...

Such a cutie! Thanks for a lovely party. xx

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Kathy,
I can't believe how she has grown and I love her pretty head of curls....she's adorable.

Love the tea party fairy tale too, she's quite the little princess.


This N That said...

What fun..she's just adorable... said...

Now that was what I call sweeeeeeeeeet!! Oh oh I am smitten!!! Oh Kathy, that was just beyond adorable and charming and fun!!

Happy Mad Tea Partying!

♥ Vanessa {a Fanciful Twist}

Rooms by Ann said...

This is so sweet. I love it.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Such a sweet fairy tale and such a sweet little "Alice"!! Great post Kathy!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a creative and so so precious story! Little girls and tea parties are full of magic... especially those who write about them!
Wonderfully done!

Kelly said...

What a sweet party with a precious little one.She must have been thrilled with her cupcakes they looked scrumptious!
Cheers, Kelly

Sue said...

I know this is one little girl who had a wonderful time at the family tea party! Kudos to your daughter for her narration. What a mass of curls on her sweet little head. :-)

Wendy said...

Simply delightful. My favorite is the look she gave the red queen when trying not get invited to croquet. heheheh. so funny
I must take a cupcake for my long journey ahead, but a little taste of the icing before I go. Yummy.
***Please fall in for a Mad Spoonful of Tea***
Wishes and Whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland

Laurie said...

Woweeee what a special and delightful little girl - a true Alice in the making!

Please do visit my tea party!!

Lots of sugar and spice and everything nice.
Queen Creative

Laura S Reading said...

What a sweet story and fun tea. I love that memories are being made.

Lisa said...

She is too cute!! Thank you for a magical tea party!!

Lynda said...

A great story indeed! That's the thing about Fairy's...they know just how to throw an awesome party! It was smart of the little girl to avoid the Queen, as everyone knows she can be quite mean. :)

A Magical Whimsy said...

What a delightful tea party! What a precious granddaughter you have LaLa!
And your daughter knows how to tell wonderful fairy tales about Wonderland. Alice and the Mad Hatter and the Red Queen are so adorable! Thank you for coming to my Mad Tea Party too!
Teresa in California

Scrap Vamp said...

What a lovely story and tea party! The treats look delicious! Loved the photos! Thank you for the invitation!

Kelly said...

Your Alice is too precious! I love that 3 generations collaborated on your celebration. How wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

Oh my you really have a special guest at your Mad Tea party. Pour me a cup and pass the sweet treats and I shall join you.
Such fun thanks for sharing.

farmhouse-story said...

oh, my, how darling! your g-daughter is adorable, kathy! you know how to throw a party!!

Michelle said...

What a delightful party with such scrumptious treats! I love the Alice characters and your little girl is adorable. Thanks for sharing! ~Michelle

Bobbypin Bandit said...

What a darling girl! So lucky to enjoy all those yummy looking treats!

I love your cupcake pedestals, too! Very fun!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So cute! And such magic for her!

Rhissanna said...

That's a very smart move, to cram in cakes to avoid answering the Red Queen! And more fun than a curtsey while thinking what to answer. What a lovely Mad Tea Party.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh how I love a great tea party!...So wonderful Kathy!!

Moonbeam said...

This was so sweet! Thank you for sharing your little Alice with us!

John West said...

Wow sweet. Thats cute.

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