Saturday, June 27, 2009

MaD tEa PaRty wITh gAMeS aNd GiVeaWAys

Photobucket

Come on in! So lovely to see you at this mad tea party! I’m lovin your style. You’ll fit right in here. Oh do let me introduce you to some of the other guests. They’re all here – the beautiful and the strange….


Photobucket

All a little mad and very happy to be….

Photobucket

I’ve tuned the radio to Music Box FM…it suits the mood perfectly I think.


And over there is the lonnnnnngggg table so that we can just keep moving along because, as the Mad Hatter said, “..it's always tea-time, and we've no time to wash the things between whiles”.

Photobucket

Do please have a cake or two or three. Just say your cake wish aloud and with mad passion and voila it will appear!

You did say ‘chocolate cake’ didn’t you?

Thirsty? Well just head over to the Tea Tree, pick a cup and a pot and whatever you wish for will pour out! Try it! It’s true!

Photobucket

Ooh I see that you’ve wished for Games with Prizes. Leave a comment and you might be the lucky winner of one of three prizes!

Photobucket

It’s the Sweeties Race and look who’s pulling out in front. Yes it’s White Rabbit. Ooh you like him…he can be yours! Yes White Rabbit would love to live at your house!

Pass The Parcel! What fun! Keep movin it along there. But what’s inside the parcel? What’s the prize?

Why a pretty apron for the kitchen vamp in you.

Another game! It’s Grab The Tea Cup and Saucer Out Of The Tree! What! You’ve never heard of this game! Well it can be smashing fun! And you could be drinking from this little teacup and saucer very soon!

And after you’ve left your comment do go over and visit at A Fanciful Twist for a list of all the mad tea parties happening around the world today and to thank dear Vanessa for hosting this fanciful occasion! Also hop over to my shop for some bargains to help you remember this madness! Thank you dear friend for stopping by and pop back anytime….you’re always welcome!

Drum roll......and the winners are....Tatting Chic (the apron)...Renee from Circling My Head (the rabbit)...Julia from Verdigris Rose (the teacup)! I'll be in touch girls!

Photobucket
Photo Credits Disney publicity shots of Tim Burton’s upcoming movie with Mia Wasikowska as Alice, Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, Anne Hathaway as the White Queen, and Matt Lucas as Tweedledee and Tweedledum via Geeks of Doom. Some mad hats from 13above, the UK Telegraph, Style With Anna. On Etsy Antler and Peacock Hats from Boring Sidney, Unusual Couture Hat from Lutus Luxuries, Pea Pod and Hat from Pins and Needles Basket, some guests via JMP Magazine, teapots via Flickr, and some personal images.

148 comments:

Chrisy said...

Thank you my bloggy friends for stopping by! I forgot to say that I'd do the prize draw on Tuesday when the partying dies down... Enjoy!

Ilena said...

Love the pictures & music absolutely fits!

Pippi Langstrumpf said...

Wow! That was a delight!
Thanks for inviting me to your tea party!
:o)

T=ME said...

Woowzer ...what a way to start the party. Love the hats,party table and your blog! I will be back! Can I have a seed from your teapot tree????

Sabii Wabii said...

Oh you get an A+! Great party!

Anonymous said...

What a perfectly MAD party!! I adore the tea cup!!

Thanks for inviting me!!.. the cakes were delicious & the tea a treat!

;0)Tawny

Deborah said...

OMGOODNESS! That was amazing! Realy truly amazing. **blows kisses** Deborah

TattingChic said...

Your tea party is a smashing success! Thanks for inviting me to come on over and join in the fun! I'm so glad you visited by blog today and left such a sweet comment. Thank you! :)

Melissa the Holiday Queen said...

Oh my Stars! Now this is my kind of PARTY!!! WooHoo!!

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

What an absolutely fabulous post! I love everything about it. So glad to have discovered you (through Yoli)!

Natalia said...

This is simply wonderful! What an amzing tea party!

tunibug said...

What a gorgeous party! Hope to see you in my Wonderland!

Rose said...

What a wonderful, fun, fantastical tea party! So much colour. Thankyou for sharing with us! I love the teapot tree, what a fabulous idea.
I will be back to visit your blog some other time :)

Rose

Vanessa said...

Utterly Fantastic

Jetta's Nest said...

Well I'm in the mood to pop on a party frock and sip strawberry champagne after all that excitement. You're a great host, Chrisy :)

-Samantha

Tracy/ Dust of Enchantment said...

Hi,
You have been given the One Lovely Blog Award. Please visit http://dustofenchantment.blogspot.com/2009/06/one-lovely-blog-award.html to accept the award.
Tracy

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

Eye poppin dazzling treat! Thank you for the tea!
hop on over to my place for another cup if you like :)

Cheers!

Cat

throuthehaze said...

great party!

Saucy said...

Yours is my first stop on the party circuit but I must say the rest will have lots to live up to! Or should I say, "big teacups to fill!"

This was charming and fun. My giveaway starts Monday, it's not terribly tea party related. Let's visit each other again, soon!

fawndear said...

I'm madly in love with your party. Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOO much for inviting me. I was so enchanted with everything and I don't want to go home to the Mad House. Hope you don't mind if I just sit and soak up the atmosphere for a while.

Julia said...

OOOOOOOOH...anyone of the delightful prizes would be so suitable in my mad house...mad because its full of shabby and roses and paints and colour...noone knows where to look first, and I have a chuckle each time someone new comes...wish I could share a cuppa with you at the tea party..., Thank you for a lovely Tea party arrangement on your blog!....its made me rush out for cake...see you...xx...

SweetbriarStudio (Christie) said...

Woweee! What wacky (yahoo) creativity and cleverness! Thanks for getting my Mad Tea Party off to such an inspiring start. I can't seem to wipe the smile off my face :).

Sandy said...

What a fantastical tea party, I adored every moment!

parasols and maryjanes said...

Loved your party--mmmm, the chocolate cake. Thank you for having me and all those other special friends.
Carol

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

What an amazing post - the photography and music and so magical!

apparentlyjessy said...

What a fabulous collection of photos! A perfect party in my opinion! And a give-away too? Even better! Thank you for stopping by my party! :)

What Happens Next said...

Wow, what a party you throw!! So glad I stopped by!!

xo Debbie

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What a wild and fun tea party! Love it all!!!

(Also, if haven't already entered my GIVEAWAY, please skip on over and join the fun! See you there!)

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Glorious place! Wonderful party!

somepinkflowers said...

oooohhhh......

i LOvE it over here
and
your mUsiC is the best!

the three sisters are so happy
that they found the right hat to wear
and are over there
near you ginormous roses...


:-)

thanks ever*so for popping
into my party...

{{ i may be back HERE
for more fun gAmeS! }}

Cre8Tiva said...

hope you don't mind i stole a hat...i am having my tea by the sea...with flowers in my hair...come join me...hugs, rebecca/cre8tiva

Michelle said...

oh how much fun is this...
absolutely divine...
can't wait for the movie...to exciting...

Blood Milk said...

i love the music and all the tea cups in the tree!
XOOX

Debb said...

Will I thought I take a boat to the party but to slow .So I just jump on my broom and flew over to the party .So much fun going on thanks it was a delightful party.

Cindy said...

what an awesome party!!!!

KathrynAntyr said...

What a fabulous party! Your selection of photos and images and story telling has created the most delightful world of fun. Enjoy your day to tea party silliness.

javajune said...

The cake oh yes I'll have a piece or three. Great images and love the music. Great blog and please enter me in the give-away. Party on...
xo-jj

debbie said...

Being short in stature I hopped on rabbit's back and we took the short cut to your party...he promised he could run fast but 30 plus people got here before me...that was a real scarey ride so I am just going to set in the corner and talk to mad hatter...it couldn't possibly be any worse could it
awesome party...do you think any one would notice if I just took that tea cup on home with me....lol
hugs
great party
debbie

Rhonda Roo said...

GORGEOUS MAD CRAZY WONDERFUL!!!!!
Oh, too much to seeeeeeeee!
Must look again
this is the tea for me!!!
xoxoxoxo Rhonda Roo

mosaicqueen said...

Love the teapot tree!!!

Michelle

Pretty Things said...

How completely lovely! Can you save me a seat at the end of the table????

Mermaid Queen said...

What a party! Love your blog! Martha

MagicMarkingsArt said...

wonderful tea party ~ and don't i love that johnny dep!
fabulous display of tea party trees.

Zan Asha said...

I love the pictures! Soooo enchanting! Thanks for inviting us to the tea party!

Sue said...

What a gorgeous tea party. Beautiful photos.
~Sue~

bluemuf said...

WOW...what a delightful and enchanting party. We chose our cup and pot and enjoyed all the goodies.

Happy Mad Tea Party Day

Karen

Mélanie said...

What a fabulous party ,I adore the apron ! Have a magical week end

Satsuki Rebel said...

Very pretty pictures, the tea cup certainly has cute character.

Rusted Wings said...

Such a wild and wonderful gathering it is!!!
I need to run and get back there!!
LoVE & JoY~
abigail

katy said...

this is such an amazing post!
i'm doubly- no, triply!- excited to see the new alice movie. yay!

Molly said...

Delightful party! And yes I absolutely did wish for chocolate cake. ;)

A teacup/pot tree? Perfect!

Thanks for the sweet treats!

ArtSnark said...

Fun post! You always have the best eye-candy!

Jorgelina said...

Hi!
What an absolutely fabulous post!
Ilove the pictures!
Hugs

Renee said...

Oh my God this was awesome. The music, come back and listen, it is perfect.

I can't wait to see the movie and to hear that I have won a prize.

Love Renee xoxoxo

Maggi said...

What a perfectly fanciful tea party! And chocolate cake is my very favorite! Thank you for a magical afternoon!

You're madly invited to my tea party, I do so hope you'll join me! (unless you already have of course!) :)

Marina Capano said...

Just Beautiful post!
Happy Mad Tea Party!

Meghann LittleStudio said...

Oh wow, what fun! Renee sent me here, and I'm so glad she did! I need to get myself a little hat and I'll be right back :D

Maria said...

Thanks! That was so much fun! Indeed...

Please stop by my house for a little tea and a giveaway too (if you haven't already of course)
xo

www.mariagrimes.blogspot.com

Stepping off the edge said...

Ooohhh! what eye candy! yummy indeed!
Thank you for the stop over and the invite!
I will be back to linger over these wonderful sites a bit later. But for now, I am off to hop some more!
Have a truly Wonderland day!

oh, and add my name for the prizes!
>:0) Tracey

Twyla and Lindsey said...

A most enjoyable party! I'm afraid I was having so much fun I have run out of time. I am late to the next party! Thanks for the treats! Twyla

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

A great tea party for a hot summer day...m.

natalea said...

Such fun images- loved my visit here! xo

Sarah said...

This is all so lovely and fun I can't thank you enough!
Sarah :)

Linda said...

Terrific Party, I'm getting quite tipsy now. do drop by. Lindax

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

What Lovely party you have here...what fun is this? I'm really enjoying my spot of tea here. Enjoy the fun.
Cheers

Jade said...

The pictures are beautiful!! Looks fantastic!

A Fanciful Life said...

Please, may I have another tart before we begin the games? The food looks so delicious and it is all so fantastic!
Sharon

Gourdqueen said...

Oh what fun! Great party!
Linda

gemma said...

Wow! This is wonderful!Thank you ever so much for an enchanting visit.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

How positively, absolutely, delightful~!!!

Geralyn Gray said...

Finally enough seats---one for me next to the Mad Hatter---what a host--he reminds me of Johnny Depp---oh it is---pardon me Mr Hatter I must grab a tea cup from the tea cup tree.......oh look at Anne Hathaway---do we really have to wait a year for this movie----I love the people in the roses on the top picture....you were a wonderful hostess--thank you!!!!!

Zen Cat Art said...

What a lovely tea party! Thank you so much by coming by to my party, too.

Coastal Sisters said...

What a FABULOUS post! I can't wait to see the Tim Burton version of Alice :)

Your photos were wonderful and thank you so much for visiting me :)

LuLu~*

KarenHarveyCox said...

My head is spinning with delight with all these Alice eye candy. I love every bit of your party, but I am especially in love the teapot tree. I don't think Lewis Carroll even thought of that one for his stories about Alice. Your party is wonderful.
Happy Mad Hatter Tea

Karen

gail said...

Hi,,, Its so nice to meet you. What a magical Mad Hatter Party! Your blog is beautiful. And thanks for having games and gifts. What a great Alice you are:)
Have a pretty day, gail

Nicole said...

I love you tea party. One of my favorites so far! So much color!

pamelahuntington said...

Thank you so much for the magical and
inspiring journey through your tea party...
the teapot tree is wonderful!

rochambeau said...

What a lovely time I had at your tea Chrisy! Your world is fanciful and wonderful. You have an eye for detail! So nice to meet you here, at the Mad Tea!

Constance

michelle said...

Fabulous everything! Such great eye-candy at this party! I think you should definitely sell tea cup tree seeds! Thanks so much for the loveliness!

Christy said...

Your tea party is so fun and mad, mad, mad! I love every minute of it. Thank you for inviting me!

Chickenbells said...

Thank you for such a lovely party...the treats were delicious and I had such a fantastic time!!

slommler said...

What a wonderful mad mad Tea Party you are having!! Your guests are fabulous!! Thanks so much for visiting my party as well!!
Hugs'
SueAnn

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

Ok- I think you win best party!! That was fab! I would love to win one of your awesome prizes. I'll be back again ;)

Betzie said...

Such fun and great pics!!!!!!!!! Loved all your colorful images and the teacup tree! Thansk for visiting me, come anytime! xo

Blood Milk said...

lovely party!!!
XO

Not the Good Scissors! said...

Such a lovely party. Thank you for the invitation. It was fun.

Shell said...

A lovely and colorful tea party.

a fanciful twist said...

Fabulous and wonderful!!!! Oh yes, wonderland lives here for certain!! Thank you for your magical participation!! Fab photos! xo, V

(I would have been here sooner but I have been so sick all day - sparkles, V)

peggy gatto said...

I had a magical time! You are so innovative!
thanks!

She'sSewPretty said...

What a wonderful party! I'm so glad I dropped by!

KathyJ said...

Ohhhhhh, so fun. I LOVED your post and had a wonderful time. Your photos are incredible!

turquoise cro said...

WOWZZZAAA!!What a WONDERFUL Tea Party!!! I LOVE that teapot tree!!! What a generous soul YOU are!!! Thanks! for having me! Please come on over

Brooke said...

amazing. i am blown away. and so incredibly inspired. loved loved this party! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving some comment love! I am now a follower, cause you're THAT cool!

FrenchBlue said...

Oh~ Thank you for inviting me over here! SO full of magic. I love being here! I went to Fanciful twist this morning and I didn't realize the mad tea party was here too! Very beautiful party and post!
XOX's

Robin said...

how wonderful! oh, i'm so glad you invited me! and what spectacular friends. the loooooooooong table was exquisite! hugs, robin

parasols and maryjanes said...

very beautiful and delightful- delicious food - enjoyed it all
Elizabeth

Sonia ;) said...

Oh Sweetie...This is a world of whimsey..Loved it very much. I will be following your blog now...Happy party Hearty..

Smiles,
Sonia <
:)

Cori G. said...

What an enchanted time I had at your party and your guests were both quirky and divine.

xoxo Cori

SpiritMama said...

You had such a fancy guest list, thanks for including me! The sweets were divine, and that teacup tree, a real treat.

Beautiful post!

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

So very enchanting and beautiful!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

What a party! I have thoroughly enjoyed every moment:0) Thanks for dropping by for a visit!

Stephanie

Mica said...

oooh la la !!! This is great !!! I love all the pictures and am sooooo excited that Tim Burton is coming out with Alice In Wonderland !!! Can't wait. Thanks for popping over our lil' tea party and for inviting me as well to your !!! Mica

Karin said...

what an amazing party!
thankyou for having me!


karin

Hey Harriet said...

You sure know how to throw the best parties Chrisy! This was delightful!!! The chocolate cake was delicious! I couldn't stop at one piece only so I scoffed down three. Yum yum yum!

Kate8085 said...

WOW!!!! Seriously awesome!

Robin said...

I'm so sorry to be so late.....so many tea parties to attend.
But if I may, I would love a cup of tea. All that running around has left me thirsty.

I love how you have decorated the place.....and thank you for introducing me to all your lovely guests.

Well, it has been splendid but I must be going. I have many more tea parties to go to still.

Have a most beautiful day.

Connie said...

great pictures and wonderful prizes! thanks for letting me come to your tea party!

NeereAnDear said...

Well I must say thank you... for this lovely party.... it was pure MADNESS in its best form...

I so enjoyed the costumes ...so full of whimsy and fun... it was a joy to play with all my new found friends...

Do come and visit me again too... your comment was a lovely surprise

JO

Christina said...

Wonderful party! That apron is to dye for! :)

RocketGirl said...

Very cool! I think my brain just popped...

;)

Kat said...

What a fantastic party, that teapot tree is amazing! I can't wait for the Alice movie, I want to live an that set.

Tracy M. said...

What an amazing party!! Thanks for the invitation.
Tracy M.

*retro-rudolphs* said...

One of the most imaginative parties going. I loved every minute of my visit!

Lori

Runako Designs by Dee said...

OMG I had such an amazing time looking at your photos, especially with the appropriate music in the back ground and the food was to die for..thanks for having me in.
You’re invited to please visit stop by and visit my party where we’re having a tea of a time!!

*~*TWo PiXie DoLLs*~* said...

What a lovely party! I loved it all! Wow, great pictures! I loved everything so much.

XO,
~Krista

toopixiedolls@yahoo.com
http://twopixiedolls.blogspot.com

P.S. I'm having a giveaway at my party! Come check it out if you haven't yet!

Dajon said...

What a selection of Mad Hats
Thanks for sharing and for visiting our blog

Dajon xx

msartist said...

What a wonderful tea party! I love games, the tea was divine I grabbed a cup and it took me down the rabbit hole, but luckily I made my way back.
All those wonderful party hats! I wonder what kind of shoes they were wearing to go with them? If you hop on over to my tea party you might see~
Thanks for the lovely time~ Theresa

Judith. ..de Santa Fe said...

Chrisy ... .
This is all just the BEST:
Hats! Teapots! Chocolate CAKE!!!
and
(because I'm so late to the party)
ONE Hundred and Seventeen Comments!!!!
You Go Girl ... .

JJjjj

Cottage Way of Life said...

Your tea party is wonderful ... the hats! the tea table! the yummy goodness! the tea pots! the tea cups! All divine!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

AMAZING! I have enjoyed the party and only wish I had that lovely apron to wear now that we need to clean up....clean up? Let's just sprinkle some fairy dust to take care of that!

Devil Mood said...

Wow!! This is mad, mad, mad! I'm loving it! And one of your teapots is very similar to one I have - the pink one, except mine is more a raspberry tone.

Melissa the Holiday Queen said...

How magical! I'm having so much fun party blog hopping. So happy to discover the many wonderfully creative souls that have come to inspire and delight.

kyliept said...

Hi Chrisy

Thanks for your comments on my blog - it's only been up a couple of days so I appreciate any positive feedback!

Cheers,
Kylie

Jenn said...

ooooh that long fabulous table!!! What a magical post full of delightful images...LOVE!!! Thank you for being such a lovely host and for the chance to win treats!!! xoxo...jenn

Teresa Bonbon said...

WoW!!!! What a PartY!!! Loved it!! You're amazingly creative!!! Thanks for having us join your magic!***

(Have a little question - how do you get the photographs to have rounded corners like that?? I've been searching forever and can't figure out how to do it... I'm sorry for asking, but I really wanted to know and do the same on my blog, but don't know how to... Would u mind sharing ur secret with me? Thanks..)

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What a lovely tea party! What lovely prizes!

Hugs :)

Irma

The Decorated House said...

Hi!
I had the most wonderful time at your mad tea party! Loved it all.
Donna

Miss•Elena•Eous said...

I absolutely love your blog! It's so bright and exciting! Such wonderful pictures!

StickyKitten said...

You have won 3rd place in the contest!! Thanks for entering! Please send me your mailing address to:

sticky.kittenz@gmail.com

Thanks!!
Michelle

lillycottage said...

Oh what a lovely party, I am afraid my hat isn't quite as grand as all your other guests but if I smile broadly I am sure they will not notice. I love the tea cup tree, we had something similar and I think it may be a new trend.
Thanks so much for the visit and for visiting me, it has been truly scrumptious!
Kiss Noises Linda

planettreasures said...

the teapot tree is brilliant.
alice is one of my all-time faves!
Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter - swoon!

MarmeeCraft said...

Oh what a perfectly mad tea partee, indeed! Thanks ever so much for the invitation!! And what lovely treats,too!! Hoooray!!

mendytexas said...

What a lovely tea party! I am so glad I came by. Your photos are so magical! Love your games too...
:)mendy

DELiciousDesignz said...

Oh I love a good teaparty. And that one was sweet. I have over 100 teapots so perhaps I should have a bloggy teaparty too. :0)

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

I think you covered everything! My faves is the tree with the teacups. Did you decorate it? I think it's just what this tea party needs - a tree with teacups as blooms :-)Do you think the mad hatter has it? Does that explain why he need not wash all the teacups cause after using them they'll just wilt like flowers. And then he'll just pluck some from the tree and continue the party :-)

Chris said...

What a LOOONNNGGG table that is! I love your teacups and decorations. And clearly, you know who to invite!

I don't think I ever read Heidi, but thank you for visiting my party and reminding me to read it! I've always meant to.

Lanimoz said...

Such a fancy tea party! How divine!
Parties are always better on day theee..don't you agree?! Pip Pip!!

Cynthia said...

Chrisy, I'm in awe of you and your tea party! Complete wow-ness going on here. The collage, the music, the guided comments...overwhelmingly stylish and art-sy.

I have given you an award over at Oasis Writing Link (OWL)blog...which is quite subtle in comparison to this grand party...you are inspired. You don't have to post it, I just wanted to acknowledge you and send some readers your way! I also love your visits and comments.

THAT teapot tree...I love that abundant zippy concept! I will have to go over to check out your shop. <3

aforestfrolic said...

A bit late, I am, you see...my clock decided to let me be...and of course I have no sense of time, as I have been partying since early 2009. Thanks for visiting our little 'Mad' Adventure though and so glad I came by to see yours too! Your tale was wonderful and I love all of your images!

Jamie :)

fairiemoon said...

Very tantalizing!

A very Merry Unbirthday!
Erin :)

http://www.fairiemoon.typepad.com/

momentsinaneye said...

Oh...MY Goodness. What fun everyone had. You are a truely a creative person. Love the tea cup tree and of course everything else under the sun. I am a foiiower.

www.momentsinaneye. blogspot.com

Rebecca is Thrilled by the Thought said...

I'm so late, but I do love your party! I especially love the tea tree! Holy moly, that may be the coolest thing ever!

Karen Valentine said...

What a fabulous party you've thrown. Sorry I'm so late. L lot going on this weekend. Thankyou for visiting me and having a treat or two!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Mimi said...

I am in LOVE with this post!!!!!!!!!!

What an amazing tea party! I would love to be a part of it!

LOVE THIS!!!

xo

TattingChic said...

Woo Hoo! Thank you so much! I'm so glad I won your lovely apron! :)

babalisme said...

I am truly falling head over heels for this Mad Tea Party post! I've been hopping from one and another on Vanessa's link and this is definitely one of the best parties, EVER!

hellosweetworld said...

I absolutely love your tea party! Love the photos and all the beautiful, bright colors! Sorry i'm so late stopping by but better late than never :)

BunnyKissd said...

Well, I am late as usual, just like the white rabbit! ^-^ But *YOU* are the lucky final winner of the prizes from my tea party! YAY! Just email your address to me (bunnykissd (at) gmail.com) and I will send your little gift ASAP! ^o^