Friday, June 26, 2009

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Party!

First a Big Thank You to Vanessa for hosting this Mad Party! What a remarkable artistic kindred spirit she is. To see all the other Mad participants you can visit A Fanciful Twist.

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The day began with the tinkling of china tea cups being taken off their dusty shelves.

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And a flurry of last minute sugary sprinkling.

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Topsy Turvey Yum Yums, although clumsily decorated, eagerly awaited the party guests.

The table was set but where were the tea party feasters???

No where to be found.

This wouldn’t do. The Mad Tea Party needed some guest or it’s hostess would dissolve into a puddle of tears. She had just spent the entire day in the kitchen preparing her delicious treats.

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When who should come to her rescue?

I know your thinking the Mad Hatter (Mr.. Lovee Himself)?

Not exactly. But she was graced with the arrival of the Mad Madder Himself. Who arrived in the Nick of Time although Late. He’s always Late! Which drives the Hostess Mad.

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And why was he Late? Because he picked up a bunch of character’s from the Mad House. (Whose images are slightly blurred to protect their mental identity.) But Come On – Gilligan?, Barbossa?, and Mrs.. Clause (although I can see how she’d go mad working with and feeding thousands of elves all day).

‘Oh well, how bad can it get?’ thought the hostess. At least the Queen of Hearts didn’t show up and demand her head.

Even the guests were suspicious of each other.

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So despite her misgivings she proceeded to serve the hungry inmates loonies.

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And it seemed for the first few minutes things would go splendidly, the party was a success and the hostess poured the drink and relaxed.

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Then it happened. Someone complained.

That did it. After slaving all day in the kitchen, arranging flowers, greeting crazy mad guests – the Hostess Lost it. And sadly the first person to feel her reaction was the Mad Madder himself. He took a direct hit of Banana Cream Pie to the noggin. And he came up smiling – Official proof of his Madness!

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The madness began to spread and soon it was apparent that everyone present was insanely mad. Except one neighbor girl who sanely ran quickly home to report the madness and probably vowed to never accept another invitation to the Mad Hostess’s parties.

As for the Mad Hostess – she got nailed as well. Serves her right – the Mad Lady!

Other than the neighbor girl there was only one causality. Poor little Hope who consistently covers herself with dirt, marker and food on a daily basis couldn’t handle the fact that mom the Mad Hostess actually dumped noodles on her head. Apparently the only mess that is acceptable to her is the one she creates herself. Who’d have known? The Mad Hostess is now saving her pennies for Hope’s future therapy sessions.

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Other than Hope the rest of the party’s attendee’s surprisingly claimed the Mad Tea Party a roaring success! The highlight of their evening, if not day (week would probably be pushing it)! And the real reason it was a success is probably because they didn’t stick around to clean up the mess.

Thank heavens for pressure washers.

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Ahhhhh, it might take a while for the Mad Hostess to clean all this up.

Oh and thanks for joining us for our Mad Adventure in Wonder(what they were thinking) land.


The Mad Hostess – AKA Fawndear


Chrisy said...

What a fun party...and oh so mad! The spaghetti went down a treat and the cakes were delicious! Please come on over to my place for another party!

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Sara said...

You crack me up! Poor little Hope.

parasols and maryjanes said...

Hilarious! Now, THAT'S a party!

Mermaid Queen said...

What a crazy time you had! This was hilarious. Thanks for sharing, now I don't feel so alone in my madness.

Chickenbells said...

Oh dear...I believe I ducked just in time so as to not receive a blow to the head with a sugary treat...phew! All in all, what a fantastic party, and surely I could help you clean up that mess, but I have so many more parties to attend...maybe next time?

Zan Asha said...

Thank you for stopping by my party! Yours definitely seems mad!! Oh dear! But I love all of the sugary things you've served up! And your crazy cast of characters! Have a lovely day! :)

LW said...

What a fun and delightful tea I will be so sorry to have to leave…
Pink cake and spaghetti are by far my favorite treats…
Please stop by for a secret give away to be found by
the golden key….

A very happy mad tea day to you,


Pretty Things said...

LOL, what fun!

I hope you'll visit my Tea Party and see what I'm decking out the party-goers in!

Wee Cute Treasures said...

What Fun! I only wish I had got to you earlier and been able to join in the messy fun! I love your little pink cakes. Fantastic party - well done. Enjoy a nice little relaxing 'me' time now!! Best wishes from Ireland, Carol (Wee Cute Treasures) x

Maggi said...

LOL Such a fun party!!! Thank you for hosting us all!

You're madly invited to my tea party, I do hope you'll stop by (if you haven't already of course)! :)

Betzie said...

A real party of fun!!!
Wish I could have joined you!

Rhonda Roo said...

Oh, now hey!
you have spaghetti at your tea party!
***Food Fight***
Hee This was fun!

msartist said...

What a fun and a mad party! I ducked out just in the nick of time!

Cre8Tiva said...

i'm here at last..i am following you now...i had so much fun with you...i am having my tea by the sea...with flowers in my hair...come join me...hugs, rebecca/cre8tiva

Jorgelina said...

What a fun party!!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love Topsy Turvy Yum Yums! Everything looked so delicious, I'm afraid I've eatten too much! You did take 'mad' tea party to a whole new level. Thanks for the fun! Twyla

Melissa the Holiday Queen said...

What a motley cast of characters. Too funny.

Mad Tea Party Giveaway!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Adorable! Blessings.

TattingChic said...

Wow! That really was a mad tea party! It looks like you had all the neighborhood party revellers there. Have fun cleaning it all up, LOL!

Deborah said...

OMGosh that was just too funny! YOU may come for a spot of tea with me, but leave your mad hatters at home please!!!!! teehee

Eve Noir said...

Yum, the topsy turvy goodies were very tasty (I just know it!).

Had a lovely time and thanks for stopping by mine!


Shell said...

A fun, zany and sweet party. You had a great cast of characters at yours. I had a blast.

Anonymous said...

What a BEAUTIFULLY MAD party! Great pictures!

Linda said...

Terrific party and food, do drop by ours. Lindax

MagicMarkingsArt said...

Therapy indeed!!! This was one whacky, outrageously, oh-I-wish-I-could-have-been-there affair ~ except for the cleaning - of course!

Heather said...

Your post is great! Thanks for sharing. It really made me smile. A lot.

Renee said...

Wonderful and I laughed my head off at the picture of your little girl and the description.


Renee xoxo

Runako Designs by Dee said...

too funny, what a mad crazy party! lovely post!

You’re invited to please visit stop by and visit my party where we’re having a tea of a time!!

Lanimoz said...

*:*:*:Make and make-believe! Such a lovely-messy-whimsical:*:* *:*party!! Your guests are divine(and I love that your kitchen resembles mine)!!*:*:*

TesoriTrovati said...

Now that photo is one to treasure! So real and so raw! Funny!

I am having a giveaway on my blog and I do hope you will come by and say hi!

Enjoy the day!

Sonia ;) said...

Wonderfully Mad party...I enjoyed very much...still laughing.

apparentlyjessy said...

Hahaha! A food fight!? A REAL food fight!? How positively mad and fun! I bet it was a memorable tea party for certain!


58 Cherries said...

Oh my! How funny! LOL Great party.


Alexis said...

oh what a crazy bunch!! such fun!

Kat said...

What fun! Your poor daughter, what a shock, that parents like to have fun too ^_^

Rose said...

The maddest party yet! i love it, it certainly made me smile :)
Thanks for sharing it with us!


vivian said...

got a good chuckle here! great party! love the food fight!!
thanks for coming to my tea party and for the sweet comments! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself! have a sweet sunday!

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

YAY! What a fun party you had! And so many fun guests!! In my time off from the fancy frippery of The Gossamer Tearoom, I do love a big plate of spaghetti (with lots of cheese)!! Thank you!!! And thank you for having visited my party too!

Wishing you a beautiful day!

Betty said...

I am howling with laughter!!!!!!!!! OH MY, OH MY!!

This is just toooooo fabulous! It needs to be published for sure!! It is all beautiful and perfect and then it just unravels!!

Your Mad Hatter is fab, and the kids! DOn't they look amused???? hahhahaa! WONDERFUL!!! Thank you!! YOu are surely a magical part of WOnderland!!

fairiemoon said...

Oh had a fun clean-up. But I bet you had a blast making the mess!

A very Merry Unbirthday!
Erin :)

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

Oh my I was late I was late for your very important date!!! I am so sorry I missed out on this what appears to be the most fun anyone had in a long time. I loved the cake!!! The table was set in such a wonderful spirited fun way. Thank you for sharing this lovely post funny post with everyone. I really enjoyed it ;)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh my gosh...I laughed hysterically reading your fabulous post. What fun! The whole world needs to go to a party like yours. I loved it!! Have a super great Sunday. ~ Smiles ~ Lynn

Marina Capano said...

just beautiful! what a fun party!

you´re invited to my party, too!

I hope you!!


Carolee said...

TOO funny, and mad indeed, hehe!! I just loved this post....

Happy Mad Tea Party!

~ Carolee

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

WOW! You really had FUN! I will be there next time! I love your cast of characters!

Stepping off the edge said...

Oh my you are Mad! and delightful and funny! The inmates have taken over the tea party! HOOT! The topsy turvys look quite the inviting- though I'd prefer eating them rather than wearing ::quick- duck!::SPLAT:. darn.
So much fun!! Truly Brilliant!

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Thank you for the chuckles and for your visit to my party. Looks like your day was a raging success.

Sending fairy wishes for a positively magical day!

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie
The Artful Paper Doll

Bee Serendipitous said...

Thank you the treats but thank you soo much need chuckle too funny you have a great group of characters...have a honey of a night - and I wish that you had help with the clean up...grace & peace 2 U Marlene

Robin said...

I'm so sorry to be so many tea parties to attend. Along the way I fell down the rabbit hole and somehow got lost at the bend. But if I may, I would love a cup of tea. All that running around has left me so very thirsty.

It looks as though I missed out on all the fun......nothing better than a delicious pie in the face.

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

May the day ahead be a beautiful one for you.

megan v said...

AAaaahaha! A mad food fight sounds like the perfect ending to a mad tea party! Too bad the little one was not having any of it. Did anyone at least get to eat some of those yummy cupcakes before the mess began?? :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

What a fabulous party! You know how to do it right!

Jenn said...

this was soooo FUN! Reminds me of dinner every night at my house;) heehee! Super cute cake and a perfectly eclectic cast of characters:):) thanks for having us by!! xox...jenn

Anonymous said...

What a mess! But I bet there was too much fun in it LoL Your bunch is really something! It must be an adventure always in your home :-)

Sabii Wabii said...

Food biggest fear! Looks like a fun party.

peggy gatto said...

What a joy this has been. thanks!

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Oh what fun!! That is a wonderful Mad tea party, thanks so much for letting me visit you and join in your fun,only I walk away quite clean.
I am glad you had spaghetti as well, all this sweet stuff in blogland was giving me a sugar headache!
Have a glorious day, Kiss Noises Linda

pamelahuntington said...

Wow, what a party you had here...
looks like great fun!

mendytexas said...

Now this is what I call a FUN party!! The treats, costumes, excitement...fabulous! I had a great time. Thanks so much for inviting me! :)mendy

Christina said...

I love the cake tower! Looks like you had a lot of fun!!

Mo'a said...

Oh, no!!! I am late...I am glad the party is still going on. Wow!!! there is certainly a lot going the treats.
Thank you for your visit...come back any time you are always welcome.
Mr. Hatter is quite puffed up about all the compliments he has been receiving...*whisper* he will be 95 next month.

KayEllen said...

oh my what a party!!!I just giggled a few times:)
Your table is beautiful and such yummy treats to share!
Thank you for the tea too!


Coastal Sisters said...

This was WONDERFUL!!!

I am late as's taking me a bit to get around to everyone on the list!

Hope you have a wonderful day!


makeitworkmom said...

I laughed out loud! When good tea parties go bad... :) although a Mad Hatter Tea Party usually always goes this way, right? Thanks for joining ours! :)

katydiddy said...

Oh my! This is the funniest party I've been to yet! I love it!

SweetbriarStudio (Christie) said...

Hi fawndear - thanks so much for your belated Mad Party note. As you can see, I am doubly belated. But it looks like you had a good (albeit very messy :)) Mad Party yourself!
Thanks for your comments on my reviving purses blog entry. Sadly, I have no idea how to rejeuvenate us "well-loved" people!

Chris said...

HAAA! I love this party! I had SO much fun! Poor Hope!

You really made me laugh.

Anonymous said...

aww, that MAD party looks so fun! I'll have to sign up to do that next time around. you should just use that power sprayer to clean up your dishes... isn't that what a mad hostess would do?
:) Missy

daylily777 said...

This is my kind of party,lots of good things to eat and plenty of good fun to be had. That's what everybody needs once in a while , a good 'ole pie fight. lol Your party has been very enjoyable. Thanks for stopping by my party and leaving the nice comment, 8-)

Fantasy Whispers - Vania Cruz-Perez said...

Oh what fun you had on your Mad Tea Party!! I really enjoyed all the photos!!

Thank you for visiting me at my tea party.


3rdEyeMuse said...

thank you, thank you for sharing some Topsy Turvey Yum Yums & giggle galore!

thank you for your hospitality. wishing you wonderFULL wanderings!

rochambeau said...

OH THANK YOU SO MUCH! I'm still giggling!


I'm crying!!
Must go Reread once more!

rochambeau said...

It's even better the second time!
Tears here.
Thank you SO MUCH!!
Cheers to YOU Fawn, dear!


Rebecca is Thrilled by the Thought said...

Lol. I love the picture of Hope. You seem like the kind of family I want to be friends with!

Javajune said...

Too too funny. Loved your cast of characters and the food yum!

Stephanie said...

Tea party gone wild!!


Karen Valentine said...

What a fabulously entertaining party!! Thanks so much for coming over and having tea with me..I don't know how you had the time! LOL

My Desert Cottage

Jetta's Nest said...

Hi FawnDear, thanks for visiting my party, I'm so glad I managed to just make it to yours too!


ostrich girl said...

Oh my gosh I laughed and Laughed! You are freakin hilarious! I love the sarcasm and comments like"saving my pennies for future therapy! " You are so great and what fun that you got your family and friends to partake in the fun!!!! Cheers
xoxo Sheri DeBow

Jen said...

I want to say "poor Hope!" but I'm roaring with laughter! That was classic! And I have those same cups that you posted in the first couple of pictures, except that mine are coffee and not tea cups. It is so curious that these Mad Tea Parties are still going strong! I've yet to clean mine up, so please feel free to follow me back down the rabbit hole before life goes back to mundane!

Tink said...

Fawn Dear you are such a party animal! I love all of the fun ideas and things you do. What a great party!

HurricaneKassi said...

OMG that was so funny! I love your characters! Such faces! Covered in yummy frosting treats. I loved it. Thanks for sharing.

Mica said...

this has to be oneof the best mad hatter tea parties I have been too !!Wish I could have been there in person... so cool everyone was involved in all the fun. Thanks for inviting me over as well as coming by my tea party as well.... Mica

i cant sew said...

oh i laughed out loud and almost peed my pants!! poor poor hope but god that made me laugh :)
i still have confetti everywhere from our little party.

turquoise cro said...

Is the PARTY OVER?!!! Come on over to mine!!! I have some of those top pic cups packed away somewhere!!! Did YOU all have a FOOD fight???!!! LOL What FUN!!!

Anonymous said...

Now that's a Party! Can we say FOOD FIGHT:)

so fun


BunnyKissd said...

What a wonderfully mad party! Poor little Hope! I'm sure she'll be well by the wedding though (as my mom always said to me).... ^-^ I've had a lovely time! Thank you for having me!

Anonymous said...

What a great party! You put a lot of thought and work into it. I think your fabulous ♥ Thank you for sharing with all of us. I wish I could have gotten into the cream pie fight LOL

Dina said...

Forgive me...I'm late! Your party is simply divine and thank you, tea partier for stopping by mine! You guys looked like you had a blast hehe

Saucy said...

Oh my gosh... that was hands-down hilarious!


Her Art Nest said...

I loved your party! That was so clever of you to host such a fun, out of the ordinary, kind of Mad Tea Party! Just awesome! Come on over for tea sometime after things calm down a little. ~Nan