Hello goodbye, no time, no time?
No, no, no that will not do. Stay and join us, it won't cost you a dime!
Once upon a time there was a girl who dreamed a perfect Mad Tea Party - she'd had a whole year to prepare and had bought tea accessories in grand anticipation. But when the actual day came - oh MY! Why she had more troubles than Alice herself going through Wonderland!
First her cupcakes got neglected - over baked - and were oh so yucky.
Then as she went to set up her party the dark clouds loomed as the wind blew in a storm.
She gathered her friends inside to wait. Oh dear, oh me, the party will be late! Worse! Cancelled!
But she put her chin up and apron on and decided to be brave and then she remembered her bottle of wishes she'd saved.
It was such a time as this that those wishes came in handy. She closed her eyes and blew her wish up, up and away...
Asked her friends to hand over their ticket to stay.
And yes! It worked! The skies were clear and bright. To the party we go as we enjoy this respite.
The girliest Mad Hat you ever did see was waiting for the one who had been sent the right ticket.
And our Honorary Hatter put it on it one hot minute!
Come in! Sit down! Enjoy the cozy comfy space.
There is a table of goodies among the flowers and lace.
And old friends we haven't seen in a good long while!
And a new friend too, hiding in the aisle?
Well of course! And we couldn't play croquet without you!
I look over the treats and tea accoutrement anew...
So inviting and delicious - I'm tickled to the core.
Looking over the table you ask, "but what is this for?"
Why it's my Merry Unbirthday of course! What's that? It's YOUR unbirthday too?!
Please let me get you some wonderful treats! As around the table I flew.
Perhaps a cup of tea?
A cake bite perhaps? Ah but you forgot already! Those deadly cupcakes were transformed into these delicious nibbles I tell you with glee.
Yes, of course candied orange peel is more of a Christmas thing, but don't you think it goes nice with our orange chocolate cake bites and orange infused tea?
Fill your plate now, don't be shy! I add in brightly.
Perhaps you'd prefer some water instead?
No? Alright, tea it is! And it looks like just in time too, to enjoy this magical spread.
Take your treats and find yourself a spot...
To sit and relax and give pleasant things a thought.
How is your tea dear? Too hot, too cold, just right? Clean cup? ;)
Enjoy the wispy clouds and the lovely blue skies, how often we forget to just look up!
We sit and chat so long, so late, that the day came and went and now it's night!
The moon comes out to tell us, we'd better go inside, we're all out of light.
And it kisses the daisies goodnight as we go.
Thank you friend, for a lovely visit! I do hope you'll come again for tea! I'll keep my bottle of wishes handy - just in case! :)
If you're curious about some of the creations you saw in my post - hat, banner, tickets, etc. - click here for the how-to and purchase links.
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