Our be-hatted hosts and hostess were from the far reaches of the globe (as were many of the guests who dropped by!): Lapaki Maka Hiamoe (Paki too those who know and love him) flew in from Hawaii, Orson came south on a cruise from the North Pole, and April hails from our very own Central NY, just north of our secret party location.
Left to Right: Paki, Orson, and April
Naturally we started with tea in the garden. A delightful blend of imagination and sparkles... "Would you like a cup?" April asked everyone with a twinkle in her eye.
"The tea is dazzling!"
For Paki, who was still on Hawaiian time (five hours earlier), it was still very early and he kept falling asleep in his tea... Just like the dormouse, only everyone was kind enough to *not* dunk him in the teapot!
"Don't fall asleep yet Paki!"
After tea, the three wandered about the garden, mingling with the guests who joined us, and searching for things of beauty and magic. Orson and April found some beautiful flowers who shimmered and giggled when Orson told them how pretty they were.
Orson flirts with the flowers
But poor sleepy Paki strayed amongst the singing roses and was soon fast asleep, carried off to Wonderland by their sweet melodies.
The rest of the afternoon was spent in quiet (to not disturb Paki) and joyful conversation and consideration of the wondrous place they were, and naturally some art was made special for giving away! (I can't believe we forgot to get pictures of it!)
We had so many guests drop by that Orson, April, and Paki decided to give away TWO door prizes (dor-prizes?) instead of just the one! So they had me go to Random.org to find out who the winners are, and indeed it is a mad and magical world because the numbers chosen are the 2 in my birth date!
So, my dears, Amy and Junie, please drop me an email so I know where to send your Mad Tea Party *dor-prizes*! ^-^
P.S. If you haven't already, don't forget to stop by A Fanciful Twist to see who else was having a party!
P.P.S. Because I have been surfing the parties all day, and can see there are many more to go, I have decided to draw ANOTHER winner, so more people have a chance! On