Friday, June 25, 2010

A Mad Tea Party and A Giveaway!! :)

Once upon a time, there was a girl who found a curiously tiny golden key...

She found that this key opened a tiny magical door...

...and she was suddenly transported to a land of magical enchantment and sweet delights...

She happened to spot a distinctive hat amongst all of these lovely things...

...could it be...

...the famous Mad Hatter himself?! Yes, it was!

He grabbed a cupcake which was bigger than his head and invited her to join in on the festivities!

She tried to ask him what this magical place was and what it all meant, but his mouth was quite full...

She tried to decide which delightful morsel to sample first...

...and just as she was reaching for a licorice stick...

...she spotted a curious jar to her left...

She carefully lifted the lid...

...and took a bite.

Suddenly she felt herself growing up and up...even the Mad Hatter was quite shocked when she lifted him up with one hand!

Just as she was trying to decide what to do, she saw a lovely little bottle nearby...

She took a sip of the sweet liquid within...

...and phew! She was back to normal size again! She was now quite thirsty from all of those sweet treats, so she decided that it was time for a spot of tea.

Would you care to join her with a cup of bejewled tea?

Or perhaps you prefer your tea a la mode...

The girl knew that it was now time to go home, but she was sure that she would be back...

...because, as the Mad Hatter would agree...

Thank you for visiting my little tea party! Make sure you visit the other wonderful parties over at the lovely Vanessa Valencia's A Fanciful Twist!
I would like to thank my mom Joni, her friend Tonya and my sister Michelle for joining in and helping with this mad little soiree, we had so much fun!! :)

And before you leave...
I am doing my first GIVEAWAY!!!

I will be giving away this 5"x7" original acrylic painting, "The Little Garden Fairy."

The rules to enter are as follows:

1. You must be a follower of my blog

2. Post a comment on this blog post to enter. Please make sure that I have a way to contact you if you win! You may send me your email address privately at

I will pick a winner next Friday, July 2, so check back! :)

Thank you ever so much for fluttering by!! :)


  1. Lovely colourful post. I adore your tea party spread and your artwork is just too cute for words.

    <3 M

  2. oh!!!! i love it!!!! great photos, great sweets(i want to eat all of them),great tea party! the last words of mad hatter are so true...

  3. What a beautiful tea party!!! Oh, my teeth ache from so many sweets!
    I would love to be entered into your blog, m'dear! :)

  4. what a lovely tea party!

  5. ~*~*~*Hip hip hurray it's Tea Party Day!*~*~*~

    What a perfectly gorgeous Alice and such wonderful treats, I'm stuffed! And how did you know that bejeweled tea is my favorite?! I'm a new follower, I would jump for joy to win this giveaway! :D

    Thanks for having me at your tea party! if you haven't been already, you're cordially invited to my mad tea party! Have yourself a mad sort of day! :)

  6. The tea party looks great! It's so colorful and delicious! You did a great job with the story line!

  7. Oh, my goodness! What an enchanting tea party! I loved all the delicious treats! Thank you for inviting me and thank you for the chance to win your adorable giveaway! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

  8. How delightful! And what special memories you have all created together, making it that much more special. I especially loved your unique and certainly collectible teapots. Were they from a childrens tea set or a grownups?

    Either way, they were just gorgeous and the bejeweled tea was especially adorable. I'll have to surprise my grandchildren with that someday.

    Thank you so much for a lovely Mad Tea Party 2010.

  9. What a visual Treat. I enjoyed every mouthful that my eyes took in.

    Your Garden Fairy is delightful as well.

    Thanks for sharing.

  10. wow! what a fun and yummy party! love the narrating too! i'd love to win the cute painting too! for my craft room! huggs!

  11. Wonderful party, I had so much fun attending and looking so forward to next year. Thank you for inviting me. Your artwork is just too cute.

  12. Very, very cute and I love the bejewelled tea! :D Thank you for visiting!

    ♥ Alice Maria-Thérèse Afiori in a Swedish wonderland

  13. Lovely party! Loved the lemon raspberry cakes by the way:) Thank you so much for the invitation!!!

  14. Great Teap Party! Mmmm I want one of those cupcakes with the raspberries on top! Yumm! - what fun! Love to enter your give away! Yipee!

    Won't you join us for tea at our
    Mad Tea Party - Fairy Tale

  15. What a lovely party thank you! I loved all of the goings on and the Mad Hatter's quote is so true!
    I love your little painting, so sweet!

  16. very clever, lauren. i fear that my own blog efforts pale in comparison. i will, however, take this opportunity to shamelessly plug my own blog at

  17. What a fantastic spread! I love your cupcakes and that little gateau teapot is just way too cute :-) Thanks for the invite!

  18. Great post! The food looks delicious and do I spy lemon squares? Yum!

    Lovely artwork too.

    Thanks for visiting my party earlier today.

  19. I had a most wonderful time at your tea party...such lovely treats! And your silver teapot is so beautiful x


    What a splendid, lovely tea!
    When you have the time come and visit me,
    for more treats and sweets and friends galore,
    although we are quite full we shall have some more.
    It is a MAD tea after all.
    We shall dance barefoot in the flower beds and have a ball!

    I love your little garden fairy and all of your fine sweets!

  21. Such a fun party with beautiful images, but what really stands out for me is your ART! De-Lovely. Keep following your dream, little one.

    **blows kisses** Deb

  22. Your treats look scrumptious! Thanks for letting me share in your special tea party! If you haven't already feel free to drop by my gathering. :)
    ~ Misha/DawaiOser <3

  23. I made it...not too late it seems....for such a lavish and wondrous party!

    I agree with the Hatter's message...and choosing desserts bigger than one's head...heehee!

    Lovely pictures, Lauren...really enjoyed it :)

  24. Hi Lauren,
    Thank you for stopping by my tea party!! I just visited your party as well... I just LOVE your old antique looking tea pot? Wherever did you get that?? It's just adorable !! My favorites were the strawberries, and the jar of TAFFY!! Your Mad Hatter was also adorable and I love the little quote that he's holding at the end, it is so true !! There is still a child in all of us :-) ... I hope you stop by my blog again soon !

    La Boheme Magique

  25. What a fun post, I hope I'm not too late to join in on the giveaway!


  26. Goodness!!! Talk about a spread! I can't imagine the guilt I'd feel after attending a party like that! Hahahaa... You sure went all the way for Alice, Lauren! I love the pictures... :)) oxx

  27. Ooh, all that lovely candy and cake. I love your mad hatter... what a cutee pie! Your art is stunning :O)

  28. Oh what a fantastical time I had visiting your blog. I will be back very soon. I thank you for having Tea with me at my little party. Your company was delightful!
    Visit soon,

  29. Your Alice was a amazing. Thank you so much for letting Sam and I visit today!

  30. Love the tea alamode! Thanks for having me over for tea!

  31. What a perfectly lovely teaparty spread, I'm so glad you invited me and I got to discover your beautiful art :) x

  32. What a delightful tea party! I love all your yummy treats! :)

    You do such lovely artwork too! :)

  33. What a lovely story. So much eye candy! Thank you!!!

    {{soul hugs}}
    kathryn, Collage Diva

  34. What a lovely tea party! Those lemon squares (? the ones topped with raspberries?) look scrumptious! Thank you for visiting my party and inviting me to yours! (And if you get this 2x blogspot is being fussy, and I apologize!)

  35. Oh my god, I so want to come to your tea party! Tigger does, too! Here, I'm going to let him walk on the keyboard: fdkjk;abk]]].

  36. Delightful 'twist' to the story! Alice is amazing - your artwork is beautiful! And what goodies you have - yummo!
    Thanks so much for visitng with us, Zuni and I had a wonderful time at your Tea Party!!

  37. How lush and yummy and altogether gorgeous your tea party is! I had great fun peeking at the pictures and licking my lips at the boundless goodies. I'm so glad I came by..thank you so much for a delightful visit!


  38. Adorable post! You went to so much trouble with all of those wonderful sweets! I hope you got to eat ALL of them. I would be in Heaven! LOL!

    I would love it if you would come see me for tea...


    Sheila :-)

  39. Dear Fair Rosamund! Thank you for visiting with me, and for inviting me to your MOST lovely Tea Party. Oh, I do think I ate way too many goodies. I thank you also for the lovely dor-prize - I am a happy new follower of your realm! :) Theresa (

  40. What a lovely tea party! Thank you for inviting me....please come by and have tea with me too.....

  41. I was terribly late for your party. Sorry, sorry..... but I'm here now! I love your art! It's fun to meet new crafty and passionate people! If you care for some more tea, you're very welcome <a href=">at my place!</a>

  42. It was such a lovely tea! Such treats! Such colors! I wasn't sure what to choose, so I had one of each!

  43. Gorgeous. Beautiful, it was very fanciful twist tea party worthy!!

    Everything looked scrumptious ad bejeweled tea sounds like a good idea, but maybe even tougher on your teeth than sweets! Still i would try a la mode for sure!

    Love your artistic style. Awesome.
    Thank you everso for having me!
    XOXOX Rhonda Roo

  44. Loved the tea party....thanks for inviting me! Delicious!

  45. Oh what fun! Loved the colours and thank you, I will have one of those strawberries! LOL. Thanks for inviting me and thanks, too, for your sweet words and visit.
    I hope to see you in "Blogovia".
    Take care.
    Candace, Still in Athens.

  46. What a VERY lovely tea indeed! I wish I could really come and share it. Please come and visit my party, if you haven't already. I'm so confused with all the names, but isn't this such fun? Charles Dodgson would approve, I'm sure, if he could be here too!

  47. Your tea party is wonderful. I enjoyed it very much. All of those sweets look delicious. Love your art!

  48. oh so so wonderful....your party is awesome...and that cake tea pot!!! what a riot!!! I love it!!!! thank you so much for the wonderful time!!! I enjoyed every moment!!!

  49. Hi!! What a great post. I really enjoyed visiting your party and will be glad to follow your blog! I love your art.
    Thanks for visiting my party too!
    Happy Creating, Gail :)

  50. Happy Tea Party to you and you and you!!

    All my favorite candies and cupcakes too. Very delicious party

  51. What a wonderful Wonderland tea party! I especially adore your lovely teapot. The patina is great! Thank you for coming by for a visit and a cuppa, you have a lovely place here!

  52. Hi there Fair Rosamund,
    You've outdone yourself on the tea party settings and luscious-looking treats on your table. Gorgeous teapot, sugar bowl & "drink me" vial – antiques, I assume? Thanks too, for visiting the Fürsts!

  53. Your artwork is whimsical and pretty and all of your treats look delicious, my tummy is grumbling and wanting to eat them all!

    I'm a follower now, I'm so happy that I found this place. :)

    I hope you'll stop by and grab a cuppa with me.

  54. Oh, wow! What a fabulous party! I love your Alice painting! She is PERFECT! And your Hatter is so wonderful! It is really sweet of you to offer a giveaway, too! How fun! I'm your newest follower!

  55. Thanks ever so much for stopping by earlier. I so enjoyed your visit. And thanks for sharing your Mad Tea Time with me. It was such a delightful experience.

  56. such a lovely party, and everything looks YUMMY !!! hugs JoAnn S

  57. Wonderful! Love all the treats! Thank you so much for the invitation!

  58. I think my dear, you have made me the most at home, filled with magic, delights, and sweets! thanks for the tea friend. This is a favorite of my visits. Blessings and wishes.

  59. Oh, thank you for such a lovely tea party with such company as the sweet Alice in the painting and your Mad Hatter doll.

    The bejeweled tea was delicious and I must admit I did indulge in some of the treats!!
    Thank you Lauren!!

  60. Such Delicious treats! I loved all of the wonderous wonders you have at your tea party! I would love to be entered for a chance to win your gifts! I am following your blog.
    I hope you will come over for a spot of tea!
    Hope to see you there,

  61. I'm sorry I'm late! My MIL's memorial was on the date of the party, so I'm now just getting my wits together to visit all the festivities!

    Thank you for a hosting a beautiful party! Everything is so magical!

    ~ Michelle

  62. oh!!!! What a delightful et a whimsical party!!
    Thank you so much for sharing!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog.

  63. Oh my, there was so much eye-candy, I don't even know where to begin! The food was delightful and I just loved the Mad Hatter (did you make him?!?) It was all fabulous, you did a wonderful job! Just added myself to your following, thanks so much for inviting me!!


  64. Thank you for stopping by my tea party! I'm so glad to have followed your link back to yours. Everything is so lovely--I kept trying to pick one photo to make a comment on, but everything is delightfully gorgeous!

  65. Ahhh I love your flutter girl and art!!annnd all yout treats!! wow!!
    clink clink our teacups in celebration!!

    Kay Ellen

  66. Oh what a delicious tea party! You have truly indulged my sweet tooth with such yummy treats. Everything is so beautiful and your art is just delightful. Love your cake teapot and that adorable Mad Hatter! Thank you so much for visiting and inviting me to your party.

  67. Everything is so magically delicious! love, love

  68. Your photos are wonderful and that painting of Alice is enchanting. So sweet! I hope I win the garden fairy!

  69. Your story was delightful, your colors extraordinary. I was feeling down and your post has brightened my day. A few more parties and I will be all better.

  70. What a fabulous party... lots of goodies... adored your tea set... and your art is OUT of this world fantastic!!

    Alas I will have to miss out on a chance to win the lovely gift... I am not a blog follower


  71. I love your work! And am now following your blog so hopefully I can be entered in your giveaway. If you haven't already, please stop by. It is not to late to enter my giveaway!
    Take care,

  72. Oh your table is absolutely fabulous! did you manage to eat all this? I would love to bite in one of those big juicy strawberries...hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

  73. Mmmm... everything is so delicious! And I love Alice's gloves!

  74. Oh, it's a lovely tea party! I hope you visit my tea party as well here:


  75. Thank You so much for the tea and wonderful sweets! A simply lovely party!

  76. I love your artwork! Dig the pearls! And dare I say, "goody, goody, gumdrops"? Those gumdroppy cupcakes look simply delightful!! Thank you so much for stopping by for a nip o' absinthe at Rook No. 17!

  77. LOVED your party!! I had a great time!! I loved all your sweet treats, and the fun oh the fun I had!! Thank you!!! You are a lovely artist.
    Thank you again!!
    xoxo Rena

  78. I just wanted to say thanks for visiting my tea party in the woods. You're party is the best I visited! AMAZING. Take care, Riki

  79. I'm salivating looking at all of your edible goodies!I think I'll try the lemon bars first as I'm craving them right now:P

    Wonderful tea party~I would love to enter your contest for your sweet painting:)Hope you're keeping cool down in Tuscon~

  80. A beautiful & delicious looking Mad Tea !
    I am now your happy follower , please enter me in the give away for your wonderful painting .

  81. Such delicious treats! We surely had an amazing time here!Thank you!

  82. Sorry so late, but still wondering through wonderland visiting parties. I loved all your colorfull pics. The cakes were delicious. Thank you for letting me drop in and please feel free to stop by and visit for a cup of tea anytime.
    Have a Wonderfully Mad and curious Day....
    Wendy from Wonderland