Monday, May 7, 2012

Mad Hatter tea party

What a weekend! Saturday we celebrated my daughter's ninth birthday with a Mad Hatter themed tea party!

We came up with the idea months ago, but I still spent most of last week rushing to finish all the props and decorations. My daughter was thrilled with how it turned out. She even helped with painting the colorful flower pots and arranging the flowers.

















Sorry I know photo overload, but I just couldn't help myself. I didn't want to leave anything out.

All the girls had a great time at the tea party. We served finger foods and sandwiches and of course tea. My lovely mother in law spent many hours making the birthday cake {no kidding when I say that thing weighed at least fifteen pounds}. It was so much fun to plan this party, my daughter was just sad that the party went by so quickly and soon we will have to take down the decorations {I talked my husband into letting us keep them up for a few days}.

Last week really wiped me out so I don't know if I will even want to work on any projects this week. I am almost finished with our basement makeover and will share that with you soon!

 Have a wonderful week!


                                                                                          Amy






Linking up this week at...
craftomaniac,notjustahousewife, abowlfulloflemons, natural-nesters, chronicchristiancrafter

27 comments:

  1. Amy, you did such an amazing job on the mad hatter party. I think my favorite detail, which is kinda hard to choose since I love it all, is the painted plant pots! Gorgeous!!!

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  2. Thank you so much for linking up to Mauvin' Monday on VintageMauve.com

    Cheers,
    Jessica

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  3. What an amazing looking party! I love the colors and the big card. The cake is perfect, of course!

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  4. What an incredible fun birthday party. No detail was spared and it looks like your daughter had a great time.

    Ironically, today is my un-birthday :)
    amy @ whilewearingheels.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh I love Alice in Wonderland. Very cool party.

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  6. This is adorable!!! I had planned to do a "Mad Hatter" themed picnic for my daughter and her friends soon! I'm so glad you shared this at my party... I'm going to use it as my cheat sheet!

    Thanks for linking up! See you next week {HOPEFULLY!}

    hugs!
    -heather
    stringtownhome

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  7. What an adorable party. I would love it if you stop by and share this on my linky party, Dare to Share. It is just too cute!

    Pam
    http://pamspartyplanning.blogspot.com/2012/05/dare-to-share-6.html

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  8. Awesome tablescape :)
    Greetings from Australia♥
    ~Pernilla

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  9. Wow, so cute and fancy for a little girl! The food and cake look delicious!

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  10. Absolutely adorable! I love that quirky cake--PERFECT! I bet she had a wonderful day!

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  11. Looks like it was a fun party. Love the cake! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  12. A day she will remember forever, no doubt. Can't wait to see your reveal!

    Liz

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  13. Visiting from Not Just a Housewife linky party. Thanks for sharing your lovely tea party idea. Glad it was a wonderful day! :) http://gillianluce.blogspot.com/

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  14. So cute! What a great idea, I love the cake. I'm a new follower and would love if you followed me back at www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  15. This is the cutest idea EVER. I love the "Eat Me" tags on the sandwiches. So cute, and that cake is amazing! I seriously can't believe your mother-in-law made that. I would have totally guessed you got it professionally done. Major props to her, it blew me away!

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  16. everything looks so great. I hope you'll stop by and add this and any other posts you're proud of to my Wednesday What We Wore and Made Link party

    marissa
    http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

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  17. Love this party theme! One of my friends did this at her bridal shower. People showed up with the best hats!

    --Katie

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  18. What a great party idea. I love her big hat and the cake turned out fabulous. Wonderful job! Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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  19. Thanks everyone for all your sweet comments! It was a really special day for my daughter and I had so much fun making all of the decorations. One of my favorites so far!

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  20. Lovely party! And the cake looks awesome! Great job! Liz

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  21. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/05/show-your-stuff-23.html

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  22. I love your party theme...and the decorations, props, finger foods...all of it was so well coordinated! I LOVE the cake...she did an AMAZING job!!! I would have left the decorations up a little while too...celebrate birthday for at least a week/two weeks ;) Thanks for sharing with us on Toot Your Horn Tuesdays! Hope you link up again!

    Erin

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  23. This is amazing!! I'm so glad I found your blog, I am a new follower! My daughter turns 8 this year, and I'm trying to come up with an idea--this could be so fun!! You did a great job!

    Hope you can stop by my blog sometime,
    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  24. Fun party idea and fabulous cake! The party girl sure looks happy!

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  25. The theme is such a great idea. I love the pots and the cake. So creative! The birthday girl looks like she loved it too. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

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  26. Wow - such a fun theme!! You did a great job. And that CAKE - wow I'm impressed. it looks so good, and yummy. :)

    Thanks so much for sharing at Romance on a Dime. I'm pinning this.

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