Now a few things to know about me that contributed to my party planning.
- If I am going to throw a party it usually will have some sort of theme. Its just more fun that way.
- I like to be a kid.
- I love tea. I love high tea and tea parties (the non-political kind) and hats and gloves and all things proper tea. I had Samantha the American Girl growing up - I blame her and her Victorian influence.
So if you add these things together you get a silly tea party. We all know the quintessential silly tea party is a mad hatter tea party. While I won't be utilizing all of these ideas - here are some of the GREAT inspirations I found online (should you ever know another mad individual who needs a party).
What a fun, festive wall display from the Cracktory in the Bayview district of San Fran. And I love the Cheshire Cat's outfit with her smile necklace. The smile is a good photo prompt, don't you think? Photo via Laughing Squid.
And check out another great Cheshire's smile - in form of a giant painted tea cup from Donna at Party Wishes.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE how magical the tea party was that A Fanciful Twist had. Ooooooooh, I want it!
I love the delicate petit fours (also something I fell in love with from reading all about Samantha the American Girl) and their cute flags from the upscaled party shown by Parisian Party!
Ooooo and this chess table and all the fanciful treats Stacy Coon put together for her version of the party. Ooo La La. I have party envy!
I wish I had icing skills so I could make fabulous cupcakes like Kathy Jacobson did.
Oooo so many ideas. I think I will have to start hosting an annual tea party just so that eventually I can spend time and money on them! For now I will be going the very cheap, easy, and quick route to fit my schedule. But it will still be fun!!!
and I've said "oooo" a lot in this post :)