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A mad tea


The last week in May a sweet girl turned 13 and wanted a mad tea. A very mad tea. So she came as Alice- white gloves and all…

We had a mad tea when the clock struck noon- Red Queen’s orders. The Mad-hatter himself even showed up to celebrate.

A mad tea

We beckoned guests with whimsical invitations encouraging them not to be late.

The table was set with a black and white harlequin backdrop surrounded by hot pink & teal. Antique cups were used to sip and old fashioned clocks kept the time.

A drink me tag was tied around the lemonade canister where it spent the afternoon resting on a vintage dresser for the young woman’s taste buds not quite accustomed to tea. You can download the drink me tags I created by clicking here.

Bunches of colorful poms floated above. The birthday girl desired to have the colorful style from the old Disney movie combined with the sophistication of the new.

We created this look for her by using heavy vintage pieces and a dramatic black & white backdrop, redesigning a garage sale patio set to fit in as seating was an easy way to incorporate our theme.

Setting a table filled with youthful charm- vases of playing cards and whimsical pink flamingos created a fun celebration.

A bakers rack was set to the side as a place for hanging all of the custom hats- it also housed a fabulous vintage tea collection.

The red queen headed up the tea with elegance and just a bit of fear. The girls carried custom off with her head flags through the neighborhood on their way to play croquette.

A very mad tea indeed…



  • kim
    June 21, 2010 at 8:50 am

    what a glamorous take on the theme! Love it!

    Kim @
    party inspiration

  • chelsea
    June 21, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I love all of the details. you’re so talented!

  • meghan
    June 21, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    How freakin adorable!

  • Yolanda
    June 21, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    13 is a tough age to plan a party for. I love seeing this theme darkened and glamorized for this age group.

  • Vicky
    June 21, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Thanks, you gals are sweet. This was actually one of the hardest parties I did this spring – your encouragement is a blessing to me!


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