Friday, July 24, 2009

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Pictures are up from my mother's birthday party, themed a "Mad Hatter's Tea Party." I've gotten such wonderful responses from people regarding this theme, so thanks so much!
We decided to go with a tea party and mix it up with bright colors in order to create an intimate and whimsical world for our guests. We even asked guests to wear the "maddest" hat they had!To create the space, we hung paper lanterns above the long tables, placed confusing directional signs (a la "Alice in Wonderland") sporatically on the fence to set the background, and surrounded the party with handmade paper mache flowers planted into the ground around the table. As soon as guests sat down, they would feel as though they entered a whole new world.The colors of the party included deep saturated colors of blue, purple, green, orange, pink, yellow, and red (lots of colors!). The floral arrangements were done by my good friend Sue Cook from SooziCook Events! She went with colorful colors and unusual big bright flowers put in cute tea pots and canisters.The food (homemade by my mom!) consisted of tea sandwiches, scones, mini cheesecakes, cupcakes, baby cakes, cut fruit, and offered 6 different types of teas that the guests could choose from. Guests played some games and winners were able to keep a flower arrangement of their choice. As a parting gift, guests received thank you card with a selection of teas from the party tied with a ribbon.
And of course, my wonderful photographer Adrienne Gunde captured all of these intricate details and the essence of the event in all of these beautiful photos!

Check out the following website for more details on this party:

1 comment:

  1. Hey, this is such an interesting post to read. At some NYC venues I also threw a fun Thanksgiving party for my parents. I used a vintage theme for decoration and it was only a family event. We all had great time together!!