It's time once again for a tea party most mad,
with games to be played, there's much fun to be had!
Please join our festivities, it will make us so glad.
The tea leaves are steeping, there's plenty of cake,
and the brownies are arranged "just so" on a plate.
Cups and saucers piled high, they're teetering and unsteady,
hope there's not a big crash before it's all ready!
Who's that among the teacups? I see a tail and big ears!
Why it's only the dormouse, he is nothing to fear.
Our guests have arrived, the game is set to begin.
These contenders look serious, determined to win.
Of course there's no rules, it's Flamingo croquet!
You simply show up and pretend to play,
especially if it happens to be a beautiful day.
A game without rules? Is that really ok?
It's game, set and match, but who wins that way?
We don't know that now, but it will soon become clear
because the winners will be treating the losers to beer!
But first we need refreshments, some brownies and cake
after all its a tea party, make no mistake.
Burt has shocked our poor guests, given them a fright,
but it only takes chocolate to make it all right.
"What's this in the teapot? His Madness exclaimed.
"Just tea! squeaked the dormouse, while making it plain
a hasty escape was obviously his aim!
"Tea Mr. Burt? Is Earl Grey to your taste?
"Why thank you Ms. Kristin, that would be great!"
"Though I'm not a consumer of libations refined,
I think half a cup would do me just fine."
It appears the poor dormouse has not chosen well
and his bed of sugar cubes will only last for a spell,
what will happen to him next is too hard to tell.
Andy served up the cake, it was chocolate and spice,
favorites of his Madness, he looks happy with his slice!
Now it's time for real madness! It's what makes the day!
Can you imagine a tea party any other way?
Our little party is over, tea is finished, all is done.
Thanks to everyone for joining us, we hope you had fun!
As for those winners, we will give them a cheer
and toast their success with a few rounds of beer!
So happy you stopped by our mad tea party, I'll be dropping in on you soon.
A big thank you to Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist for creating and hosting this wonderful event!