Saturday, July 11, 2015

Tea Madness







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!

64 comments:

  1. Now that was fun!! Love the poetry and the wonderfully fun guests...and of course, it goes without saying, the beer.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, I so enjoyed having tea by the sea with you!

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  2. What an absolute delight! And I am giving a most enthusiastic standing ovation to your bearded and belocked Mad Hatter - how lucky he found his way to your party! Your photo set ups are just charming and I've gone through your whole posting three times LOL. Thanks so much for inviting me and allowing me to enjoy!
    Please feel free to stop by and visit my (far less elaborate!) tea party at http://tristanrobin.blogspot.com/2015/07/welcome-to-8th-annual-mad-tea-party.html

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    1. You are so kind! Glad you could join us and I have to say that your album is absolutely fantastic!

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  3. LOOOOVE it...the Flamingos and of course the sceletton...hugs
    Kerstin from germany

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  4. Oh this was such fun! What a great cast of characters! Could your mad hatter be any more perfect? and your poem was a riot! will pop back again to revisit :)

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    1. Thank you for visiting, my guests were very cooperative that day. As for the Hatter, well he's always like that!

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  5. You are the funnest of them all!!! I want to play croquet with flamingos!

    Linking from A Fanciful Twist,
    Happy Mad Tea Party!
    Ricki Jill

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  6. This is wonderful! I remember stopping by last year and yours being one of my favorites. It is, once again. So glad your family had such a lovely time in your madness!

    Blessings,
    Sarah

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    1. Thanks for visiting. My family is always willing to play along if I bribe them with chocolate or beer!

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  7. That was a blast. Flamingos, skeletons, big hats. Oh yes. I want to party with you.

    From the party at: http://healingfairyalphabet.com/2015/07/11/join-the-fairy-mad-tea-party/

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  8. Those brownies look so delicious! And I love the pink flamingos.

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    1. I'm so happy you dropped in! How are you? I've been meaning to get over to your blog for ages but everything has just been so hectic here, I'll stop by soon to catch up. Thanks for visiting!

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  9. I love your take on a Mad tea party! Awesome ~ love the flamingos.

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    1. I always say, you can't go wrong with chocolate or flamingos!

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  10. Totally fun! Your flamingos and friends and the poetic script are charming. Love the mustached Mad Hatter and Mr. Burt is certainly a unique addition to a Mad Tea. I want to play croquet with the flamingos at your party!

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    1. Stop by anytime, Burt and the flamings are always up for a game!

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  11. Ahhhh, so you plied them with beer... ;-) Just kidding! Looks like a fun party. Those brownies look really good!

    Please come to my party: http://www.moonlyf.com/2015/07/8th-annual-mad-tea-party.html

    ~♥Carmen♥~

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    1. Yes, I definitely did bribe them with beer! It works and it's also become something of a tradition for a certain mad hatter. Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. I came for the cake, but fell in love with the skeleton! Brilliant! ♥

    Happy Mad Tea Party!

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    1. So glad you could join us for the tea party. I'm still giggling over the lady with the teacups in your post! Just so you know, Burt's not seeing anyone.(Sorry, I couldn't resist that!)

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  13. Seems like everyone had a very festive time at your party!!! Wonderful! Wishing you a fun Mad Tea Party weekend visiting with all of the party participants!

    I hope you will join me at my blog for a bit of a Mad Tea Party adventure!

    Best wishes,
    Betty

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    1. They were all really good sports to play along and I am lucky that they were so willing to participate. Of course the chocolate helped a lot! Thanks for joining us!

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  14. Bwa-ha-ha! I want to come to your flamingo and skeleton tea parties!

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    1. The more the merrier! You're always welcome!

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  15. Fun party! Loved all your costumes and the "really thin man" too! Loads of fun. Hope you get a chance to stop by for a treat or too. Hugs,
    Susan
    http://flutterbeforeyou.blogspot.com/2015/07/mad-hatters-tea-party-2015-blog-hop.html

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    1. Thank you for stopping by our little party and joining in the fun!

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  16. This is a great Tea!! It's all terrific, but I am especially smitten with your skeletal flamingo!

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    1. One great thing about the skeletal flamingos is they glow in the dark! Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. I knew your tea would be Original and Fun!, So funny, pretty table, dishes, yard!
    Please visit my tea at Plumfield,
    http://plumfieldhousegardens.blogspot.com/

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  18. Always a joy to see what you come up with. That dormouse is adorable! I'm also making my rounds to everyone, slowly but surely. It's one of the funnest weeks I have visiting everyone's party!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words! It took me a week to get through all the posts last year, this year may be even longer!

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  19. Any Tea Party has flamingos and brownies is my kind of party. I had a fun time.

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    1. Thanks so much for joining our party! Your hammock in Tahiti looks pretty inviting.

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  20. Ah, those games without rules, they give me a chance to win!
    I am hearing much about beer this year. Perhaps it is time to expand our libations.
    I am loving all the expressions! I wish I had such wonderful friends to live party with. My "companions" are a bit stiff.
    http://dogsmomvisits.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-fanciful-twists-8th-annual-virtual.html

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    1. Ha! I loved your dolls, especially the blue fairy. They didn't seem stiff to me! Maybe they'd like a beer? Thanks for visiting our party.

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  21. Quite delightful! My favorite shot was the flamingos looking in on the skelly. I hope to one day get back on the party list.

    **blows kisses**
    Deborah

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    1. Burt feeds the flamingos Swedish Fish so now they follow him everywhere. So happy you stopped by, glad you had a good time!

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  22. I've always loved playing games with flamingos and skeletons! Thank you for the tea and cake. It was a wonderful time!

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    1. Well, Burt is ok but the birds like to cheat!
      It was nice of you to drop in, so glad you had fun.

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  23. Beyond fantastic!! I was grinning and clapping!! What fun you all are, I just loooooved it!! Wow! Happiest mad tea party wishes <3, Vanessa

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    1. Thank you so much for dreaming up this wonderful event!

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  24. What incredible fun!! LOVE!! I thoroughly enjoyed my visit, your party was delightful!
    Thank you for being a most gracious hostess, my Dear!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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    1. You are most welcome, thanks for joining our party!

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  25. That was fun! I love burt! I have a Mr. B(bones) he’s not as lucky as Burt. He only comes out in October. Thank’s for the fun! Hop by thetragicqueen.com for a giveaway!

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    1. I tried putting Burt away but he kept escaping out of the closet. After awhile I just gave up and went with it. I may have to change the name of my blog to Calamitous Burtonicus. Loved your video, now that was a tea party! Thanks for dropping by.

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  26. Absolutely wonderful tea party :D XXX

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    1. Thank you, I'll be stopping by DB to check on the Simeon, Hortense and Horatio saga! What will happen next?

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  27. Now I think this party was a delight. Not at all did it give me a fright.
    I totally enjoy the delights. And to tell you the truth, this was my favorite party tonight.

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    1. Ha, Ha! All right!
      So good of you to visit with us!

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  28. A totally Mad Tea Party! I loved the rhymes. Almost a Pirate Mad Tea Party with the swarthy skeleton Jack fellow, or should I say Mr. Burt? Lovely, lovely!
    Cheers!
    Teresa in California
    http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

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    1. Oh, that is such a good idea! How could I never have thought of dressing him up as a pirate? Thanks for joining us in the madness.

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  29. Oh my how fun! That first photo just tickled me! Love your attire and the poetry is superb! A game of flamingo crochet sounds like hilarious fun!!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Nick has really gotten into playing the Mad Hatter, I may have to hide that hat from him for awhile. Those poor flamingos put up with a lot. Thanks for stopping by!

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  30. I am still laughing as I type this. What a wonderful and creative party. The rhyming, the flamingos, the skeleton - and the fact that you all look so happy. I truly love this post. So glad I stopped by, even if I have bad manners and come late.

    The kettle is still on at my party. Come on over, if you like:
    http://reclaimingmybohomojo.blogspot.com/2015/07/mad-tea-party-2015-double-vision.html

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    1. Ha!, it's never too late! I'm still making the rounds myself! Glad you could join us.

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  31. It looks that you had a great time.Your party is so magic and creative!! Love all your photos. I have been in Paris till yesterday... it is why I am here a little bit late, hugs

    Monika

    From the party over here: http://blythetheque.blogspot.fr/2015/07/after-pyjama-tea-party

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    1. How wonderful that you were in Paris! Ha, no explanations necessary there! Thanks for dropping in!

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