Saturday, July 23, 2016

Tea Party Madness with The Wonderland Band



What's happening in the garden? Pink flamingoes and a Hatter? 
I hear sounds most outrageous! What could possibly be the matter?

  




The most wonderful Mad Tea Party is finally at hand, 
and we are to be serenaded by a real live band!






Burt's joining in too, his musical skills are quite honed.
Which is only to be expected since he plays the trombone.
(What other instrument would a skeleton own?)





Kristin's playing the trumpet while Andy strums his guitar,
and with the Hatter on base, as a band, they'll go far.




 

What, no treats at the table? This is certainly a mistake.
Maybe playing a little louder is all it will take,
to produce a few sandwiches, some tea and a cake?





Then like magic it appeared, treats and three kinds of tea,
and the music making was taken over by the mosquitoes and the bees. 





The Dormouse showed up because he really likes cheese.
 Swiss, Cheddar or Gouda, he's easily pleased.





Some strawberry shortcake for a finishing treat?
Looks like cutting a slice could be quite a feat. 

  



Having finished their tea, it was time to be away,
Burt decided to take charge of leading the parade.  





The merry musicians are off, more places to explore.
Who knows what adventures they may have in store.




Maybe they will come back but for now it's time to hit the road.
  So here's one last hurrah because this story has been told!

Happy Mad Tea Party!

Thanks to Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist for creating and hosting this wonderful party!
Click on the link to check out all the other Mad Tea Parties.

My apologies for the lack of music. Due to technical difficulties I couldn't get it working in time for the party and then I was too dumb to realize I could just add it any time with a YouTube video! Duh!
I'm blaming the heat and humidity. Thanks for stopping in.

41 comments:

  1. Oh! Such a fun and mad tea party!!! Thank you so much for having me for tea! I do so love the look of those lovely sandwiches! Scrumptious! I only hope the Dormouse has left one or two for me!! I can hear the music you are playing, just from seeing the photos!

    In the meanwhile, My Little Victorienne and Purple Kitty are waiting for a visit from you at my blog! We hope you enjoy your time there!

    Wishing you a wonderful and Mad Tea Party weekend!

    Betty

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    1. I so enjoyed accompanying Victorienne and Purple Kitty on their rides this year. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Glad to see Burt is feeling better... Thanks for the tea!

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    1. It's amazing what can be accomplished with a couple chopsticks and some duct tape. So glad you dropped by!

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  3. Always a blast to see what's up at your place! Thanks for throwing such a great party!

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    1. We do aim to avoid dull moments when we can. Thanks for joining in!

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  4. What a very fun post. I loved the music, the parade, and the treats.

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    1. Now if I could've only gotten the music to play! Oh, well. Thank you for joining in the madness!

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  5. Now this is a Maaaad party!
    I know you all will be back with a Halloween show too.

    Please come enjoy some tunes at my place. You caqn jam!
    http://dogsmomvisits.blogspot.com/2016/07/mad-tea-party-2016.html

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    1. So glad you could stop by, I really enjoyed your fable and artwork!

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  6. You all are a hoot! I loved your Mad Tea Party!

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    1. I'm lucky to have family members that are willing participants! Thanks for coming to the party.

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  7. Oh, FABULOUS as always!! What a delight! Thank you for your hospitality, Dear ~ What a blast!
    Hugs,
    Anne
    http://alittlefurinthepaint.blogspot.com/2016/07/welcome-to-mad-tea-party-2016.html

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    1. So glad you could stop by, I may have to steal your idea of the painted key on the table, that is just the cutest, after the bunny of course!

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  8. I had a blast at your mad tea party! Too much fun.

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    1. Wow, I love the name of your blog! Sounds like you keep the Mad Tea Party going all the time. How perfect is that? Thanks for joining us.

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  9. My goodness! I had smiles all the way! What a fun band!

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    1. They were pretty good sports, it was a really hot and humid day. So glad you could stop by. By the way, I loved your Steampunk party!

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  10. What a lovely party! I was smiling all the way too! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by for a bit of fun. I'm wondering where your St. Mary Meade is located. I guess it's the curiosity of Cheshire Cat coming out!

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  11. Oh wow, it looks like ou had amazing fun! As always it;s fun to see Burt!

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    1. It was a lot of fun but it was so hot and humid I was afraid the cake would melt along with the musicians! Burt, as usual was cool as a cucumber. It was good to hear from you again, thanks for dropping by.

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  12. Hahahaha. You and your family look like a lot of fun. Your tea parties always make me laugh and I'm especially fond of your skeleton. <3

    I'm a day-late to the fun and just now getting around to each party, but if you haven't already, do drop by and say hi. :)
    ~ Misha
    http://dawaioser.livejournal.com/870467.html

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    1. By coincidence I was just at your awesome blog party and came back to copy my url so I could leave a comment and noticed yours, ha!
      I'm running behind this weekend too, it seems there's lots going on everywhere. Thanks for stopping in to say hi.

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  13. Your tea parties are always the bomb! I just love them. It seems like you people simply know how to have fun. Wish I could join you. This tea party was delightful in every way - from the verse, the participants, the tea, everything!

    Tea kettle's always on at my place. If you like to come and peep at my party you are always welcome:
    http://reclaimingmybohomojo.blogspot.com/2016/07/the-mad-to-glad-tea-party.html

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    1. Sometimes I think maybe we shouldn't act so silly and then I think, why not? It's always good to have the option to have fun. I'm glad you had a good time and thanks for joining our party.

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  14. I would love to hear y'all play!!! Where's the video???

    Happy Mad Tea Party!
    xo,
    Ricki Jill

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    1. I'm so sorry, I kept trying to get the music to play and by the time I thought of switching to a YouTube video it was too late. It was a bit of a disappointment but maybe I'll get it fixed for the next party. Thanks for dropping by.

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  15. Wonderful pictures anyway, I love how everyone is in on the fun! And the yummies - yum :)

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    1. Thank you, I'm really lucky to have such willing participants, and they don't even complain! I'm so glad you stopped by.

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  16. I'm so sorry I'm so late, but I haven't been feeling very great. It must be the heat, cause I really feel beat.

    But all the wonderful music made feel so much better now! I especially enjoyed Burt and the trombone. I wish I had such a talented friend! The treats were so delicious and scrumptious! Thank you so much for the wonderful time!

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    1. So happy you could join our party and I hope you're feeling better. Isn't this heat just the worst? I was busy on Sat. so I just finished the rounds today, too. But then it's never too late to party or get in a few good rhymes!

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  17. Delightful and funny as always !!! Thank you for visiting my tea also,
    Celeste, Plumfield House Gardens

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    1. Thanks so much for joining in our Madness!

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  18. How brilliant! I was sad that I missed this years party, but your musical interlude cheered me right up again :D XXX

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    1. So sorry you missed this year's party, I'm glad our silliness helped to cheer you up! I nearly missed the party this year, too. Sometimes it seems that life gets just way too crazy. Thanks for coming by for a visit.

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  19. Ohhh i like your party....sorry i´m late but my computer was cracked down...happy unbirthday to you.
    Hugs
    Kat

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    1. Sorry about your computer, they're such unpredictable things, aren't they? So happy you could drop by.

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  20. Lovely! I always enjoy seeing what you all do with your Mad Tea Parties!

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  21. So So sorry I'm late...don't know how it happened.PERFECT Tea Party ! What a fabulous gang of fun makers,very creative too : ) Denise

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