Saturday, June 28, 2008

I'M LATE, I'M LATE! TIME TO PARTY!

Curious? Well come on in and join us in the magical "Mad Hatter's Tea Party. Don't fit through the door? Perhaps you need some magical potion to help shrink you to size. Well take a swallow but please be kind enough to leave some for the rest of the party guests as many more are sure to follow.
Oh my, we have some party crashers. Mrs. Butterworth and the Gingerbread Boy. They just could not stay away, any time there is a party going on they just have to be there as they love to dance the night away. They just love to party hardy! She thought she could sneek in by wearing a mask.


The Queen of Hearts has arrived but doesn't feel quite sure if she plans to stay until she sees the delicious sweets (she thinks the party is for her, heh heh!)

Do you dare? Will you grow tall or will you shrink?

Thanks for stopping by, enjoyed your company , the party was a blast. Now I know your partying has just begun. So tah tah! Have fun but watch out for the Mad Hatter.
Head on over to Vanessa's http://afancifultwist.typepad.com for the rest of the party list.








67 comments:

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love your party table1
What wonderful party crashers. Mrs Butterworth must have been fun to chat with!

KathrynAntyr said...

I love the cookies that say, "Eat me."

I have party hats and baubles and moondancing waiting for you at my tea party. Stop by!

TheMagicBartender said...

Happy Mad TEA Party!!
Nice to meet You!

I’m tryin’ to gain 20lbs @ this party!!
LOL ;-D
Cheers, Sue `*>~[

suze said...

Great cookies!Fun party! Stop by mine and visit me for a drawing later.

Couture de Papier said...

How cute and whimsical!
Denise Nantasket Beach Mass.

turquoise cro said...

I ate 2 cookies and I think I'm getting taller!!! Yeah!! I LIke this!!! tee hee Nice to meet YOU!!! Have FUN!!!

quitecontrary1977 said...

those cookies are so fun.. going to steal that idea for a kids' party!

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Potion??? Drink me, eat me!!! OH MY!!! I love it!!!!!! What a fab post!! Happy Tea Merriment!!!

Tinker said...

Oh, what a charming party!
Thank you so much for a sip of that potion - it really hit the spot. I needed something to shrink me back to size, after all these lovely treats today!

Thanks for the tea and hospitality - even the party crashers were charming! So lovely to meet you. Stop on by anytime, for some tea and a chat~

Hmm - blogger doesn't seem to recognize my typepad url- I must have gained even more weight than I thought!

Theresa said...

Happy Mad Tea Party Day!
Mrs. Butterworths! She's the life of every party. And such tasty treats... including the Gingerbread Boy, but don't worry, I won't eat him. Lovely blog. I'm so glad I stopped in for a spot of tea.
T

Inspired Tokens said...

Cute, cute very cute! I love the Queen (and she's edible too!) It's been so fun visiting and the cookies were YUMMO! I'm off for more cake and tea ...oh my, I'm getting full!

donnaobrien said...

I must admit I'm stuffed but maybe one more cookie since you made them just for us!!!
D.

Whim & Fancy Designs said...

Nice to meet you and Sorry I'm so late...I do hope you come by for tea and animal crackers!
~Ann-Denise

Melissa Valeriote said...

Always room for one more cookie. Thanks!!

bluemuf said...

Great party. Loved the cat and all the goodies.

Karen

hautemommy said...

Love it!!!!!!!!! Love Mrs. B's magical visit!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxo!

themagickbox said...

Happy day! Pretty tea sets and cards. Maybe I should invite my dad, he loves bridge! :D

LW said...

what a fun and delightful party ...

the cookies were good and the company was too....

Happy mad hatter day to you...

Louise

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Speaking of late, Miss Lateness Herself has arrived! I hope there are a few scraps or crumbs leftover! Eek! What a lovely party you had here! And Mrs. Butterworth? She only goes to the best parties!

Happy day!
Melissa

3rdEyeMuse said...

what a lovely display! ... sorry to arrive so late … we dropped from exhaustion last night, so thought we’d continue the rounds today and offer to help with the clean up duties. feel free to put us to work.

it was nice to meet you and hope to see you again soon! ~M~

TheMagicBartender said...

Glad we caught each other!
I look forward to...Hmmm???
Cheers, Sue `*>~[

Valerie said...

Hi Irma,

you do set a wondrous tea table, and that tea pot cake! Love it, the cookies also look tasty.

Thank you for making such a tasty tea party for us to enjoy.

Elizabeth said...

I certainly would eat your lovely cookies1
How inventive you are - I loved the Alice theme - and Mrs.Butterworth trying to hide.

benson said...

Your tea pot is amazing! Thanks for sharing your treats!

suzi blu said...

Eat Me cookies I love them!!!
mmmmmmmm.

Jenn said...

oooooh how cute!! Thank you for saving some cake for me:):) YUMMMM!!! xoxox...jenn

Kate said...

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. That was some party, huh?

I'm plumb worn out!

Kate

She'sSewPretty said...

So fun! Thanks for the tea and cookies!

Pink Paris Match said...

How FUN this has been! Thank you for inviting me over for a visit! The cookies look delicious! (I wonder what may happen if I eat just one...hee hee)

Nice meeting you!

Julie Bergmann

Daydreamer :) said...

What a wonderful party. It was a pleasure to meet you. Feel free to stop by anytime.

I still have tea hiccups. Have you a cure?

Daydreamer :)
http://daydreamerhlr.blogspot.com/

paula clare said...

HOW HILARIOUS! Ms. Butterworth's costume needed a bit of work...anonymity was just NOT possible with her NAME on the apron! ha ha Great party! Thanks for inviting us!

Join the mersisters and I in the hot tub...we'll save you a glass of something cool and bubbly!

Eve said...

A tea party! How lovely! I hope I am dressed all right. I just could not find the right flowers for my hat!

Debb said...

I love you party table too!Mrs Butterwrthis also trying to get in to dance, you have to watch her close.The ginger breadman better watch out someone might think he a treat to eat he does look good even to eat.Just one bite of him???? Love your aprons. Thanks for stopping by .Nice to meet you, and thanks for the party.
love debb

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Hello Texas!

Thank you so much for your visit! I would love to visit Texas as well...Great party!

~ Gabriela ~

Sherry/Cherie said...

You had me at the doorknob (it reminds me of the bling on my flip flops!!) -- your guest list of the gingerbread boy and Mrs. Butterworth (lol!!) and of course the cheshire cat!!! Lovely post, very mad tea partyish indeed!! It's been so nice to meet you at Vanessa's party which seems to be turning into a weekend long fete!

kayellen said...

yummy cookies and tea pot!!!

smiles,
kayellen

Dapoppins said...

Oh, I hope I shrink! I would love to explore a key hole!

That Mrs Butterworth is a busy body, I see her everywhere. But it was lovely to see her in a butterfly mask! She surprised me with that.

Thankyou so much for visiting! This was the best tea party ever!

A bird in the hand said...

Better late than never! I had a great time. The cookies said Eat Me, so I did. What's a girl to do??

Susan said...

Yikes, better late than never! Thanks for stopping by. My party may last all week, it's been so much fun! Thanks for inviting me. Mrs. Butterworth is a hoot!

Du Buh Du Designs said...

I'm late as well but am so happy to see that you have saved some treats! Those are cute cookies :) Off to mingle with all of the other guests!

curious and curiouser... said...

You cake and cookies are delightful! I'm so glad I got to visit your blog ~ it's MaD tEa PaRtY perfect!!!

Anna

Giggles said...

Nice job I shall like to shrink! Cute tea pot!

Happy Hatter day
Giggles

Alberta & Ava said...

No time to say hello, goodbye, I'm late, I'm late, I'm late! I'm so glad you haven't stopped the party yet and saved me some cookies. I've always wanted to be just a little taller. Do you think there are other parties still? Hello, I must be going.... I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!

cd&m said...

Phew got here before the cake was all gone! So nice to meet you I hope that we will meet again.

Jeanne said...

Not the recipe for the cake in my photograph but a lovely Orange cake indeed.
Blessings~
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 cup unsweetened orange juice
1/4 cup unsweetened apricot nectar
20 1/2 ounces canned unsweetened mandarin oranges -- drained
***ANGEL CAKE***
6 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar, PLUS"PLUS" means this ingredient in addition to the one on the next line, often with divided uses
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup sifted coke flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon orange extract
1 cup frozen whipped topping -- thawed
Turn this recipe into a puzzle! [click]


Directions:

Combine sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Add orange juice and apricot nectar, stirring until smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in oranges, reserving 1/4 cup oranges for garnish. Chill thoroughly.

Slice Angel Cake in half horizontally, using a long serrated knife. Place one layer on a cake plate; spoon chilled orange mixture over layer. Top with second cake layer. Spread whipped topping over top of cake; garnish with reserved orange sections. Chill thoroughly.

For Angel Cake: Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until foamy. Add cream of tartar and salt; beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 2 tablespoons or a time, beating until stiff peaks form.

Sprinkle flour over egg white mixture; fold in carefully. Gently fold in flavorings. Pour batter into an ungreased 9-inch round cakepan. Bake at 325 for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes our clean. Cool in pan 40 minutes. Remove cake from pan, and cool completely.

(151 calories per serving): PRO 3.1 / FAT 2.4 / CARB 30.5 / FIB 0.1 / CHOL 0 / SOD 93 / POT 158

This recipe from CDKitchen for Mandarin Angel Cake serves/makes 8

Art by Ronda Juniper Ray said...

How absolutely whimsical and fun! And a wonderful way to start the day. Your cookies are hilarious and your party table divine!

I must say, I'm glad those cookies are on YOUR end of the computer and not mine. My hips thank you!
:-)))

AnastasiaC said...

the cookies were a treat!! thanks for stopping by and so good to see you at the party -we had a FAB time!! more tea??

thethinkingwoman said...

Mrs. Butterworth wearing a butterfly mask was hilarious -- and sweet! Loved you magical edibles. Hope you don't mind if I take one of the cookies for a niece who is the shortest in her class. She'll love it! Thanks and nice to meet you. -- JeriAnn

mermaid musings said...

Adorable !!!
Thank you, everything is fun here!!!
Very nice to meet you!

cindy said...

Irma! LOL. I love it!!!!! That naughty Mrs. B and GB Boy crashing like that! LOL. Thanks for the cookies, they were delish...hasn't this just been the grandest time?

c

Heather said...

Greetings from the other side of the Red River :) it was well worth the swim, your tea party is gorgeous!~
Nice to meet you!~
Heather

e.marie said...

Your tea table is great--especially the shrinking potion and cookies : )

So nice to have met you thought the party!

Debbie Egizio said...

Oh, my what a fun and delightful time I just had. Although I am late your party was so very great. Love your cookies. They look good enough to eat! ;)

Might I have one please? Oh, thank you but now I must run to visit the others in my late state. Ta, ta!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Adorable! I love your story and the characters! Leave it to Mrs Butterworth to crash the party and the gingerbread man is such a tease yelling "Catch me if you can" all the time!
What fun!
Hugs, Sherry

LiLi M. said...

I just ate 8 (not because of rhyme but my lucky number) cookies and what do you think??? I didn't shrink an inch! Love your cheshire cat, he is so cheerful, thanks for having me as a very late guest and thanks for paying me a visit, so nice meeting you. Have a nice week!

Stacey said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog:) Your treats are lovely:)
Have a wonderful 4th of July!

Mosaic*Queen said...

Hi Irma!
Very Cute party!! Love the Mrs. Butterworth :-)
Cookies look yummy too!

Michelle

Bethany said...

Oh I love all of your details...esp. the sweet "drink me" bottle!!! So glad I came by for your party :)

LizzyJ said...

Those cookies are VERY tempting! Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad I'm not the only one still partying :)

Amy said...

Well isn't this a fun post? I just stopped by to tell you how much I LOVE the BBQ rub you sent with my apron awhile back. We've been eating it on french fries and chicken, mmmmm mmm mmmmmmmm. So, I came to comment about the rub and my apron and found a fun Mad Hatter Tea Party table! What a pleasant surprize!

Stephanie said...

Better late than never! Pass me a cookie....Please...

Rascallion said...

Thank you for the lovely treats, and such a hostess! Nice to meet you, I'll be back again soon.

My Artful Heart said...

Thanks for stopping by....so glad the party still continues on :-)I love the little "drink me" bottle, very cute. The cookies are very tasty...yummy. Glad that we have met.

cd&m said...

Well although the party is now over I still have a few treats for those party goers who visited me.

Flassie's Fil'a said...

I'm late, I'm late I'm so fashionalbly late I know!

Thanks for stopping by my
blog and your prayers for
my son!

I tried to find my heart
shaped bottle to put a
drink me on it but I had
it packed away somewhere.

Lovely party and those
cookies look so yummy.

God Bless Your Creative Life!!!

Brook said...

I love the teapot and the cookies! What a wonderful party table!

Shannon said...

oh you are so very creative...darling! Thanks for stopping by! xo Shannon