How to Throw a Mad Tea Party

How to Throw a Mad Tea Party. Recreating one of Alice in Wonderland’s most
famous adventures is a great theme for all kinds of celebrations. Set the scene with these suggestions. You will need Invitations Cups, saucers, and
teapots Hats Vintage bottles A mouse stuffed animal A clock A hat cake Cupcakes Finger
sandwiches Playing cards Directional signs A variety of teas White teacups and saucers
(optional) and craft paint (optional). Step 1. Send invitations that include the line: “Don’t
be late for a very important date!” Ask everyone to wear a whimsical hat. Step 2. Hit flea markets, yard sales, and thrift stores
for interesting teacups and saucers, teapots, hats, and vintage bottles to hold “Drink Me”
signs. Buy white cups and saucers at a dollar store
and paint them in stripes, polka dots, and other colorful patterns. Step 3. Seat a stuffed mouse at the table as the Dormouse. If you can’t find a big enough mouse, stick
a smaller one in a teapot so its head sticks out. Step 4. Set the scene: Take the batteries out of a
clock to signify that time has stopped, and create a looking glass by hanging a mirror
on a door that guests must pass through to get to the tea table. Step 5. Make a hat cake by baking a 9-inch round cake
and 6-inch round cake to sit on top of it. Trim it with real ribbon and edible flowers. Bake cupcakes that say, “Eat Me” on top in
icing. Prepare a variety of finger sandwiches with
delicate fillings, like smoked salmon and cream cheese. Be sure to cut the crusts off! Step 6. Mismatch the teacups and saucers. Place your hat cake in the center of the table. Make and hang signs that say, “This Way” and,
“That Way” leading to the tea table. Decorate the table and chairs with playing
cards. Provide a few whole decks so guests can play
card games. Step 7. Sit down with your guests and enjoy your tea. Just be careful not to fall down any rabbit
holes. Did you know Lewis Carroll is a pseudonym
for British author Charles Dodgson, who wrote _Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland_ in 1865.

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  1. …When I saw the title, I thought you were going to say something along the lines of "Play a Glenn Beck video in a southern state"…

  2. I love alice in wonderland…..always have! Too bad the movie is comming out… people will believe its only cuz the movie! xO

  3. if i could i would (not the best at spell casting yet 😛 (nah see my friends are men i think u get mah point) XD JK

  4. you will need:
    and very special tea
    (Don't forget to ask your guests in advance what they prefer so your not left emptyhanded)

  5. They forgot the most important thing; make sure that you, the host, are absolutely pants-crapping insane! >;D And find a real live hare, kill it, dress it up in a neat little suit, and have it lying face-down in its tea.

    (The looking glass doorway was a cute idea though, I must say. ^_^ *lol*)

  6. You forgot one very imortant rule! The host has to move down one seat when thier cups empty and announced "Clean cup! Clean cup! Move down!"

  7. @Sailormoonlovers101 and a severed head as a center piece!and dead flowers too! oh and also a vorpal blade as the cake knife.also covered in blood. YAY

  8. You must also randomly say things such as,"Your hair needs cutting" and "How is a raven like a writing desk?".

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