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Married to my soulmate with 2 beautiful girls,and our English Springer Spaniel, Suki. Living a country life in Cambridgeshire, whilst baking, gardening, and photographing our daily lifes, where they find a place on my scrapbook pages.

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Mad Hatters Tea Party Part 1

blogged by me domestic goddess On 5/16/2011 01:26:00 PM
Now you can understand why I have been so busy! Inspired by all the amazing inspiration out on the www, and SJ's Mad Hatters Tea party she held for her birthday last year, Lilly decided to have one too!!
The downside is when you are a working photographer, a baking expert wanna be, a "wish I could do kids birthday parties for a living" kinda mum, you end up giving yourself a ton more work than most people !
Thankfully the wonderful Miss SJ made the invites for Lilly using her Mad hatters download, and this was the start of things to come!
After realizing that china tea cups for a bunch of 7/8 year olds wasn't a perfect combo, I bought a few pieces for decoration and then found the most gorgeous paper plates, flags and cake stand that evoked old floral china; a much safer bet!

Three Alice's sat on a bench

Jelly babies spilling from floral tea cups

The Rainbow Layered Cake

 So with flowers in a Cath Kidston pink glass jug, china cups piled and toppling on the table overflowing with jelly beans and jelly babies, all adorned on a pretty floral tablecloth, it was time to pop some food on the table.
We had finger sandwiches, sausages, sausagerolls, cheese and pineapple, queen of hearts mini biscuits (jammy dodgers), cake pops, biscuit pops, Mad Hatter cupcakes that I slaved over, LOL, (and realize I am no sugar paste expert), and a selection of drinks.

The finale was the Rainbow Layer Cake, and boy did it impress me! I am not one for blowing my own trumpet, but this did look A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

The kids were mighty impressed as well, so a big thumbs up!

Tomorrow I will share the costumes, everyone really did out do themselves!

Thanks for stopping by
Anna x

14 Response to 'Mad Hatters Tea Party Part 1'

  1.'> 1:40 PM

    Oh holy fantastic!! It looked like such fun - takes me back to mine!
    *sweet sigh* I am so glad your cake turned out so beautifully - what a stunner of a day! xxxxxxxxx


  2.'> 2:12 PM

    wow. LOVE that cake! Looks like it was a great day :)


  3.'> 2:20 PM

    What a fabulous party - you clearly put a great deal of effort into it! I don't think I have ever seen a cake like that before! :)


  4. Anonymous Said,'> 2:25 PM

    What a fantastic party. The mad hatters costume is amazing. The cake is amazing.


  5.'> 3:25 PM

    fabulous pics, that cake is awesome :) glad all went well :)


  6. Nati Tristan Said,'> 4:54 PM

    what a fab little party! I would lvoe to have a party like that!


  7. Becky Said,'> 6:12 PM



  8. Sue Said,'> 6:19 PM

    That cake ( and cupcakes) is amazing!! What a wonderful thing to do!


  9. fatmonica Said,'> 8:51 PM

    That's a party I'm sure they'll all be talking about for years!And what an absolutely stunning cake!


  10. pattyo Said,'> 11:32 PM

    Oh my gosh! I would love to have been a guest here! Everything looks absolutely gorgeous! That cake is calling my name!


  11. Glen Said,'> 9:23 AM

    That looks like a fabulous party and clearly, the effort you made will live with those children for the rest of their lives. *Ü* Thanks so much for sharing. ~Glen~


  12. Linda Said,'> 7:06 PM

    Fab cake - sounds like a really fun party :)


  13. karen Said,'> 11:56 PM

    Cakes looks fab.I have had that exact cake in my too do file for ages.Dread to think how hyper the kids were from all the colouring.My nephews were bouncing off the walls,from my Red Velvet cupcakes.I'll have to bake them this for their birthday they'll explode!!!


  14.'> 9:59 AM

    Karen if you use the Sugar Flair pastes they are free form all that crappy stuff so safe for kids with allergies and hyposensitivity!