Friday, July 12, 2013

Mad Tea Party 2013 ❤

Wonderland calls....

And along the glitter path to the Mad Tea Party....

Down the rabbit hole we tumble....

Through the gate and into the looking glass.

Where the Mad Hatter's cries of "Move DOWN!" shout from the distance, and we giggle and roll our eyes because we are finally HOME. 

A beautiful table filled with ruffle cake, raspberry tarts, angel food, baguette slices, brownie bites, apple turnovers, caramel creams, strawberry candies, strawberry glaze, sour gummies, whipped cream, official unbirthday tea, raspberry herbal tea, pomegranate oolong tea, and watermelon water. 

It's always six o'clock here....

Lanterns draped everywhere and tulle lazing about, plus strands of multicolored fairy lights....perfect.

Not to mention beautiful ruffled gowns.


And Jessica (that's me ⤵)

The raspberry tarts, mentioned above.

And food of ANGELS.

Ruffle cake, the Mad Hatter said. Have more! MORE! (Ariel and I made that frosting based on a technique we learned from the blog Sweetapolita, and though we've attempted it for the past few years, I think we've finally perfected it this time around.) 

The party looks even more illuminated at night :))

Darkness + mad tea party = glitter time

**The two photos below are not photoshopped or anything at all. No filters or apps were applied to them. It's just straight from my camera. We do authentic glitter here in Wonderland!!!!!**

I hope we blew some of the madness your way :)

Thanks for joining us for the Mad Tea Party 2013! ❤


  1. Thank you for sharing your yummy treats with me
    And I love all the glitter fun fun fun
    Come visit me and have a sip of tea!

  2. Thank you for the tea! Lovely pics and glitter! I think I gained 10 pounds just by looking at your fluffy, white cake!!!!!
    Missy xo

  3. what a delight time you had the photos of the glitter magical ¯`v´¯)
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    (¸¸¸.•*¨`*•.•´*.¸.•´* .•´*¸¸.•*¨`*• ♥♥ hugs wendy

  4. Such yummies on the table - they all look so good! But I must try the frosting technique - thanks for sharing!! And thank you for having such a lovely party!! You are a very gracious hostess.


  5. I loved how you decorated for your party. Your ribbon cake turned out beautifully well done! Now those are cool glitter photos - so magical. Swing by my party post. I have some party favors for everyone and a chance to win a prize.

    Enjoy visiting all of the parties!

    Kathryn - Collage Diva

  6. Beautiful party filled with magic & Yummy treats!

  7. These photographs are so beautiful I am floored with your party Miss Jessica! Beautiful beautiful. I am guessing you had a wonderful time?!

  8. Ohhh what a wonderful Party you have...thanks for being a aprt of your Party...have a nice day
    Kerstin from Germany

  9. You had me at watermelon water...yum! That cake is AH-mazing. WOW! You have skills! Enchanting party, and the evening shots are so pretty.

    Happy Mad Tea Party!
    Please stop by and visit my party!
    Ricki Jill

  10. What a lovely tea party! It was all so beautiful and magical! Thank you for having me over :)
    I do hope you will visit mine.

  11. Lovely party! May I have another piece of the fancy cake? Fairy glitter from Arizona!

  12. I love your decorated backyard and the night time photos! I thought your ribbon cake was great; it reminded me of a frozen cake I used to get a long time ago. It looks like you had a lot of fun!

    Please come visit my party:


  13. Oh my gosh - the Ruffle cake is GORGEOUS! nomnomnom. Thanks for sharing your magic with me. Drop by my party when you have a free moment. :)

    ~ Misha

  14. Suddenly, I want to take a bite of my screen. What a yummy post. The tarts... brownies... herbal teas! No wonder everything is sparkling. Thanks or serving such a delicious Mad Tea Party ;-)

  15. A lovely Tea Party, Jessica. All those delicious treats and glitter!! I do adore glitter.

  16. Oh wow I love that Ruffle Cake! So decadent! Love the glitter and the nighttime view is spectacular! Thanks for a lovely time!!

    Feel free to visit my tea party any time!


  17. i really enjoyed your tea party. love the glitter flight! i keep wanting to try those ruffles on a cake but haven't done it yet. now i'm inspired again!

  18. Lovely!!

  19. Great shots of the glitter, and the ribbon cake looked divine! Thank You for such lovely treats. Hope you visit me for tea too :)

  20. What a lovely party and truly, the glitter was so much fun! Thank you!

  21. What fun!!

    You girls must have had a blast!

    Thank you so much for being a part of the Mad Tea Party ♥

    ps: love that you did so awesome on the ruffle cake, Rosie is one of my dearest friends, she would love your cake!

  22. So much fun!! love all the glitter and that gorgeous cake!!

  23. Love your glitter and having tea with you.

  24. Oh, this was such fun! I went back and read the menu again and now I'm starving! That ruffle cake is a glamorous, glorious sight! And the glitter, such a clever image and so full of charm. I'm stealing it!...

    Thank you for the invitation to tea!

    Rhissanna from

  25. Wonderful fun! Enjoyed Your Tea Party.Please drop by My party any time,the door will remain unlocked for You :)Denise

  26. What a dreamy day and night... even Wonderland fairy dust and cake with the most beautiful frosting... XXX from Sara in Sweden

  27. A fabulous party, thank you so much for inviting me :)

    OOOh that ruffle cake looks delicious, and so much glitter !!!

    I hope you will pop by and visit my party also:

    Mad Madam Mel xx

  28. What a great tea party, Jessica! You've set an enchanting table. Your ruffle cake looks delicious and kudos to you and Ariel for even giving it a try! Thanks so much for the invite to your tea party!

  29. Love the fantasy of your tea! The photos are amazing! Love the glitter and night lights! Please visit my tea!

  30. Oh Jess! I've been so excited to see your party as I know how much you''ve been looking forward to it. I certainly wasn't disappointed, it's so beautiful. I loved the glitter photos.

    You girls look like you had a blast. :-)


  31. All so beautiful! Especially the ruffle cake and the magical glitter photos at the end. Thank you!

  32. What an enchanting mad tea party, so glamorous and magical. That ruffle cake looks amazing, bet it was delicious!

    Thank you so much for having me, happy Mad Tea Party!

    Please do come visit my 2 interwoven fairytale inspired stories-

    1. The White Queen as she prepares her Mad Tea Party for her eleven dancing sisters in:

    2. The dancing princesses dancing their way all over the land to reach her Mad Tea Party:

    I look forward to serving you a home made rose macaron or two at my tea party!

  33. What a lovely party! LOVED all the glitter! And the treats looked yummy - love your ruffled cake!

    I hope you will come visit my party, too...

    Enjoy the Mad Tea Party fun! Theresa

  34. What luscious photos! The ruffles on the cake are amazing. Loved the glitter pictures especially.

    Tea is still brewing at my place if you like to come by

  35. What beautiful photos; I can't believe how magical the glitter in the last two are! I love them.

    Thank you for having me for tea! My party is still going if you fancy stopping by:

  36. I love your beautiful and creative Mad Tea Party so much! Your photographs are so gorgeous!

    I hope you will come have tea with me here at The Gossamer Tearoom:

    Wishing you a beautiful day!


  37. So many parties this year! I'm still trying to visit them all. I'm afraid you had so many treats that I may now have to roll all the way home. Oh my. But thank you for the fairy dust and delightfully mad time!

  38. I have heard that it is always five o'clock somewhere. Being six o'clock I see how much classier you are.
    Add glitter and it makes all the difference!

  39. Thanks for sharing. I think the tea party will be funny, because everything looks delicious..

  40. You did a great job on the ruffle cake! My favorite part of your tea party. Thank you for having me!
    ~Tricia, Fairy Godmother at CastlesNcrowns (and Sweet Rascal Photos). Please join my tea party at:

  41. So sad I'm late. You're party was beautiful! But there's still time to join my Mad Tea Party giveaway! . Hope to see you there!