May 23, 2007

The Madhatter's Teaparty

Last weekend I gave one of my best friend's daughters a wedding shower. I decided to make it an outdoor event and one of the suggested themes I found online was the teaparty from Alice in Wonderland.

It turned out to be really fun, but the best part was my hare-brained scheme to have my husband play the part of Agador Spartacus from the movie "The Birdcage". If you recall, Agador is the Guatamalan man-servant who falls down when he wears shoes. I figured if I was going to enjoy my outdoor teaparty I needed a waiter to fill up those tiny teacups. He also came in handy fishing the croquet ball out of the pool. Don't even ask what I had to promise to get him to do it...but isn't he cute!


The weather was perfect! Not too hot and not too windy.IMG_1051

We had rose-bouquet plates and napkins, pink iridescent tablecloths and genuine china teacups and saucers. My daughter made the Madhatter cakeIMG_1029

Here's the bride-to-be in her wedding veil we made from feathers, netting and funny foam.IMG_1044

The winner of the Most Outrageously Mad Hat trophy

What would a Wonderland theme be without a game of croquet? We even had little pink flamingos on the course. The partygoers who "forgot" their hat were provided tiny tiaras to wear.IMG_1032


Christina said...

Sounds like fun - I LOVE the cake!

Duke_of_Earle said...

Very clever concept and great execution. I must have missed my invitation in the mail. Oh, and I think (in special tribute to Alice's white rabbit) it should be HARE-brained scheme. From a very smart hare, indeed!


Rik no Orkut said...

Brincadeira em família!