Our First Recipe Booklet Has Arrived~

Scone Recipe Book

Finally! The Tea Party Girl (TM) Scones and Spreads recipe booklet is here. This recipe booklet contains 42 outstanding recipes and can be printed out on your own computer. You will love adding this booklet to your collection or buying and sharing them as gifts.

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A Mad Hatters Tea Party – Create Some Fun For Kids

Mad Hatters Tea Party


Mad Hatters Tea Party

 Tea parties are always a fun way to get together, but a Mad Hatters tea party is a different kind of fun. What a memorable way to create some end of summer fun for the kids.

Nonsensical and silly are the goals of this party. All the tea etiquette rules and sophistication of a traditional tea party go out the window, or should I say go through the looking glass?

If you remember, in Alice in Wonderland, the March Rabbit meets with Alice as he is running late for a tea party. The beginning of Chapter 7 in the story, Alice finds herself at a very long table, set for many for tea. Everyone is crowded at one end of this table. This, of course, is the Mad Hatter’s tea party.

The Mad Hatter has been condemned by the Queen of Hearts for ‘killing time” with his singing. As the story goes, all the clocks and watches say tea time, all the time. Alice is impolitely treated with riddles that have no answers and silly nonsensical poems.

This has all the makings of a very fun event and a way to get the kids to explore their creative side.

Let’s start with the invitations. Do you want hats to be the theme? Or maybe the theme is Wonderland and all the characters? Take time to make hand made invitations. Create your own silly rhymes to go with the theme. If you want others to dress up, make them aware of that in the invitation. Ask them to wear an outrageous hat. Or better yet, tell them you have a Mad Hatter hat making session planned.

To create excitement and anticipation of the event, deliver the invitations in costume!

Once you have the theme and have the invitations out, it is time to plan the tea party decorations. The Mad Hatter tea party is all about non conformity, so enjoy and mix and match your dishes, glasses and silverware. Use different chairs too! Table cloths in pastel colors and tea pots with flowers make a great table setting for this affair. Some paper lanterns or playing cards are great decoration ideas to consider too.

Consider creating a looking glass that every one walks through to enter the party into Wonderland. Find a place for the Cheshire cat or at least his smile to appear. And don’t forget Dormouse, he would be happy to be placed in a teapot on the table.

More on a Mad Hatters Tea Party

Now, time to plan the menu. It is a party for games and fun. Finger foods are perfect for this event. You can serve the same foods you would serve at any tea party, but have fun and get creative to on the names of the food. Remember, the sillier the better for Wonderland. How does Tweedledee and Tweedledum tarts sound? Courisier and courisier tea cocktails? The Mad Hatter did offer Alice some wine! So serve your ice tea drinks in plastic wine goblets to the kids. Take a ribbon and a name tag and tie it on the base of each glass. Write “Drink Me” on them. Make cookies that say “Eat Me”.

For a fun activity, allow your guests to become Mad Hatters, and create their own hats. It is a simple and fun activity for the kids. It takes newspaper, tape, scissors, flowers and a little creativity to make these as tea party favors. It is a great way to occupy the kids and allow them to make something memorable to take home.

This is a party to play croquet, card games and silly rhyming games. Depending on the age of the children, you can create games suitable for their age level. Some may love playing “opposites”. Everything in Wonderland is not as it appears to be. Make rules that everyone is called their name backwards and when responding to a question on should answer the opposite of what they really mean. It can create laughter as the kids get inventive with their questions.

A Mad Hatters tea party is a great and fun way to create some end of summer fun for kids! It allows them to be creative and silly. This is a party that will be talked about for years to come.



Connie Bednar has been a tea enthusiast all her life. She enjoys entertaining around tea themes and so her web site http://www.your-cup-of-tea.com was born. Learn more about the fun Mad Hatters Tea Party here on her web site Take the time to sign up for “Tea Note Speaker” her newsletter (look for the link on the navigation bar to the left-here’s a hint the link is toward the bottom) while you are there and take advantage of her complimentary tea e-course.


How Children’s Tea Parties Could Change Your Life


This week I hosted an awesome free webinar entitled “Start A Children’s Tea Party Business in 14 Days of Less.” I hope you were able to join me.

 Personally, I ran children’s tea parties for 7 years as part of my tea room.  In the beginning I was really hesitant.

I had nightmares about broken china and food fights but actually that couldn’t have been farther from the truth.

Within the first 6 months I developed a step by step system that kept the kids moving, the parents at peace and my china safe and sound! (in fact, in the seven years I held kids teas the only person who ever broke a cup was ME!)

In 2005 I wrote a class called “Start A Children’s Tea Party Business” and in 2010 I updated it to the new 2.0 version.  In the webinar on June 23rd I will be sharing a whole new aspect of the kids party business that can have you up and running within a couple of weeks.

In the meantime, I wanted to share with you the basic premise of a Children’s Tea Party and why it can be a great way to make money.

1. Did you know?

Parties are NO LONGER for the child they are usually about status. Giving a great party can often translate into “you are a great mom and everyone can see that.”

Is it right? No.  Is it happening? Yes.  Can you benefit by providing an awesome party that is actually for BOTH mom and child?  You bet!

2. What’s the average cost?The average cost of a childs birthday party in the U.S. starts at $150 and goes up.  That is without the gift.  Offering paid children’s events are well within the range of the average family.

 Yes!  That is the point.  Parents are too busy to plan, gather and produce a special party.  You can do it for them with a simple, step by step program.  The kids have a great time, you make money and Mom feels like the princess because she got a break!

3. Aren’t parents busy?

4. Make upwards of $100 an hour around your own scheduleOffering Children’s Tea Parties can boost your income , let you work from home AND allow you to be there for your own family when they need you most.

Host a few parties each weekend and you can be earning a great income and having lots of fun.

 The key to owning a Children’s Tea Party Business is knowing the ins and outs and having a step by step plan.  My online class can be found at http://www.ChildrensTeaParty.com  If you are considering an affordable way to work from home you may have just stumbled on the idea of a lifetime.

Wishing You Great Success,


Tea Party Girl.com