Friday, September 18, 2009

Alice in Wonderland, or, Gifts from a Mad Tea Party


I absolutely love Blog Parties. Most have a theme, and the idea is to have a "party" on your blog on a particular day. The hostess has a page that lists all the party-goers, and everyone hops from one blog to another, visiting and leaving comments and discovering people and places they never would have before. I now follow a number of blogs that I've found this way.

One of my favorite such parties was Vanessa Valencia's Mad Tea Party back in (eek) June. Yes, I know.... I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date! It's taken me this long to write about the after-effects of Drinking THIS ONE and Eating THAT ONE.

But it's worth it, I swear.

There were lots of fantastic parties to visit, but one of my absolute favorites was at the blog Minor Details. So I was ecstatic when one day a huge box arrived on my doorstep -- a box of party favors from her Mad Tea Party!

Zack was all over that polka-dotted box. When I opened it and squealed in delight, he came running, so I let him pull out all the bits and bobs. Some never made it long enough to pose for the camera (like the bubblegum-flavored rock candy), but suffice it to say, there were some amazing, fun things.

Zack claimed these. And to me, it's all about packaging, so that hot pink bag is MINE -- Zack can have the candy!


Pages from a vintage "Alice in Wonderland" book, and bits of ribbon with the Alice theme. I love vintage goodies and have them all OVER my office. In fact, I just added another huge shelf just to show off more of them.

And this is just a small assortment of the fun things we found. In addition to the bubbles, M*M's that said "Eat Me" and "Drink Me", and a most superior sippy cup, there was the famous plate ring that I loved so much, paper umbrellas, tops, kaleidoscopes, a tiny ballerina, and all manner of trinkets that I went nuts over. The box, like the rabbit hole Alice fell into, seemed to have no bottom.

Thanks so much to Minor Details for such a lovely party!

14 comments:

  1. this stuff is so cool! congrats!

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  2. Mail Call is a wonderful thing! :D

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  3. How nice! I love A Fanciful Twist and all the awesome bloggers who threw their own mad tea parties this year!

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  4. What a fun box to open!

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  5. oh wow what a FABULOUS box of fun stuff! So many little treasures, that would make my week!

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  6. Oh how cool was that! Great fun.
    xoxo

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  7. I've never even heard of these parties...what fun!!! And kudos to anyone who has the time and energy to coordinate something like this.

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  8. I've never even heard of these parties...what fun!!! And kudos to anyone who has the time and energy to coordinate something like this.

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  9. What a great package to receive in the mail. Look at all of those cool goodies inside! I'm glad Zack got to share in the fun too. :-)

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  10. Awesome! I would have loved to have received that goody box! You are ever so lucky! I love that orange and pink...is it... a drink bottle? Very lucky indeed!

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  11. I can not wait for her halloween party. =D

    What a great box of goodies. =D

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  12. I LOVE ALICE IN WONDERLAND! Big Big fan and looking forward to Tim Burtons film so much should be friggin awesome! Anything to see it again on the big screen the TV version have been pretty crap good to finally have someone take it seriously!

    For more "Alice in Wonderland" check her out here!
    ASK ALICE!!

    Paul Telling -
    Creative Communications Creator and Graphic Facilitator
    Pauls Site

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  13. I LOVE ALICE IN WONDERLAND! Big Big fan and looking forward to Tim Burtons film so much should be friggin awesome! Anything to see it again on the big screen the TV version have been pretty crap good to finally have someone take it seriously!

    For more "Alice in Wonderland" check her out here!
    ASK ALICE!!

    Paul Telling -
    Creative Communications Creator and Graphic Facilitator
    Pauls Site

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  14. I LOVE ALICE IN WONDERLAND! Big Big fan and looking forward to Tim Burtons film so much should be friggin awesome! Anything to see it again on the big screen the TV version have been pretty crap good to finally have someone take it seriously!

    For more "Alice in Wonderland" check her out here!
    ASK ALICE!!

    Paul Telling -
    Creative Communications Creator and Graphic Facilitator
    Pauls Site

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