Saturday, July 11, 2015

A Fanciful Twist's 8th Annual Virtual MAD TEA Party Extra special, as it is the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland ♥

       
                     


Have you heard?
It is time for a party!
Not just any party, A Fanciful Twist's 8th annual Mad Tea Party!
Children, I am afraid you will be on your own this weekend. There is a function I can not possibly miss. There are connections to be made and recipes to learn. Not suitable at all for young children.




PARTY Time!!!!

One way to enter to win a surprise from me is to identify any of the movies from which the above photos were taken. 

Shine up your fanciest dress shoes





Grab your quickest magical convenance

You want to arrive early as there is always great demand for the delicious treats.


What are your favorite dishes to find at a party?

Do you like dips, pastries, finger sandwiches or quirky or unusual fare like wild game, small country ethnic dishes, or snails?

For Cinnamon Snail Cookie Recipe
(makes 36)
See my Pinterest board.




I hear the finest chefs are bringing secret recipes.


The clock is ticking.                                     What shall I wear?

I have heard there may be secret passages and short cuts between party locations.




I seem to remember special treats to make one grow and shrink as needed.








To be entered to win the tea cup photo holder, or possibly another small gift,  leave a comment with the names of the treats in the picture below. (there are no wrong answers)



Another way to enter to win is to look at my gifts shop, come back and comment with your favorite item and in which country  you reside.     

I will leave the giveaway open for a week
to give you time to enter as often as you like
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Now, how shall we begin our journey?  

  
Which white rabbit should I follow?


I hope there will be directions along the way.






 I am worried about those shape changing treats. I am imagining being made taller.


          or BLUER 




or made over NEWER

If I eat the wrong mushrooms  

What if....


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confession: I love this doll


One more chance to enter to win - I am a bookaholic, a reading addict.
Comment with the name of any book that is a spin off or unrelated "new" version of Alice's adventures
no matter how bizarre.

I have one more item to give away. 

It is a digital (e-copy) of Tonya Kappes wonderful, magical novel  A Charming Fatality.  
I would appreciate if you would comment on my review post for a chance to win the book, and tell me which reading format you need.

I don't have photos of the SURprises I wish to give away and am really not even sure how many there are.
So let me give you ONE MORE easy way to enter to win.

Leave a comment with a link to your Mad Tea Party if you have a post.
I will be away Saturday at a street fair and fireworks after so I will come around to visit you as soon as I can.



Then pop back over and thank Ms. Vanessa for the most wonderful summer party!


53 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to reading After Alice by Gregory Maguire. My Alice post is at http://www.spiritblog.net/?p=8805

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    1. I was not as excited about his Oz books but I am willing to give this one a try.

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  2. THanks for hopping over to my party and making it right on time.... your gala event was so much fun... love the shape changing treats... Im afraid I can associate with the blue fairy all too well... have to try a skinny treat! have a great time at the fair.. Bye now! My Mad tea is at www.wingingwitheagles.blogspot.com

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  3. What a fun post! I love the little characters, and I accept your challenge to name all four….There's Polly Peanut Butter Head, Wendy Whipped Cream, Tawanna Toast, and Yolanda Yogurt.

    Enjoy your fair, and I hope you can come to my party when you get the chance. I'm hosting a fun giveaway, too (but not as fun as yours)…

    Linking from A Fanciful Twist,
    Happy Mad Tea Party!
    Ricki Jill

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  4. Ohhh i love it....and the Witches are great...love all the films and your Mad Tea Party....happy unbirthday to you
    Kerstin from germany

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  5. Such a enjoyable gala complete with edible snails! (you did change them into cookies!)
    We appreciate that over in our neck of the woods.
    I love your little characters, this was pure delight!
    Happy Saturday!
    athomewithjemma.com

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  6. Thanks for all those wonderful treats! I'd say pastries are my favorite tea party food...

    Please come to my party: http://www.moonlyf.com/2015/07/8th-annual-mad-tea-party.html

    ~♥Carmen♥~

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  7. Merry unbirthday to you too, Laura. How fun those snails.
    LOVED stopping by. Thank you for visiting with me.
    xoxo

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  8. I need to make those cookie snails for my next children's tea ~ I love them.

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  9. I need to make those cookie snails for my next children's tea ~ I love them.

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  10. I totally forgot it was Alice's 150th anniversary... In fact, I almost forgot the party. But I've shined my shoes, set up my uncanny brews and now I'm partying! Can you tell that I love the pic of those shoes? Brilliant!

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    1. I got lucky. The cloud reflections were unintentional.

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  11. Well, I only know the name of the first movie pictured...it is Hocus Pocus. it was filmed in Salem, MA. I grew up in the next town over, lived in Salem a few times and now live just a few towns over.

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  12. I have got to try those snail cookies!

    I recognized Hocus Pocus, and the Witches of Eastwick right off the bat. I think the other is Nanny McPhee.

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  13. thank you for dropping by for tea at the http://onesixthscaledollhouse.blogspot.com ! The dolls loved having you at the tea! And we love blog hopping!~gReat snail cookies and post! ThaT Mimi doll is priceless- I've been thinking of getting her and adding her to the herd. lol...~Lisa

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  14. Hope you're having a fun Mad Tea Party weekend! One Alice-related book I read recently is, Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin. There's a link to the review on my party post. Hope to see you there!

    Blessings,
    Sarah

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    1. That does sound like a very interesting book. Thanks for helping me discover a great new author.

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  15. It's a fun day visiting all the parties. Loving your cookie snails.
    Thanks for having me!

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  16. Forgot to leave you my tea party link.
    http://hyacinthforthesoul.blogspot.com/2015/07/mad-tea-party-2015.html
    All Things Alice is a fun little book!

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  17. What a fun post and party! Those snails are too cute-
    Was that a Nanny Mcphee movie still?
    Cheers!

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  18. What a lovely post!Happy Mad Tea Party!

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  19. I was so so glad to hear from you....and thanks for coming to my party.
    Your Mad Tea Party is magnificent...so much fun...Loved it all....

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  20. Love the magical trike, so colourful. We will be trying the snail cookies, apart from being cute they look delicious. Thank you, we have enjoyed our visit to your tea party.
    Linda and Michelle

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  21. How on earth did you get a picture of me in my fairy suit??? It appears I ate the wrong mushrooms. :) I love your tea party with all the wonderful giveaways! Let's see... I recognize Nanny McPhee Returns... and one of my favorite treats - Marshmellow Heart Tea, of course! Oh man, the gift shop - I wasn't expecting my style treats there! I LOVVEEE the turquoise I can do all things through Christ purse!!! It's now on my Santa wish list. I, too, am a bookaholic, or a new phrase I've read... a bibliophile... that sounds kind of creepy to me... I think I like bookaholic better! How about A New Alice in the Old Wonderland by Anna M. Richards? Thanks so much for dropping by for tea at my party, too!

    God bless and Happy Unbirthday to you,
    Sherry - Sherry's Cabin

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  22. Hi, Laura
    My! You must be channeling Alice with all of the giveaways! Okay. One of the movies is 'Hocus Pocus'; 'The Dragon of Cripple Creek' by Troy Howell has many Wonderland overtones as can be read by an interview on troyhowellstudio.com; The other movie is 'Witches of Eastwick'; and I like the Pink Super Bling Diamond Rhinestone shoulder bag purse and I am in the United States...Wow that was a mouthful to remember!
    Loved your party! Great dolls, wonderful goodies, fun time!
    XO
    Teresa in California
    http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

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  23. Is blogger saving my reply? I don't see it here. I will try again...
    Hi, Laura
    I love your party!
    I recognize 'Hocus Pocus'; a random book 'The Dragon of Cripple Creek' by Troy Howell has Wonderland overtones; I like the Pink Bling Diamond shoulder bag purse in the shop and I live in the United States.
    I don't know where my first reply went.
    It was fun seeing the dollies and goodies. Thanks for all the Mad Tea Party madness!
    XO
    Teresa in California
    http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you for the book idea and for taking time to look at my gift shop.
      I appreciate all the time when there are so many parties to get to.

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  24. Witchy!!! Yay! LOVE this tea party... CHEERS. -xo

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  25. This is such a cute party! I'd eat all of those snail cookies if I was there in real life!

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  26. Fabulous party! The cinnamon snails were a delightful treat! You have a lovely shop, the patina feather bracelet caught my heart! Thank you for the cuppa tea! Have a beautiful and magical weekend! =)

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  27. I enjoyed your wonderful Tea party, thanks for inviting me. Those snails were quite yummy. I spy the second picture is from Nanny McPhee.

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  28. Ha,Ha! Witches, shiny shoes and and lots of fairies! Thanks for a great time!
    Cheers, Sarah

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  29. Hi! Thank you for visiting my Tea Party. If you're ever in NM look me up - we can get crafty.

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  30. Great Party as usual Laura! I didn't play this year, sadly.
    treats are peanut butter krumpets, fruit jellies, and gooseberry scones!
    Susan

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  31. Great Party as usual Laura! I didn't play this year, sadly.
    treats are peanut butter krumpets, fruit jellies, and gooseberry scones!
    Susan

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  32. I enjoyed Your party.So glad to visit with You.I see We just might collect the same dolls.Your version of Alice changing sizes made Me giggle.Thank You-Denise

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  33. I enjoyed Your party.So glad to visit with You.I see We just might collect the same dolls.Your version of Alice changing sizes made Me giggle.Thank You-Denise

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  34. What a whimsical tea party! Thanks! Loved the snail cookie idea.

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  35. Ooooo, snail cookies!! And they appear to be dusted in cinnamon - delicious!

    Thanks for tea party-ing with me,
    Schardé
    rubbingsugar.blogspot.com

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  36. Fabulous!! I thoroughly enjoyed my visit, your party was delightful!
    Thank you for being a most gracious hostess, my Dear!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  37. Fabulous!! I thoroughly enjoyed my visit, your party was delightful!
    Thank you for being a most gracious hostess, my Dear!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  38. Confusing, but fun. Giveaway! Witches of Eastwick, Nanny Mcphee and Hocus Pocus.
    thetragicqueen.com

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    1. Now you know what it is like in my head! I never know what will pop in and out.

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  39. Oh what fun! I enjoyed my visit ever so much.
    Hugs,
    ~Susan

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  40. What an amazing party!! I enjoyed reading and looking at all the wonderful pictures. please enter me in the giveaway. One of the movies is Hocus Pocus. take care, Darlene

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  41. This is such a fun party! Loved looking through your photos! :) Thanks so much for stopping by Stringtown Home, and visiting my tea party... So glad I found your blog!

    Have a great day!
    -Heather
    www.stringtownhome.net

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  42. What a great party! Love your snails. Thanks for stopping by Blythetheque and visiting my party: http://blythetheque.blogspot.fr/2015/07/after-pyjama-tea-party

    See you next time, xoxo
    Monika

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  43. What a fun party! The cinnamon snails sound yum -- a great idea! Thanks, too, for stopping by my tea party at The Marmelade Gypsy!

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  44. Oh gosh - I'm sorry I am tail-end Charlie at your party, especially as you were so kind enough to visit me so promptly. This has been a real fun Mad Hatters Tea party and i am so pleased to have met you and your cinnamon snail cookies amongst the other de'lish finds!
    Wishing you a lovely week.
    Wren x

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  46. Thanks for visiting my party. I love the images and stuff from your party. Sounds like a grand time.

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  47. It is a unique tea party I have ever seen. Thank you very much for sharing the photographs. I like outdoor parties and the party places in the Bronx provide really great services. I always have excellent experience at the Bronx party spots.

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