Saturday, July 11, 2015

Mad Tea Party 2015 Today!



In celebration of the 150 th. anniversary of the release of "Alice in Wonderland."

 

"You were probably expecting to see Billizetti as the Mad Hatter standing here. I got tired of him having all the fun! This is me, Bill. I put on my Jack of Hearts t-shirt so I could welcome you myself to my Mad Tea Party. I hope you have a great time! Please click on any picture if you would like to see a larger size."


"Just go on in!"







"Here! You're the right size now, but I almost forgot to give you the key!





"Welcome! You made it inside. As you can see, I am the White Rabbit. I look surprisingly like my twin brother Lorenzo Papace. We're French. I suppose you can tell by our good looks. Lorenzo is really talented! He formed the group called Ödland. You'll find their music everywhere! I'm the untalented twin. I just want to play with watches and gears and stuff like that. Someone handed me this rabbit suit with a dangling watch, and I thought, "Swell! I'll take the job! It's a wonderful watch! Except it doesn't seem to be ticking. So . . . "







"Hi. Yep. As you can see, I am the Three of Spades. I don't know where the White Rabbit hopped off to. I wanted to be the Jack of Hearts, because, well, you know, the Jack of Hearts is special! But Bill wanted to be the Jack of Hearts. It's his blog, so I lose. Well, you can either go stuff your face with French goodies and tea, or you can stop over there and see the Queen of Hearts. Personally, I'd go see the Queen of Hearts first. We do everything we can to keep her happy. You'll probably have to listen to a song all about her, too. Yep. Anything to keep her happy! (There better be a beer tent somewhere! I'm not drinking tea!)"















"Wasn't that a wonderful song? You must be ready for tea by now! We have some fabulous tarts and other French pastries, too. The Queen of Hearts doesn't make tarts for parties, obviously, but my fabulous friend the Queen of Tarts does. I wonder if those two are related? Probably not. The Queen of Tarts is always so friendly. She never says, "Off with his head!" She brings enough treats for everyone! Just follow the map to the food tent."
















"Hmm. That's odd. There doesn't seem to be any tea anywhere. Oh. The Queen of Tarts just whispered in my ear that she'd rather everyone drink champagne with the desserts she brought. I guess the Three of Spades doesn't have to worry about drinking tea after all. Hopefully champagne will cheer up his mood. But can we have a Mad Tea Party without any tea? Well, why not?! It's a "mad" party, after all. I just hope Lady June doesn't mind. She's proper English you know! Oh oh. There's Lady June now!"


"You cheeky young man! How can we possibly have a Mad Tea Party without any tea? I've never heard of such a thing! Fortunately, I came prepared. I brought enough tea to share with everyone. I'm not even a queen. But I know proper etiquette. Let me start making a cup for whoever would like one."





"Now do be careful, Mr. Holmes. I make sure the tea is good and hot!"




"Thank you, Lady June. You are most kind!"




"Thank you so much, Lady June! You look stunning as always! You'll always be a queen in my book. I wasn't sure if Sherlock would make it. He's always so busy solving mysteries. But I notice he brought his violin with him. I wonder if he's trying to make an impression on that cute violin player in Ödland? Well, I think it's about time for our last entertainment. I know you have so many other parties to visit today. The Queen of Spades wants to introduce the last song. You haven't met her yet. She's a little spacey. Seriously! She thinks she's French, and she is always talking about wanting to fly to outer space with Ödland. Without further ado, I present the Queen of Spades!"



"Hello everyone! I'm honored to introduce the last song Ödland is going to perform for us today. It's my favorite song! I just love them so much! I'm going to fly in outer space with them soon. They keep telling me I belong in space. Well, I think that's what they are saying. I'm afraid my French is a little rusty."





"Hi! It's me! Billizetti. I'm the Mad Hatter today. I bet you knew I'd be here somewhere. Thank you for coming everyone! We really must send you over to Vanessa's now. She does such a magnificent job hosting our tea parties every year. The link to her blog is: http://afancifultwist.typepad.com/   You'll have a wonderful, glittery time at her party. A big thanks to Ödland for performing so many of their songs! Now everyone have a safe trip surfing around blogland. Bye!"





(I don't remember where I found the photos of the beautiful French pastries. But if you want to see the most fabulous French food, among anything else French, please visit Paris Breakfasts at: http://parisbreakfasts.blogspot.com/ )

(The maps of Nina Nicci were found at: https://www.ninaricci.com/fr-FR/Fragrances/The-Nina-line/Page-parfums-Les-delices-de-Nina and I do not claim any rights to them. They were used strictly for non-monetary purposes. Man. That's hard to say after a couple of glasses of champagne!)

32 comments:

  1. Mmm-delicious, fun and so mad! For some reason the sound did not work on my computer, but I enjoyed the videos anyway! I will try again later as I am intrigued. Au revoir!

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  2. LOL !!! What a fun and creative tea!!! Love everything, pictures, food and music!!!! please visit Plumfield
    http://plumfieldhousegardens.blogspot.com/

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  3. So many fun images! Quiet a lovely fun party!

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  4. A very nice party indeed. Thanks for the treats. It was wonderful.

    Wende

    https://creativeartseatables.wordpress.com/

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  5. Happy unbirthday to you...like your party
    Hugs
    Kerstin

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  6. The music sets the right mood for a Mad Tea Party! Happy Unbirthday to you!!! BTW I like the tagline of your blog.....I'm an artist, too!

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

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  7. Thank you for this fabulous party Bill! I feel like I dreamed I was in France without ever having to fly!
    Now I think I need one more small glass of champagne! Toodles from the Queen of Tarts!

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  8. Thank you sooo much for you invitation William, it was a fabulous party with music and all! I shall pass on your good wishes to my cousin the Queen!
    Au Revoir old thing, chin chin and all that, from your very good friend, Lady June xxx kiss kiss kiss xxx just like the French!

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  9. A macaron I do believe I will partake. Thanks for the tea.

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  10. Oh, I loved the song by Odland ~ cool pictures too!

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  11. Did I hear there was champagne?! Thanks for the great digital-art tea party! :-)

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

    ~♥Carmen♥~

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  12. Oh, champagne! I always take that over tea. Fun party with the digital guests. ;-)

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  13. The food is awesome, the music is delicious, and you got Mr. Holmes as a guest? You'll never be able to get rid of me!

    Happy Mad Tea Party!

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  14. All kinds of fun here, Bill! Hey! That Queen looks vaguely familiar! Have you been making Giggle Tea or something today? Thank you, nonetheless! You have done such a fun job!!!! By the way, if you don't hurry over to my blog, Victorienne and Purple Kitty will have to leave without you (and they don't want to do that!).

    Betty

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  15. ahhh....BOY....you sure do know how to give a gooood tea party....and between you and me, I would MUCH rather have champagne than tea any ole day....hahhaa
    Such fun....please come by my place for another party...
    http://bj-sweetnothings.blogspot.com/2015/07/mad-tea-party.html

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  16. wonderful mad fun tea party! And french pastries...ooh la la

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  17. The photo manipulations were too cute! And the music...just perfect!

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  18. What a smashing success of a Mad Tea Party! Great entertainment and celebrities in the mix. Such fun and frivolities! I enjoyed myself to the tea!
    Teresa in California
    http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

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  19. Always a good time Bill! The champagne bubbles are tickling my nose! I so enjoyed being here. Thank you for sharing your party!

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  20. Delightfully magical! Love the music and your creativity. I wish I was not such stupid a American and knew more French.

    http://dogsmomvisits.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-fanciful-twists-8th-annual-virtual.html

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  21. Bill.
    So enjoyed this and your creativity! I will always take a glass of champagne over a cup of tea! The macaroons were absolutely the best ever and oh, the map to the food tent was a life saver!
    Jemma

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  22. Wow! Quite a party, loved the French twist! I too prefer champagne to tea . . . but don't tell! Thanks for the entertainment extraordinaire! Cheers, Sarah

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  23. You are always so much fun!!! Love the shirt too, so cool! Fab sharing, thanks for being a part of the mad tea fun, truly! Happiest mad tea party wishes <3, Vanessa

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  24. I hope my comment took, my computer always fights with blogger for some reason ;-)

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  25. This was delightful and I loved seeing all the characters especially Mr. Holmes! Very nice indeed. Thanks for the share.

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  26. Well, this has certainly been a very Mad Romp!! Very fun and unexpected tea party .

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  27. Fun, Bill! You were a fabulous host! Happiest UnBirthday to you!
    Best,
    Anne

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  28. Oh this was such fun!
    Wonderful images and music and love how you snuck in Mr Holmes!

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  29. How filled with Fancy! Happy Mad Tea Party!

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  30. What Fun, I'm so glad I dropped by.Thank You for Your kind words on My party post. To champagne in My teacup. Denise

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  31. I love the balloons! This was a fun visual Tea Party. Sorry I'm late but it took 4 days to travel to the W's on the party list. Stop by my diary I'm still having a Party giveaway! www.thetragicqueen.com

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