Mad Hatter Tea Party!

Yesterday I went to The Mad Hatter's Tea and Luncheon
sponsored by the Palm Coast Decorative Painter's club.
It was also a fund raiser with two auctions of painted items.

Several club members decorated their tables with themed subjects.
This is the table where I sat, hosted by Jan N. and Barbara J.
The theme is "Tea Time."
I wish I had taken a closer picture of the centerpiece, made by Jan
and Barbara. The bottom is a plate with a tea pot, then next three 
layers of plates has rose tea cups, silk ivy and a variety of tea bags. 

The goodie bags are hand painted by Barbara and Jan.

Inside the goodie bags was another hand painted
surprise - a framed picture of zentangle designed
tea cups. All ten were different!
I wish I had taken pictures of all of them. Here's a close-up of mine. 
Look at all that detail!

Another take home gift was these sweet tea cups filled with tea bags!

The display of the member's donated art auctioned off after the luncheon:

There was also a "Silent Auction" of handpainted items:

For Silent Auction, you sign your name and bid on the paper, then
hope no one comes along and outbids you!!

Just a few of many painted items donated, along with handmade jewelry.

Some of the decorated tables. I think this one won:
There's a watermelon shaped tea pot in the center.
The goblets were also handpainted
and were take home favors!

This table has a beach theme. The centerpiece is handpainted:

Sandpails full of shells and pinwheels were the take home favors.

Table below has hand painted ladies inside each tea cup:

Table below has a bunny theme. Large bunny centerpiece:

Egg themed table. Lady on the left has painted eggs hanging 
from her hat and on top.

Spring Chicken Theme:

Hand painted chicken centerpiece
with hand painted eggs inside egg cups for favors

This cheerful table had lots of birds, butterflies, and balloons. 
That aqua fascinator hat even had a bird on it!

Another chicken theme:

Sunflower Theme Table:

Crazy Hat Contest Winner:
Tea Cup made from playing cards!
Isn't Heather pretty?

The Food:

The Desserts:

And a good time was had by all!!!

This was PCDPs first tea party, we are all hoping it won't be the last! They did a wonderful job, very professionally presented. Thanks for all the hard work!!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my review of their tea party!



Bernideen said...

What a lovely blog and also such a sweet posting about this event! Would love to have you come link tomorrow at my weekly blog party!

Marilyn Miller said...

What a fun idea for an afternoon fundraiser. Each table was lovely.

LTD said...

What fun themes for each table, you can tell that lots of thought went into them. Thanks so much for sharing with us!!!


Kathleen said...

That looks great and so much fun! I have to go back and study it! St. Patrick's Day blog crawl is Wed. Hope to see you!

Bernideen said...

I am so glad you came and linked. Here is an idea. Sometimes when a person has a long post they do several post like Part I and Part II. Just an idea!
The photos of your event look wonderful! so glad you linked and shared.

Sarah said...

What a fun party / fund raiser to attend. One of the local groups used to sponsor a tabletop fund raiser each year. I miss it. There was always wonderful creativity. Thanks for sharing this event.

Creations By Cindy said...

Love me a good party! Loved looking at everything. WOW! Now I would those tabletops took some work. Our church done a Mad Hatter party in Dec. and was wonderful. So much fun to do a table. Happy Wednesday. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Margie said...

What a delightful tea party! I always enjoy seeing thematic tablescapes and Heather's creative hat is definitely a winner!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

That is such a fun and whimsical party. love seeing all the different tables. Heather looks so beautiful in that clever hat. It must have been so much fun to attend.

stevenjared0853 said...

This tea party looks amazing. I cherish such fun moments with my family. Just hosted a bridal shower tea party for my cousin at party venues in Los Angeles. She just loved the pink theme and adored my party arrangements.