Rosie's Tea Party
by "Pop Surrealism" artist
More of his work here
"Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage."
When Mischief requested a tea party for her birthday this year I thought great, a simple party at home. We made a trip to the craft store and found ourselves strolling the aisles of fake flowers...those dark aisles that used to make me think...."who buys this crap?"
Well, apparently I do.
We hung a few of the flowers on the chandelier and pulled out the silver....simple is subjective right?
(fyi: I still want to outlaw fake plants, flowers....and definitely red mulch...but that's another blog post)
Next we borrowed MeMe's perfectly pink depression glass and set the table.
More paper flowers strung across the mirror. A good husband is one that walks through a room, sees you happily stringing flowers together above some weird looking bird...and just keeps on walking.
Hey Aunt Jane, this is for you. The kitschy planter you challenged me to repurpose...the ugly duckling turned into a swan???
Dolls were invited too and had their very own table.
The tables set, Mischief and Mayhem waited for our guests.
The first to arrive...Granddaddy who brought his own doll.
Mischief and Baby Caroline, Granddaddy and a diminutive John Wayne, and Mayhem with Miriam.
We decorated hats with ribbon and flowers for the dolls. More craft store paraphernalia...you're welcome Hobby Lobby.
The girls attended their dolls and served them goodies.
Even "the Duke" got a little attention...an unexpected slow dance.
Mischief and friends.
With a ring of the bell...it was tea time.
This tea party had excellent service...a handsome waiter served cake and tea. Dad of the year!
Mischief and friends had a great time...
the big girls too.
And for her guests...tea party themed lollipops.
|via Etsy shop A Pocket Full of Sweets|
When asked if she had a good time she replied
"Yes Momma, but it was kinda loud...
aren't tea parties are supposed to be quiet."
"Tea should be taken in solitude."
Happy Birthday Mischief