March 17, 2017


I simply love party themes that revolve around
Alice in Wonderland.
It's hard to imagine the Disney movie goes all the way
back to RKO Studio on it's original production!
I chose this classic theme for throwing Luke
a party that I hope he had fun with!
Here are some highlights from our afternoon 
Mad Hatter Soiree!

When you have your grandchild visit
from out- of -town, time is precious!
You want to create memories
that they will carry with them for a lifetime.
Luke and I have done projects and
created little parties for some time now,
so on THIS visit, together...
we threw

The first assignment was to enjoy
our afternoon watching
Alice in Wonderland!
We wanted to refresh our memories
on the cast of characters!

Then it was a "Luke and Mom project" of setting the stage!

This was fun for "ME" watching the decorations
begin to appear throughout the house......

They make a good TEAM!

The Place Settings....
each adorned with a big chocolate bar!

Heirloom tea cups and my grandparents watches
added a perfect touch of wonder........

The Queen of Hearts.....
complete with Strawberry Marshmallows......

All tea parties must come with

"Vintage Alice" adorned the napkins......

Pretty drinking straws for tea and lemonade

Grandmother Estelle would have loved this......

The Cheshire Cat was Luke's favorite!

Luke and Miss M did a marvelous job
putting this together!

Luke could not control his laughter every time
he spoke of , "TwiddleDee and TwiddleDum!"

There's the CUTEST 
Mad Hatter ever!

This is a grandchild indulging his
grandmother taking photos!

They hung signs all over nooks and crannies 
showing the way to the party......

A signed copy from Maine Grandma
to add to his library......
another heirloom watch too!

with a key to my heart!

Our tea sandwiches....
Pimento Cheese, Pineapple Cream Cheese and Egg Salad...
cut in his favorite shape!

The Italian Pasta Salad

Whole Grain Chicken Fingers

Rainbow Chip Cupcakes

I hope they had as much fun as I had
Luke's Mad Hatter Party!

A sweet ending.....

This smile made it all worth while.......

Another treasured memory!


  1. What a cute idea! Love all the party accessories. Have a great weekend, Betsy.

    1. Thank you Katie....hope you have NO MORE SNOW....

  2. What a charming party, Betsy!! All the decorations are perfect for Alice and the tea party. :) You found some really marvelous theme items, and Master Luke is a real cutie!! The Cheshire Cat is my favorite too, by the way.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Betsy.


    Denise at Forest Manor

    1. Thank you Denise..it was fun on a bun...hope you also, have a marvelous weekend..warm hugs

  3. What a fun, fun party, Betsy. There is nothing I love better than a kids' party. Your little Luke is a really cute little boy and I can tell he got right in the spirit. I have ALWAYS loved Alice In Wonderland from the first time I read it as a child. I used to create little 'scenes' out of paper/tin and such to try to recreate a bit of the book. xo Diana

    1. Thank you Diana...it was alot of fun for me and I know it's the last time I will be able to do a party like this for him...getting too grown up. But I know he had fun! I love, love, love that you shared your memory of creating scenes from the story as a child...how magical! I certainly am glad you stopped by today...have a lovely weekend!!

  4. I love Mae in the last photo. Your Luke has a great sense of humor. He's a doll. (handsome boy doll). I can see your beauty in your daughter's face. :) I love the old watches so much. The cup and saucers. Beautiful prop of the tea party. Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

    1. Thank you dear Susie. I so appreciate your sweet comments...we had a fun time. Hope your snow is melting away for a beautiful weekend. Warm hugs.

  5. Betsy, your party for your grand is grand indeed! What wonderful memories he will carry in his heart. I love every detail! And that photo of Mae is priceless. ♥

    1. thank you Martha Ellen. We all had a ball with this. Hope you have a lovely weekend...and Mae thanks you too.

  6. I like to think...
    this is one of those memories he will cherish without even knowing it right now perhaps. but someday when he's six feet tall... and he's with his bride in their own beautiful home...
    he'll tell her in a quiet voice all about the day his texas grandma and his mother created a magical tea party. and he helped! they remember things like this.
    and I love the way you included maine grandma in the party. that is special and so like you.
    and is there anything cuter than a little boy in an oversized hat pressing down his wee ears!!!
    unless of course it's the last picture of mae looking more like a soft benevolent queen than a cheshire cat!!! LOL! I know she came looking for cream! ♥

    1. I believe you are so right Tammy...one that he may remember from time to time and know how special he was and "will always be!" I thank you so much for visiting today and leaving the most precious of comments! Love and hugs....

  7. What a sweet party theme and decorations! Looks like everyone had fun, and Luke will have wonderful memories of his visits with his grandmother. What do your grandchildren call you? I am nana, chosen by my two daughters. I always enjoy your posts. Have a wonderful weekend Betsy!

    1. Hi Connie. My grandchildren call me "Grandma"...Luke will refer to me as "Maine Grandma" as he was little when learning to talk...he defines both grandmothers by Maine or Ohio..it stuck and we love it! I love Nana also...I thank you for always taking time to visit! Warm hugs!

  8. Clever girl! What a fun party! I love the paper plates matched up with the beautiful white plates. So pretty!

    All the graphics are fun, but most fun in Luke in that Mad Hat! What a cutie!

    1. hi Deanna! Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I so hope it's warming up at your house! Becoming a beautiful spring green down here in Texas! Enjoy your weekend love!

  9. Magical! I'm pinning. I like that you are Maine Grandma. That's cute. ☘️

    1. I love being Maine Grandma too! I look forward to more beautiful home photos Vee. Have a good weekend. Warm hugs!

  10. OMG!!!!!! best party EVER!!! such cute ideas....mind if I borrow a few? granddaughter's bday is end of april and this is her theme too. I think. They change their minds as often as the weather!

    1. It's a wonderful theme for a child's party Janey. I cannot wait to see what y'all come up with for her special day! It was SO much for me! I found all my supplies on Amazon! Please share the party with us! Have a wonderful week!


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