Saturday 26 May 2012

Alice in Wonderland tea party

My sister turned seventy at the weekend. Celebrations began with a tea party organised by my niece, Paula and her family. This lovely hand made Alice in Wonderland invitation set the scene for the day;

Dear Auntie Barbara and Uncle Terry, you are hereby invited to join us in celebrating Sue's 70th very merry un-birthday, birthday tea party on the 19th May, at 12pm. Lots of love Paula, Dave and Robyn xxx

Saturday was a lovely sunny day so the party went ahead in the garden as planned. Paula and Robyn spent the whole of Thursday baking, and were up at 5.30am on the morning of the party to make sure everything was ready.

The table settings, cake stands and pretty silver teaspoons were all sourced from eBay – a task that took several weeks.

Sue the birthday girl and "Alice" for the day

"Eat Me" cupcakes!

"Drink Me" champagne - no need to ask twice!

This delightful pansy covered decoration and the Alice in Wonderland one at the end of the post were handmade by Paula.

The birthday cake (on the right) was delicious as well as pretty.

Some of the guests at the "Mad Hatters Tea Party"

Terry and I having a fit of the giggles!

The birthday girl and gifts

Seventy eventful years in one beautiful scrap book

Another of the pretty handmade decorations

Happy Birthday Sue! Thank you Paula, Dave and Robyn for a wonderful day.


  1. How beautiful! It looks like everyone was having a lovely time. Now I want cake!

  2. What a wonderful birthday party - Your sister must have felt like the belle at the ball. I love the theme and the idea of a Mad Hatter's Tea Party in the garden. Kudos to Paula, Robyn and Dave for being so thoughtful.

  3. I certainly did feel like the belle at the ball and I was spoilt for the whole day. Lots of love and thanks to everyone for making it such a special day for me

  4. barbaraannefisher28 May 2012 at 20:25

    It was a really lovely day. Sue was the belle of the ball. I will pass the Kudos along to Paula, Robyn and Dave. Thanks for calling in.

  5. barbaraannefisher28 May 2012 at 20:26

    Hello Sister, you deserve to be spoilt! Thanks for sharing your day with us, we had a great time.

  6. What a wonderful party! It looks like a good time was had by all :)

  7. Ah hello and thankyou so much for putting this on here youve done it justice.Myself,Dave and Robyn really enjoyed hosting Mums well deserved 70th "Mad Hatters" Tea Party.I enjoyed collecting the vintage china, cutlery& table cloths.It was lovely seeing everybody and to have these wonderful photos taken by Uncle Terry.
    Thankyou to everybody for your kind comments.......onto the next project!

  8. barbaraannefisher28 May 2012 at 20:36

    Thanks Paula, I'm glad you think it's OK. You can always start planning my 70th - not too many years to go!!!! xx

  9. barbaraannefisher28 May 2012 at 20:36

    Hello Nicki-Ann, it was a lot of fun. Thanks so much for your comment.

  10. oh my, what a wonderful time you must have had. I loved looking at these pictures. they sure put a lot of work into it, and it looks like it turned out perfectly.

  11. barbaraannefisher28 May 2012 at 20:44

    Hi Donna, it was the perfect day. Glad you enjoyed the pictures.

  12. Everything looks so pretty here! So much fun, imagination & giggles ~ Happy belated birthday to your sister, Barbara. :)

  13. barbaraannefisher28 May 2012 at 20:53

    Hi Claudine, it was a really great day. Paula did a fantastic job.

  14. Happy Birthday to your sister! I love the theme of the party and all the details are fantastic! It looks like it was a special and amazing day. I think it was fun for everyone involved. It is obvious that she is loved very much. :)

  15. barbaraannefisher29 May 2012 at 06:33

    Thanks Jess. It would be difficult not to love my sister; she is one of life’s best.

  16. Thank you Jess and thank you special sister for your lovely comment. This getting old is not so bad after all

  17. Thank you Claudine, I had a super day

  18. What a beautiful birthday! Congratulations and happy birthday to your sister!

  19. barbaraannefisher30 May 2012 at 06:59

    There are so many reasons to celebrate at the moment, 70th and 50th birthdays, 2 x 21st birthdays and a new baby. Lots of fun and we feel truly blessed. Thanks so much for calling in and leaving a comment. I will be over to visit your blog later.

  20. What a lovely un-birthday party. So nice to see photos of you all. Those cup cakes are just sooo delightful!! (I'm catching up on some of my favourite blogs for the first time since I started my 'break' hence the late comment!)

  21. barbaraannefisher3 June 2012 at 12:30

    Hello Sharon, I’ve really missed your comments and blog posts! I hope you are having a wonderful break and will soon be feeling recharged and ready for anything.


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