Saturday, July 28, 2012

My Mad Tea Party 2012 (FD)

I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date.
No, wait, I have the right time and date; I'm not late!

And you aren't late either... You're just in time for tea...



Ah, perhaps we'll use the kettle instead of the teapot today; the teapot appears to be occupied by our friend the doormouse.

I suppose she thought it would be safer in there?

Willow chases anything smaller than herself (which is most things) so she's probably right. I mean, if the squirrel chasing attempts are anything to go by, Willow enjoys chasing rodents...

I think I'll let the doormouse stay in the teapot where she'll be safe.

But what about the tea?

Hmmm....

Not to worry, I'll put the kettle on.

And while I do that, why don't you help yourself to a mushroom pasty; I have several in different shapes and sizes... Take as many as you like!



And how about a choco-hat cookie? Or maybe 2?



Don't feel pressured to take both; if you just want the cookies, go for it, if you just want the pasties, that's fine too.  In fact, if you just want your tea that's also fine!

I can offer you cheese and crackers or something if you're in need of something to snack on while you're here though...

And, if you don't want tea, we have orange juice, water (flavoured and unflavoured), coffee, herbal or fruit teas of various flavours, milk, or cocoa.

Oh, and I have ice-lollies in the freezer if you'd prefer one of those... Plain fruit ones, or ones with ice-cream in them...


Just let me know what you'd like, and I'll see what I can do for you.

OK, now we have the refreshments sorted out, how about some entertainment?

I'm not good with party games, but I personally enjoy a good story telling session, and happen to think that nothing goes better with a cup of tea and a tasty snack than a good book!

How about we take turns reading something?

What would you like to read?

Perhaps "Alice In Wonderland" or "Charlie And The Chocolate Factory"? Or maybe "Carrie's War" or "Goodnight Mister Tom" are more your thing? Or perhaps the poetry of Robert Frost? Or maybe "Wuthering Heights" or "Oliver Twist"?

Ah, but maybe you'd prefer something newer? If so, may I be so bold as to suggest my own works?

"Mr. Pumpkin-Head And Other Poems" is a collection of 40 of my poems, and until the end of this month is available half price with the coupon code "SSW50" on Smashwords; bearing in mind the usual price is only $1.99 anyway.

"Witchlet" is a chapter book (AKA very short novel suitable for children as well as adults) about a young witch seeking acceptance in a world that views witches as warty old women. That one too is usually $1.99 but on sale with the coupon code "SSW50" at Smashwords.

"Bluebell The Fairy Guide" is my newest publication. It's a fairy tale about a little blind girl who gets lost in the woods, and a fairy named Bluebell who needs to figure out how to help her get home. This one isn't on sale, but at only $0.99 it's not that expensive anyway.

To see more details for, or take a look at free samples of - or even buy copies of - any of my books, you can either click on their titles, or go to my Smashwords author page at http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/toriz. "Mr. Pumpkin-Head And Other Poems" and "Witchlet" are also available elsewhere - though "Bluebell The Fairy Guide" isn't yet - and you can find out where by checking out my where to buy my books page.

But, hey, if none of those appeal to you either, we can do something else... You're the guest, so you get a say!

Perhaps you'd prefer some music?

I have all sorts ranging through country, oldies, pop, a bit of stuff that's just instrumental, and some rock too.

Or we could play a game...

Ludo? Snakes And Ladders? Scrabble? Something with cards?

Or we could do some crafts...

Oh, wait, I know...

Let's go check out the other parties going on! I bet they'll have something fun to do!

They'll probably have some more tasty things to eat too... Mmmm!

Yes, let's do that!

Click on the banner below to check out the rest of the mad tea parties going on around the web!



And, thanks for visiting!

P.S. My friend Parsley is also holding a tea party this weekend, so scroll down to check out yesterday's post for a couple of tasty recipes!

52 comments:

Trace4J said...

What a fun party.
Thank you for inviting me.
I love a good book and a game of scrabble.
Hugs & JOY
Trace
P.s Thank you for stopping by my blog :)

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Toriz said...

Trace:
Thanks for visiting. A good book and scrabble sounds like a good plan to me! :)

That corgi :) said...

What a wonderful tea party you put on, Tori! I'd have to help myself to a sampling of your tasty food and enjoy some of your music selections!

have a great tea party!

betty

Toriz said...

Betty:
Glad you enjoyed the party; tasty food and music is a good idea! :)

Meeha Meeha said...

Lovely party - the Hare in the teapot it a darling :)

Rachel said...

Mmmmmm mushroom pastries, yummy!

Great tea party, thanks for having me. :-)

Deanna said...

How very delightful! Thank you for sharing with us. I wasn't able to host a party but I did a quick post about tea:
http://teawithdee.blogspot.com/2012/07/tea-with-deethats-me.html

Mad Madam Mel said...

mmm a mushroom pasty with tea for me please :)
Thank you so much for inviting me,
I hope to see you soon at my party too, everyone is invited :)
Mad Madam Mel x

http://www.madmadammel.com/2012/07/a-mad-tea-party-2012.html

Jorgelina said...

What a wonderful party!

Emalina said...

What a nice party, I'd like one of those hat cookies please! Happy Mad Tea Party and thanks for having me :)

Please come visit me at mine for a cup of tea:

http://www.idlebakes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/a-mad-tea-party-in-idle-wonderland.html

Magaly Guerrero said...

I am sooo hungry now and there is a mouse in my teapot. I'll make some coffee then. Can I have a cookie to go? Maybe tree?

Tazas y Cuentos said...

Very nice mini-teapot!
Great party and thank you for visiting!
Besos from Argentina, Silvina

laurie said...

oh my gosh, so much fun! I feel full and happy now, good friends, good food, good reading, perfect party!

Patricia Hughes said...

Lovely Party...thank you for inviting me.

Chrislyn said...

Mmmm tea and mushroom pastries, books and games--some of my favorite things. I may never leave! The little mouse in the teacup is adorable! You are so sweet to do a post for my give away! Miss Lizzee and I thank you!

Chrislyn

Laurie said...

Magical party! Thanks for stopping by my party! :)

AliceKay said...

Looks like you were having a great time with the tea party. :)

Bill said...

I hope you don't mind, but I spent most of the time visiting with the doormouse. I've always loved mice, as they make the nicest friends. We shared a pasty, but we each had to have our own cookie. Thank you so much for the wonderful time!

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Toriz, you are delightful!

Thank you so much for being here!!!And for sharing in the madness!

Happy Mad Tea Partying!

♥ Vanessa {a fanciful twist}

Susan said...

Thanks so much for the choco-hat cookies! they are cute!
and I LOVE Robert Frost!
Please come visit my party also Tori!
http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/2012/07/mad-tea-party-2012-hosted-by-fanciful.html

Hugs,
Susan

Sylvia Smiser said...

I'm up for anything! I thought the tea and hat cookies were tasty! I hope you'll come visit me if you haven't already!
http://anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com/2012/07/welcome-one-and-all-o-fanciful-madd-tea.html

The Weekend Artist said...

Yum the choco hat cookies and books are my fave! thanks for stopping by as well!

Micupoftea~ said...

Story time and cookies...what fun. Happy Tea time :)

Rhissanna said...

I'd love a cup of tea, thank you, and a reading of 'Carrie's War'. I need to get myself a new copy of that. Thank you so much for a wonderful tea party and for your sweet coming on my blog.

Please don't forget, there might be a dormouse in the tea pot!

Parsley said...

Lovely tea party! Thank you!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Lovely tea! Such fun games, too. Thank you for inviting me and for visiting mine!

Toriz said...

Meeha Meeha:
Glad you enjoyed my party! :)

Rachel:
You're welcome; glad you had a good time! :)

Deanna:
Glad you enjoyed the party. I'll pop by and check your tea post out in a bit.

Madam Mel:
Mushroom pasty and tea it is! Glad you enjoyed the party; I stopped by yours... If I didn't leave a comment then it means you have word verification so I couldn't, I forget now who I could comment for and who had word verification; I know I visited everyone though!

Jorgelina:
Thank you; I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Emalina:
No problem; help yourself to as many cookies as you like! I visited your party, so if I didn't leave a comment then it means you have word verification so I couldn't... I forget now who had word verification and who I could comment for, but I know I visited everyone!

Mags:
Sure; have as many cookies as you like!

Tazas:
Glad you enjoyed the party; thanks for visiting! :)

Laurie:
Thanks for visiting; I'm glad you enjoyed! :)

Patricia:
You're very welcome; glad you enjoyed!

Wendy said...

Thank you so much for visiting me and I am so happy that I found my way here. The treats were delish and the company was very delightful. I will definitely check out the reading material you suggested. I am excited about new books.
I must run with the doormouse for now.
***Please fall in for a Mad Spoonful of Tea over on The Other Side of Wonderland***
Wishes and Whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland

http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities/

Toriz said...

Chrislyn:
No problem; I think I scheduled it to go up on Thursday. Anyway, glad you like the party; stay as long as you like! :)

Laurie:
Glad you enjoyed! You're welcome; thanks for returning the visit! :)

AK:
I was indeed; hope you enjoyed the post! :)

Bill:
No problem; as long as you enjoyed yourself! :)

Vanessa:
Thank you, and thank you for hosting the mad tea party! :)

Susan:
Thanks; glad you liked my party! Sorry I took so long to get to yours; I did get to it today though! I had a feeling you'd like some Robert Frost! :)

Sylvia:
Fair enough; and thanks for visiting! I did visit you... If I didn't leave a comment it means you have word verification; I forget who had it and who didn't. I know I visited everyone though!

Weekend Artist:
Glad you're happy; thanks for returning the visit! :)

Mycupoftea:
Glad you had fun! :)

Rhissanna:
Tea and Carrie's War... Good choice! Glad you enjoyed the party... You're welcome, and thanks for returning the visit! :)

Parsley:
You're very welcome; glad you enjoyed! :)

Kathy:
You're welcome! Thanks for returning the visit, and I'm glad you enjoyed! :)

Toriz said...

Wendy:
You're welcome; I'm glad you enjoyed! And thanks for returning the visit! :)

Lisa said...

Wonderful party - I am digging the chocolate hat cookies for sure!
XO,
Lisa
hope you can visit my parties!

Toriz said...

Lisa:
Thanks for visiting; glad you liked the choco-hat cookies!

DogsMom said...

oh I wish I had time to check out all of your books, and taste all the wonderful treats.
I guess I will have to return.

Natasha said...

Thankyou for sharing your lovely party. I'll help myself to a cookie hat! xx
http://amelieshouse.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/mad-hatter-tea-party2012.html

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Mmmm...cookies and storytime? What could be better! Thanks for hosting a wonderful Mad Tea Party!

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Thank you for stopping by the shop. Oh, how I love a good story and a cookie to go along with it. :) I'm running late too. Must be something in the tea. ;)
Wondrous wishes.
Shopgirl

AutumnWind said...

Thank you for inviting me! I am so glad I stopped by. what a great party. Everything was tasty and I have a fantastic time!!

retta519 said...

Thank you so much for attending my Mad Tea Party. I hope you had a wonder-ful time. Your chocolate cookies are delicious...thank you very much.

Lisa said...

thank you for all the fun! the cookies were delicious!
lisa

Toriz said...

DogsMom:
You will indeed... Come back any time, and as often as you like! :)

Natasha:
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Faerie Moon:
Indeed! Glad you enjoyed my party! :)

ShopGirl:
Glad it's not just me. Must be the tea! Thanks for stopping by! :)


AutumnWind:
Glad you had fun; thanks for stopping by!

Retta:
Thanks for returning the visit... Glad you had a wonderful time!

Lisa:You're welcome; thanks for coming! :)

Sarah said...

A lovely party and such delicious mushroom pasties!
Sarah :)

Toriz said...

Sarah:
Thanks; glad you enjoyed! :)

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I have enjoyed your wonderful Tea Party!Sorry I am late for such an important date!

Lynda said...

Never in my life have I had so much tea party fun! I even lost track of time, which I can tell by the disappearance of the sun! Thanks for everything, it was a real treat! :)

http://butterflydream27.blogspot.com/2012/07/2012-mad-tea-party.html

Toriz said...

Myrna:
I have a "better late than never" policy, so don't worry about it. You made it in the end, and that's all that matters! :)

Lynda:
I'm glad you had so much fun! :)

Scrap Vamp said...

Thank you so much for having me over for tea! You are a delightful host!

http://scrapvamp.blogspot.com/2012/07/mad-tea-party-2012.html

Kelly said...

Hello! Never never tooo late to say thank you for such a lovely time at your Tea PARTY! Scrumptious are the Hatter cookies! The assorted stories to read make for another lovely day! Cheers!

Toriz said...

Scrap Vamp:
You're most welcome! :)

Kelly:
You're welcome; glad you had fun! :)

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Dear Toriz,
Thank you so much for visiting my Tea Party and for inviting me to yours! I'm so glad I came...and, I am now following you. I read your little saying about being Welsh; we just hung a variety of family photos, old and new, on our stairway wall, and one was my 2nd Great-Grandfather, Robert Pruitt, who was Welsh ~ my 17 yr.old son was very impressed, happy to be part Welsh!
Hugs,
Anne

Michelle said...

What a delightful tea party! Oh my, those choco-hat cookies look divine. Hope you don't mind if I take a few. Thanks for sharing! ~Michelle

Toriz said...

Anne:
Thanks; and thanks for visiting! :)

Michelle:
Glad you liked the party. Sure, take as many choco-hat cookies as you like!

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