Taking on 2013 and hoping to revitalize my life

Not only was today Easter, but we decided to host a little tea party at my sister’s place for my Mom’s 70th birthday. Two events in one day makes for a little craziness but I have to say the day was a big success! 14 of us slept at my sister’s place and then we had an extra 10 show up for the t-partay.

The day started when 7 kids woke up to find all the loot the Easter bunny left them, gathered up the trail of chocolate that was left throughout the house and then proceeded to eat chocolate and candy for breakfast. Eggs benny were consumed by the adults and then everyone immediately went into sandwich making mode.

teacupsMany egg salad sandwiches, cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches, ham sandwiches, turkey salad sandwiches and little crab pitas were all produced in an hour and a half. Luckily, the plethora of sweets were all made beforehand. Cake, squares, fudge, cupcakes, cookies, chocolate covered pretzels and Easter candy made up the numerous treats consumed in the afternoon. And of course we had tea: mango, raspberry, chocolate chai, hibiscus, iced tea and a few others.

But the best part of the party was the attire; everyone dressed up with fun hats and outfits. The hats ranged from sunhats to feather-adorned hats to hats with lace and sequins. I think it may turn into an annual event as it was extremely popular with the kids, pre-teens, teens and adults alike. There was even a fun photo shoot done with more props that included sunglasses and mustaches.

For some reason I didn’t  take any photos at the t-partay 😦 but my sister-in-law, who did the photo shoot, is supposed to send me some pictures :).

It was a super fun day and I do hope we have another Mad Hatter T-Partay next year!


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