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How To Throw a Mad Tea Party

Watch more How to Throw a Theme Party videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Throw a Mad Tea Party -- it's a great theme for all kinds of celebrations. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Send invitations Send invitations that include the line: "Don't be late for a very important date!" Ask everyone to wear a whimsical hat. Step 2: Hit flea markets Hit flea markets, yard sales, and thrift stores for interesting teacups and saucers, teapots, hats, and vintage bottles to hold "Drink Me" signs. Tip Buy white cups and saucers at a dollar store and paint them in stripes, polka dots, and other colorful patterns. Step 3: Get a stuffed mouse Seat a stuffed mouse at the table as the Dormouse. Tip If you can't find a big enough mouse, stick a smaller one in a teapot so its head sticks out. Step 4: Set the scene Set the scene: Take the batteries out of a clock to signify that time has stopped, and create a looking glass by hanging a mirror on a door that guests must pass through to get to the tea table. Step 5: Prepare tea treats Make a hat cake by baking a 9-inch round cake and 6-inch round cake to sit on top of it. Trim it with real ribbon and edible flowers. Bake cupcakes that say, "Eat Me" on top in icing. Prepare a variety of finger sandwiches with delicate fillings, like smoked salmon and cream cheese. Be sure to cut the crusts off! Step 6: Decorate the table Mismatch the teacups and saucers. Place your hat cake in the center of the table. Make and hang signs that say, "This Way" and, "That Way" leading to the tea table. Decorate the table and chairs with playing cards. Tip Provide a few whole decks so guests can play card games. Step 7: Enjoy your tea Sit down with your guests and enjoy your tea. Just be careful not to fall down any rabbit holes. Did You Know? Lewis Carroll is a pseudonym for British author Charles Dodgson, who wrote _Alice's Adventures in Wonderland_ in 1865.
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