Thursday, May 16, 2019

Literary Conversations Over a Cup of Tea Part One

The Hatter (also called the Mad Hatter or Hatta) is a fictional character in Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and its sequel "Through the Looking-Glass". He is often referred to as the Mad Hatter, though this term was never used by Carroll. The phrase "mad as a hatter" pre-dates Carroll's works and the characters the Hatter and the March Hare are initially referred to as "both mad" by the Cheshire Cat, with both first appearing in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, in the seventh chapter titled "A Mad Tea-Party".
Amazing the conversations you can have when an editor, several authors and writers and a social media rep get together over a cup of tea.  For me, it was a chance to renew friendships, meet new people in the area and hear more about their writing journeys.
Add in some delicious treats and you have a recipe for success.
The tablescape was magazine worthy, thanks to Candace. She used vintage thrift store finds  to create individual place settings.
A tea pot from the thrift store was perfect for a floral centerpiece.  

Each guest had place card with a tea quote on cover (courtesy of Pinterest) and inside a bag
of tea and a poem. 
Food sustains conversation and there certainly were plenty of choices. 
Tea sandwiches
Mango Chicken Salad 
Balsamic Caprese Skewers  
Biscuits with Mascarpone and Lemon Curd 
Lime Mousse Tartlets

Check back for Part Two recipes


  1. What a fun party. From setting to food to guests. I am envious.

  2. Great themed get-together! Looking forward to the Part Two post with recipes. Dropping by from Traffic Jam Weekend Linky Party #190...


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