As Promised…..


With the help of my daughter, Colleen and granddaughter, Keegan we pulled off a upscale Mad Hatter’s Tea Bridal Shower!  My daughter Maureen (not pictured) was my rock and help mate during the weeks leading up to the day.  Unfortunately, she had to work before the shower and arrived in time to celebrate.  She was disappointed not to be able to join in the fun of setting up.  Thank you, thank you, thank you all 3 of my girls, you are great collaborators!

First of all the Mad Hatter’s Hat, sheesh this was not as easy as described.  I followed all the instructions and was ready to pull my hair out, so I set it aside until the night before to finish.  Colleen, Keegan, and I put our heads together and got the job done.  Boy oh boy, it ended up taking all 6 of our hands to complete, lol.


The Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum teapot was Colleen’s inspiration.  She started it and I finished it.  We added some other teapots I had made in the past and it started to look Hatterish.

The picture frame was accompanying all the gifts on one table and we set a long 12′ table with my lace table cloths, china and silverware.  Maureen had helped me with the food earlier in the week.  In addition to the specialty treats, we had chips/vegetable and dip, fruit platters, and cookies.


We had decided on rice krispie treat deck of cards, Hearts of course!  We made Buckeye Balls, traditionally only made at Christmas, and placed them in boxes.


“Eat Me” signs dared the attendee to take a chance and try them.  Buckeye Balls, you may be wondering, are peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate.  No baking required, but very sensitive to heat.  You can’t eat just one, so the kids tell me.  They usually don’t last very long.


Steven loves the “Adult Chocolate Milk” beverage and it comes in these nifty bottles with the resealable tops.  Colleen and I mixed Blueberry and Cranberry with Lemonade for our beverage choice.  Last but not least was the sign directing you to the party.


In true Hatter style, it added color and whimsy to the whole affair!  I enjoyed introducing Kacie to our side of the family.  It was an enjoyable afternoon tea party and the big event is just around the corner…… Cyn



About designbycyn

Sonoma County, California ceramic enthusiasts Cyn and Steven Gradek have worked in the clay medium since 1996. They had a retail store where they held classes and provided the essentials for fellow ceramic enthusiasts. The business evolved into producing for other retail outlets and artist. Which quickly grew and they closed the retail storefront and concentrated on the wholesale business. With their 3 children raised and on their own, they had time to pursue their own creativity. Cyn learned how to embroider from her Grandma Cirner at a young age. After that she found sewing, cross stitching, crocheting, well you get the jist, LOL. She hasn't met a craft that she hasn't liked. Blogging was suggested by her youngest daughter, Colleen. At first it was a battle to get her to try it, but eventually Cyn started to enjoy the exercise. The blog on Cyn's website was limiting, so Colleen got her started with Wordpress. Hope you enjoy her Adventures with Creativity!
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One Response to As Promised…..

  1. Theresa Boyle says:

    And you forgot to add “fun was had by all”. You outdid yourself and everything was awesome.

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