Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sissyfriss Sockmonkey and Lou Lou Skiptoo Host a Tea Party

You may remember that today is Tea Party Day. We're joining Vanessa from A Fanciful Twist in hosting the 2nd Annual Mad Tea Party.

You may also remember that Donald and I discovered we have a conflict today and almost had to cancel the party, but my girlfriend Sissyfriss Sockmonkey jumped in and agreed to host it for me. This all worked out beautifully 'cause today is the day Sissy's book group was meeting and they all agreed it sounded fun to have a full fledged tea party. And it should be great fun!

But poor Sissyfriss is a nervous wreck. She always throws really lovely parties, but gets awfully nervous beforehand. She's asked her best gal pal, Lou Lou Skiptoo, to come early and help her get things ready. Sissyfriss and Lou Lou have been very best friends since the cradle. and oh my - do they have stories to tell. Whew. The trouble these girls have managed to get themselves into . . .

But. they're grown up ladies now and all that silliness is behind them.


They're both here and I'm leaving!

Things are like 42 whirlwinds around this house!

These gals are busy bustling about and I hear the tinkle clink of dishes and wine glasses (wait - - - - WINE GLASSES!?!?) coming out of the china cabinet.

AND the dessert caterer has arrived! How Lovely! We've used these folks before and they do lovely, scrumptious desserts!

Donald and I are on our way out the door, but I hope some of you will stop in and enjoy the party. And I promise to post pictures as soon as I get home.

I did manage to get Sissy and Lou Lou to sit down long enough to snap a picture of the two of them. They are adorable!!

(wine glasses? It's a TEA party . . . .
oh my . . . .

it's going to be fine fine fine
I am not going to fret about this

gonna be fine

wine glasses?? . . )

Part Two

Well, okeey doke.

Donald and I are home, and things look as though a good time was had by all!

Poor Sissyfriss and Pitiful Lou Lou must have worked awfully hard 'cause they're both sound asleep on the bed and snoring to beat the band!!!!!! (don't tell them I mentioned the snoring, okay?).

From the number of wine bottles we found in the trash, it is no wonder they're sleeping and snoring. big sigh.

They left the camera out for us with a note that neither of them are very computer savy, so would I mind loading their pictures, so I'll do that. And I'll try to include a few of their little notes they left me giving some party highlights.

Sissy and Lou Lou enjoyed the desserts we had when we threw ourselves the Meanderings and Muses Milestone party to celebrate having 10,000 visitors. They enjoyed them so much, they hired the same dessert caterer. I'm sure hoping they saved us some!!

From these pictures, I'd have to say it looks as though there was a good turn out! I recognize some of Sissy and Lou Lou's friends and wish I'd been here to visit with them. I see Harley here saying "Hey!" to Benjamin.

Benjamin hasn't been by to see us in forever!

While Sissyfriss was welcoming guests and mingling, Lou Lou Skiptoo took care of putting out dishes for the dessert buffet

This is Maudie with Lou Lou,

and this is Victoria

and these are just a few of the goodies they're having

and here's a couple pictures of some more of Sissy and Lou Lou's guests

From the looks of these pictures, I'd have to say we almost had the makings of a Teddy Bear's picnic here.

Ahhhh - and here's a clue as to where some of that wine went . . . . . . .

And after Sissyfriss Sockmonkey and Lou Lou Skiptoo said their final goodbyes to their guests, they did what all girlfriends do after a party.

Sat down for a chat about it.

and chat they did.

They had themselves a "Post Party Replay," complete with giggles, snorts, and another glass of wine.

And they agreed that it was a fine fine party, and that everyone had themselves a gay old time.

And then they took a nap.


Pretty Things said...

Can't wait to see them!

I hope you'll visit my Tea Party and see what I'm decking out the party-goers in!

Maggi said...

Oh goodness, I hope the party is a success! (Of course, with wine glasses it's sure to be! lol)

You're madly invited to my tea party, I do hope you'll stop by (if you haven't already of course)! :)

Unknown said...

They were fabulous hosts! Lovely goodies! :)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Thank you, I've had a delightful time! Have a magical weekend! Twyla

Deborah said...

So sorry, but I ate all those lovely strawberries and ran off with both cakes!!!! DeeeeLightful. Do stop by for tea with me!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait. I love parties...but only mad ones!

Dee said...

what a lovely party, the strawberries were to die for..more please?

You’re invited to please visit stop by and visit my party where we’re having a tea of a time!!

apparentlyjessy said...

What a lovely tea party! The sock monkey is so cute! And such delicious treats!


Karen from Mentor said...

Doggone it Sissyfriss,
I was on my way to the party when I had a flat tire. Then the baked alaska I had concocted to bring and share melted in the heat. The puddle leaked onto the notes for the book I was going to discuss with the group. While waiting for a tow truck there was an accident with a circus train at the intersection.
sigh......after the rhino got loose and the police took away all the clowns who had been stuffed (and drinking) in the clown was too late to least I got to see the pictures.
It looked like you had fun.
Karen :)

Kat said...

I love when dessert looks like miniature works of art. Your tea party looked like fun (I've never been to one hosted by a sock monkey before) Happy tea party day to you!

Renee said...

It was a fine party indeed.

Renee xoxo

Melissa Valeriote said...

Oh I hope I'm not too late for some of your yummy treats! Be sure to stop by my party today and enter my giveaway. The tea kettle is still boiling!

Jen Forbus said...

Kaye, I do believe this would make a fantastic children's book...maybe minus the wine! :) Lovely, just lovely!

Anonymous said...

Aren't they just so sweet to help you out in the party. They did a splendid job and as I can see had fun as well :-)

Kaye Wilkinson Barley - Meanderings and Muses said...

This was fun!!!!!

Anonymous said...

A bit late, I am, you clock decided to let me be...and of course I have no sense of time, as I have been partying since early 2009. Thanks for visiting our little 'Mad' Adventure though and so glad I came by to see yours too! Your tale was wonderful and I love all of your images! Love the sock monkey and those cakes look too good to eat ;-)

Jamie :)

Jen said...

It is so curious that these Mad Tea Parties are still going strong! I've yet to clean mine up, so please feel free to follow me back down the rabbit hole to Haute Whimsy before life goes back to mundane!

TesoriTrovati said...

How very sweet! I love the yummies that they had (and I am all for wine at a Mad Tea Party!)

I am still tea-partying! I am holding a giveaway of my own to keep the party rolling. Please come by and say hi at

Enjoy the day!

BunnyKissd said...

What fun! So glad I stopped by! Thank you for having us!