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Orange County Tea Party in Wonderland: Part 2

Flowers and vases at garden party.A few weeks ago I shared my experience and photos from one of the most glamorous events I have ever attended.  For those of you who might have missed my first post Alice in Wonderland Garden Tea Party: OC Style go ahead and check that out first.  Then come on back over here to see the rest.  This event was a dynamic sensory extravaganza full of beauty.

Cakes and flowers on fancy party table

This fundraiser was held to benefit the library for a private school in Southern California.  There were about 40 tables at the event.  We were perched high above the Pacific Ocean on the grounds of a beautiful home in Newport Coast. Each table had it’s own hostess and each lady decorated based on the Alice in Wonderland theme.

Fancy Tea Party

I could hardly talk to anyone as I ran around taking photos of all the eye candy.  Every table was unique and reflected the whims and fanciful visions of it’s hostess.

Pink & green floral arrangements

Remember the phenomenal table that my friend created??

Fancy party table black and pink polka dotsHere is more to feast your eyes on.

A fancy school fundraiserThere was so much to gaze upon!

Fancy party in Orange County, CA

Every color of the rainbow was equally represented.

Tea party in the OC for fundraiserI want this day back now…….

Fancy tea party table setting

Woman in polka dots and fancy cupcakesA most perfect moment in paradise!

Gorgeous Alice in Wonderland tea party

~ Marla Meridith

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24 thoughts on “Orange County Tea Party in Wonderland: Part 2

  1. Marla;
    Your photos are fabulous and the party was beyond belief. I enjoyed the photos as there was sooooooooooo much to “take in” at the party, overwhelming , mind boggling, etc. etc. etc. The girls worked very hard on all the decor and it was sublime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Marla! Those photos are breath taking! You truly captured how colorful and vibrant each table was to gaze upon!!!!! We truly felt like we were in wonderland!

  3. What gorgeous photos. This must have been some event to see up close and personal. I enjoyed seeing it through your eyes. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  4. I continue to be absolutely floored by this party! It is going to have to be my next theme party. It’s just too colorful to pass up the opportunity to create things with this theme!

  5. Wow, Marla. My eyes are tearing up because I’m all cross-eyed right now! I don’t know where to look first, so I’m soaking in everything at once! What a gorgeous, stunning scenery!

  6. Marla…I just started to follow your posts…and I’m trying to withold my envy!
    Clearly…there’s some major passion and dedication going on.
    What can I say about the Alice in Wonderland event…I wish I could have been on that guest list ;o)
    Wonderful post and very much enjoyed all the colors and textures…really puts a smile on my face.
    Flavourful wishes,

  7. This is such a gorgeous post, Marla! It’s got it all — beauty, whimsy, stunning color, and so much eye candy! What more could a girl want? 😉

  8. I lived in that area for a few years (Balboa Island, in Newport Beach) and I can just imaginen how “over-the-top” it must have been; the photos clearly show this amazing extravagance and the setting is unbelievable; I can’t believe I left all this to come to Texas. It is so beautiful love the Pacific.

  9. I cannot even imagine going to an event like this, Marla! I would be hyperventilating and would probably have to call an ambulance. What gorgeous photos and what an incredible – INCREDIBLE extravaganza. I truly cannot even really imagine how it all works.

  10. Marla… Thanks for posting photographs from the ‘Teatime in Wonderland’ luncheon! Your pictures of our table are absolutely gorgeous, and I’ve forwarded them on to Heather Lasting, the event chair, or as she preferred to be known as,
    ‘Her High Chairness’! I love your blog… you have so many wonderful recipes!!

    Hope to see you in September when the kids return to school,
    Lisa Culligan-Foley
    ‘Lady in Waiting’ (to Her High Chairness)

    1. Lisa, I am so happy you had the opportunity to visit my blog. My readers loved being able to join in on the visual splendor of “Teatime in Wonderland.” Have a wonderful summer!

  11. Ohhh!!! I loved the Alice and Wonderland table!!! Where did you get the black and white polka dot tablecloth? I’ve been looking all over the place for one just like that!!!