Thanks to our crazy good friends for being the primary ingredient in our delicious mad hatter dinner, which according to the recipe we used required “a varied assortment of three dozen odd and colorful characters dressed accordingly”.
For your reference we’d like to share our full recipe below:
Pat and Laura’s Recipe for a Mad Hatter Dinner –
– Â Â Â Â Â Â Varied assortment of three dozen odd and colorful characters dressed accordingly
– Â Â Â Â Â Â One vintage cottage perched amongst raven filled trees
– Â Â Â Â Â Â One massive candle lit table
– Â Â Â Â Â Â 1,000 plus bright green fairies to dance about in the trees
– Â Â Â Â Â Â Ample cordials, elixirs, wines, liquors, party favors and herbs
– Â Â Â Â Â Â A touch of madness, some jokes and a few riddles (or one great prank)
– Â Â Â Â Â Â One strolling guitar minstrel and an iconoclastic drummer
– Â Â Â Â Â Â One dozen light torches, three dozen candle lights
– Â Â Â Â Â Â 100 twinkling lights
– Â Â Â Â Â Â A ridiculous amount of sugar
– Â Â Â Â Â Â One hot tub heated to 104 degrees
– Â Â Â Â Â Â Numerous beds and air mattresses
Lubricate assorted characters in cordials, elixirs, wines and party favors and then flavor with herbs. Mix characters together and sprinkle in a touch of madness, a few riddles and jokes and or a prank. Once characters are making loud out bursts of laughter seat them together at candle lit table. Pass extravagant sugary food about table.
Note - Be careful during dinner not to fall into a rabbit hole or the party could fail to rise to its full potential.
After dinner, provide guests with magical desert candies to enhance their appreciation of the green fairies dancing in the trees. Invite characters to lay down and cuddle on the various beds and mattresses and or soak in the hot tub.
Those who were at the party know that this recipe was not carefully followed as one of the hosts, namely the mad hatter, took a tumble backwards down into a rabbit hole during dinner – or as the paramedic described it to the hospital “he fell ass over tea kettle down a hill” (no kidding).
The Mad Hatter later reported that before his deep plunge “Everything felt very unstable -the table, the people around it and the ground behind me.” Apparently his view of the table became skewed, which he attributed to something he’d consumed. But then when his gaze tilted up into the night sky he knew he was going to fall backwards off his stool and down into a deep rabbit hole.
The Mad Hatter later shared that “the fall and tumble down was exhilarating”. But the abrupt stop when his back smashed into a wall at the bottom of the hill knocked the wind out of the joyful tumble and the party.
His guests raced to his aid, with several of the finest healers laying their hands upon him. The healers felt evidence of broken ribs and possible damage to his internal organs. The Mad Hatter’s lovely kitty cat, also a Reiki healing master, was at his side and loving treating him along with the other talented healers. She’s confident that this immediate healing dramatically reduced the severity of his injuries.
After being dusted off and reattaching his hat to the top of his head, the Mad Hatter reported feeling a deliriously ecstatic mix of pain, love, shock, adrenaline and irony. His friends carried him up to the cottage as the Mad Hatter deliriously muttered nonsensical things about seeing green fairies and wanting to stay and party.
The paramedics were summoned and some how managed to get past Alice and a few other flirtatious guests who began feigning injuries as the paramedics made their way up the steps. They entered the Mad Hatters bedroom and found that he was in a state of shock, white as a sheet and shaking. When they asked him what happened the Mad Hatter told them that he had “fallen down a rabbit hole”. They then strapped the Mad Hatter down on a stretcher and carried him down the steps, through the party and into the ambulance.
(Special thanks to the shameless paparazzi, Tracy, for taking these compromising photos.)
A particularly mad guest had the audacity to call out “You’re such a drama queen”. To clear up any rumors that this incident was a dramatic prank or elaborate ruse to garner attention, the Mad Hatter would like to report that the CAT scan revealed two broken ribs.
Although it could be argued that when the Mad Hatter pleaded with his friends to let him live or die with them and the green fairies rather than in hospital under fluorescent lights that he was indeed being a “drama queen”.
Fortunately the Mad Hatter and his lovely kitty cat were rescued from the hospital that same night by a charming and debonair pimp daddy and his lovely fiancÃƒÂ© and escorted back to the party in a convertible sports car. Unfortunately, upon their return at 3am the party was found dead, with only the twinkling lights wrapped around the naked little water boy with purple hair to guide them up the stairs. This was a disappointment to the Mad Hatter, who with a new lease on life and a full load of morphine, was ready to jump back into a raging party.
While the Mad Hatter escaped death from internal bleeding this time, he reports that when he does die he wants to be deliriously happy on joy, drugs and love and laying flat on his back looking up into the loving faces of his friends who are back lit by dancing green fairies in the trees above them as the love of his life holds his hand and looks lovingly into his eyes. But he has no immediate plans for such a going away party.
The Mad Hatter and his lovely kitty cat look forward to inviting all the Mad Hatters to return again some day to complete the recipe in its entirety. The Mad Hatter promises that the next time he trips it won’t be down a hill. Meantime, remember that according to Alice “All the best people are truly mad”.
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