Why is a raven like a writing desk, anyway? We’re still not sure, but Mad Hatter Day (10/6) is the perfect time to celebrate all things topsy-turvy in honor of the show-stealer from Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland. Tumble down the rabbit hole to throw your own twisted tea party with everything from sparkly teas to tempting cookies. Click through the slideshow below to get inspired—just keep your eyes peeled for talking animals. 

Earl Grey Tea Cakes

Make these cute cakes from Olivia’s Cuisine as a centerpiece for your very own mad tea party. These Earl Grey-infused treats will be an extra special afternoon snack. Topped off with fruit jam or butter, they’re also the perfect accompaniment for a cup of tea or coffee. Click here to get the recipe.

photo: Olivia’s Cuisine

  • Earl Grey Tea Cakes
  • Cucumber Goat Cheese Sandwiches
  • The Wonderland Tart
  • Queen of Tomato Tarts
  • Jasmine Ginger Iced Green Tea
  • Eat Me Cookies

What’s your favorite tea-party snacks? 

— Susie Foresman