mad hatter tea party

We’re MAD about these photos from this Mad Hatter’s tea party
…and we know you will be, too!

Two hundred guests donned their best hat and garden party attire on Sunday June 10th for Lund’s 3rd Annual Mad Hatter’s Tea & Bubbly in South Burlington, Vermont, where everyone got to be a kid for a few hours and help support Lund’s work. 

It was an afternoon of mayhem and merriment filled with scones, fresh berries, tea sandwiches, pastries, tea from around the world, champagne and more.
Festivities included a treasure hunt, musical toad stools, face painting, hat making and croquet. The most original hats won prizes.

The event helped raise more than $23,000 to support Lund’s programs that strengthen children and families across Vermont. With more than 122 years of experience, Lund annually serves more than 5,000 children and family members.
Lund’s work focuses on three goals: strengthening families, reducing child abuse and neglect, and helping to create new families through adoption. Its mission is to help children thrive by serving families with children, pregnant or parenting teens and young adults, and adoptive families.


Photographer:  Cat Cutillo Photography, 
Event Designer:  Liquid Studio
Bakery:  Birchgrove Baking

{images via Cat Cutillo Photography}

party on the porch

Party on the Porch = fun party for a good cause! Hello, my name is Jenna and I have Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. I also have amazing support from my friends and family, and that is why I am who I am today suffering from these diseases. Sorry to get personal … but this is very close to my heart …

Every year, I plan to host a party with my good friends Amanda and Lee for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Even writing this short post, I am getting teary eyed with emotion. It is still very hard for me to accept, live with, and suffer with. 1 out of 10 people with Crohn’s and/or Colitis will be diagnosed with Colon Cancer – which is why I am making an effort to be active in finding a cure – not only for me, but for all the children and other adults suffering from these obscure, mysterious diseases. This event is a way to get beloved friends and family together, but more importantly, we are trying to raise awareness (and hopefully a cure in the future) for these awful Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Thanks to everyone’s support for the party this year: Fleur de Lis (a paperie), Raw Perspective Photography (Kristopher Lewis), Justin Donovan Band, The Ruffly Rose, 3o3 Magazine, Denise Plante, and all our friends and family who came out to support this special cause … THANK YOU! I look forward to next year’s Party on the Porch 🙂

Please contact Jenna at Fleur de Lis for more information on donating, sponsorship opportunities for 2012, and more information on the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and Crohn’s and Colitis Diseases. Thanks to all our loved ones for attending this year, and wearing your white … we hope to see you next year!

{images via Raw Perspective Photography}