Friday, June 22, 2012

The Spoils of Wars...Cupcake Wars, That Is!!!

My neighbor invited me and mine to go with them today to Serenbe, a sustainable green community about 30 minutes from us. I have never been, though I have heard a bit about it. They have a great farm and they sell their fresh produce at a market held every Saturday. We, however, had other plans today. They were doing an outdoor production of Alice in Wonderland. It was SOOO wonderful! You took a long stroll under the trees through the forest to this little spot where they did the play.
My neighbor's kids, she, and I all wore hats but my daughter is not a hat type person. Nor is she a dress person (going through a "fighting puberty all the way" stage right now!).

As we entered the area, the players were dressed in Pulcinella type attire and standing around aimlessly.

That's our group down in front of the staging area. All the girls decided to pile onto one picnic blanket leaving my son to have his own blanket. Sorry it's blurry; I overprocessed how small to make the picture and only then realized I didn't save the original!

Alice and her crew of merry players. In this version, the rabbit has stolen Alice's heart and she must find him/her to get it back.

Alice shrinks after "Drink Me". There was some poetic license due to where it took place and their limited ability for special effects; I really liked that part of it myself.

Alice meets the caterpillar (hence all the extra, um, 'legs'!).

Tweedledum, Tweedledee, the White Rabbit, Alice, and the Queen of Hearts.

They had a tea and cake afterword for those who came to see the play. You could stay and visit with the actors which would have been great, but we had another idea...

How could we pass up cupcakes from the Blue Eyed Daisy when they just won Cupcake Wars? THIS is my kind of 'spoils of war'!!!

And to top it all off, we did a little drive through town to check out the beautiful homes. Guess which one I want...
It's the HGTV green home located right in Serenbe. Just gorgeous.
I would have loved to have seen the inside but it's $25 a tour. $175 is bit much to take a bunch of kids through a house!
I hope you guys are having a great Friday! Now that I'm home, it's back to the sewing room. I've cut 10" squares out of one Kona for the solids swap, and I started the second color, but I have to finish.

**Update already!**
My neighbor sent me a tag on FB where our crowd was the largest audience yet for Serenbe Playhouse! They even posted a picture of us all. I used an online photo editor to circle where we were sitting. The kids are up front and my neighbor friend and I are in the back.


Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Looks like fun, with a yummy ending.

Mitzi said...

So how were the cupcakes? and what flavors did you get? I haven't been yet but I hope to go soon.

Michele said...

That sounds like something I would have enjoyed too.