May 13, 2016 12:14 PM

Kelly Christine Sutton

It should come as no surprise that country singer Kacey Musgraves knows how to party like a rockstar.

The Grammy winning artist, who will turn 28 in August, started her summer celebrations early by gathering her friends for a southern, Alice in Wonderland-inspired “par-tea” for the June issue of Country Living.

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“The night had the most fun atmosphere,” Musgraves said of the festive garden party she threw at her Nashville home.

The Golden, Texas native fully embraced the fairy tale-meets-country theme: serving cocktails in vintage tea sets (a cheeky nod to the Mad Hatter’s party), enacting a “dress to impress” hat rule (“The bigger, the better,” she joked), decorating tables with soft pink and pastel floral arrangements, and creating a full dance floor for letting loose.

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It’s not a party without some good food and drinks, so Musgraves upped the ante on comfort food dishes with a gourmet twist. Guests snacked on mini pecan scones with country ham and pickled plums and a cucumber, celery and sweet onion salad.

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And for dessert: “Roll in the Hay” vanilla cake with raspberry jam and macarons. “It truly felt magical,” Musgraves told the magazine.

—Marquaysa Battle

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