Thursday, 5 April 2012

MAD HATTERS TEA PARTIES @ Dublin this weekend

Who hasn't read "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll?


who doesn't remember this scene of the Disney film?:

well, this Easter weekend is the perfect time to re-live this tea party with your children, specially if the weather is as beautiful as it is today (I'm keeping my fingers crossed).

Attending a MAD HATTERS TEA PARTY during Easter is a lovely tradition that just doesn't exist in Spain, where I come from. Prepare the funniest hat that you can imagine because we're all going for tea.


* Deer Park - Mount Merrion on SUNDAY 8th APRIL at 1:00 to 5:00 pm

An Initiative by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. The following details can be found in their web:

On Easter Sunday April 8th, from 1pm to 5pm in Deerpark, all is not quite what it seems as a white rabbit, a mad Hatter and a little girl called Alice host a most unusual tea party complete with a tea cup ride, giant chess, croquet, a hat walk, balloons, an Easter trail and a host of surprises on picnic tables under a tree! 
The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party is one of the most famous scenes from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  To celebrate Easter and the full bloom of spring, DLR Events invite young and old to put on their maddest hat and come to the Mad Hatters Tea Party. 
Characters in costume from that famous scene in Alice in Wonderland such as the White Rabbit, Alice, and the Mad Hatter himself will be there to greet ‘guests’ to their very special tea party on long wooden tables with pretty red and white check table cloths under a tree! 
Take a ride in a teacup or be a pawn in a giant chess game, have a game of croquet and with ‘Make & Do’ for the little ones, a great FREE day out is guaranteed for all the family.
The event, hosted by DLR Events, is an initiative by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and will feature make and do for the younger children to make a mad hat. 
Guests will be encouraged to dress up as one of the Alice in Wonderland characters, and wear the maddest hat possible.Throughout the day there will be opportunities to show off hats and costumes on the purpose built “Hat walk” – strut your stuff to the sounds of the DLR Events DJ! 
Bring a picnic or buy some tea and cakes from the tuck shop and dine at the picnic tables. This year the Mad Hatters Tea Party falls on Easter Sunday so a highlight will be the Easter trail. Follow the signs around the park, collect the code words from the back of the signs, get them all right and collect an Easter treat!


* Phoenix Park (Chesterfield Avenue) on Saturday 7th April from 12:00 to 4:00 pm

As part of the celebrations of the 350th anniversary of Phoenix Park. I've found more details in their web:

I've never taken the kids to a MAD HATTERS TEA PARTY and, to be honest, I've never attended one myself... so we'll find the time to go to one of these during the weekend.

Will tell you everything about it next week!

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