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For my younger sister's bridal shower, I spent months planning a Mad Hatter Tea Party! Everyone loved it and my sister had a fabulous time at her Un-bridal shower!
What People Ate
For the tea party we had variations of sandwiches that you would have at high tea but with my sister's favourites added in...cucumber & cream cheese, plantain & avocado, jerk pork (in honor of our Jamaican culture), corned beef, spicy cheese and tuna. We had 3 tiers on each table. The bottom tier was sandwiches, the middle cheeses, crackers and fruit and the top tier had various flavours of scones. We had a strawberry jam, butter and a guava jelly on each table for the scones. Lunch was served after a few activities. We had it catered from a Portuguese restaurant including salad, potatoes and roasted chicken.
What People Drank
We had a tea bar open throughout the party which had various herbal teas in exotic flavours for guests to help themselves. Each table had peppermint and orange pekoe teas for the less adventurous. There was also a tropical fruit punch I made, water and pop available for lunch.
Seeing how happy my sister was...and all the guests saying that they felt they were living in Pinterest...lol.
The races during the chocolate bar game...guests lined up at one end of the room and had to race with the answer to the clue to myself and the maid of honor on the other end of the room.
My sister...of course. Guests really liked their hats and wore matching attire as indicated on the invite.
I made a red velvet and cream cheese cake and a lemon with lemon cream cheese cake. We made cheesecake pops and chocolate dipped strawberries for dessert. There was a candy bar with homemade cotton candy and sweets for guests to eat there and take home.
Each guest received their tea cup and saucer, their hand made hat, candy bags and a favour bag which included a small glass bottles of cinnamon hearts, a damask pack of tissues and a tea tin filled with gourmet teas. They also received a flower pen and photo with the bride in the photo booth.
Activities / Games
We played 5 games for prizes. I made game cards to match the mad hatter theme. We played Who are you said the Caterpillar (aka who knows the bride best), tweed lie dum and tweedle dee famous pairs game, Dont say bride or grooms name (each guest received a set of pearls which they had to give to the person who caught them saying the taboo words), chocolate bar sayings and what's in your purse?, which I called Curiouser and curiouser.