Birchwood holds a fun-filled Mad Hatter’s tea party.

Birchwood House Mad Hatters tea party

Bringing a sense of fun and magic for residents this Easter.

The staff at Birchwood House held a quirky ‘Alice in Wonderland’ themed Mad Hatter’s Tea Party for the residents of our Speldhurst care home, to bring a sense of fun and magic to all this Easter. 

Following on from the success of the Winter Wonderland-themed Christmas party, the event was carefully planned for the residents as a complete surprise. The tea party was held on 31st March 2021.   

Amazing décor and costumes

Thanks to our talented staff, the dining room of our care home was transformed into a magical and majestic wonderland. Combining amazing décor with eccentric character costumes, each member of the team worked to produce an experience that mesmerized our residents. 

All our staff re-created some of the most fantastical and quirky scenes from Alice in Wonderland. Details such as an enchanted forest themed backdrop, Alice herself sipping tea with the residents along with a life-size Cheshire Cat and bright and vibrant colours featured.   Everyone really got behind the story and gave it their all.

Indulgent cakes

Food was themed around the story with ‘Eat Me, Drink Me’ labels displayed on each item. There was a full spread for all to indulge in, including jam tarts, cheese straws, finger sandwiches and sausage rolls, as well as a fabulous centrepiece cake.   The food went down extremely well with all our guests and was planned and baked by our very own chef Anne.

All our Birchwood team took every step to make sure our residents felt like they had stepped into a magical wonderland, ensuring to bring these captivating scenes to life with little details such as their very own Queen of Hearts. 

Claire Tye, our Deputy Manager at Birchwood House, adds, “Here at Birchwood House, we always like to go above and beyond to make sure the residents smile. After what can only be described as the strangest most challenging year for us all, we wanted to create a scene of magic and joy to lift the spirits of all. By theming our Easter event around the all-time classic that is Alice in Wonderland, we have been able to create magic and couldn’t wait to surprise the residents!” 

What next?

We can’t wait to plan more events at Birchwood this year and have already started planning the next one.  Our events have become an important morale-boosting initiative for residents and staff alike and give us the chance to all come together and show our creativity.

Interested in seeing more of our recent events put on for the residents at Birchwood House?  Read all about our Harvest Hoedown and Winter Wonderland.

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