A very merry un(Birthday) to us!
The 23rd of April marked our 1st year birthday so in true Mad Hatters style we celebrated our Unbirthday on Sunday the 22nd at the tearoom in Chester.
Our early morning baking produced some brilliantly themed cakes for the occasion with Cheshire cat smiles, White rabbit pocket watches, playing cards and of course some ‘Eat Me’ and ‘Drink Me’ themes all making an appearance in the window. We got some lovely feedback and had sold out by the end of the day surprising even us with their popularity!
Special guest appearances a plenty!…
We had a fantastic turnout welcoming family and old and new friends alike, with some people making a real effort and really dressing up for the occasion. Of course the wonderful team at Mad Hatters also got into the spirit of things with appearances made by The Red Queen, the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat and the Tweedle twins! We were also privileged to have a guest appearance by the real Alice! Every year the Lewis Carroll Society appoints a local girl to become Alice for the year and this year was the turn of nine year old Thalia. It was lovely to have her appear at the tearoom for our 1st birthday and fitted the occasion beautifully.
Cupcakes, crafting and cocktails!…
As well as the usual tearoom antics we held lots of fun activities upstairs that everyone really got stuck into. The Mad Hatter himself hosted a free tea tasting and took guests through some of the 19 different teas we offer, a cupcake decorating demonstration area, an arts and craft area and a sweetie stall where flying saucers, mock turtle jellies and white doormice were order of the day! Guests were also treated to free tea cocktails, all made with our lovely, large, loose leaf teas, which went down a storm.
All in all it was a wonderful occasion and celebrated our 1st year in style. Thank you to everyone who attended…same time next year? 🙂