The zany Mad Hatters’ Tea Party will take place in both Cape Town and Joburg, with the theme being Lewis Carroll’s beloved tale, Alice in Wonderland. The Cape Town event takes place at Meerendal Wine Estate on 28 March 2020, and the Joburg event at Riversands Farm Village on 4 April 2020.
The unique outdoor experience, by Picnics in the Park (#PiP), will include such activities as a game of Human Chess, a Hat Parade, Best Dressed competitions, a Chocolate Hunt and a host of other surprises. The event will also screen all of the essential movies on a big outdoor screen: Alice in Wonderland (1951), Alice in Wonderland (2010) and Into the Looking Glass (2016).
Mad Hatters’ Tea Party record attempt
The 2017 Mad Hatters’ Tea Party made its mark on the global stage by setting the Guinness World Record for the most people dressed as Alice in Wonderland characters in one place at the same time.
This year, #PiP has decided to brew up some friendly rivalry between Cape Town and Joburg in an attempt to better last year’s Guinness record.
“Only one city can win the title for the most characters dressed as Alice in Wonderland characters in one place,” says Leone Amon of Amon Events International and the #PiP brand. “So we’re challenging both Joburgers and Capetonians to bring their family and friends for support, all dressed up in their maddest hats, dandiest costumes and craziest makeup. Be sure to follow us on social media and our website for rules, inspiration and creative ideas.”
Mad Hatters’ Tea Party ticket info
A limited number of free passes are available to those wishing to volunteer their services to assist coordinators with various duties on the day. Reduced prices are available for persons with special needs and their caregivers, and toddlers under two enter for free. Queries: http://picnicsinthepark.co
What: Mad Hatters’ Tea Party
Where and when: Cape Town – Meerendal Wine Estate, 28 March 2020 | Joburg – Riversands Farm Village, 4 April 2020