What Is It?
Young and old are invited to put on their maddest hat and join the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party by Picnics in the Park (#PiP).
The popular annual event is themed around Lewis Carroll’s beloved tale, Alice in Wonderland, and challenges guests’ creativity to dress as their favourite character from the book.
An Outdoor Spectacular
“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – The White Queen
This unique outdoor experience will draw its audience in with shrill exclamations of “Off with their heads!” echoing across Riversands Farm Village as a game of Human Chess gets underway.
A Hat Parade, Best Dressed competitions, a Chocolate Hunt and a host of other surprises will also leave attendees grinning like a Cheshire Cat as things become “Curiouser and curiouser!”
“‘And what is the use of a book,‘ thought Alice, ‘without pictures or conversation?‘”
The event will 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).
Appealing to young and old and everyone in between, the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party by #PiP is sure to be a fun-filled outing for the whole family.
A Labour of Love
“The Picnics in the Park series turns five this year, and we’re celebrating by throwing Johannesburg its best Mad Hatter’s Tea Party yet. The event is one of our most popular themes within the series and we look forward to entertaining long-time fans and new supporters alike,” says Leone Amon of Amon Events International, an award-winning events company.
Amon, creator of the #PiP brand and coordinator of its annual festivities, is known for developing exceptionally immersive experiences. From captivating props to dazzling sets, and glittering costumes to intriguing activities, her attention to detail ensures audiences remain deeply engaged.
A Record-Breaking Event
“The best way to explain it is to do it.” – The Dodo
The 2017 Mad Hatter’s 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 Joburg and Cape Town (whose own Mad Hatter’s Tea Party falls on 28 March 2020) in an attempt to better last year’s Guinness record.
“Only one city can win the title for the most people dressed as Alice in Wonderland characters in one place,” says Amon. “So we’re challenging Joburgers 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.”
- Dress code: Entirely bonkers (as long as it’s regulation Wonderland wear)
- Guinness World Record challenge: Terms & conditions apply. See the #PiP website for details.
This year’s event is held in loving memory of Heila Killian (1955-2018), who won the Best Dressed award for her Queen of Hearts costume in 2017.
When Is It?
Saturday, 04 April 2020 from 12:00 – 18:00.
Where Is It?
Riversands Farm Village, Rose Road, Knopjeslaagte, Midrand, Gauteng.
How Much Is It?
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
- Adults: R150 per person
- Children, 13 – 18: R75 per person
- Children, 2 – 12: R55 per person
- *Babies under the age of 2 enter for free.
Get your tickets online at Quicket.
Guests can also “DO GOOD FOR A TICKET’. There are 200 tickets allocated at a discounted price and the full proceeds will be donated to a local charity that provides shelter and support to abused women and children. In addition, 100 tickets are also available whereby guests can earn their entrance by donating items listed below, matching the value of the ticket. These goods will be delivered to the refuge on their behalf. “Do Good For a Ticket” and “Donate Tickets” are available on Quicket.
Donations will be made to Bethany Home. Items for donation: Stationery.
Lastly, 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.
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