Costumes and cupcakes for home's Mad Hatter's tea party

Residents enjoyed cupcakes and staff donned costumes for a Mad Hatter’s tea party.

Care home residents stepped through the looking glass to enjoy a tea party with a difference.

Team members at Care UK's Abney Court, in Cheadle, near Stockport, donned costumes for the Mad Hatter's tea party, inspired by the Lewis Carroll classic Alice in Wonderland.

The home was adorned with paper chains, balloons, bunting and crêpe flowers, and residents were treated to Alice in Wonderland cupcakes made by the home's chef.

Resident Vera says: “We felt like we’d been transported to an enchanted wonderland. Alice in Wonderland is one of my favourite books – I remember reading it with my children.”

Andrew McIntyre, home manager at Abney Court, adds: “We had such an amazing time creating our own wonderland – our Mad Hatter’s tea party was a definite hit. It was very much a team effort, from residents who made the lovely decorations, to the care team who dressed up as their favourite characters.

“We always try to come up with fun activities here at Abney Court, and taking inspiration from our favourite books is a fantastic way to encourage reminiscence – all while being creative and enjoying some delicious treats too. We’re already looking forward to our next tea party!”

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