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Shane 28th Feb 2020 Director Of Nursing
We held a Mad Hatter's tea party at the facility yesterday, following a week of frenzied hat making, using ideas sourced on Pinterest.

We decorated with bunting, balloons and mad hatter posters made from images found on the internet. Tables were decorated with fine china, floral arrangements and mad hatter placemats - laminated images from Pinterest. High tea was served with delicacies from the kitchen.

We started the afternoon with a hat parade, with commentary from one of the staff. This was followed by afternoon tea, during which time we shared silly riddles. (Each resident was given a riddle in a small envelope at the beginning of the afternoon.)

Afternoon tea was followed by croquet, pin the grin on the Cheshire cat, and building structures from cards. We had planned egg and spoon races but time didn't permit.

It was a huge success for residents, family members and staff. We will repeat next year.
Susan 28th Feb 2020 Activity Director
Wow that sounded like a great event I am sure others will do the same or something similar
Thank you so much for sharing this
Jean 1st Mar 2020 Activities Coordinator
It really sounds like a great day was had by all, well done, it must of taken a lot of preparation. I think that I will 'steal' one or two of your ideas. Thanks.
Jean 29th Aug 2020 Activities Coordinator
Hi Shane, A good few months have passed since you had your Mad Hatters Tea Party but my manager has now suggested that I do one. I downloaded your picture etc as inspiration for my team. Everyone is now working towards making it all happen on 2nd October. I have enough time to get the residents involved in cutting out and making decorations etc. Thanks
Susan 30th Aug 2020 Activity Director
Again thank you Shane

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