Alice in Wonderland

Get ready to be lost in a tea party full of madness.  Fans of the classic children’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland should get excited as Calgary is welcoming back a popular Wonderland-inspired tea party.

Calgary’s Fairmont Palliser is bringing back the “Mad Hatter Afternoon Tea” event.  Starting on March 21 and running through to April 11, the tea party promises all sorts of treats inspired by the classic novel.

“Back by popular demand is our Mad Hatter themed Afternoon Tea,” says a Facebook page for the event.  “For a limited time try your Afternoon Tea with a twist, inspired by Alice in Wonderland. This awe-inspiring tea includes Eat Me Cherry Macaroons, Tweedledum Tweedledee Yuzu tarts and Queen of Hearts Red Velvet cupcakes.”

A full list of the delectable treats includes:

”    House baked vanilla scones

”    Maple apple butter

”    Champagne strawberry jam

”    Devonshire cream

”    English cucumber

”    Peppered beef and watercress with horseradish cream

”    Smoked salmon pinwheel

”    Free range egg salad with fresh lemon zest and dill

”    Lightly curried chicken Waldorf salad

”    Eat Me cherry macaroon

”    Time sugar cookie

”    Tweedledum Tweedledee yuzu tart

”    Mad Hatter chocolate mousse

”    Deck of Cards opera sponge chocolate cake

”    Queen of Hearts velvet cupcake

Reservations are required for this special event and tickets cost $49 for adults and $28 for children (6-12), children under six are free, but need to be accompanied by a paying adult.  For more information you can find the events page on