Mad tea party at Ellice Point House

Venture down the rabbit hole at Point Ellice House next Sunday (Aug. 25)

Venture down the rabbit hole at Point Ellice House next Sunday (Aug. 25), as the grounds of the historic site are transformed into an Alice in Wonderland-like world of oddities.

The all-ages Mad Tea Party runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features an afternoon tea of Rice Krispie square playing cards, “Eat Me” cookies and Cheshire Cat-coloured cupcakes among other goodies.

“We always have afternoon teas, so this is just something a little more exciting,” said Michaela Gatien, manger of operations. “We’re going to have the place decked out in decorations – crazy tea pots, talking flowers and little “Drink Me” bottles of juice.”

Staff will be dressed up in Alice in Wonderland costumes and Gatien encourages visitors to do the same.

“The sillier, the better,” she said.

There will also be plenty of games for children including flamingo croquet and pin-the-smile on the Cheshire cat.

Point Ellice House is located at 2616 Pleasant St. in Rock Bay.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids.

For more information, please call 250-380-6506 or email ellicehouse@gmail.com.