Last Wednesday we donated the food for a fundraiser at Heritage Museums and Gardens to benefit their latest addition, Hidden Hollow. The event had a unique theme that certainly made our book of cutest parties ever! The theme was from Alice in Wonderland and no detail was spared! Take a look at the menu:
Un-Birthday Mini Cupcakes
Queen of Hearts Tarts
Heart-Shaped Raspberry Tarts
Cheshire Smiles Shortbread
Jam Tomorrow Scones
Ginger & Carrot Cream on Date Nut Bread
Cucumber & Mint Tea Sandwiches
Curried Chicken & Apricot Puffs
House of Cards
Diamond, Heart & Spade Shaped Tea Sandwiches
Peanut Butter & Jam, Egg Salad, Ham & Cheese
Lemonade, Iced Tea & Brewed Tea
Congrats to Heritage Museums and Gardens on a successful event!
Here is some more information about Hidden Hollow:
Proceeds from the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party went to Hidden Hollow, Heritage Museums and Gardens’ Family Adventure Garden. Specifically designed for families with children ages 3-8, this new space will open to the public on April 1, 2010 and will feature several activity areas, including a tree house, large outdoor instruments, a nature art table, block building, sand play, a worm farm, fort building, an amphitheater, and places to climb, crawl, play and learn while enjoying nature together.
Research shows that children benefit greatly from experiencing the natural world and that these benefits have a lasting impact, especially when positive outdoor experiences come at an early age. You have likely noticed yourself, however, that children in today’s world are growing increasingly disconnected from nature. The mission of Hidden Hollow is to reconnect children with the natural world by making developmentally appropriate nature education an enriching part of the lives of our visitors. In addition to being a lot of fun, we are hoping that Hidden Hollow will be the first certified Nature Explore Classroom in New England. This national initiative, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation, recognizes organizations that have made a commitment to providing outdoor spaces and programming to help children use the natural world as an integral part of learning.