Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Giveaway and Review of Alice's Pawfect Tea-Party from Storybook Tea Kit Company

A little cottontail rabbit popped out of a bush as we took a walk the other day. It stood perfectly still, frozen in place even as my daughter inched closer to it. Then it zipped off, perhaps to a safe hidey-hole somewhere nearby. We didn't try to follow it because we've read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and know full well the dangers of following a rabbit into a hole. :)

However, it is jolly fun PRETENDING to jump into a book. My daughter and one of her friends experienced their own Alice in Wonderland storybook adventure a while back with a little help from Storybook Tea Kit Company.

Alice's Pawfect Tea-Party kit comes with all the ingredients to host your own imaginative Alice in Wonderland inspired tea party. (Sadly no rabbit, but there is a pocket watch and more!) The classic story comes to life for kids as they read a section of the book and enter Lewis Carroll's dreamy Wonderland world, experiencing it one treat at a time.

The kit includes the following:
❀ Alice’s Pawfect Tea-Party Storybook Keepsake Book Box with a magnetic closure
❀ White Rabbit Milk Chocolate Pocket Watch
❀ Mad Hatter Two Pack Vanilla Sugar Cookies
❀ "Eat Me" Alice White & Milk Chocolate 2-Tier Candy Cake
❀ "Drink Me" Bottle with Cork
❀ "Open Me" Herbal Cinnamon Apple Tea Bag
❀ "Read Me" Booklet Chapter Seven “A Mad Tea-Party”, by Lewis Carroll
❀ "Play Me" Interactive Audio CD “Alice’s Pawfect Tea-Party

(Just a note, the kit does not come with a ceramic tea set. You must use your own. It also does not include the an entire copy of the book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, only a booklet covering chapter seven, a portion of the book.)

The girls lost no time opening the box and pouring over all the treasures. In fact, they could hardly contain their excitement. I managed to help them open all the treats and I boiled some hot water so we could steep the tea bag. Then we grabbed our own personal copy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (a must in every home) and read a few fun parts, including the "Eat Me" and "Drink Me" sections. The girls pretended to shrink and grow like Alice as they ate the little cake and drank from the bottle (the bottle comes empty so we added a little Apple Juice to make it seem more realistic). The shrinking and growing was their favorite part of the afternoon!


Afterwards we moved on to the tea party. Luckily earlier this summer I found a small ceramic tea set at Goodwill and the girls used it for their tea party. They invited a few stuffed animals to attend and their little brothers also "crashed" the party. We divided the chocolate pocket watch and the cookies and distributed them to all attendees, including the little brothers. (No use in being rude like the Hatter.) The kids obviously aren't used to actual tea and didn't really care for the Apple Cinnamon tea flavor, but they ate every last crumb of the rest of the consumables. During the tea party we listened to the kit's CD.




Later on we played with Photoshop and truly sent the girls swirling down the rabbit hole using the twirl effect! If you have your own Alice in Wonderland tea party, I'd recommend taking pictures from different perspectives while the kids enjoy the "Eat Me" and "Drink Me" treats. The girls thought it was hilariously funny that camera tricks could make them look really small and really, really big.



The creators of the kit have seen to every last detail. The tiny "Eat Me" cake comes in a plastic container that looks like a "glass box" as specified in the original story. I was able to grab a few bites of the treats and they are scrumptious! I do wish there were more yummy treats in the single kit, but if you have a really large party planned you can buy a multi setting kit for extra goodies or purchase refills. I really, really adore the storybook keepsake container. It looks like an old fashioned leather book with fancy gold letters and it works wonderfully as a hidden compartment, hollow book perfect for hiding all your treasures once you've consumed the contents of the kit. The company takes great care in shipping the product, using plenty of cushioning wrap and it arrived quickly with the perishable contents fully intact. The kit provides creative kids with wonderful tools to explore a beloved classic and conduct their own tea party all in the course of one afternoon.

The Tea Party Kit normally retails for $40, but during the month of September it is going on sale for $24.99 + tax/shipping! (Another reason to buy -- According to the website, storybookteakit.com donates $1.00 on every purchase of Alice’s Pawfect Tea-Party Kit to the National Bullying Prevention Center™)

Find Storybook Tea Kit Company online at http://storybookteakit.com or http://storybook.predomedia.com, on Facebook and on Twitter.


Storybook Tea Kit Company has kindly offered to giveaway an Alice's Pawfect Tea-Party kit to a Brimful Curiosities reader.

To enter the contest, answer the following question: What book, classic or not, would you like to explore as a tea party kit? (Storybook Tea Kit Company has plans to release more kits including The Princess Collection of Fairy Tales, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Beauty and the Beast and Peter Pan.)

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Thanks to the Storybook Tea Kit Company for providing a kit for my family to review. (View my full disclosure statement for more information about my reviews.)

158 comments:

Melanie Ski said...

Absolutely darling!! I think the Adventures of Winnie The Pooh would make a great teaparty set!!
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Gina said...

Tea parties are such a hit at my house right now! I think a tea party set for the Flower Fairies would be wonderful!

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Bridget R. Wilson said...

Peter Rabbit or anything by Dr. Seuss.

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Christy said...

I would love to explore the Peter Pan tea party kit - sounds like fun!

I love your picture idea!

aimee said...

How adorable! My daughter would just love this! I'd like to see a tea party kit for snow white or peter pan. :)

ossmcalc said...

I would like to explore Beauty and the Beast as a tea party kit. I so love this story and always go to see it when I am at Disneyworld.

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

"Peter Pan" would make a great addition

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Terra H. said...

I'd like to see The Ugly Duckling made into one. Thanks.
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freddie said...

I would like to see Little Red Riding Hood as a tea party kit. dwelchert@yahoo.com

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Leah said...

I'd so love to explore Elsa Beskow's "Children of the Forest" as a tea party kit. That would be truly magical! : ) And, Storybook Tea Kit Company's future kits sound wonderful as well.. especially "Peter Pan." : )

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thanks for this great giveaway. I would like to enjoy Anne of green Gables as a tea party. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

this is precious and sweet. having a tea party set for Beatrix Potter would be delightful. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory would make a nice tea party set!

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Anonymous said...

I think The Cat in the Hat would be a fun set.

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A grandma said...

A "Little Women" tea set would be fun to explore.

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apple blossom said...

I have a Tinker Bell fan so Peter Pan would be good

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Stephanie said...

I would love to explore Great Expectations as a Tea Party! Charles Dickens is a fantastic story teller!
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Amber said...

I'd love to explore Harry Potter as a tea party kit!
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BethElderton said...

"The Wind in the Willows" could be beautifully done as a tea party.
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karenmed409 said...

The Best Tea Party Ever! our gals favorite book, add a few jewels, stickers, cute doily, flower and vase
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Susanne Drazic said...

This sounds like it was a fun day. I think this would make a nice Christmas present. I'll have to look over my gift giving list.

I think any of the following would be fun:
- The Giving Tree
- The Cat in the Hat
- The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

katzkids by Kathy D. said...

The Secret Garden would make a fun tea party.
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I would love to see Anne of Green Gables in a tea set.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Serenap95 said...

Since they already have an Alice in Wonderland set I would love to see The Divine Comedy (aka Dante's Inferno) made into a teaset. I think the creators could have a lot of fun with it.

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Anonymous said...

hansel and gretal would be cute
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The Knapps said...

I think the Wizard of Oz would be an awesome tea party kit!

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Lindsey said...

A Harry Potter tea set would go over really well, I would bet. :) Also Jane Austen and Anne of Green Gables!

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mkjmc said...

I would love to do the Little Engine that COuld, Elves and the Shoemaker or the Velveteen rabbit
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Anonymous said...

The Princess and the Pea tea set would be cute.
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Staci said...

The Three Bears would make a fun set!
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Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh gosh, Winnie the Pooh would be great. And more recent, I'd love Harry Potter kit!!

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Anonymous said...

I think maybe the Secret Garden would make a lovely tea set.


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Megan said...

The Three Little Bears would be a fun tea party set.
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Jessica Erin said...

Peter Pan would be sooo cute! Also Snow white :P

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Victoria DiMarco said...

I'd love to see The Hobbit as a tea set! :)

Anonymous said...

Maybe Secret Garden or Peter Pan.
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pmj said...

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrode.

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vmkids said...

would love to have a tea party with pooh and his friends

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Roxanne said...

I think Fancy Nancy or Angelina Ballerina would make great tea party kits.

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Jenn S. said...

The Wind in the Willows theme would make a neat tea set.
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Suzy said...

I think it would be really cool if they made Dracula by Bram Stoker! That would be fun for Halloween. Thanks for the chance!

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Jeannette said...

I am not sure how this book could be turned in to a tea party but my fav. children's book is ``Love you Forever``
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Melissa said...

I think The Secret Garden would be great!

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LIna said...

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Diane52 said...

I follow via google and would love to read The Wizard of Oz for my tea party.
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Amber said...

I think beauty and the beast or Goldy locks and the three bears would make really fun tea parties!!

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calvad said...

I think The Little princess would be a good tea party kit. calvad at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

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kat said...

How adorable! My granddaughter would just love this.She would love to have a tea party with the Secret Garden.
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pauline15 said...

I would love to see the Wizard of Oz, but my secret tea party would be Monsters, Inc.... how fun would that look!
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cpage2323 said...

Maybe a Paddington bear inspired teaset? Really Alice is the most perfect. I would so love to win this for my girl!:)
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kendra22 said...

this is too cute!!!
Beauty and the beast!!!
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Anonymous said...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory would be neat.
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Debbie Kennedy said...

I've always loved the Wizard of Oz. I think that one would be great!
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Chip said...

How about a Charlotte's Web tea party?
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Anonymous said...

I think it would be neat to do Goldie Locks and Red Riding Hood wilcarvic
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Anonymous said...

I'd like to see Thumbelina as a tea party kit. Thanks for the chance to win!
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