A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party 


To be delivered by your independent 

NAFAS Area Tutor 

Dawn T. Meakin

Date: Thursday 9th June 2022

Venue: Dinnington Floral Art Society

Items to bring to the workshop

Design one: Cake

Cake stand/plate to hold to completed design; this could be a cake stand or charger plate etc.


I am going to use an oasis posy pad for this 8”-12” the florists suppliers do sell these in packs of two, perhaps you could share with a friend and those more adventurous of us may wish to undertake a two tier design so there could be two different sizes, obviously to fit the stand you wish to use.

Something to make a palisade (fence or cake like structure) around the edge like ribbon, bark foliage etc., Also required would be small flowers for the top i.e. rose, chrysanthemum, or gypsophila on the top to resemble a cake, scale and proportion is also to be kept in mind.


Design Two/three: Tea Cups

Teacups and saucers, floral foam or crumpled wire as your mechanics and array of garden/small flowers and foliage.

Accessories to add atmosphere to any of the designs.  Playing cards, tablecloth, pocket watches etc. As always, a well packed toolbox.

Looking forward to meeting you all.