A TEA party with a difference took place in Johnstone at the weekend.

Stage Avenue Performing Arts hosted a Mad Hatter’s Scottish Tea Party and Craft Fair, which provided fun for all the family.

Fans of all things Alice in Wonderland were invited to ‘jump down the rabbit hole’ at St Paul’s Church, where they enjoyed homebaking, craft stalls and a tombola.

Guests of all ages tucked into a variety of tasty bakes and treats, as well as a selection of hot drinks and juices.

Little ones also made a special effort by dressing up as their favourite Alice in Wonderland characters, including versions of the Mad Hatter, the rabbit and Alice in her pretty blue dress.

And lots of local businesses turned out to sell a selection of hand-crafted goodies, which went down a storm with savvy shoppers.

A total of £500 was raised from the day, which will go towards the group’s upcoming production of Alice In Wonderland, which takes place on May 21 and 22.

Event organiser Fiona McGregor said: “Thank you so much to everyone who made it along to our Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and Craft Fair.

“There was a fantastic turnout and an amazing atmosphere throughout the day.

“Particular thanks go to all our stall holders. Also to Caroline Lockhart, Dame Maggie and Betty, Jane McKenzie, my dad and, of course, the amazing L&L Caterers.

“Plus to those who donated baking and prizes or brought your children along to be our helpers.

“Your support is always very much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you all at a future Stage Avenue event.”

Stage Avenue is a children’s drama group that sees kids aged from four upwards perform in shows ranging from pantomimes to musical theatre.

You can find out more about the group via the website at www.stageavenue.co.uk.