Did you know that the tea party has some social significance? In the Victorian Age (Alice in Wonderland was written in this time), tea parties were commonplace, particularly for the higher classes, allowing them to flaunt their cultural and intellectual highness. They were also good occasions for discussing agreements or finding out the most urgent news from around the world – or other neighbourhoods.
In Alice’s story in Wonderland, the tea party is different. It is complete chaos without rules and without any kind of cultural or social pressure. This chaotic tea party is called The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. All the characters present at the party can and do act just as they want.