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Childhood: The country house party
Childhood: The country house party

What? A country house party packed with fun and frolic to spoil your inner child. Think musical chairs, apple bobbing and special magic acts.

Where? Stoke Place @ Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, SL2 4HT

When? Friday, July 2nd @ 8pm - 3am (coaches depart from central London at 6.45pm, and return at 3am)

How much? £35 for party + £15 for return coach trip ticket

The White Blackbird returns with a house party to nurture your inner child. Influenced by one of the sillier party themes of the inter-war Bright Young Things ‘come as you were twenty years ago’, which saw society figures arriving in full toddler attire atop specially built baby carriages pushed by their butlers. Childhood is a tongue in cheek opportunity to indulge in the pastimes of the very young with the benefit of a very grown up cocktail list!I

The White Blackbird’s baby carriages will be stationed at a Central London pick up spot to whisk guests away to the rural idyll of Stoke Place, where the house and grounds have been turned over exclusively to the party goer’s pleasure. Just dont throw your rattle out of the pram whilst trying to work out in which order to examine the assembled delights!

Indulge your inner Bo Peep at the delightful Petting Zoo before embarking on a treasure hunt to find the Secret Den Bar, a hide-out where nanny wont be able to find you!

Cry loudly if you fall over whilst returning to the main house at which Stoke Place staff will make it better with brightly coloured Balloons and if the terry towels have suddenly lost their appeal, Vintage Secret are at hand, providing their ever popular Dressing Up Room with grown up Face Painting. There will also be a Big Boys Room with a special World Cup Bar for those wishing to catch the England Game.

Toddle your way to the Wedgewood Room and pick up one of the custom-made Sweet and Sticky Cocktails and for those that haven’t made it to grown-up glasses yet, cocktails served in a Baby Bottle. Get on your tippy-toes to reach the Candy Filled Trees and gorge yourself on old-fashioned sweets including Candy Canes, Lollipops and Chocolate Money.

Sugar rush to the Vyse Room, crawling into a Cardboard Maze where each of the three exits offers a different ending or take part in the Party Game Olympics, including Apple Bobbing, Pass the Orange, Flash Flap, Musical Chairs and the Bubblegum Race, followed by Dj Sets and Dancing Lessons by the Lady Greys.

An occasion when being sent to your bedroom is actually fun, guests can find a series of entertainments installed in several of Stoke Place’s bedrooms including Amelia as Little Red Riding Hood and Sinister Magician Sets by Josh Knowles. Those feeling a bit sleepy should visit the Princess and the Pea Bedroom in which Lily Farling will be reading Bedtime Stories perched from a magical ladder.  Feeling naughty?  A visit to La Horrox, a Strict School Teacher, should soon put paid to that!

Miss Ballooniverse is at hand to ensure your balloon dreams are realised with extravagant concoctions that you wont let go of and if all the activities have worked up a hunger, then make sure you are seated for the Midnight Feast, serving a selection of Traditional Nursery Food. Those wishing to avoid a kicking and screaming tantrum finale will have booked the very limited number of room packages available, including dinner, bed and breakfast. They will be able to enjoy the benefit of a bar that never closes as the party continues into the night.

Tickets to the party are £35.00 each and can be purchased from Stoke Place on 01753 534 790.

Coach tickets should also be purchased in advance via Stoke Place.

Discounts are available for groups of 5 or more. Please email thewhiteblackbird@gmail.com for more information.

Coaches will depart at 6.45pm from 24 Hanover Square London W1S 1JD


** Win a pair of tickets to this smashing countryhouse party by emailing us at info@mienmagazine.com about the most important etiquette lesson you learned in your childhood. (winner will be notified via email by 5pm on Thursday, July 1)

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