Mask Brings Fairytales to Life at Hedsor House

Christmas 2013 saw Hedsor House take on a magical new look, when Mask brought four of its guests’ best-loved fairytales to life for one incredible festive celebration.

The Georgian country house was transformed with mythical theming, enabling guests to experience the worlds of harry Potter, Shrek, Willy Wonka and Narnia. Each mesmerising room provided a fully interactive and immersive experience, captivating guests with enchanting entertainment and delicious themed menus by Create food & Party design.

The night began as soon as guests stepped through the wardrobe, entering the weird and wonderful world of Narnia, where a drinks reception was served as guests were entertained by a magician. frosted foliage and fur set the scene, with seafood canapés and sushi being served on icy blue glass trays - perfect for the perpetual land of ice and snow.

Then it was time to step into a faraway swamp, where there lived an ornery ogre named Shrek. here guests tucked into swamp chicken served in coconut pots, spiced swamp garden stew, ‘fried bug clusters’ (spiced onion and aubergine pakoras) and ‘rats on sticks’ (spicy minted lamb skewers)! the leaky Cauldron beckoned next, where pumpkins and candles created the atmosphere of our favourite fabled pub. Cauldrons hubbled and bubbled, whilst spellbooks, broom-sticks and house scarves added a touch of sorcery to harry Potter’s legendary haunt. here guests were served a selection of pies, along with snitch-shaped scotch eggs, cheese straw wands and dragons’ eggs, washed down with our ice-cold butter beers.

As guests’ time in the leaky Cauldron drew to a close Willy Wonka put in an appearance, inviting guests into his top secret chocolate factory for a mind-boggling take on decadent desserts. Beneath a spiral tree of sweets guests indulged in lickable wallpaper, white chocolate mice, chocolate limes and of course the famous chocolate fountain!