CHILDREN dressed in their best Alice in Wonderland costumes for a street party.

Hundreds of neighbours in Wilbury Grove, Hove, celebrated the 175th anniversary of one of the world's most famous children's books with a Mad Hatter tea party with 12 Alices, 15 Mad Hatters, ten Queen of Hearts, eight white rabbits, six playing cards and other characters including a March hare.

They played traditional party games with a twist, taking inspiration from Lewis Carroll's book.

They included pink flamingo croquet, a Dodo egg and spoon race, White Rabbit sack race and a Tweedledee and Tweedledum three-legged race.

There was a Queen of Hearts great cake off and a ball with live music from bands and DJs.

Fish and chips were served later and bacon rolls were served on Sunday morning while people cleared up.

Organiser Paul Cary said: "The party was a fabulous success for the whole community and one which we are keen to repeat in the future.

"The whole event was blessed with sunshine."