It seems like we had been waiting for this day for quite a while,
anticipating April 25 and the festivities with our local sister chapter, the
Red Hat Hooters!
The party started in the parking lot of the Fair Oaks VFW hall as over 30 different RHS chapters, 225 women, paraded their red and purple finery while waiting in line for the Spring Fling Red Hat Day event. If you can, imagine over 200 unique red and purple hats...each with its own character (the hat and the owner)! What a sight!?
Seven of our chapter members (Queen SusieQ, Countess Clucky, Duchess Tushy, Duchess of Dorchester, Countess of Canine, Countess Nigiri, and Princess Propitious) were guests at the birthday tea that included a culinary spread of tea sandwiches, cookies, scones, salads, fresh fruit, and deviled eggs...all homemade.
We were entertained by The Hot Flash Tap Group and the raffling of many, many wonderful prizes. Incidentally, the Intrepid Red Hatters garnished a prize for every attending member...everything from an ice bucket with sparkling wine and glasses to a RHS carpeted bath set. Not bad odds! Our very own Countess Nigiri, by audience applause and appreciation, placed about third in the "Best Dressed Red Hatter" competition. AND...Countess Clucky unanimously took first place for the "Best Hat!" We put forth a very good showing!
The Red Hat Hooters did a great job planning and executing such a large and elaborate event! Being a new Red Hat chapter, we are most grateful for the invitation and the opportunity to commune with our fellow sisters!