So. Many. Hats.

Menswear style hats  for the Mad Hatter's Tea Party - our staff holiday party

Menswear style hats for the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – our staff holiday party

At work I’m the chair of our Social Committee, and one of our jobs this year was to plan a holiday party. Of course, it’s all very politically correct where I work, so we don’t call it a Christmas Party, and we’re actually going a wee bit out of our way to actually avoid anything that rings of Christmas… but I don’t mind one bit, because the theme that the committee picked was

A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party!

Part of this, included going out and buying hats – partially as give-aways, partially as decoration, and partially as costume elements for anyone who shows up without a costume or something in-theme to wear and want to fit in. We’re going to have a photo booth as well, and hats will make great props.

Mini top hats and bowlers for the Mad Hatter's Tea Party - our staff holiday party

Mini top hats and bowlers for the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – our staff holiday party

This meant – I went shopping!

So many hats! First I went to Value Village, and then to the Halloween shop on November 1st – both places had their Halloween items on for 50% off, so I was able to get 38 hats for about $200.

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I picked up: 13 hats that likely will appeal to men, 22 hats that will likely appeal more to women, and 3 hats that I think anyone would like.  These included:

  • 2 mini-tricorns
  • 2 full-sized tricorns
  • 12 fascinator bonnets
  • 3 horsehair fascinators
  • 3 fabric crowns
  • 1 felt cowboy hat
  • 1 vampire-style mini-top hat
  • 1 grey rabbit-eared hood
  • 2 mini-bowlers
  • 1 mini-top hat
  • 4 classic men’s hats (two top hats, a  bowler and a fedora)
  • 2 mini-top hats with Jack Skellington on them
  • 1 Mad Hatter top hat
  • 3 soft hats (an engineer’s cap, a newsboy hat, and an aviator cap)

If you were to come to our party – which hat would you pick?

Read more about our party on the other blog I write for.. Happy Sushi Belly! 

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2 comments on “So. Many. Hats.

  1. Sean Young says:

    Its amazing to see that you have a lot of collection of Unisex hats…If I will come to your party, then I’ll definitely go for “classic men’s hats (two top hats, a bowler and a fedora)” …Thanks for the blog…

    • Dawn says:

      It looks like a LOT of the women’s fascinators were taken by our guests… and most of the men’s hats too! The ones that didn’t get picked up were the more costume-y ones like the fabric crowns and the hood with the rabbit ears… It’s neat seeing what was interesting to people for sure!

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