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.
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.
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!