Friday, February 08, 2008

Mad Hatter Tea Party

By order of the queen, all Ross Bridge Ladies were asked to attend a Mad Hatter Tea party on Friday night hosted by the Ladies of the Village Center. There is usually a Girls Night Out about 5 or 6 times a year hosted by a different community in Ross Bridge. In December, Butler Springs hosted an Ornament Exchange. In May, Greenside and Freestone Ridge will be hosting a Cinqo de Mayo party! And I'm so excited to see what the rest of the year will bring.

Dawn Ey, Rebel Gregory, Lauren Nickels, Rachel Leader and the other ladies in the Village Center did such a great job transforming the Town Hall into an English garden for our party. The food was fantastic. Thanks to Diggscape for loaning the beautiful plants for our garden, Birmingham Home Theater (Justin's company) for providing the music and speakers, Ross Bridge Spa for donating the door prizes, and Louise's Cakes and Things for the fun Mad Hatter cake!

I was so impressed with the creativity of all the Ross Bridge ladies. I had no idea that everyone would participate so enthusiastically in the hat contest! The votes came pouring in throughout the evening.

And the winners are....
The Ugliest Hat award goes to this lady who was adorned in Tennessee garb from head to toe!

The Most Useful Hat was created using shot glasses and Christmas lights.

Elizabeth Bennett and my next-door-neighbor Valerie Hughen won Most Creative Hat for their Ross Bridge heartbreaker theme!

Bobbie Bowman took home the Best Homemade Hat award with this gigantic headpiece full of flowers and blow-up bunnies. Believe me, this thing was HUGE!

Maybe we should take a few tips from this lady who won Most Stylish Hat.

And the grand prize winner is the Village Center's own Shah Hines for Best Overall Hat!

Congratulations to all the winners, but we can't overlook these three who all received lots and lots of votes for their wonderful hats... so they all received an Honorable Mention award.

Here are some other pictures of some of the ladies who came. We had such a fun time visiting with everyone and getting to know our Ross Bridge neighbors. :-)

Mary Jim Blackerby, me and Dana Pittman


Julie Kent, Emily Haygood, and me. Wish I could remember what was so funny!

Rebel Gregory and Vicki Davis

Rachel Leader and Pam Ashworth

Lanier O'Hare, Kate Giffin (my work partner), and Leslie Jackson

Debbie Calvert, Emily Haygood, Marta Self, and Julie Kent

Rebel Gregory, Ashlie Grubb and Shah Hines

Wendy Rohrer and Brandi Belcher

Jane Lewis, Allison Licht-Brown, Sandy King, Rachel Leader

Kathy Cawley and Theresa Tate

Sandy King, Liz Darby, Leanne Ruffin, Amy Alford, Stacey Spears, Kathy Cawley, Sharon Blair

I'm quite sure the Town Hall will not be so beautiful ever again!

6 comments:

Michael and Hannah said...

What did the Mad Hatter cake look like? The Mad Hatter was at the character breakfast we took the kids to at Disney yesterday... all the kids were terrified of the Mad Hatter except for Wesley, so the MH pulled a chair up to our table and chatted with Wes throughout the entire breakfast. I actually had to tell him he could move on so we could finish our breakfast!

I have to say I'm not surprised that you still have a tiara. :o)

Lindsey said...

What a fun community!! I'm really impressed with the turn-out and it looks like everyone really got in to it! I'm so uncreative...I seriousely would've hat to pay someone to not only come up with a hat idea but also to make it for me! (he-he...nope...sadly I'm not joking!) So glad you are enjoying your new neighborhood as well as the folks in it!

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