Thursday’s 2021 Mad Hatter’s Tea didn’t look like any of its predecessors. Women’s Council President Kay Weeks and Tea Chair Jolie Humphrey played by the COVID-19 rules, but they put their own spin on the Dallas Arboretum fundraiser — fewer guests, an afternoon start and a seated tea in Rosine Hall and the surrounding terrace instead of a luncheon under a tent.
But there would still be a champagne reception in the Scott Ginsburg Family Plaza for guests to see and be seen as well as strutting their stuff on a green carpet for a lineup of judges to pick the best of the best.
Looming in the days beforehand head scratchers in overdrive were wondering, “Would creative hat designs send the paparazzi scrambling?”; “Would the forecast of rain dampen spirits and finery?”; “Would the usual Mad Hatter’s characters upstage everyone?”; “Would area glue guns produce award-winning entries?”; “Who would be top of toppers?” and “Would the skewed-down arrangements succeed?”
While the post is being prepared, check out more than 60 photos of the head-turning people and faux animals at MySweetCharity Photo Gallery.