TOOTSIES Hosts Reveal Party for Mad Hatter’s Tea Celebrating its 31st Year benefiting the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and A Woman’s Garden
Mad Hatter’s Tea Fashion Show sponsored by TOOTSIES
TOOTSIES in Preston Center hosted the Reveal party for Mad Hatter’s Tea celebrating its 31st year benefiting the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and A Woman’s Garden.
Terry Irby, co-chair with Sharla Bush, thanked Nerissa von Helpenstill and Dustin Holcomb of TOOTSIES, Mad Hatter’s Tea fashion show sponsor and host of this wonderful event. She then introduced Women’s Council president Linda Spina who welcomed the crowd and said that the Women's Council, founded in 1982, supports the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden and A Women's Garden, one of the principal gardens at the Arboretum. All financial support for A Woman's Garden comes from fundraising efforts of the Women's Council, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. A Woman's Garden is the only public garden in the nation conceived by women, funded by the efforts of women, and dedicated to the universal spirit of women.
Sharla announced Kristina Bush Whitcomb as honorary chair, which drew a fabulous round of applause. Then it was time for the big reveal! Slowly drawing away a curtain from the poster, Terry and Sharla announced the theme for the 2019 Mad Hatter’s Tea: The Golden Age of Hollywood to a cheering crowd. One can only imagine the exciting fashions we’ll see next spring!
Slated for Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Mad Hatter’s Tea attracts over 450 guests from all over the nation who plan their trips to Dallas not only to take part in the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – many in wild and wonderful over-the-top hats - but to view the glorious springtime azalea displays and flowers that grace the Dallas Arboretum.
The morning begins with a champagne reception in Ginsburg Plaza, followed by a professionally staged and choreographed fashion presentation produced by the inimitable Jan Strimple and sponsored by TOOTSIES, followed by a seated luncheon under elegantly draped tents. Hats are judged in different categories. Winners are announced at the fashion show and strut the runway.
Individual patron tickets begin at $350 and will be available for purchase via the website at www.womenscouncildallasarboretum.org A limited quantity of regular admission tickets at $250 each will be available in Spring 2019. Underwriting opportunities and naming sponsorships are available. Check the website for updates. Underwriters and sponsors should contact Sharla Bush, co-chair at 469-450-4680 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beneficiary: Since its inception in 1982, the Women’s Council has supported the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden overall and through the creation, development and on-going funding of the world-renowned A Woman’s Garden and now, through funding the garden’s enhancements that will continue to draw visitors to our great city from all over the world. A Woman's Garden is the only public garden in the nation conceived by women, funded by the efforts of women, and dedicated to the universal spirit of women.
About TOOTSIES: Housed in a vast 20,000 square foot space in the Plaza at Preston Center, TOOTSIES is a modern full line specialty store offering the very best dresses, denim, ready to wear, shoes, handbags and jewelry. They are a one stop shop known for exceptional service and on site personal styling in addition to their curated collection of designers including A.L.C. Aquazurra, Brandon Maxwell, Cinq a' Sept, Self Portrait, Ulla Johnson and Veronica Beard.
For photos from past Mad Hatter’s Tea parties and more information, visit the website at www.womenscouncildallasarboretum.org
Updates: For updates and photos, visit the Mad Hatter’s Tea Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MadHattersTeaLuncheon
Photos by Dana Driensky