‘Out of Africa’ hats to take over botanical garden

By Sharon Adams

Jolie Humphrey, chair of Mad Hatter’s Tea Out of Africa Into the Garden announces the Hat Categories for judging at the event happening on Thursday, April 15 at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. This is Mad Hatter’s Tea 33rd year benefiting the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden and A Woman’s Garden. “This year is unlike any other year,” Jolie said, “and we’ve created a wonderfully unique experience for our guests which follows all of the CDC guidelines and has some new surprises.” 

Photo courtesy of the Women’s Council

The fanciful fun begins at 1 p.m. with a champagne reception. This is the best time to view the wild and wonderful over-the-top hats and outfits along with the very chic, sleek and sophisticated fashions. Celebrity judges will select winners in these categories: Out of Africa: Most “True to Theme;” Safari Riders: Best Group in Hats; African Floral Garden: Best Botanical Using Fresh Florals; Karen Blixen Style: Most Elegant and Romantic; Sundowner Chic: “Cocktail Hour in Africa,” Most Fascinating Fascinator; African Queen: Most “True to Africa;” Animal Instinct: Most Outlandish! Go Wild! 

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, visit womenscouncildallasarboretum.org.