Tuesday, December 4, 2012
1/2 C sugar
1/3 C sweet butter
1 1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 T milk
1/2 C bourbon
1 1/2 - 2 C sifted flour
1# pecan pieces
1# dates, chopped
1# candied cherries
1# pineapple (mixed colors)
Prepare fruit and nuts by mixing with half the flour (keeps the fruit from becoming sticky). Cream together the butter and sugar, add beaten eggs one at a time.
Sift remaining flour with soda and salt and add to egg mixture. Add liquids and then add the fruits and nuts. (mixture is very thick; use hands to mix)
Drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheets and bake at 325 for 25 minutes or until medium brown.
Orange juice may be substituted for the bourbon in this recipe.
Thank you for sharing this recipe ladies! We can't wait to be able to share many more this holiday season! If you have a favorite holiday recipe that you would like to share, please send it to Stories@RedHatSociety.com.
Don't Miss Out!
December is the month of giving! One lucky Queen in the Sisterhood is going to win a Queens' Star Tour Trip for Two courtesy of Amtrak on December 20th. One Member will receive an iPad Mini on December 24th, and anyone who books a holiday party at Buca Di Beppo this month will receive a $100 gift card to use! Be sure to like us on Facebook to stay updated on all of the happenings in the Sisterhood and join us in the Wonderful World of Hatting for just $20 for the year or $39 if you would like to start your own Chapter in your area!
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The next day, Debbie noticed that some Hatter were already talking about planning their holiday meals, so she thought it might be fun to do a Red Hat Society recipe swap for the holidays. Here's what she had to say:
Combine all ingredients in a large a saucepan, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer, stirring occasionally for 5 to 8 minutes, or until cranberries are bursting.
We hope this will be the first of many holiday food blog posts. If you have a recipe that you would like to share, please send it to Stories@redhatsociety.com and we will feature them in upcoming RHS Publications like the Friday Broadcast.
Did you know that Hatters love to share recipes on the Red Hat Society's Members-only discussion forum, the Queen and Members Board? Yes, they have shared everything from Cranberry Mayonnaise to Homemade Ginger Snaps just this past month. If you are a Member of the Red Hat Society, you can access these recipes here.
Not a Member yet? We can't wait to have you playing in the Sisterhood. There's only one! Join the fun today!
Thursday, November 1, 2012
We cannot begin to express how excited we were for the turnout of this virtual event. Hatters posted photos throughout the day, and truly amazed us with how creative they were. In fact, we had two costumes that tied for Most Original, because they were so great. The winners have been selected, and they will be featured in the Friday Broadcast, which is the Red Hat Society's weekly newsletter. A compilation of the rest of the photos will be featured in the upcoming issue of the Red Hat Society's Quarterly Magazine: Red Hatter Matters.
If you would like to see all of the costumes that were submitted you can visit our Facebook Page. Be sure to LIKE it while you are there, so you can stay updated on all of the events and contests coming up. Want to get in on the fun? Visit the Red Hat Society's website and learn how you can start playing! There's only one! Join the fun today!
Below is a sneak peek at some of the submissions!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Are you interested in joining the Sisterhood? As always, we eagerly extend our red-gloved hands for you to take hold and jump right into the wonderful world of Hatting! Click here to join today!
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Since the Red Hat Society is in Think Pink and Halloween mode, we decided to channel some of our creativity into a craft that is perfect for this special month: an RHS "Think Pink" Pumpkin Treat Bag. This cute treat bag would be perfect for upcoming parties, office giveaways, or decorations for your house.
2. Fill the bag with goodies.
3. Twist the top close so it resembles the stem of the pumpkin.
4. Decorate the stem with leaves made from the construction paper and the green ribbon.
Once you have assembled your pumpkin treat bag, you can add a special touch by writing the name of the person receiving the treat bag, or a special Halloween message on it.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
During the month of October, The Red Hat Society is going to celebrate the fabulous and important Members of the RHS, Pink Hatters .
Pink Hatters, or Pinkies as we lovingly refer to them, are the Red Hat Society's "Ladies In Waiting". These Hatters wear pink hats and lavender clothing until they reach their momentous 50th Birthday and REDuate Hatters REDuate to red hats and purple regalia. This month, we asked Pinkies to share their stories with the Sisterhood, and Pink Hatter Queen Ambrosia of the Vidatious Red Lilies of the Mountains (North Carolina, United States) took to email right away to tell us about how she became the Queen of her own Chapter!
Queen Ambrosia first encountered the Red Hat Society nine years ago, when she worked at a T-shirt and hat store in North Carolina. She was 19 years old at the time, and the Hatters were frequent visitors to the shop.
"I spent a lot of time with the group showing them different hats and watching them having an absolute ball. That's when I thought about how awesome it would be to go out with girlfriends and not care about how silly I acted," Queen Ambrosia said.
Just a few short years later, Queen Ambrosia met a Hatter who opened the doors to the wonderful world of Hatting to Queen Ambrosia by telling her that she could join as a RHS Member and proud Pink Hatter.
"She explained to me how to get on the website and how to join, and she expressed how important the Legacy was to be carried on through younger generations," she said.
Queen Ambrosia joined the Sisterhood and immediately began contacting Chapters in her area. She was also encouraged by women on the Queens and Member Board, the Red Hat Society's Members-only discussion forum, to start a Chapter of her own. Being the go-getter that she is, Queen Ambrosia took the advice and opened her own Chapter. Now, the Vidatious Red Lilies of the Mountains Chapter is two Members strong and happily accepting new Members.
"The RHS has brought out the giddy school girl in me. I am excited to be a Pinkie Queen and will enjoy life with my life-long Sisters."
Thank you for sharing your story Queen Ambrosia! You had glitter in your veins from the start, and you are shining bright now!
Do you have a Pink Hat Story that you would like to share? Send it to Stories@RedHatSociety.com, and you could be featured in an upcoming Friday Broadcast, Red Hatter Matters, or Red Hat Chat post.
Friday, September 28, 2012
This week, The Red Hat Society hosted "Share The Hat Week," and women around the world either printed or passed along a virtual image of a "Share The Hat Appreciation Card" with their friends and family members on Facebook to spread a bit of cheer and gratitude.
Yesterday, one Hatter told us that she decided to give Share The Hat cards to her two children. She printed one card for each child, and she took the time to write a special message to let them know how proud she was of them. Just before the children went to sleep, she presented each of them with their notes. When her son finished reading his note, he looked up at her with tears in his eyes and threw his arms around her. The first thing he did was tape the note to his wall where he could see it every day. Isn't that sweet?!
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Last week, we shared a DIY Pirate Eye Patch to help you get ready for "Talk Like A Pirate Day," but because some Hatters find occasions to wear their Pirate garb year-round, we wanted to share this easy way to create a Red and Pink Pirate Hat to look like a true RHS Pirate Wench.
What You Need:
A Pirate Hat (We got these from the local dollar store.)
Red, Pink or Purple Spray Paint
A cardboard box
Simply place a cardboard box on floor or table and spray the bottom of the hat first and let it dry. Once it has dried, flip it over and spray the top.
Once the hat has dried you have a completely blank RHS Pirate Hat canvas to bling to your heart's desire! Give it a try and send us your pictures to Stories@RedHatSociety.com! We can't wait to see what you come up with!
Are You Ready To Dress Up?
They say that dress-up starts at age five and never really ends. When was the last time you channeled your inner child and played dress-up just for the fun of it? If the answer dates so far back that you can barely remember, then we think it's time to have some fun. Sometimes the circumstances of everyday life can be a bit overwhelming, and we believe that it's important to a woman's overall health to take some time to escape, let loose and play with other like-minded women. Are you ready to have some fun? We're ready to have you! Click here to join The Red Hat Society today!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Access to the Red Hatter Matters publication is one of the many benefits of becoming a Member of the Red Hat Society! If for some reason you have not received your copy of Red Hatter Matters, you can always find it under the Fun Stuff tab of the Red Hat Society's website. Not yet a Member? Check out our Sample issue of Red Hatter Matters by clicking here! We hope you enjoy it, and as always, we eagerly extend our red-gloved hands for you to take hold and jump right into the wonderful world of Hatting! Click here to join today!
Friday, September 14, 2012
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
"When I want to get a kiss and a hug from my grandchildren, I'll ask for some 'sugar' and they usually give me a bear hug and a kiss on the cheek.
When my granddaughter Lauren was about 4 years old, I asked her for some 'sugar' and she said 'Uh,uh!'
So I then asked her where Grandma Pat would get her 'sugar' from and she quickly replied 'From the grocery store.'"- Pat of the Sassy Southern Sisters Chapter (Georgia, United States)
Do you have a story that you would like to share for future Grandma's Brag Boards? Send it to Stories@RedHatSociety.com with the title: Grandma's Brag Board.
Red Hatter Matters is the Red Hat Society's quarterly Magazine, and it features Hatter stories, crafts, recipes, and news about upcoming RHS events. Look for the next issue of Red Hatter Matters to hit your email inboxes in the middle of September, and please be sure to share it with your Sisters who do not have access to email!
Are you not a Member of the Sisterhood yet? What are you waiting for? There is a group of Sisters around the world ready to welcome you! Click here to join today!
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
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Friday, August 17, 2012
Earlier this year, Queen of deVINE, Linda, suggested that Hatquarters revive this game for Hatters to use in their Chapter outing, and we thought that was a great idea! New to the Fun Stuff Tab of the RHS website is the RHS Tattle Game. Hatters have the option of either printing the templated questions and dares, or they can print the blank cards and write questions and dares that might be more relevant to their Chapters.
This game is the perfect Chapter Activity, and will surely lead to loads of giggles and fun. After all, The Red Hat Society is all about "Bringing The Giggles Back!"
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Friday, August 3, 2012
We love when Red Hat Society Members share their fun crafts ideas with us! At our 2012 Golden Age of Glamour International Convention, Marilyn, an RHS Ambassador and Queen, was strutting her stuff in her Red Hat Band, which she made herself. When we asked her how she made it, she took the time to show us so we could share it here with you. Isn't it adorable? Keep reading to learn how you can make this hat for yourself!
Do you have an idea that you would like to feature on Red Hat Chat? Simply send us your photos and directions to Stories@redhatsociety.com, and title the email "Craft Idea." We love to receive and share new ideas with the Sisterhood.
Come Play With Us!
Are you still thinking about joining the Sistershood? We invite you to come play with us on August 11th, for RHS Worldwide Hoot Day. Have a rockin' good time with Hatters and enjoy some delicios food at one these Hard Rock Cafe locations.
Worldwide Hoot Day is a special day where Hatters all over the world come together for fun and friendship. From Stonehenge to the Eiffel Tower to many of the Hard Rock Cafes, there will be a sea of Red and Pink Hattere out to play.
Friday, July 27, 2012
One Hatquarters Staff Member brought in a bag of Red Solo Cups, another one picked up a candle holder when she was at the dollar store, and another gathered tons of bling, feathers, and other decorative elements to make our goblet look as festive as possible. Here is the finished product:
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
More importantly, if you are reading this and have not made the official decision to join the Red hat Society- we believe it's time to take advantage of the amazing Sisterhood. We can't wait to get to know you! Join us today!
Friday, July 13, 2012
One of the many benefits of being a Queen or Supporting Member of the Red Hat Society is the ability to participate in and take advantage of fabulous contests and giveaways as a result of the many partnerships we have formed with different companies around the world.
This has been an incredible year of giveaway and contests from our Sponsors:
This past Spring, Hatters were able to attend free screenings of "The Lucky One" available in both the United States and Canada courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures.
On Red Hat Society Day, April 25th, nearly 300 Hatters attended an exclusive RHS-Only VIP Screening of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA presented by Fox Searchlight Productions Pictures.
Two Queens and two Supporting Members have received round trip tickets for their own "cruise on rails" in the 2012 Queens' Star Tour courtesy of Amtrak, and one there is still one trip left to give away.
Recently, Cottonelle asked Red and Pink Hatters to help them come up with a fancy name for their new Cottonelle Care Routine. They created a special contest with the Red Hat Society, which is currently being hosted on our Facebook Page. Hatters will have four opportunities to win a $100 Gas Card just for submitting their name suggestions. Wow!! Who doesn't love free gas?!
Cottonelle also joined us in the Hat District of the Golden Age of Glamour International Convention. They provided an incredible photo booth for Hatters to take goofy pictures with their Sisters. Click on the picture to go to our Cottonelle "Name It" Facebook Tab and learn all about this fabulous contest. Hatters, be sure to submit your ideas so you are entered to win a free gas card!
Our sponsors are another reason we can keep dues low! Not yet a Member of the Red Hat Society? What are you waiting for? You could win free gas, a free trip and best of all Sisters and friendships that will last a lifetime! Click here to join today!