Everyone in the Red Hat Society is filled with the birthday spirit and we decided to create these floating memory decorations to add a bit of pizzazz to Hatquarters! This festive activity is quick, cheap, simple and best of all CUTE!! It put a big smile on the faces of our guests this week.
What You Need:
Balloons: Foil or Latex with strings attached and inflated with heliumPrinted pictures
We actually found these cute star balloons at the local dollar store, and we thought they were perfect for the "Stars Among Us" theme of 2012.
We went through our picture archive and selected some of the most memorable moments of the past year. (This is the most time-consuming part of the project!) Then, we printed them and punched a hole in the corner and tied them to the balloon strings.
You would not believe how many wonderful conversations and smiles were created from these decorations! They are perfect for Chapter anniversaries, birthday parties and you can even make a memory game out of these decorations. The possibilities are endless!
If you use these or any other ideas on the RHS Blog, please share your photos with us on our Facebook Page, or email them to Stories@redhatsociety.com.
A 14th Birthday Celebration in Hollywood
The Red Hat Society celebrated its 14th Birthday at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood, CA with nearly 300 Hatters. In a wonderful custom embraced by the Red Hat Society, the women enjoyed dessert first as they were serenaded by Hank Castro, former lead singer of Thee Midniters. They went on to enjoy a delicious lunch, free entrance to Madame Tussaud's attraction, and they were the VIP guests in a private RHS-only screening of Fox Searchlight Pictures' "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."
Five RHS Members won the opportunity to have their names displayed on the Hard Rock Cafe marquee, and these women received the star treatment and took part in a special photo session commemorating their moment in the spotlight. One Queen in the Sisterhood received a free trip from Amtrak on the Pacific Surfliner route, and she will come to Hatquarters for a bit of VIP treatment when she takes her trip.
For a full recap of the RHS Festivities that took place around the world, and to see the pictures of our fabulous contest winners, look for the next Red Hatter Matters Magazine, which will be available on the Red Hat Society's website in May!