Saturday, April 28, 2012

Fairy Tale Characters Mass for Party Time

Red Hatters love to dress up in the normal Red Hat attire of purple clothes and red hats. We also love to let our creative minds go crazy and dress up in costume. On Saturday we held a Fairy Tale Character party. The first reason for the party was just to have fun but as we all know a Queen needs a coronation. So this was the second reason for the party. Queen Glorianna kindly offered to do the crowning for me. She and seven of her Ballarat Ladybird members travelled down to Melbourne to join in with the fun. The event was a lunch time occasion so the table was soon loaded down with delicious food and of course there was plenty to drink. The day started out with a game of guess the fairy tale character. There was very soon a lot of laughter and cheering as the ladies worked out their secret identity. The prize for solving the puzzle was a chocolate frog. Most suitable as we love chocolate and eating a frog is pretty close to kissing one, must keep in fairy tale mode. After lunch we got down to the business of the crowing. Queen Gloriana did a wonderful job and I was soon officially known as Her Royal Shortness Queen Mini Munchkin.

It was then my task to confer titles on two members who had just joined or had missed out. We call this donging in this chapter as I use a decorated fence paling. For those not familiar with the poem Warning by Jenny Joseph, which basically is about getting older while staying young- a Red Hat trait, the fence post features in the poem.
So Lady Avalon and Dames Laughs  A Lot officially received their titles.

A few of our members decided to change their titles so they received new badges and certificates


It was a great day with lots of new friendships established between the Ruby Gumnut Goddesses and the Ballarat Ladybirds, lots of laughter and fun had by all.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Where has the time gone?

Hello Again, I have been away on holiday and then unfortunately injured my shoulder which has put a damper on things. But I seem to be improving and can now type again, so I thought I would catch you up on what has been happening.

On March 13th some of the girls went out to dinner at a local restaurant. When the table was booked the person taking the booking thought the name of the group was the Red Hots. This caused a bit of a giggle as of course we do consider ourselves to be rather red hot! Self confidence is high in Red Hatting. The girls had a great time and enjoyed some delicious food.

On the 18th of March the Goddess of Bling held a chocolate afternoon tea at her home. There was lots of delicious chocolate treats to eat and chocolate based games to play. One of the games was eating chocolate ice cream without using your hands. The official Ruby Gumnut Royal Joker took great delight in helping one of the ladies get closer to her ice cream.

The following Sunday a group went shopping at the St Kilda Esplanade market. As usual they had to stop many times to have their photo taken. The weather may have been a little cold and miserable but that has never stopped a red hatter.

On Easter Saturday we had our annual Easter Egg hunt which is always fun. Fifteen women and two young children all appropriately dressed of course spent about ten minutes to find about eighty Easter eggs. A lot were eaten on the spot and some taken home to share with the family.

We are heading off to lunch on Thursday and then to see Putting on the Ritz next Wednesday. We do have a lot of fun.