Friday, July 23, 2010

Mad for Hats

Last weekend I attended an Alice in Wonderland-themed party where I finally got to wear one of my vintage hats. I only have three of them and I bought them a few years back, but I had yet to have the opportunity to wear one out. The one I wore is made out of black felt wool with a feather adornment on the front and a black birdcage veil. I took some pictures of the inside label. I have no idea when the hat was made, but I'd like to think it was maybe the 1940's.


I added the jeweled brooch and feather for an added touch of madness. The party itself was a lot of fun. They had the requisite 'Eat Me' and 'Drink Me' opportunities, in addition to several games and a tea party feel with a vodka-infused brew for the adults and lots of very yummy food for all. Take a look at these fun party invitations inspired by Alice in Wonderland.

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Also, I was surprised to find out:
  • Lewis Carroll is a pseudonym for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.
  • Although the riddle "Why is a raven like a writing desk" was not intended to have an answer, Lewis Carroll did include several possible answers in the preface for the 1896 edition of the book.
  • Kathryn Beaumont provided the voice for both Alice in Disney's Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney Productions, 1951) and Wendy in Peter Pan (Walt Disney Productions, 1953).
  • There is another cat in the story besides the Cheshire Cat: Alice's cat Dinah.
  • Alice Liddell (pronounced "little") is said to have been the inspiration for the character of Alice. Her family actually did have a cat named Dinah in real life. Alice Liddell passed away in November of 1934.
  • The term "Alice Band" refers to the wide hair bands that Alice wears in illustrations of her done by John Tenniel in Through the Looking-Glass.

1 comment:

  1. I love your stylish hat! Very classy!
    I'm happy that you had a great time as well!
    I was also surprised to find out those facts too. Thanks for sharing!