Celebrating its 32nd year, this fabulous and fun party has been an ongoing fundraising event sponsored by the Women's Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Monies raised grow and maintain A Woman's Garden, a major garden at the Dallas Arboretum. Over 450 guests travel from all over the United States, planning their trips to Dallas not only to take part in the Mad Hatter's Tea Party – many in wild and wonderful over-the-top hats - but to view the glorious springtime azalea displays and flowers that grace the Dallas Arboretum. Event includes champagne reception, professionally staged and choreographed fashion presentation produced by the inimitable Jan Strimple featuring fashions sponsored by TOOTSIES followed by a seated luncheon under elegantly draped tents. Hats are judged in different categories. Winners are announced at the fashion show and strut the runway.