How Do You Organize An Easter Hat Parade?

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How Do You Organize An Easter Hat Parade?

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Easter hat parades got their start in New York City in the mid-1800s, when the lower and middle class would watch a spectacle of cosmopolitan socialites drifting down the avenue after Easter church services. The elite wore their Sunday best, including bonnets, top hats and chapeaus of all styles, colors and embellishments, and began a tradition known as the Easter parade. The tradition was immortalized in the movie “Easter Parade” with Judy Garland and Fred Astaire, and today, people from all walks of life stroll down fifth Avenue on Easter wearing flamboyant hat creations. An Easter hat parade is a fun and memorable event for all ages, and can be simple to organize for your neighborhood, church or school with a few advance preparations. Market your Easter hat parade by distributing invitations to members of your neighborhood, school or church. Encourage them to create their own hat masterpieces and attend the festivities. Remember to include contest information specifying age categori