Sharing Australian Red Hat Information


Each year the Red Hat Mommas have a great Birthday Celebration, they always go off with a bang and get bigger and better!

You could almost SEE the ROYAL BLOOD amongst the QUEENS at the latest Bash!!

The Dames Down Under of SA consider they are already in the middle of Mad March, which seems to run from mid-February through to mid-April these days.    It starts with the Adelaide Fringe, of course, and the Dames had their own Fringe experience when they visited an exhibition by Phillippa Robert in Gay’s Arcade.   A delightful miniature painting entitled “Red Hatters”, done by Phillippa one morning when she saw the DDU group enjoying morning coffee in Gay’s Arcade, was on show – what an honour!  Dame Dancing Queen Colleen, contemplating buying it when she was told that it had already been sold… never mind, Lady Grey, Janice, took a couple of photos instead. 

The group enjoys catching up for their regular morning coffee in Gay's Arcade, and also participate in other activities, as planned.


The Robin Hood Hotel was their choice to have lunch in February where a number of chapter members celebrated their birthday, seen in their "reverse colours". Even though it was her birthday, Q Colleen declined to wear  reverse colours to that gathering as two new ladies were  coming along and she thought it may be confusing to the newcomers if they were looking for her in a red hat and she was in purple!


Queen Carol and her Ritzy Red Hatz’s shared a Night Time outing where they visited a lovely cafe called Fin Fresh in Scarborough. The group took advantage of a great semi private dining area for larger groups, which was ideal for a noisy lot of red hatters.  Delicious food, BYO with no corkage fee and fabulous company - what more could a night out need.

The Chapter also headed off to the City to visit the museum to see the Mao's Last Dancer Exhibition and also attended the concert at the Town Hall. The day was enjoyed by all.

 In the absence of Queen Carol, Ritzy Rhonda did a great job of leading the girls for the day.  A couple of stops for lunch and coffee completed the day’s activities.  And so February ends and they look forward to their March outings.

The Dinner and Barefoot Bowls Night was another fun night - everyone had a great time at the Scarborough Bowls Club - highly recommended  Queen carol does not think any of the ladies are about to buy a white dress and hat, but did love the one off experience.

Dinner was really good too - very well organised chef and staff.

The club provided 3 ladies to show the players the ropes - a fun loving trio who fitted right in.   The Ritzy Red Hatz have been invited back - maybe they will return some time in the future.

View the RRH's photo collection on the Gallery.


The Highland Highnesses, which is a Kalamunda chapter of the Red Hatters, recently charted the SS Leeuwin for a twilight sail which involved 130 members from 16 different chapters across Perth.  There was a pirate theme and the ladies did a brilliant job of coming up with interesting and unusual costumes, and there were pirates galore plus an abundance of wenches, vagabonds, rascals and even a very large parrot.   The weather was perfect and the ladies had a wonderful afternoon sitting back and enjoying the ride, whilst others hoisted the sails, took a turn at steering the ship, enjoyed singing sea shanties with Mike and his accordion, had a tour of the ship and some brave souls even climbed to the top of the hoist.  They were entertained on the wharf and piped on board by a member of the Kalamunda Pipe Band.

The photos show what a fabulous day it was on the high seas.


Queen Babs Queen Babs, Fabulous Foxy Frivolettes - Forresfield is often asked to do a photo shoot for certain events in WA and shares news of the recent Aloha Hawaiian Lunch for the Wonderfully Wicked and Whacky Wahines.

Hosted by Marie and the Purple Pearls of Armadale - this luncheon was one of the most colourful events ever. Each wahine was greeted at the door and given a colourful lei to wear around her neck, soon a sea of bright colours, hula skirts, muu muu's and beautiful sarongs filled the room. The luncheon was officially opened by the Mayor of Armadale, Henry Zelones OAM. The warmth of the Aloha spirit was enjoyed by all, with fun, food (lots of it), Hula dancing, and much frivolity and laughter, as well as Happy 80th Birthday Celebrations for the dear Sheila.

Thanks and appreciation was extended to Marie and the Purple Pearls for the beautiful table decorations, prizes, entertainment, and all their organisational skills that made this delightful day so enjoyable for everyone. Aloha.                             View the Gallery for more pics.