Amarillo Botanical Gardens invites the community to a night of mad fun at its 11th annual Mad Hatters Ball, to be held Friday, March 24 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the gardens located at 1400 Streit Dr.
The evening will include a gala and silent auction, including the auctioning of jewelry from Graham Brothers Jewelers, gift baskets from Proffer Aesthetic Center, and other items from Silverland, Amarillo Athletic Club and more.
During the event, 806 DJ’s will provide live music as attendees enjoy the dance floor, an open bar sponsored by Reed Beverage, and this year’s new addition of gaming tables including a blackjack and craps table. Previous to the opening of festivities, a dinner will be provided, catered by Girasol.
Greg Lusk, Director of Gardens/Horticulturist at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens, stated that this annual event was originally inspired by the tea party held by the Mad Hatter character in the well known “Alice in Wonderland” tale. Lusk said that the event has grown over the years and became well known for individuals wanting to dress up representing the theme and having a good time.
“When we first started this, very few dressed up, but now probably 80 percent of the people come dressed with the theme or even more,” Lusk said. “You don’t need to dress up to have fun at this party, but it is fun