EDMOND — Feathers, flowers and fabric were a hit for the girls at the Mad Hatter Tea Party. The dads' favorite part was spending the afternoon with their daughters.
Edmond's Parks and Recreation's Department held the daddy-daughter event for the first time this year.
Diane Self, program manager for the Parks and Recreation Department, called the Sunday afternoon activity a success with 72 fathers and daughters showing up.
“There are a lot of daddy-daughter dances, and we wanted to try to find something different,” Self said. “We want to have each year a mother-son activity and something for daddies and daughters.”
Hats were made available to the daughters to trim with various colors of decorations and fabric.
Refreshments included lemonade, cheese, crackers and cookies decorated with the words “eat me” taken from “Alice in Wonderland.”
Park staff members and friends were dressed up as Alice, the queen, a rabbit and the Mad Hatter.
“The girls really had fun having their pictures taken with the different characters,” Self said.
Dads with phones and cameras in hand were in line to take photos of their daughters and their fancy hats.
“We had a lot of fun. We are going to do it again next year,” Self said. “Dads were asking us to do it again.”