Just a few weeks left until New Years...my favorite party of the year. We will be ringing in 2010 with the music of James and Levi...our favorite jazz swing duo from 7:30 through midnight, and we'll be wearing our favorite party hats...here's a pic of Angus, one of our favorite regulars, wearing one in the background with some of the newly created hats in the foreground. This year we'll be selling them for $30 and proceeds will be going to the South Whidbey Children's Center...our favorite place for kids. We'll be offering our regular dinner menu, along with a special champagne and sparkling wine menu, and a late night menu after 10. We are about 3/4 full, so make a reservation soon!
I asked Colleen Graham, one of the genius minds behind Tuzzie Muzzie to give us a little info on their business...here's what she had to say:
Tuzzie Muzzies are unique party hats with handmade fabric bases embellished with an assortment of feathers, ribbons, sequins and other treasures. Professional Seattle milliners, Mikele Keiffer, and Colleen Graham are the creative minds behind Tuzzie Muzzie.
In addition to creating hats full time, Mikele has a degree in auto mechanics and Colleen teaches art to high school students. Tuzzie Muzzie began in 1998 when a well-known Seattle restaurant asked the milliners to create hats for New Year’s Eve. The response was so overwhelmingly positive that people began calling to ask for party hats. Since then Tuzzie Muzzies have graced the heads of party goers at weddings, showers, birthday parties, anniversaries, benefits, cocktail parties and holiday gatherings. Tuzzie Muzzie party hats can be found in stores from coast to coast.
They’ve also been featured in Seattle Magazine, Seattle Bride, Lucky Magazine and at Teatro Zinzani. Tuzzie Muzzies make any gathering extraordinary…no party is complete without hats!!