8th Annual High Tea & Hats



 The 8th Annual High Tea & Hats
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Rosen Plaza Hotel


Check out news and photos from
High Tea & Hats 2014


Thank you for your support of our High Tea & Hats event that was held at the Rosen Plaza Hotel on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Nearly 300 stylishly dressed ladies and some very dapper gentlemen filled the ballroom at the Rosen Plaza Hotel as we gathered to raise more than $41,000 to support seniors living in Orange and Seminole counties.

Hats of every size, shape and color were on display.

The day was filled with delights and surprises as guests bid on items in the silent auction and waited to see if their numbers were called in the chance auction. Harris Rosen was honored with the annual 'Hats Off Award' recognizing him for his significant contributions to Seniors First and the Central Florida community.

One of our stylish hat winner poses with hosts Lauren Rowe of News Channel 6 and Leslie Gayle of the Magic 107.7 morning show.

Heartfelt thanks go out to Harris Rosen and the Rosen Plaza Hotel, all our wonderful sponsors, guests, and volunteers for helping seniors live independently. Special thanks to Lauren Rowe for being our amazing emcee and our fabulous Hat Judges:

  • Tuni Blackwelder - local fashion expert and owner, Tuni Winter Park
  • Leslye Gale - dynamic morning show host on Magic 107.7
  • Jeanette Scott - fashion blogger and creator of J's Everyday Fashion

With all the amazing hats in the room, our Hat Judges had a difficult job in choosing the best. Be sure to click on the Hat Parade and Perks tab above to see our winners and their fabulous hats!

Who could resist the adorable little ones that participated in the Itsy Bitsy Hat Parade? And, the fabulous photo booth made this High Tea & Hats one that our guests will always remember!

Even the children were strutting their stuff as we debuted The Itsy Bitsy Hat Parade at our 2014 event.

Your efforts will help programs like Meals on Wheels and In-Home Care for clients such as Miss Gloria who joined us for tea that day. Annually, Seniors First serves over 5,400 seniors and with the funds raised at High Tea & Hats we will be able to help many of them not only meet essential daily needs, but live with the hope, dignity, and independence they so deserve.