Are you ready for the Easter Parade? Easter means new white patent leather shoes, a flower dress and matching hat. A traditional New York City Easter morning meant a trip to church and then joining the Easter Parade. Made popular by the song written by Irving Berlin, The Easter Parade is a festive Walkabout in New York City, starting at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and meandering down Fifth Avenue.
“In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,
You’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade.
I’ll be all in clover and when they look you over,
I’ll be the proudest fellow in the Easter Parade.
On the avenue, Fifth Avenue, the photographers will snap us,
And you’ll find that you’re in the rotogravure.
Oh, I could write a sonnet about your Easter bonnet,
And of the girl I’m taking to the Easter Parade.”
Hats of all shapes and sizes are back in style. Look around and find the perfect bonnet for yourself. Add a few fresh blooms and you are ready for your own Easter Parade. For a whimsical touch, add a butterfly accent. Soon, you’ll be singing…. “I’m the grandest lady in the Easter Parade”