Adam and (New Year’s) Eve: A tip of the hat to one couple’s year end party

Published: Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 04:45 PM.

In recognition of that special event, they decided to ask everyone to dress up in "island black-tie" attire. Many of the men wore tuxedos and the women were all glamorous. The "island black-tie" attire has since become a tradition with some very creative interpretations ranging from board shorts and sandals with a tuxedo jacket to jeans and a tee shirt with a black bow tie.

The third year, in 2006, they decided to change it up and required everyone to where a hat — the wilder the better!

"I had intended for the hat requirement to be just that one year, but discovered that many folks on 30A were spending much of 2007 planning their hat for the upcoming party in December; so, now the hat requirement is a standard," said Dana. "Some folks even refer to the New Year's Adam party as the 'hat' party. Hats have ranged from a colander decorated with pipe cleaners and flashing lights to a Tiffany lamp shade to an ancient Chinese conical hat called a douli ... and everything in between.

This New Year's Adam 2012 party saw around 100 guests showing up sporting their most creative chapeaus.

“It's amazing how creative our friends can be when they have 12 months to plan for a party!" 

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