Lots of eye candy

Muscles on display! Shirtless men and Easter bonnets keep Bunnies on the Bayou hoppin'


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Why do we suspect that gyms across Houston were filled to capacity in the weeks prior to Easter Sunday? The annual Bunnies on the Bayou party sure brings out the muscles.

That was the case again at the Wortham Theater Center's Fish Plaza Sunday as bunnies of all shapes and sizes gathered for the 34th annual gathering in what has become a Houston tradition.

The party, which started with a small group of gay friends in a Montrose apartment complex on Easter Sunday, 1979, has grown into a Guinness Book of World Records-worthy cocktail party and major charity fundraiser that draws revelers from across the nation.

Again this year, photographer Dalton DeHart captured the hoppy spirit of the occasion.

Downton bunnies

Camo bunnies

A large crowd filled the outdoor plaza in front of the Wortham Theater Center.

Lavish hats are part of the Easter tradition.

Big Bang bunnies

Naughty bunnies

Muscle bunny and friends

Bunnies in shades of pastel

Dogs were welcome, too.

Uptown bunnies

These bunnies were in the pink.

Toward the end of the party, torrential rains came, but they didn't damper the spirits of another successful Bunnies on Bayou party.

Edward Sanchez, center, and friends, who found it's easy being green, stayed mostly dry in one of the tents.