Party Hats

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Party hats are a fun way to give your guests something to wear at your celebration as well as a colorful party accessory. Party hats come in many different designs and can be embellished for a creative touch. Add ribbon, pom pom trim, buttons, yarn poms, tissue paper fringe, lace and many other craft accessories to give your party hats a unique look. Most hat designs are sized to fit kids or adults. If you decide that you would like a bigger sized hat, though, you can enlarge the design on a copier.

You Will Need:
Party Hat Design
Adobe Acrobat Reader (you can download your free copy here)

8.5″ x 11″ Light to Medium White Cardstock (We recommend using Neenah Exact Vellum Bristol, 67 lb)


Clear Tape, Double Sided Tape, Glue Dots or another adhesive

1/4″ Elastic Cord (similar to the elastic cording used for beading)
1/8 Inch Circle Hand Punch

Craft Embellishments (i.e. yarn, pom pom trim, buttons, tissue paper, lace, etc.) – if desired


1. Print out your party hat deign on 8.5″ x 11″ light to medium white cardstock. Cut out your party hat.


2. Carefully fold your party hat to make a cone shape. Attach the end of the party hat to the tab of the hat using clear tape on the outside. You can also hide the seam with double sided tape or Glue Dots.



3. If desired, embellish your party hat. Attach a trim to the bottom of the hat using pom poms, lace or ribbon. Add embellishments to the hat such as small buttons or stickers. Make a tissue paper or yarn pom pom and attach to the top of the hat using a glue gun.
4. Punch a hole in the left and right side of the party hat near the edge. Measure a 6 to 8 inch piece of elastic cord depending on desired fit. String the elastic cord into the first hole and tie a knot to secure. String it along the bottom of hat, leaving a little extra for a snug fit and tie the end piece on the other side of the hat.


Place your hat on a plate at your party’s table setting or make only a few to be used at a photo booth. You can even choose to make only one party hat for the birthday girl or boy to wear. This let’s them feel extra special on their big day.

This party hat design is from our art party printables collection. It’s a fun and creative way to celebrate your child’s birthday.

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Still not sure?  We also wrote an amazing FREE party crafting e-book called Party Circles Everywhere.  Check out 10 fun crafts that you can make using this one party design.  You can actually decorate an ENTIRE party with it!  Pretty amazing.  Sign up HERE.

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