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Make It : Festive Party Hats!

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Earlier this summer, I attended a girls getaway in honor of my dear friend's upcoming wedding. What a great weekend! We laughed, we danced, we celebrated, and we made party hats to wear while doing it all. The most fun was had making them, but I have to say, wearing them—and taking funny photos—was pretty fun, too!

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Here are all the final products. Check out the gallery below for how-tos and materials.

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The party hat base was made from a strip of poster board (the kind used for school presentations). Each piece, cut lengthwise, was enough for four hats.

1 The party hat base was made from a strip of poster board (the kind used for school presentations). Each piece, cut lengthwise, was enough for four hats.

Here is everyone, hard at work. Some people chose to keep a straight edge on their hat, while others cut a wavy, pointed, or notched top.

2 Here is everyone, hard at work. Some people chose to keep a straight edge on their hat, while others cut a wavy, pointed, or notched top.

Holly finished hers, and started one for Dwyer, who was busy at the grill. Holly's technique involved using neon office stickers to spell out a name.

3 Holly finished hers, and started one for Dwyer, who was busy at the grill. Holly's technique involved using neon office stickers to spell out a name.

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Everyone loved Sara's hat: The colors are great, and her attention to detail really paid off!

5 Everyone loved Sara's hat: The colors are great, and her attention to detail really paid off!

Each piece was a unique masterpiece! The supplies were very simple—stickers, sequins, rhinestones, and markers.

6 Each piece was a unique masterpiece! The supplies were very simple—stickers, sequins, rhinestones, and markers.

The bride-to-be and her sister.

7 The bride-to-be and her sister.

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Holly crowns Dwyer

9 Holly crowns Dwyer "Queen of the Grill."

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And now for the best party hat maker—Alli's daughter Madden!

Madden's hat

Ready to party in her new hat

Madden in her hat

Comments (2)

  • What memories conjured! This used to be our childhood birthday activity (make and wear your own party crown). That and dropping clothespins in jars, Pin the Tail on the Donkey, and other such long lost simplicity. Love it...

  • I agree with Meaghan...this IMMEDIATELY transported me back to memories of my childhood. I love how kids in every generation really pretty much gravitate toward the same fun things. Cute idea...thanks for sharing!

    Autumn at Favorsbyserendipity

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