Making a Birthday Party Hat

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August 5, 2010

Many birthdays have a theme. When my grandson's birthday came around we couldn't find a party hat with the characters he wanted on it. Using one of the plates, I cut it out and made his hat. Toy Story party hat with Buzz Lightyear.


Approximate Time: 20 minutes for each hat



  1. Trace your hat pattern onto the back of cardboard. Cut the pattern out as suggested or add an inch or so to make it bigger.
  2. Cutting template.

  3. Place your printed words and picture on the cut out hat. I cut out part of the picture to make it fit on the hat a little better. Glue them in place with the glue stick. Glue your pattern onto the hat.
  4. Hat with characters before folding.

  5. Make the hat by rolling it into a cone. Hot glue the edges at the back of the hat to keep it together.
  6. Folding hat.

  7. Glue down any extra pieces of the pattern that may be sticking up.
  8. Cut a thin rubber band in two. Place one end inside the hat and put the stapler underneath so that the staple's large end will show on the outside. Wiggle it in place and staple on both ends.
  9. Elastic attached.

  10. Tie a knot in both the ends so they don't come off.

Voila you have a specialty birthday hat for your child's party.

By gem from VA

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May 11, 2005

My son is 7 and his birthday party is this weekend (he will be 8) and there will be about 30 guests. I don't want to fork out a lot of money for the cone-type birthday hats for everyone. I just want to make one for him (not too embarrassing in front of his friends). He will be having 2 cakes with 2 different themes; Baseball and Star Wars.


The hat does not have to relate to any of those themes.



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May 11, 20050 found this helpful
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You could ask all the kids invited to wear baseball caps. You might be able to get some extras for free (for the kids who forget or don't have one) on the Freecycle in your area. Good luck!

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By Suzie (Guest Post)
May 13, 20050 found this helpful
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You could go to the dollar store. They have many hats you could choose from to match the colors without necessarily being exactly baseball or Star Wars.

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August 18, 2020

A store bought party hat with a number two added to it.It is hard to come by party hats with the age on it. Most of them are sold online and they can get expensive. This is a quick alternative.

A store bought party hat with a number two added to it.

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