Hats On! Hat Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Hats On! Hat Theme Party

Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

Don your hats ladies, it is time to party!

A hat or fascinator party is a perfect party theme for Ladies Night Out Parties, Bachelorette Parties (Hen’s Night In), Bridal Showers, Birthday Luncheons, Retirement Parties, and even Quinceanera Celebrations, Teen Parties, Sweet Sixteen Parties, and Bat Mitzvah Celebrations (especially if you add a charitable element to your celebration).

I even hosted a wildly successful hat theme party while in college.  Like costumes, hats make great conversation starters without the fuss of finding the perfect costume.  My date and I simply took a ride to the local Burger King and picked up a pre-party snack and 2 Burger King crowns. 

One more idea — dress your holiday party up this year — add a hat element and leave your Christmas sweaters in mothballs in the back of the closet  or in the bottom dresser drawer!

The Inspiration for this party

Kate Middleton's FascinatorsKate Middleton's FascinatorsKate Middleton's Fascinators

Kate Middleton, Fashion Icon & The Fascinator

Women across the world are wanting them and wearing them!

The fascinator is the new must have fashion accessory! What is it? It is an ornate hair accessory that features feathers, beads, flowers and other fancy trimmings. Kate (or should we say Princess Catherine) seems to favor fascinators with feathers. We like them all. Not only do fascinators add a whole lot of flair to any outfit, a nice fascinator does not have to set you back a pretty penny which is good because you will definitely want to own more than one!

Where to wear them? Everywhere!

  • Planning a ladies night out or bachelorette party? Call attention to yourselves by wearing these fun and festive head pieces.
  • Planning a birthday luncheon? Ask all your friends to wear fascinators or hats or any type!
  • Attending an afternoon wedding? Don a fascinator — the latest British trend to storm America’s shores. 

Let’s start with the hats

Fascinator Cocktail Hats

    Black Feather Fabric Flower Net Fascinator Hair Clip and Cocktail Hat  Scala Wool Felt Fascinator with Bow            Fascinators Cocktail Hat - Royal Blue

Black Feather Fabric Flower Net Fascinator Hair Clip and Cocktail Hat | Scala Wool Felt Fascinator with Bow | Fascinators Cocktail Hat – Royal Blue

Perfect Summer Fascinators

Sinamay & Feathers Fuchsia Structured Fascinator HeadbandHair Bows ~ Versatile 3 Function Dotted Silk Flower Clip Bow with Feathers              Ostrich Feather Fascinator - Turquoise Navy

Sinamay & Feathers Fuchsia Structured Fascinator Headband | Hair Bows ~ Versatile 3 Function Dotted Silk Flower Clip Bow with Feathers ~ Assorted Colors | Ostrich Feather Fascinator – Turquoise Navy

Fascinators Cocktail Hat Fascinators Cocktail Hat Fascinators Cocktail Hat

Fascinator Cocktail Hat – 5660 | Fascinators Cocktail Hat – 5681C | Fascinator Cocktail Hat – 5662C

Fascinator Cocktail Hat Fascinator Cocktail Hat

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Fascinators Cocktail Hat – 5620c | Fascinators Cocktail Hat – 5703c | Fascinators Cocktail Hat – 5690c |  Fascinators Cocktail Hat – 5653C

Fascinator Cocktail Hat  Fascinator Cocktail Hat

 Fascinators Cocktail Hat – 5619C | Fascinator Cocktail Hat – 5654C

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Fascinators Cocktail Hat – 5641C | Fascinator Cocktail Hat – 5657C | Fascinators Cocktail Hat – 5655c

       Brown Zebra Print Fascinator Cocktail Boater Hat HeadbandCOCKTAIL BLACK MINI TOP HAT W/NET TRIM HEADBAND

Christys Crown “Mae” Cocktail Hat Wool Felt Party in Style | Brown Zebra Print Fascinator Cocktail Boater Hat Headband | COCKTAIL BLACK MINI TOP HAT W/NET TRIM HEADBAND

 

feather fascinator  feather fascinator  feather fascinator

FL-93 White | FL-93 Burgundy | FL-2242 Feather Hair Piece

There is also an extensive collection of less expensive cocktail hats but after glancing at the reviews we decided not to feature them here. Having said that, if you do chose to try one of the less expensive hats and like the quality, please let us know so we can let others know! Here are a few flower clip bows with feathers that you attach to a band via an alligator clip.  They are so inexpensive they make perfect party favors!

  Hair Bows ~ Versatile Function Dotted Silk Flower Clip Bow with Feathers ~ Assorted Colors             Hair Bows ~ Versatile Function Dotted Silk Flower Clip Bow with Feathers ~ Assorted Colors      Hair Bows ~ Versatile Function Dotted Silk Flower Clip Bow with Feathers ~ Assorted Colors

Hair Bows ~ Versatile Function Dotted Silk Flower Clip Bow with Feathers ~ Assorted Colors

Bridal Fascinators

Bel Aire Bridal - Headpiece - STYLE - 1928      Bel Aire Bridal - Headpiece - STYLE - 1854     JL Johnson Bridals - Bridal Veil - STYLE - VR16

Now for the rest of your Hats On Party

Hats On Party Invitations and Stamps

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Fascinator & Hat Stand Houndstooth FlatNotecards | Fascinator Hat – Clothing Store Grand Opening | Fascinator & Hat Stand Zebra Print Flat Notecards | Art Deco Style Party Invitations

girls_only_invitation   retro_lovely_lady_bridal_shower_invitation

classic chic hat with feathers announcement   yellow_flowers_garden_party_invitation

Girls Only Invitation | Lovely Lady Bridal Shower Invitation | Classic Chic Hat with Feathers | Yellow Flowers Garden Party Invitation

Don’t forget the stamp!

Yellow Hat Sweet Suga  Stamp Sophisticated Lady Postage stampCustom Postage Ladies Garden Party stamp

Yellow Sweet Suga Stamp | Sophisticated Lady Postage | Custom Postage Ladies Garden Party

Retro Hat Fashions Flapper Style Postage Stamps stampAudrey's Parisian Hat Shop - French Art Deco stampPink lady, yellow hat stamp

Retro Hat Fashions Flapper Style Postage Stamps | Audrey’s Parisian Hat Shop – French Art Deco | Pink lady, yellow hat

  Special for Holiday Parties

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Holiday Party Invitations Cap Collage | Naughty or Nice? Holiday Party Invitation

Personalize this invitations — Change naughty or nice to don your party hats or something similar.

PANDA CHRISTMAS stampElves Christmas Postage Stamp stampJungle Cat in a Christmas hat stampPINK SNOWMAN, SCARF & SNOW HAT by SHARON SHARPE stamp

PANDA CHRISTMAS | Elves Christmas Postage Stamp | Jungle Cat in a Christmas hat | PINK SNOWMAN, SCARF & SNOW HAT by SHARON SHARPE

Hat Theme Partyware and Paper Goods

We have searched and searched and cannot find any acceptable paper goods that would be perfect for a hat theme party so we recommend creating your own. For those non-crafty types, do not panic! The only work involved is ordering solid colored partyware and personalized hat theme stickers and then applying the stickers to the plates and cups. Not only can you personalize the message, you can also choose the shape of your sticker.

Red & Black Fascinator on Hat Stand stickerPink Hat Stand & Fascinator Address Sticker Hat Stand & Red & Black Fascinator Address Sticker

Hot Pink Wavy Square Plastic Plates Candy Pink Plates Red Premium Plastic BanquetPlates

Red & Black Fascinator on Hat Stand | Pink Hat Stand & Fascinator Address Sticker | Hat Stand & Red & Black Fascinator Address Sticker

 

Hat Theme Place Cards and DIY Place Card Board

Create a  beautiful place card “board” by stacking hat boxes either plain or decorated.   Attach your flat place cards to the hatboxes with hat pins.  Push the pins through the box and into the foam. You many need to place floral foam or styrofoam blocks inside the boxes to stabilize the pins. Place on a lazy susan so your guests can easily twirl it to find their card

Retro woman with fascinator fashion hat place cards  Fascinator Hat Stand Clothing Store Boutique place cardPink Black Fascinator On Hat Stand Clothing Store place card

Retro woman with fascinator fashion hat biz cards | Fascinator Hat Stand Clothing Store Boutique | Pink Black Fascinator On Hat Stand Clothing Store

Hat Pins

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Crown Pearl Jewel Picks 5″ 5pcs | Sterling Silver Hat Pins

Remove the cookies and serve as part of dessert or as a small treat to grab as your guests leave the party

Hat Theme Centerpieces

Again, there is not much available but consider making your own hat cake and displaying it as your centerpiece on a lovely cake pedastal.

Bonnet Cake   Hat Cake Recipe

10 Inch Easter Bonnet Cake | Hat Cake Recipe from Betty Crocker

Simply use on of these Hat Gift Boxes as your centerpiece and at the end of your meal, surprise your guests and break out the goodies!

Ghirardelli Black Polka Dot Hat BoxGhirardelli Red Polka Dot Hat BoxPink Hat Box Tower

 Ghirardelli Black Polka Dot Hat Box | Ghirardelli Red Polka Dot Hat Box | Pink Hat Box Tower

Now Make Them Move These centerpieces are just too darn cute to stay still. Place them on this revolving base to add movement and pizzazz to your table.

rotating base

Lots of options … Rotating Display Base with Mirror Top and Mirrored Mosaic Sides | Large Rotating Display Base Has Mirror Top And Will Hold Up To 44 Lbs. | Rotating Display With Mirror Top And Color-Changing Lights Enhances Your Favorite Collectibles | Rotating Display Can Hold Up To 8 Lbs. and Will Run Up To 3 Months on a Fresh Set Of Batteries | Rotating Display Can Hold Up To 2 Lbs. You might also consider using these less expensive cocktail hats as decorations or use children’s tea party hats and Easter bonnets.

Tea Party Hats Pink Feather Tea Party Hat

6 Piece Girls Tea Party Flower Sunhats. Assorted Colors | Pink Feather Tea Party Hat

These funny hat wearing ladies might make a cute addition to your table.

Sophiscated Ladies Salt and Pepper

Sophisticated Ladies Salt and Pepper

And we always love these hat calendars as party favors or hostess gifts! Every year they come out with a new version, so don’t let the date on the picture deter you!

365 Days of Hats 2014 Wall Calendar      Cats in hats calendar

365 Days of Hats 2014 Wall Calendar | Cats in Hats – 2014 Mini Calendar

    Make the Day Last a Lifetime Shutterfly.com Don’t let this memorable evening fade away with the rising sun. The next day, when all is still fresh, log onto Shutterfly.com to create photo books, memory calendars, and even photo thank you notes or create a 5×7 photo card announcing the day, time, and location of your next celebration. Photo Books | Collage Calendars | Photo cards | Photo Pages for 3-Ring Binders

Retro woman with fascinator fashion hat binderPink & Black Fascinator With Hat Stand Houndstooth binderPink & Black Fascinator With Hat Stand Zebra Print binder

Retro woman with fascinator fashion hat binder | Pink & Black Fascinator With Hat Stand Houndstooth | Pink & Black Fascinator With Hat Stand Zebra Print

Party Hearty!

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