Hats On! 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, 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?
- 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
Perfect Summer Fascinators
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!
Now for the rest of your Hats On Party
Hats On Party Invitations and Stamps
Don’t forget the stamp!
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
These funny hat wearing ladies might make a cute addition to your table.
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!
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.