I have been planning Charlie’s birthday party and I LOVE doing it. I have so many ideas I want to do, thanks to Pinterest. Wish it was around when I was planning my wedding. At first I wasn’t going to do a theme because I am not a theme person. I hate monkey’s, circus, jungle, anything too babyish themes. His room isn’t themed either. However, the planning started to take a turn and ended up going towards and Irish theme. Since his birthday is a few days before St. Patrick’s day, and I come from an Irish, St. Patty’s day lovin’ family. I decided to go ahead and theme the party. Plus, it’s easy to find decorations for it now.
I will be making a lot of the things for his party like paper tissue pom-poms, his birthday “suit” with a bow tie, the favors, and of course his birthday hat. Which was SUPER easy. Here’s how…
You will need:
-Cardstock of your choice
First I made a cut out a piece of felt to use as my base. I actually did 2 so I can keep one as a template for future use.
Once that was cut out I simply rolled it into a cone hat shape and hot glued the ends together. Then I used a product called Stiffy’s – Located in the glue section of the craft store, it was really hard to find. I poured a little into a bowl and used my fingers to coat the felt cone. I let it sit overnight and then next morning it was a solid cone frame for the hat.
I than used the felt template from before and cut out my card stock and glued it over the felt cone. Then decorated it. I have a silhouette cameo and cut out a shamrock and a 1 to glue onto the hat.
Finally I attached each end of a piece of elastic to the hat, and then promptly tried it out on the dog since Charlie was asleep.