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Happy Holidays: Chalkboard Party Hats

Hi! We’re Nat and Holly, the sisters who blog over at My Sister’s Suitcase. We’ve loved seeing all of the amazing ideas in Jen’s Happy Holiday series and we’re honored to be a part of it!

If you’re anything like us, after Christmas is over you may not have a lot of energy to start planning a huge New Year’s Eve celebration. That’s why we like to keep our parties simple. Here’s a really easy idea for your party hats this year:

How fun would it be to have your guests create their own hat? You only need a few materials to get started:

  • black cardstock
  • party hat template (like this one)
  • chalk, chalk ink pens or metallic markers
  • scissors
  • stapler
  • hot glue
  • trimmings of your choice (pom poms, tinsel garland, pipe cleaners, etc)

Using the template, trace the hat pattern onto your black cardstock and cut out several hats. Have these available, along with chalk or pens for your guests to decorate their hats as they arrive at the party. Once the design is complete, secure the hat in the back with a staple near the base:

Your kids will want to get in on the fun too!

One of my favorite hat “toppers” is made from a tinsel garland leftover from Christmas. (Hit up those after sales NOW!) I simply threaded the garland through the bottom of the hat and out the top, then trimmed and secured it with some glue.

Isn’t it cute?

For other toppers, I used metallic pipe cleaners and pom poms. Just look through your craft supply and use whatever you have on hand! Your guests will love being able to customize their party wear. And it’s one less thing for YOU to have to do before the party starts :)

Thanks for having us Jen!


Thanks girls! I love their style and inspiration. Here are a few of my favorite projects they’ve featured recently:

This awesome No Sew Pillow Tutorial (and Holiday Home Tour!)




You know I love marquee letters … and I’ve shown you how! But this super simple marquee letter tutorial rocks, using simple letter forms and Christmas bulbs!



Loved this table makeover with the chalky finish paint!

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  1. I love this idea! Thank you!
    Paula recently posted…Valentine Pinterest Roundup

  2. Love, love, love those chalkboard party hats!!!!
    The table makeover is great- love the color and I never would have thought to put the doorknob on the side. So creative!

  3. loving this idea! would be perfect with a photo booth station too!
    elle @ being stepmom recently posted…The Girl Who Had Everything

  4. These are SO festive and fun! I love it. Pinned! xo
    Claire @ A Little Claireification recently posted…Mini Reuben Appetizers | Perfect Party Food

  5. This is such a fun idea! Great for personalizing party hats too. This is so unique, I’ve never seen party hats like these before.
    Zoe recently posted…The Best Gift You Can Give

  6. How fun!!

  7. Love the chalk board party hats! A fun idea for party guests!
    Brandyn | Southern Distinctions recently posted…Dream Homes of the South #2


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