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Sunday, January 4, 2015
Prettiest Party Hats Ever!
New beginnings...resolutions...parties with friends...family time --- must be New Year's Eve!
Party hats were my choice for centerpieces. Since no one really ever wants to wear them, I just made them for decorations.
I used cardboard cones, and covered them with beaded fabric. I only needed small pieces for this project, so I used left over pieces from making pumpkins last autumn.
For the party hat in the center, I set the hat in a vintage vanity tray, then added corks, clock hands from Hobby Lobby, and an old clock face.
Little clock faces and clock gear clip art is easy enough to find and print. Then just add glitter and rhinestones!
Gotta love GLITTER!!!
Now let's go over to the other side of the dining room.
A floating candle in a large glass vase covered in rhinestone mesh and a Dom Perignon champagne label....next to little sleds holding -- guess what? MORE little party hats!!
The front and back of each party hat was decorated!!
And on to the kitchen where we had snacks ready for guests.
So, of course, we served chips in....Party hats!!
A broken clock...hmm...my daughter set it at midnight, then I spray painted it in silver glitter!
The New Year wreath that I made:
I used vintage beaded fabric, an old clock face...which I set to midnight and blinged up with rhinestones.
Another Champagne label -- adorned with rhinestones and pearls and jewelry oh my!! Then I added a chandelier crystal in the shape of a drop (of champagne?!)
Auld Lang Syne label for this record...
and MORE rhinestones!!
Kids are welcome at all of the parties at our house, and my 12 year old daughter wanted to do a balloon drop at midnight. I thought this was a great idea! So I took two dry-cleaner bags, taped them together, then taped them to the ceiling. We wrote fun New Year slogans on the balloons, and put them in the bags.
At midnight, the dads stood on chairs, and reached up to drop the balloons on the kids!