Whether you’re at a kids’ birthday party or an al fresco dinner soirée, nothing shouts ‘celebration’ quite like a good party hat. But forget the flimsy paper crowns that come fluttering out of Christmas crackers (even if they are guaranteed to get everyone in the festive spirit), the humble party hat has had a fresh new summer makeover.
Inspired by traditional paper-cone hats, these beautiful creations are made from natural-coloured cardboard and are (literally) brimming with fresh flowers, making them the perfect accessory for a hen party, baby-shower or girlie gathering. Think: flower crowns with a whimsical twist.
What you’ll need:
- Party hats
- Hot glue gun
- Fresh flowers
Best flowers to use
For the freshest flowers that will last the duration, choose locally sourced, seasonal blooms. Compact but delicate with their papery thin petals, ranunculus are a pretty choice, while anemones add a touch of drama with their contrasting black centres. For a flamboyant but super-girlie look, choose peonies (the perfect stand-out blooms for the bride-to-be at a hen party or mum-to-be at a baby shower). If you can't get your hands on these seasonal blooms, feel free to use your favourite flowers in this DIY!