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Party Hat Template Printable for Birthdays or New Years

This printable party hat template is perfect to keep in your back pocket for all of your celebrations! Make them for New Year’s Eve like we did, for birthdays, or for any party that needs some extra festiveness. Scroll down for the free template.

Printable New Year's Eve Party Hats for kids and adults
Printable New Year's Eve Party Hats for kids and adults
Printable New Year's Eve Party Hats for kids and adults
Printable New Year's Eve Party Hats for kids and adults

It nearly makes me cry to look back at these photos from New Year’s Eve 2018! That year, I decided on the spur of the moment to have a little NYE party and I didn’t even have a chance to share everything that we did. But I saved all the photos and finally got around to writing out the how-tos.

So we’re starting with the most adorable printable New Year’s Eve mini party hat template! I love this party hat template because the hats are kind of small so they’re the perfect size for kids but look super cute on adults, too.

Psst — after you download our party hat template, be sure to check out our 5 minute sparkly backdrop idea and take a peek at our last-minute New Year’s Eve party!

Download the Printable Party Hat Template

To get the printable party hat template, enter your information below and I’ll send it right to ya! Then follow our tutorial for putting your party hats together.

How to Use the Template to Make Your Party Hats

Materials

  1. Download the party hat template above. If you’re cutting the hats by hand, print the file on the back side of your patterned cardstock. Print as many sheets as you’d like hats.
  2. If you’re using a cutting machine, upload the party hate template file to your cutting machine’s software and cut out your hats. We were able to fit two hats on one 12” x 12” sheet of cardstock.
  3. Once your hats are cut, start assembling. Gently roll one hat in on itself to create a cone. Slip the tab on one side of the hat into the slot on the other side of the hat to make the cone stay in place. If you’d like, reinforce the seam with clear tape. (We skipped this step and they held fine.)
  4. Cut a length of elastic long enough to fit under the chin. Press the anchor tabs on either side of the hat slightly in. Then wrap each end of the elastic around each anchor. You can knot the ends of the elastic first if you feel that it holds better. Otherwise, you can just wrap a few times and it should hold.
  5. If you’d like pompom toppers, use a small dot of hot glue to attach a pompom to the top of each hat.
Printable New Year's Eve Party Hats for kids and adults
Printable New Year's Eve Party Hats for kids and adults
Printable New Year's Eve Party Hats for kids and adults
Printable New Year's Eve Party Hats for kids and adults
Printable New Year's Eve Party Hats for kids and adults

Turn Your Hats Into a Party Activity for the Kids

If you like, you can set out the party hats that you made using our template, along with some decorative stickers that kids would like. Let your kids decorate their hats with stickers galore.

This was a HUGE hit for us! It gave the kids something to do and they all wore their hats all night. It was so fun to see the stickers that each kid chose – some of them even decorated party horns or blowers. For the stickers, I recommend having some three-dimensional ones available, as they look really cool on the hats. Those were the first to go. Other big hits were alphabet stickers and rhinestones.

We had a ball! Be sure to check out how we made our 5-minute backdrop and the Happy New Year garland. xoxo

Printable New Year's Eve Party Hats for kids and adults
Printable New Year's Eve Party Hats for kids and adults

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Yield: Printable Party Hats

Party Hat Template Printable

party hat template

This party hat template makes the cutest party hats for birthdays or New Years!

Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • Patterned paper
  • Party hat template
  • Elastic cord
  • Optional: pom poms
  • Optional: stickers for decorating

Tools

  • Scissors or cutting machine
  • Glue gun

Instructions

    1. Download the party hat template above. If you’re cutting the hats by hand, print the file on the back side of your patterned cardstock. Print as many sheets as you’d like hats.
    2. If you’re using a cutting machine, upload the party hate template file to your cutting machine’s software and cut out your hats. We were able to fit two hats on one 12” x 12” sheet of cardstock.
    3. Once your hats are cut, start assembling. Gently roll one hat in on itself to create a cone. Slip the tab on one side of the hat into the slot on the other side of the hat to make the cone stay in place. If you’d like, reinforce the seam with clear tape. (We skipped this step and they held fine.)
    4. Cut a length of elastic long enough to fit under the chin. Press the anchor tabs on either side of the hat slightly in. Then wrap each end of the elastic around each anchor. You can knot the ends of the elastic first if you feel that it holds better. Otherwise, you can just wrap a few times and it should hold.
    5. If you’d like pompom toppers, use a small dot of hot glue to attach a pompom to the top of each hat.

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