Friday, November 15, 2013

Mini Edible Party Hats and Free 7th Birthday Printables!

If you're looking for a birthday treat or party favor that's just a little out of the ordinary, how about a mini party hat that the guests can eat?  Our little Lola recently turned 7, and I came up with this idea for her birthday treat to share with her friends at school.  They were a hit with them, and I thought they were pretty cute, too, so I'm sharing them with you.

Here's what to do:  Just start with a basic sugar cone and fill it with some candy.  I filled these with M&M's and marshmallows.

Next, you'll need cellophane treat bags and some twist ties.  Holding the cone upright, cover it with a bag and close it up with a tie.

Then, just fold under the corners of the bag and tape them with a piece of clear tape.

Next, add an elastic string for the chinstrap.  I found this thin elastic thread at Wal-Mart for only 97¢ for 30 yards, and it worked perfectly.  

Just measure it out to the size you need (16" was a good length for 7-year-olds), and then tape each end onto the cone.  Be sure to press the tape on very well so the elastic doesn't slip out too easily.  

Then, adhere the printables to the "hat" with some glue or tape, and they're done!

Lola and her friends had fun wearing them awhile before opening them up and gobbling them down.  And they looked pretty cute in them, too!

You can make these little hats with your own homemade decorations or printables, or print these off by clicking here and here.  They would make great cupcake circles and mini flags as well!

These would also make cute elf hats for a Christmas party!   You may see that little project show up here before long. 

Have fun with these!


  1. hey nice post mehn. I love your style of blogging here. The way you writes reminds me of an equally interesting post that I read some time ago on Daniel Uyi's blog: Taking Life’s Scenic Route When There Seems To Be Better Options .
    keep up the good work.


  2. Hi Julie, I met you at the ORBC Ladies Retreat and I've been enjoying your blog since! These are adorable and I'm wondering if it's possible to make them into Pilgrim Hats somehow; maybe with a regular flat-bottomed cone...hmmm...

    1. Kelly, I LOVE that idea! I may have to try it for all the kiddos that will be at my house for Thanksgiving!


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