How to make your own tea party hats

The essentials of a tea party include tea, snacks and tea party hats. A tea party is really not complete without a hat. Whether you are partying with friends or children, a good hat can add to the fun of the event. This is not the time to be subdued with your hat-making. Tea parties are the perfect place for a hat exuding extravagance and embellishments. Straw hats can usually be found at most craft shops for an inexpensive price.

Choose the ribbon or boa that you would like to use to go around the middle of your hat. Measure out enough ribbon or boa to go around the hat and have some additional length for a bow. Cut the ribbon or boa and tie it tightly into a bow around the middle of the hat.

Heat the glue gun and use a few drops of glue to secure the back of the ribbon or boa to the hat. Glue the ends of flowers onto the hat where you think they look best. Add feathers tucked in and glued onto the ribbon.

Add any other embellishments, securing them with the hot glue until the look of your hat pleases you. Allow the hat to dry overnight.


Be creative and have fun when decorating your hat.


Be careful when using a hot glue gun, as the temperatures get very high and can burn you. Do not allow a child to use a hot glue gun.

Things You'll Need

  • Straw hat
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Fake flowers
  • Feathers
  • Feather boa
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Cristin Wave has been working as a freelance writer specializing in education since 2004. Cristin Wave began working as an elementary school teacher and specialist in public schools in 2001. She holds a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice and psychology and a Master of Science in education from Radford University.