Decorating Ideas for a Table With Hats

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Decorating Ideas for a Table With Hats
Use old fashioned hats for rustic antique decor. (old derby hat with hat box image by David Smith from

Hats are a universal fashion that have been around for ages. Hats aren't just for your head, but can be used as decor on such items as tables. There are also many different styles of hats to choose from based on the decor look you are going for. Learning about some of the styles of hats and how they can be utilised to fit different themes can help you achieve stylish and cohesive decor.

Top Hat Bowls

Top hats have hard siding and stand up straight all on their own. This is why they can work as bowls in centrepieces. For example, you could add a classy touch to party decor by sitting a top hat upside down in the centre of a table and filling it with decor like flowers or even party favours like noise makers on New Year's Eve. Add a coloured ribbon wrapped around the base of a top hat to match the rest of the colour scheme in a room.

Small Hat Placeholders

Use small crafts hats for dolls as place card holders on tables. Craft stores sell different kinds of hats for doll making, like top hats for men or summer floral hats for women. Buy hats in bulk and print out names on place cards to glue to the hats. Set in place and guests have their own personalised decorative hat.

Holiday-themed Hats

You can find hats that fit in with a festive holiday theme to place as centrepieces on tables. For example, use witch hats for a Halloween celebration, pilgrim hats for centrepieces at Thanksgiving and Uncle Sam's red, white and blue top hats for the Fourth of July. Visit local party and craft stores around the holidays for these items.

Sports Themes

For sports-themed decor, such as for a boy's birthday party or a stag party, use baseball hats or football helmets as centrepieces. Turn over football helmets and fill them with potato or corn chips or other party snacks; just ensure the helmets are new and clean.

Antique Look

For an antique look, display old fashioned hats as centrepieces. Think bowler hats, 1940s veil hats and Victorian hats. To add to decor, place old fashioned hat boxes in the table's centre as well or fill hat boxes with treats or potpourri. Head to local antique or costume stores to find authentic hats.

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