First Time Mom and Losing It: DIY Abby Cadabby Birthday Party: Boutique Style Birthday Hat #Tutorial

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DIY Abby Cadabby Birthday Party: Boutique Style Birthday Hat #Tutorial

My daughter turned one way back in May of last year. She had an Abby Cadabby theme because at the time she was obsessed with Sesame Street.  I wanted to make her birthday as cute as possible without spending tons of money. I couldn't find much in party stores so I did most of my purchases on Amazon. I did a lot of searching on Pinterest and found a lot of cute things and ideas. I am very crafty so if I see something, I can usually make it cheaper.

Birthday Table. There was also a sign and balloons not captured in the picture.
Customized cupcake stand.
Souvenir Party Favors for the adults. 
Customized party favors for the kid"s goodie bags.
 Clay and bubbles.


How I did the party hat:

  • Printer
  • White 110lb card stock printer paper
  • Marabou feather boa in color of your choice
  • Thread elastic
  • Hot glue
  • Clip art of the character of your choice (just do a google image search)
  1. Go to http://ohhappyday.com/2011/02/party-hats-diy-template/ and download the birthday hat template. You can right click on the yellow circle that says "download party hat template" and click on save target as. Save it where you can easily remember where it is like the desktop.
  2. Open the .PDF file you just downloaded using an image editor. I used Paint Shop Pro 9.
  3. Using the paint tool, paint the entire hat the color you want. I also added pink and purple stars all around using the object tool.
  4. Then I added the Abby Cadabby Face to the middle bottom of the hat. Right below the Abby face I used the text tool to add my daughter's name.
  5. Print out finished hat onto the card stock.
  6. Cut out around and on slit of hat. Shape into a cone and slip tab into the slit you just cut. I used some hot glue to reinforce the tab.
  7. Put the hat on your child and measure around the chin where the strap would go. Add about 1 inch to that length.
  8. Carefully using hot glue, glue the elastic to both sides of the hat making a strap.
  9. Using hot glue, glue marabou feather boa to the bottom of the hat.
  10. Take about a 4 inch piece of the marabou feather boa and fold in half. Hot glue to the top of the hat to make a pom pom.
EASIER VERSION:
  • Printer
  • Card stock in color of your choice
  • Stickers of character of your choice and shapes like stars.
  • Marabou feather boa in color of your choice
  • Thread elastic
  • Hot glue
  1. Using number one from above download and print the template.
  2. Put template on top of card stock and trace around. Adhere stickers where you want on the hat.
  3. Follow steps 6-10 from above.
Stay tuned for more tutorials. I will be posting tutorials on the cupcake stand, adult souvenirs, and customized party favors.

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27 comments:

  1. Those adult souvenirs really caught my attention! What a NEAT idea!

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  2. What an adorable idea. Themed decorations and favors cost so much and the idea that you can create your own is awesome. Thanks.

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  3. I love this idea. I never thought to look for printables for things like this. And adult souvenirs? I'm coming to one of your parties, LOL

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  4. This is so adorable! I don't have a little girl, but if I did, I'd love to do a party like this! I just promised my hubby that I wouldn't do a themed party for my son's 4th birthday... but now I want to! :)

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  5. What a really cute idea for a theme party. Might have to steal it for my 2 year old niece!

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  6. This looks GREAT! I'm in love with that hat. I have never thought about adult souvenirs, I'm going to do that this year.

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  7. Why did I never think of souvenirs for the adults? I guess when I was a kid, the adults rarely stayed at the parties... but I see that's very different now.

    Such great ideas all around and I love the hat! It's a great idea to use a photo editor and print it off.

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  8. What a cute party! Love the party favors and hats!

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  9. You did an amazing job creating an amazing party for your little girl. I am about to have to throw a party for my soon to be 5 year old daughter in a couple weeks..

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  10. The hat looks great. The kids must have loved them.

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  11. What cute party! love all the adorable decor! thanks so much for sharing!

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  12. This is just SO SO adorable... :D

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  13. Awesome designs. I'm very eager to know how did you do that cupcake stand.

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  14. Aw, what a sweet party, I love Abby Cadabby!

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  15. What a great idea! I am going to try making one for my daughter, see what she thinks. If she likes it I'll make more for her birthday, so everyone could share the fun :)

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  16. That is so cute! My son loves sesame street too!

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  17. This is super cute! My little girl loves this one!

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  18. How cute is that...& simple to make. Happy birthday to your child.

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  19. What a super cute Birthday party table. Thank you for the b-day party hat tutorial. It's sometimes hard to find exactly the theme your kid wants.

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  20. My boys were never really into Seasme Street, odd huh?! But a friend's daughter would LOVE an Abby party, she loves SS!!

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  21. This is so cute! I love the adult souvenir idea, too! I cannot believe how simple it is to make that hat, thanks for the instructions!

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  22. Hope You All Had A Great Time Everything Is Gorgous Love Your Style!! :)

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  23. What a cute idea! And so much more affordable as well!

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  24. You did a great job! I hope I can recreate some of your ideas for my son's Thomas the Train party!

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