Monday, December 31, 2012

DIY Party Hats & Pink Popper Cocktail

Today we have a guest post from one of the most creative & chic people I know, Sarah, of Events Uncorked. Just in time for New Year's Eve, she has a fabulous DIY for party hats & champagne cocktail! Be sure to check out her DIY gifts & Beer Tasting party in the latest issue of LPF Mag!

New Year's Eve is always one of my favorite holidays. It gives me an excuse to get all dressed up and drink champagne until my heart's content. It also requires the wearing of a really ridiculous hat which I'm all about. But instead of buying a cheesy one at the store this year, I opted to make my own chic glittery version. 

With the right amount of sparkle and no annoying elastic strap under the chin, I might wear this hat to celebrate all occasions while sipping on this Pink Popper. A mix of champagne (or prosecco), blood orange soda, and St. Germain, this celebratory cocktail is not to sweet and has just the right amount of bubbles. Here's the how to on the hats and the cocktail!

Chic DIY Party Hats
 :: Supplies ::
        Glittered Scrapbook Paper
        Silver Tinsel
        Plastic Headbands
        Hot Glue

:: Directions ::
        1. Begin by finding the center point on the bottom back side of the scrapbook paper. Draw an 8" line from the center mark to the edge. Repeat from the center line to the other edge. Draw and rounded edge connecting the two lines.
        2. Cut out stencil and trace on remaining sheets of scrapbook paper. Cut the tip off.
        3. Place a dab of hot glue in the top corner and connect to the other side. Run a line of hot glue down the inside of the top piece and fold over to connect.
        4. Run hot glue along the bottom edge of the hat and attach tinsel. Cut a 2" piece of tinsel and roll into a ball, attaching the end with hot glue. Glue to the top of the hat.
        5. Place two dabs of hot glue on opposite sides of the inside of the hat and attach to headband. Let dry and wear!

Pink Popper 
:: Ingredients ::
        2.5 oz Blood Orange Soda
        1 oz St. Germain
        Champagne or Prosecco

:: Directions ::
        Mix blood orange and St. Germain in the bottom of a flute. Fill the remainder of the glass with champagne and enjoy!

Happy New Year Everyone! Can't wait to share with you all the stylish things in store for La Petite Fashionista this year & thank you Sarah for the awesome guest post.

xoxo, lauren


Lindsey Anne | pinklet and c said...

love the hats! happy New Year!

Lindsay Kauffman said...

Love those party hats! And that cocktail sounds delish! Happy New Year Lady!

Meg {henninglove} said...

those party hats are incredibly cute!! and that cocktail sounds yummy i love the pink color

Maya {CharminglyStyled} said...

totally stalked this on facebook - love love love the hats and drinky drinks! Happy New Years love, expect an email soon :)


Allison said...

I wish I had gotten it together and was more on top of blogging, because these are PERFECT! My friends and I wore party hats that were covered in glitter, so at breakfast this morning, all of the guys looked like they slept with Tinkerbell last night - glitter was COVERING their scalps.
These are chic and so fun! I'll have to bookmark this for future reference. And that drink - looks SO good.
Happy 2013, darling! xox

Anonymous said...

HOWDY all the way from TEXAS! (Can't tell if you're living in Texas since you've mentioned in your About page that you adore your cowboy boots. =D) I saw your tutorial featured alongside my Mustache Straw DIY in the same Sainsbury's holiday article. Just wanted to drop by and say what an honor it is to be featured with ya! You got some great fashion ideas on your blog! Anyways, totally loving this particular hat tutorial. What an uber cute idea for this upcoming new year's! I might just try it out! =D

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