This post is part of my relationship with Make It Fun Creative Team.
Gracie is going to be 5 in just 2 weeks. Somebody PLEASE make my baby stop growing up. Seriously, how did we get here?! Anyway, the more we have been talking about her birthday, the more worried she has been. We moved from so many of her best friends and she hasn’t made any at the new house yet, so she isn’t sure what we will do for her birthday. I keep trying to assure her that we will be able to have the best birthday as a family, so we have already started planning!
She’s picked out activities that she wants to do, of course told us every present she would ever want, and planning the food for the day already. She requested a jello cake which is a favorite of the whole family, so we figured we would do a test run. She’s already loving the cake and can’t wait for the actual day now, except the trial run was with blue jello, and of course we have to have pink for the actual birthday cake!!! We love the cake toppers, so today I thought I would share the party hat cake topper that I made for the cake.
- FloraCraft Styrofoam Mini Cone (3 inch)
- Spray Adhesive
- Sugar Glitter
- Coordinating ribbon
- Cotton Ball
- Paper Straw
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hot Glue Sticks
The easiest way to handle the “party hat” is to put it on the paper straw very first. Just push the paper straw into the bottom of the 3″ styrofoam cone. This will give you something to hold onto the whole time you are creating/decorating. Another tip, when I wanted the “hat” to stand up, I used a second cone standing up straight and inserted the bottom of the straw into the top (putting a cone on each end of the straw) that way it could stand up to dry!
I took the styrofoam outside because that’s the only place I dare to use spray adhesive. I coated the whole cone in the adhesive and then laid it over the top of a cup to catch the excess glitter. Then, I poured the purple glitter all over the cone, covering the side and bottom. I didn’t bother covering the top because the “pom pom” will be covering it.
Once the cone was covered in glitter, I hot glued my ribbon (one on top of another) to the bottom of the cone. Trim off any excess from where the ribbons meet in the back. Then, I hot glued a simple cotton ball to the very top of the cone serving as the pom pom.
I put this cake topper on top of the cake along with 2 pin wheel fans hooked onto two other paper straws! This just makes the cake even more fun and whimsical.
I’m excited for this cake to be a celebration of Gracie’s birthday….even if it does mean she’ll be turing 5 (holds back tears!)