If you’re thinking of hosting your own Independence Day party this year, consider having a crazy hat contest. The one rule should be that the guy lighting the fireworks in the driveway shouldn’t wear his hat on duty or is excused from the game. Tell the relatives and friends to come with crazy hats for the competition.
You can also have the children make their own hats as a craft. You would need to buy as many blank hats as there are children between the ages of 2-13. The teenagers probably won’t want to do the craft. You would need fabric markers and some other designing materials such as glue, glitter, and feathers. You can also substitute an actual hat for a paper plate. You would just need to use a single hole puncher to create the holes to thread the ribbon through before the party. You can then give the kids regular markers, glue, pom pom’s, pipe cleaners, feathers, etc. to make their hats.
You should also consider breaking up the contest into different leagues. For example, you can have a kid league and an adult league. Anyone over the age of 14 should be in the adult league.
- prizes for the hat contest
- Most Patriotic Hat Award
- Second Most Hat Award
- Best Hat Award
- Runner Up Hat Award
- Most Original Hat Award
- Uncle Sam Approved Hat Award
- Coolest Hat Award
- Flashiest Hat Award
- Coolest Headband-based Hat Award
- Cutest Hat Award
- Most Likely to be Seen From Space Hat Award
- Most Likely to be in a Parade After this Party Hat Award
- Most Likely to Forget their Hat Award
- Most Likely to Lose their Hat Award