Friday, August 03, 2007

Wizard Helmets

I know you've been dying with anticipation for the news of the Wizard Helmet Sweat Shop and I actually remembered to bring all parts of the camera in today so you're in luck! The back story: My sister threw a lovely party for all the girls participating in her upcoming wedding. The theme was fairy tales and she did a wonderful job! I won't say too much as I'm sure once her photo hosting issues are resolved she'll post all about it.

So . . . my contribution to the party was to make party hats. You know I love a good paper hat! I decided on pointed princess hats, you know the ones with long draping scarves coming out of the top? I'm sure they have a real name. I recruited my friend Dita to give me a hand. We had to make 13 hats and we're very excited to get started.

Basically we made a cone out of poster board and covered it with gold wrapping paper. While we were crankin' out hats my father comes in and says, "What are you guys making? Wizard helmets?" We about lost it and thus they were named!

Dita found a great way to both hold a wizard helmet and get some double sided tape.

We pushed tulle through the top of the cone, added a gold sparkly pipe cleaner around the bottom and added some glitter glue.

Add some ribbons to tie it on with and VIOLA! Your very own Goodness Wizard Helmet. Dita was the one who after about 9 helmets proclaimed, "Welcome to the Wizard Helmet Sweat Shop!" while clutching the tape roll in her toes and grimacing. ;)

So there you have it, the story of Wizard Helmets. When I someday have a real store I'd love to make these one of the items offered. I figure we can work up a boys version and also some smaller versions for smaller wizard heads. I'd love to offer up the left over helmets from this party but I'm not sure how to mail them, they are about 18 inches tall.

I'm off to Princeton for a long overdue spa weekend with my friend Wendy. I'll be back next week much more relaxed.



Jodi Ohl said...

LOL on Dad's name for your "helmets" ...too funny. They are so clever, and I love the themes you and your sister have come up for each of your bridal luncheons!

Enjoy your spa weekend, you definitely deserve a break!


Jennifer W. said...

Awesome! I'm sure everybody loved 'em! If you post the pics on Flickr, be sure to add them to my Party Favors group!

Angela said...

Funny story and can't wait to see them being modeled.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

LOL!! That is too funny--wizard helmets! Made me laugh right out loud! Yes it did.
Smiles, Karen

Thriftin' Gal @ Junk In My Trunk said...

*giggle* Your Dad's too funny, and the "Wizard Helmets" are soooooo pretty!

Mama Said Sew said...

Great helmets! And who knew Dita's toes were so talented?

Have a great weekend!:)

Jane said...

So much fun! Great wrapping paper too! Have fun in Princeton- my old stomping grounds! Not because I went to school there, I went to Trenton State, but because we went to bars there. LOL

Melissa said...

Hi there, I followed over here from Jenn Maruska. :)
I love your story, and the wizard helmets. It sounds like y'all had fun making them and I'm sure they were a hit at the party.

Katy @ Lolly Linens said...

Oh - I so love these! I am hosting a wedding shower (not until April 2008) and want to get started so I'm not scrambling last minute. My nickname for my friend is "Princess" and I thought I'd make it a Princess them - I'm thinking these would be perfect for the guests?? Your thoughts? I want to make her a tiara, any ideas on how to make that?
Thank you for the inspiration, I enjoy your blog. katy

Anonymous said...

LOL at the Wizard helmets! The paper is so pretty. Any pics of the group wearing them? :)

Natasha said...

Now that is a great story!! I have one of those hats from when I was a girl. I got it at the renaissance fesival and loved. I have three versions of them but only one that would fit in the "wizard helmut"


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