Clown Hats and Party Caps
The court clown or fool was referred to as a jester. Jesters were employed in medieval times to entertain rulers and royalty with hysterical antics and tall tales. To heighten the comedic value of the performer, jesters wore costumes of brightly colored rags and funny multi-patterned hats.
Jesters performed varieties of entertainment including singing or playing music, juggling, clowning, and telling jokes and riddles. They were permitted to mock and joke without causing offense, and were considered valuable assets to the courts they served.
Bring your own court jester alive with clown hats and party favor style caps. Turn the kids loose with crayons or markers to decorate the place for the festivities.