It is no secret I have a tiny obsession with piñatas. But sometimes I think it is a shame to hit them to pieces because they are so pretty. Lately I’ve been using them a little differently, as presents. I make a smallish piñata (about 11″ tall) and then fill it with treats then give them to a friend for a birthday or special occasion. I love them because it doesn’t take much time 1-2 hours (an evening of movie watching) and they feel really special to give. One of my friends even keeps hers on her desk year round as decoration.
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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Here is an easy project for an ice cream or a sweets party. This colorful and festive garland looks delicious enough to eat, but won’t leave you with any sticky messes. Plus, it takes less than an hour to make! That means you’ll get a little extra time to sneak in a real scoop before all those guests show up. (PS: Check out our giant banana split party.)
Party hats are just so festive and fun; we like to include them whenever we throw a party. But because beautiful party hats are hard to find, most of the time we make our own out of cardstock (basic tutorial here.) This 3-Layer cake party hat is sure to please and is simple to make with materials you probably have at home now. (Click through for full instructions below.)
We San Franciscans love to love our city. So, I can’t think of a better party than one that’s centered around our favorite town. Like my other party closet parties, this one can put together in under an hour with a limited number of supplies. From your stash, you’ll need butcher paper, paint, a strand of white bistro lights, and a pretty tablecloth. Then, follow our DIY instructions (below) for painting a quick sketch of the Golden Gate Bridge as a party backdrop. After that, you’ll just need to run to the store to pick up a few simple flowers and a delicious pie.
Materials: Butcher Paper, Tape, Paint, Paintbrush
Cut off three large pieces of butcher paper and tape them together at the back. Attach the paper to a wall to make painting easier. Sketch out your image roughly with a pencil, then paint over in loose, broad strokes. Don’t worry about detail, just get the general shape across.
At every party I throw, I like to add a little something that wows everyone. Whether it’s a unique backdrop, funny prop, or colorful garland, these additions don’t have to be difficult to make. They should just be bold enough to help the guests remember the event. I love this giant fringe number because it has the look of a pinata but takes 1/10th of the time. I also like that it makes a big impact. The whole project took a little more than an hour and all the supplies were things I already had in my party closet which makes things easy if you like to do things last minute like I do.
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