Did you ever watch that television show, Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee?
I’m not even sure that its still on anymore, and I only watched it a few times but what I loved most about it was that she always made a great cocktail during the show, oh and that some of the actual food was already made.
But mostly that she always had a cocktail.
I worked on discovering my inner Sandra Lee with these semi-DIY party decorations for the circus’ upcoming third birthday party.
The circus even helped me with them.
Which explains why cocktails were needed when we were finished.
Black + White, Bright Colors, Gold + Glitter.
I mean really, could it get any better?
Semi-DIY Party Decorations
To make some semi-DIY party decorations of your own, you’ll need:
- Store bought party hats (ours are these from Target)
- Store bought party fans (those came from Target too)
- Something that relates to the theme of your party. The kid is having a horse birthday party, so we bought the larger plastic horses from the Dollar Tree and the smaller ones from Amazon.
- Acrylic paints in colors of your choice (all of our colors came from Target)
- Hot glue
- And a cute little circus (duck face optional)
Paint the horses.
We stuck with pink, purple, and blue for our horse. Those are the kid’s favorite colors and just so happen to work perfectly together.
I swear, her mama didn’t have a say in it at all.
Most of our horses took a couple of coats of paint, so between coats, we may have had a little too much fun with the paint.
It may or may not have ended up everywhere…
But that was ok, it was a #HappiMess.
And really if you aren’t making a mess, is it even worth doing?
Our shiny, new Delta Trinsic Touch2O Kitchen faucet cleaned up all paint splattered hands, and faces, easily.
To turn it on, you touch it.
Literally. You just touch it.
Needless to say, the kid thinks its the coolest thing ever.
After our painted horses were dry, I carefully painted Mod Podge on their tails and manes, then let the circus sprinkle glitter on them.
That’s her, OMG, she’s giving me glitter again! I can’t believe I get to have glitter again after what went down with glitter last time she handed it to me, face.
We won’t talk about the last time she got glitter…
She did a really good job this time though. 🙂
After the Mod-Podge had time to dry, I hot-glued the large horses onto the fans and the small ones onto the party hats.
She was pretty pumped about them.
Ok, even I’m pumped about how colorful and glittery they are.
If these actually make it to her birthday party in a semi-decent state, it’ll be nothing short of a miracle.
She can’t keep her hands off them.
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Disclosure: This post was a collaboration with Delta Faucet. However, all opinions and kids with duck faces are 100% mine.