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How to Make an Ombre Piñata

Sep 12, 2012

by Brittany Watson Jepsen handmade and vintage goods

Guests have come to expect certain traditions at a wedding reception: the first dance, the bouquet toss, and the cutting of the cake. In return, they get to share in the celebration of the bride and groom and maybe receive a small favor of appreciation. But what if the guests are a little more involved in the celebration? Enter: piñata time! The beauty of a wedding piñata is the drama and interaction it creates between guests. Fill the piñata with favors and a raucous crowd will be waiting for the first whack.

For this piñata, I chose to create a wedding cake shape, as it fits almost any wedding theme. Better yet, you can use your wedding colors to create an ombré effect, as I created here with various shades and values of blues topped off with flower accents. (And for those who aren’t into to sugar, you could even substitute the piñata for the wedding cake.) For the favors, I added fortune cookies with sassy handwritten love fortunes on shades of blue paper strips. Your guests will leave happy and the happy couple get a chance to relieve some post-wedding whacks on the merry piñata.

Head on over to Etsy Weddings for the full piñata how-to!

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