About + Disclosures

We turn everything into a spectacle.  The obvious ones, like birthday parties, showers, barbecues, are full out spectacles, where new products are introduced or classics are remade.  We don’t have time to DIY it all, so we focus on helping you with a few #Semi_Handmade details, buy what you need, and have a really spectacular event.

We love our brands who help us #PartyforPurpose.  All our work goes to support our two favorite not for profits:

Children’s National Medical Center, the only children’s hospital in the DC/Maryland/Virginia Area

Canine Companions for Independence, providing highly trained assistance dogs at no cost to people with disabilities since 1975.




Some of our articles are sponsored through either a publication fee or by providing free products, paid insertions or other forms of compensation, and these are disclosed within the article.  From time to time we may have advertisers, and some (but not all) of our Amazon and other links are affiliate links, which means that a portion comes back to Semi Handmade to help produce content and support our #PartyforPurpose benefiting our two favorite not for profits.

All opinions are our own and are not influenced by sponsorship, advertising or free products.  Most of our sponsors do not require a blog post, but if we really like (or dislike) a product, we want to make sure you hear about it! We abide by standard word of mouth marketing, and although content may be influenced by sponsors, our opinions never are.

This blog does not contain any content or relationships which might present a conflict of interest.  Any representation, including claims, statistics, quotes or other data about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, distributor or party in question.

We may occasionally include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.
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