Monday, May 28, 2012

((handmade monday)) cinco de mayo fiesta


Well now that it's almost June, I thought it was time to finally get this Cinco de Mayo post written! I tried my best to enjoy the party & not have a camera attached to me the whole night, so although I didn't get as many photos of details as I'd hoped...it's not as important as the time I spent with dear friends. We had 40 people cram into our teensy apartment and I loved every second :)

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Paper & Vine Co. designed my amazing invitation. SO fun, she did a great job at balancing out corny & fun, yet totally legit...which is just what I was going for. I love the little señor & señorita! I'll definitely be using her again for more graphic design needs. 


We had a build your own taco bar, individual 7 layer dip cups, chips & salsa, black bean salsa, guacamole, black beans, mexican rice, sopapilla cheesecake for dessert...basically SO much food! I'd say, however, the focus was on the beverages. We went all out with white & red sangria (recipe for white sangria coming soon!), margaritas, pacificos, jarritos mexican sodas, agua, coca-cola and some lemonade for the under-agers. 


What I love about throwing parties is that you cant really take all your friends out and pay for their dinner, but it's totally feasible to throw a party and make food for all of them! (( I'm super thankful for Jess & Andy who came over early and helped me prep lots of the food. Y'all are lifesavers :))) It was seriously a blast to have everyone under one roof with the sole purposes of having fun, enjoying each other, and simply celebrating life & God's blessings.


And what's a fiesta without a piñata? We walked across the street to bust open Mr. Burro and share some laughs. 


If you want to throw a fiesta such as this one, I would highly recommend it. It was a blast & a fiesta certainly doesn't have to be exclusively for Cinco de Mayo. This would be a great birthday party or a celebration of any kind, really! Who doesn't like to wear sombreros & eat tacos? I can't wait until our second annual :D



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Where it's from:
*Stackable beverage dispensers (for sangria): target
*Straws: sweet lulu
*Baller margarita glasses (i painted them), tissue paper for decorations, plastic eating utensils, paper plates & napkins: dollar tree
*Tablecloth: Crate & Barrel
*Pinata: World Market
*Beverage Tub (large - sodas) & Canning Jars for drinks: local hardware store - mcguckin's 
*Beverage Tub (small - beer): Target
*Printables: I can't find one of the links now, but some of them are from LoveCreative.







8 comments:

  1. This is absolutely perfect! So do you come up with these ideas on your own, or do you find inspiration from other sources (like Pinterest)?

    Sorry if I end up copy-catting this party someday. :)

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    1. Which ideas are you referring to? The seven layer dip in cups were c/o pinterest, but mostly everything else was from my rusty ol brain :)

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  2. So fun! Love how it all came together!

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  3. partttaaaaay! i love all of this and all the details that went into it, woman!

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  4. This looks like so much fun. I have a little apartment too and am always nervous about having too many guests, but you made it look so easy!!

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  5. Oh my, I love fiestas! We ended up having a small one too. It was so great to sit around with friends, eating tacos and drinking cerveza! I love having people over too.
    And everything little detail on your party looks great! You're such a creative mind!

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