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'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 :)


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


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.


  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. :)

    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 :)

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

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

  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!!

  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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