As I shared in one of last week’s posts, we do Cinco de mayo big over here! We had a huge fiesta to celebrate Cinco de Mayo last week & I wanted to share all the fun details with you!
I always have the best intentions of having everything set up beforehand & taking real, nice photos with my camera before a party…but we all know that NEVER happens! I actually did manage to have the majority of everything set up, but I nixed the nice camera & ran around taking iphone photos…fail! Why do I always think this will be okay?! It never is! When will I learn?!
If you choose to bear with me, you’re still likely to find some fabulous fiesta inspo in the photos below…so keep scrolling!
I love how the glittered bottles & gold pinata vases look on my dessert table! Find out how to make them yourself here!
We had lots of yummies for dessert- sopapilla cheesecake, pan dulce & these gorgeous sugar cookies!
I think the maracas were my absolute favorite of the bunch! These colors just make me happy!
We had to use a combo of a few tables in the dining room, I tied them all together with the same decor across all 3. I created a “pinata confetti” mix by cutting up leftover tissue paper scraps. I sprinkled this down the length of each table to create my runner.
Centerpieces were eclectic mixes of painted/glittered bottles, Mexican candles & purple mason jars filled with colorful zinnias.
I collected paper goods from Sam’s Club & Target.
Another fun project- the cactus watermelon! This was shockingly simple! You can create this same idea with any shape you want! Cut an inch or 2 off of the bottom to form a base. Use a marker to draw on the desired shape, then use a small knife to trace it out. Trace a bowl out around the bottom as well. Continue cutting through the watermelon & remove the negative space in large chunks at a time. Once you’ve removed everything but your design, you can shave off more watermelon until you’ve achieved the desired look. Use a spoon to scoop the watermelon from the bottom bowl. You can fill it back up with watermelon chunks or make fruit salad mixture. You can always use toothpicks or skewers for reinforcement if needed as well.
Clear plastic cups held extra watermelon chunks. I rimmed the glasses with a lime & chili powder. By the end of the the night, people we’re pouring margaritas into these glasses then eating the watermelon after- delicious!
I colored my own salt for the margarita glasses too! I’ll share the tutorial for these in a separate post soon!
Lime jello shots were on the menu as well! Slice limes in half, juice the limes, then flip lime inside out to remove the fruit with your nails or a knife. Sit lime halves in a mini muffin tin. Use any recipe & pour the mixture into the limes to gel. Once finished, slice limes in half again & serve!
The weather was so nice that day, we set up more drinks outside & had lots of coolers out here. I so wish we could get our vintage fridge to work! It did look awfully cute all styled though!
A fiesta is not a fiesta with out a pinata! I fill ours with Little Debbie snack cakes! My husband hug it up with tow straps between 2 brick columns on our porch.
Let’s not forget the focal point of the party- the fiesta flower mantel! It became the perfect photo backdrop.
I still wish I had more photos to share with y’all! We did a taco bar & on the menu was: beef tacos, green chili carnitas & chicken tacos, along with all the fixings, different rices & beans & fresh grilled corn on the cob.
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Summer is the perfect time to throw a fiesta! The fiesta theme can seriously be used for any occasion or any age- engagement party, baby shower, kids birthday, adult birthday, graduation, any celebration!