a fiesta!!!


We had a fiesta this weekend.....luckily the rain held off for about an hour during the party so that we could enjoy the fun.  This was the invitation. I added confetti to each envelope to make it even better!

Guests were greeted by a large sign telling them to "take a stache & smile." They then got their pictures taken. I hung a large sheet across our shed and snapped pictures when each guest arrived. I emailed each of them a copy of their picture.  (unfortunately it rained and smeared my sign and I quickly had to rewrite it before guests arrived...sorry so sloppy. I guess you can't have everything perfect...)

I made these paper tissue pom poms using Martha Stewart's simple instructions. I borrowed a sombrero from a lady in my neighborhood. And I made the paper mustaches using a silhouette and bamboo skewers. Super fun!

These are a few of my favorite guest photos...

Me and my husband, Chris.

Tom & Judy (our neighbors---and may I add the best neighbors in the world!!!) He's the one that helped us build our deck and fence and put in pavers! Amazing!

Kyle and Maribah (my husband's cousin's cousin---true story. She's also my massage therapist.)

These are my sisters, Rose and Penny. Isn't it so funny how short Penny is? She's 5'3" and I'm 6'1". We call her Penny little for a good reason!!! And I know, we look nothing alike... 

My sister, Penny and her husband.

Isn't she so photogenic, I love it!

More great faces! 

Here's the delicious food. Most of the recipes are from the cookbook from Our Best Bites. Their recipes are divine!!! Chris and I spent 3 hours rolling the taquitos the night before and froze them. We made a total of 60 of those babies....Chipotle Beef Taquitos and Creamy Baked Chicken Taquitos. Then we had 4 different kinds of salsa, one of them being pineapple salsa. Yum!  

I also made cilantro lime rice with crushed pineapple and margarita cupcakes (non-alcoholic, as the sign says....)

 This is the cake which everyone told me was super moist and delicious. The secret is get a recipe that calls for a pudding mix in it. I used a chocolate chip one from the Cake Doctor. I didn't get a piece...it went so fast.

Here's my hot husband getting ready to blow out his pretend lit candles (there was too much wind).
And here he is taking a swing at the piñata. I let them use my broom stick handle, which eventually bent in half. (I secretly wanted it to break so I had an excuse to get a new one.....)

This is a banner I made out of Dollar Store table cloths and the silhouette. I'll post a tutorial later this week (I hope, no guarantees.)

These were the party favors. Super simple. I'm hoping to post the tutorial on these too. I just designed the tag and then used the silhouette to cut them out. Attached them with multi-colored raffia ribbon from World Market and the little pots were from a local craft store. I got all of the starters for the hens & chicks from a friend in the neighborhood.

Come back later in the week to get free downloads for these cute favor tags & the banner to use with your silhouette! That is, if I can figure out how to make it work with a PC...I use a Mac, so we'll see.


Callie and Jordan said...

This all looks so AWESOME! I loved all of your decorative touches. I wish that we could've come and seen it all in person.
p.s. I loved the confetti in the invitation.

Jenette said...

It looks like you had a great time!!! I love the theme party.