I’m slowly working on assembling a photo book of Javi’s first year, and I’m enjoying browsing through the pictures I took last year. As I was working on <Javi – Five months old>, I found these pictures from the birthday party we hosted for our friend Yesi last May. Her birthday is the 4th, but we went with a Mexican theme because she loves Mexican food. Of course, once I was out shopping, I realized that it was Cinco de Mayo, and the perfect time to host a Mexican party! We decked out the dining room, blasted mariachi music, and had a wonderful time.
The centerpiece, made from a thrifted basket, fresh flowers, peppers and a pineapple, and fake carnations. So happy!
Yesi is a private gal, so I’ll just show you the decor, and let you imagine the house full of her friends celebrating her very special day.
Our picnic blanket is an awesome old Bolivian blanket, and it worked perfectly as the tablecloth. All of our Culoare Zi decorations came in handy, I pulled out the string lights and paper lanterns, along with every other festive tablecloth and candleholder we had. The more the merrier!
We had faux carnations for all the girls to put in their hair – so fun! I also had every intention of making mustaches for all the guys, but alas, ran out of time. Maybe next time!
The margarita station was a big hit – and I’ll always laugh at the memory of Yesi and her mom arguing over whether rum is an alcohol or not. Her mom insisted it wasn’t – and who am I to argue with a feisty Cuban grandma? :)
The dollar store had these mariachi hats for… you guessed it… a dollar, so I picked up several and hung them up around the room – so simple and easy.
One of my favorite things that we did at the party was a tradition passed on by my friend Andrea. We went around the room and shared one of our favorite things about the birthday girl (and wrote them down so she would remember!). A birthday is a chance to celebrate the special person that you are, and I love the way of celebrating. Feel free to
steal borrow this idea and use it at your next birthday party! It’s always a hit!