Saturday, May 10, 2014

Finn's FIESTA!

My son Finn usually goes for a small sleepover at home for his birthday party.  This is his last year in elementary school though -- so I urged him to have a blow out with the whole class.   We have a Taco vendor that I love so I said how bout "Finn's Fiesta!"  He reluctantly agreed (he's not a showy kid -- as I said he's prefer 2 friends at the house as opposed to shaking his maracas in a sombrero with his whole class... but I digress!!) Here's the thing that is so so fiun about a FIESTA party -- the COLOR!!  I mean -- honestly -- you can (and I did!) use just about every fabulous fun color you can imagine somewhere in a fiesta themed party!  I went for it in the color -- and the GLITTER (naturally and as always !) department!  I even Glittered the giant balloons (this was a first for me and I LOVE how the turned out!) I got the most fun busy colorful material I could find and used it for table runners... and then just went crazy glittering limes and lemons, planting succulents and cactus in salsa tins.... I also used Food containers (beans!) for the flower arrangements.  A trip to Olvera street scored me a few little skulls and dia de los Muertos trinkets ... I artfully placed ALL these goodies at varying heights (I love a pine box riser!) fro the main centerpiece of the table.   Mini Maracas on each place setting, sombreros on the sodas, paper flowers and garland with the Glittered balloons and my hand painted brick background... I mean -- this party was OTT!  And so fun.  The MOST fun element I thought -- was the Margarita glasses (with cactus stems) with candy sprinkled rims (instead of salt!  curtesoy of some warm white chocolate and an extra large container of jimmies all over my kitchen the night before the party!) Everyone got sombreros, of course -- the birthday boys momma (moi) and favorite baby sister got extra special hot pink and gold ones...  I also hand made her the flower headdress (Frida-esque) with some silk flowers and hot glue on a stretchy headband.  Gorgeous cupcakes by Julie at Blue Cupcake -- again and always steal the show.  So gorgeous!!!  We Fiesta- ed like there was no Mañana... and I am so so happy my little boy got to have one last bash with his sweet elementary school friends!!! 

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