Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Fiesta!


I finally had my 20th birthday party (12 days late) on Sunday night. It was a fiesta theme with my closest friends. My version of a fiesta wasn't that Tex Mex look with sombreros and cactus, but rather a more folksy, kitchy, Frieda Kahlo look. I did bright colors - which everyone was asked to wear, paper flowers, garlands, etc.

^^See how to make the paper flowers at this link. I made them all different sizes, shapes and colors, its a bit like making snowflakes. I used just tissue paper, not crepe paper and arranged them in vases.



^^We have a swing, so I sort of made into a "shrine" for a pinata with lights and store bought garlands all from Party City.


^^This was the invite. iIjust fringed 2 strips of tissue paper and glued them to the top of a yellow card stock card. I wrote fiesta on the front and the party details inside...


I purchased some of those Mexican religious candles and put them on the table for lighting... you know those ones I am talking about lol...


^^ The runner (as well as the drinking glasses) are from Crate and Barrel. I fabric glued rows of colorful pompom trim onto the bottom of my runner for some added flair.


^^ This was my "cake" which is actually Margarita Pie (the recipe is below). I know I am queen of cakes, but after all the fish/chicken soft tacos, salsas, quesos, and chips, we all needed something refreshing - in which this frozen pie sooo is!!! It has a delish pretzel crust that mimics the "salt" around the rim of a margarita.


Of course there was awsome indie "fiesta"music playing... songs like this and this


^^ This is the dress I wore. Its more aqua and gold in real life. I saw it in a boutique window in Charleston and fell in love. I love all the embroidery - very Mexican/fiesta/folksy, right? Its from French Connection.


The paper flowers also served as napkin rings

Margarita Pie Recipe
1 can fat free sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 oz tequila
1 1/2 oz triple sec
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, stiffly beaten
Pretzel Crust
1/2 cup melted butter
1 3/4 cup crushed pretzels
1/2 cup sugar

1. Prepare crust by combining butter, pretzels, and sugar and pressing into a pie pan.
2. In a medium bowl combine milk, alcohols and lime juice.
3. Fold in whipped cream
4. Cover and freeze 4 hours or overnight
Garnish with cool whip ;)
ADIOS AMIGOS!!!!

27 comments:

Sara said...

Awesome fiesta! All the details are so simple yet so effective. Just shows you don't have to kill yourself to throw an amazing party!

I love your party posts! I wish you had one every week!

jayne said...

your parties are fantastic! I'm jealous, so colorful. love the frida theme :) the margarita pie sounds awesome and unique. also your dress is fantastic

la petite fashionista said...

oh my gosh. please live by me so we can throw fabulous themed parties together! I hope you had a happy 20th--

the decorations turned out so perfect! & I'm definitely making some of that margarita pie.. yum!

xoxo

copperoranges said...

you have everything detail down to a t! i wish i could have been a guest at this lovely fiesta!

Valerie Valentine said...

as usual, i LOVE it! you're so creative!

YSLGuy said...

Very festive!! I have the same table runner!!

WendyB said...

Great decor and I love that dress!

KATIA said...

Happy be-lated birthday! I love your mexican theme, it's so colorful and great :)

Sara said...

Mind if I share this with my blog readers?

The Clothes Horse said...

That dress is ADORABLE. I want it! Happy belated birthday to you. The party looks lovely--if your guests are as wonderful as the decor I'm sure it was a fun time.

Romeika said...

Gorgeous dress and party set!

Erika said...

These are the greatest decorations ever. All those colors thrill me. And that dress? Oh how I covet it! :)

Young Damsel said...

these theme, your dress, and the candles all are the cutest things i've seen in awhile! love everything! must of been an amazing party! and happy 20th darling!

xx

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

GORGEOUS and I so love that dress. I'll be linking to this if you don't mind. And happy birthday!

mikodesign said...

wow, that looks really great! Congratulations!!!! What a stunning table decoration you made. I'm still busy making more paper flowers.....our Frida Kahlo party is next saturday.

Frock Around the Clock said...

I can't believe how pretty this all is! I am also having a belated birthday celebration soon (mine was on april 10th but I had mumps then loads of other people jumped in with their birthdays and then it was exams! Disaster!) and I might steal a couple of your ideas here! And that dress is gorgeous - I love French Connection! :) x

yiqin; said...

Wow, the decorations are so awesome!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

all the colours are so wonderful! love the dress too

thischicksgotstyle said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog!
This looks so nice!!
Makes me want to have a party :P

x!

erin meagan said...

this theme is FANTASTIC.
so nice and colourful.

Shenanigans said...

I love it when you show us your parties they are so fantastic. You really should become a party planned.

You Are My Fave said...

How cute are those invites? And that dress? Love it.

shooting stars said...

what a great idea! I love the dress! How perfect! Hope your birthday was muy fabuloso!!

CKA said...

I absolutely adore all of your parties! I love how everything is perfectly coordinated, from the decor to the music to the clothes to the food. And I love Mexican so this is giving me some ideas for an upcoming birthday...

P.S. thanks for commenting on my blog! It's a rare occurence to get comments, as you may have noticed :P

I BLEED PINK said...

Hi -

Just stumbled across your blog...your party sounds kick ass! I love all the bright colors!

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