Sunday, April 21, 2013

Birthday & Beergaritas.

 Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes & sweet comments on Instagram! You all made my birthday so extra special & I thank you all from the bottom of my heart! We had such a fun weekend, complete with a night out (whoa!) & a Cinco De Mayo themed birthday party.

 Chalkboard print available here.


 I ordered Harper the most festive purple one piece, hoping it would get here in time for the party, but of course, no such luck. So she wore her dress from Easter, which is easily one of the cutest dresses in the whole world. She had a blast running around with all the other little kiddos. 

She also had a very momentous occasion during the party, she had her first Frito!! ;) She only ate one (and loved it of course), but unfortunately I can't say the same. Those damn chips get me every time!



I am bummed that we didn't get any pictures of the Taco Bar, it was gone way too quickly, but it wasn't very pretty anyway. We stuck with paper plates & bowls for easy cleanup. Although smashing a giant pinata all over our porch totally defeated the purpose (we opted not to fill it with guac & put candy & mini plastic booze bottles inside instead). But it was a blast!


On to the good stuff. Beergaritas. They are SO. GOOD. I know there are a million names for these & probably even more recipes for them, but this is actually a drink that we started making probably four years ago when I first bought these giant glasses & we had some mini coronas leftover from our Cinco De Mayo Party.


The half-assed recipe goes something like this. Fill your blender 3/4 of the way full with ice, one frozen Minute Maid Limeade concentrate, one squeezed lime (just the juice) & as much tequila as you want. I used probably 1/4 of a regular size bottle of Jose Cuervo for each batch. (See why I suck at recipes?) Blend it. Rim your glass with salt. If your glasses won't hold a bottle of beer, you can just add the Corona to the blender, otherwise just tip it into the glass at the end. This works best if you can find mini Corona bottles! Each batch makes about four beergaritas, depending on how big you want them! :) And you'll want them big. Because they're delicious.

 I think we took my chalkboard saying quite literally & are now paying the price. Rule number one when you try to balance booze & babies... kids don't give an eff if you have a hangover. 

48 comments:

  1. Love! Love! Love!

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  2. That really is the most adorable dress ever! Happy birthday, looks like a fun time

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  3. Ooo, too much fun! Summertime almost being here while I'm seven months pregnant is killing me, I'm missing beer and margaritas so much! I'll definitely have to try a beergarita as soon as I can, I've always heard of them but never gotten around to actually trying them. They look yummy though, Happy Birthday!

    Christinascastle.blogspot.com

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  4. What a fun birthday! Love the decor around the chalkboard :)

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  5. Looks like such fun! Have a fabulous year, Jessica! The pictures of Harper are too cute!

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  6. Where is your cute outfit from birthday girl? :0)

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    1. Yes, please tell!! I like it too!!

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    2. I saw this dress at Express last year

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  7. Fritos sound delicious now!! Love the 2nd picture of Harper holding the flower with her smirk--so cute!

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  8. Love! Can I hire you as my party planner?

    P.s.- where do you order your party straws from? Looking for them for my daughters first birthday!

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    1. How awesome to see how you put our paper straws in with your beautiful margarita party -- I'm so glad the colors worked so well. Thanks so much for linking back to our Etsy shop!

      etsy.com/shop/StitchesandCrafts

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  9. Sounds like you had an amazing birthday weekend; I hope the hangover has worn off now! Happy Birthday xx
    Laura-Hyde.blogspot.com

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  10. Love it! Can I hire you as my party planner? You rock.

    P.s.- where do you order your party straws from? Wanting them for my daughters first birthday!

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    1. There is a link in the post :)

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    2. Hi Samantha! I got similar straws for my son's bday party from Target in the Party Favors section... super affordable, though I'm not sure if every Target sells them. =)

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  11. Looks so much fun!!! Love the colors and Harpers dress, is the one my Kingsley will be wearing for her first birthday party next weekend! Its perfection! Glad you had a great birthday!!!

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  12. Happy birthday!!! Love the theme!

    wordsaboutwaverly.blogspot.com

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  13. Happy Birthday Jess! The party looks like a total blast! Harpers dress is so flippin cute. Hope you have a wonderful year!

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  14. Happy birthday! Glad you had a great party :)

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  15. Harper's dress is adorable! I need to try a beergarita after this baby is born, they look SO good.

    hammesweethamme.blogspot.com

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  16. Love, Love, Love! So happy you had an amazing birthday weekend! You deserve it and more Jessica! You are the best momma a little girl could ask for, and im so glad you let us all in on your life! CHEERS to you being 27, you rock it beautiful ;)
    Have an amazing week!

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  17. I'm glad to hear you had a wonderful birthday! Sounds like a blast. Those Beergeritas are pretty common where I live but I have never tried the beverage. I'll have to indulge after baby bean arrives.
    ~ JessiRene
    Http://hartkopbaby.blogger.com

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  18. Happy birthday! Harper looks like quite the festive party guest, and I love the candles on your cake!

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  19. Yay! Happy Birthday. Love your decorations and Harper's dress.

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  20. The picture of you both in front of the chalkboard, Harpers face is hilarious!
    Happy birthday :)

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  21. We are big fans of the beergarita in our household. It was actually the very last drink I had before finding out I was pregnant (which was the next morning...)

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  22. Love the marg glasses, Jessica! Where did you get them?

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  23. Love the marg glasses, Jessica!! Where did you get them?

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  24. Happy Birthday! Looks like your weekend was filled with lots of fun! :)

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  25. Beergaritas . .. YUM!! Have you ever tried Frito Soup?!?! It's to die for if your a frito lover :)

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  26. Ahhh babies and hangovers. NOT awesome! Its like you need a sitter for the next day! Looks like you had fun! Makes me want to have a party. Monday party anyone? Might make the day more interesting!

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  27. Sounds like you had a great birthday! Gotta try those beergaritas! LOVE Harpers Easter dress, how beautiful. The chalk board looked amazing. Would love to know how you made the garland around the board, soooo cute!

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  28. Sigh...I just discovered Beergaritas last summer. Being from the Midwest, they scream summer to me so I was looking forward to them again this summer...and then I got pregnant. Guess I can drool over them while I hear about your adventures with them instead : ) Glad you enjoyed your day!

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  29. Fritos always remind me of the frito/chili mix in the little chip bag that they served at football games in high school! Messy and so bad for you, but they taste so good. :)

    Also, Twisted Taco in atlanta makes beergaritas in mini buckets that are great if you ever get a chance to go there and try them. warning - they will knock you on your butt if you drink a full one!

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  30. happy late birthday my friend!!!! i am SOOOOOO jealous about you and your beer-garitas...i am dying for one ASAP! little miss harper looks as adorable as ever and you are glowing

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  31. Happy Belated Birthday! It looks like your party planning skills paid off and your fiesta was amazing!

    Maegan

    lovethemama.blogspot.com

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  32. Yummy! Glad you had a happy bday! On our honeymoon we spent 1 day in Miami before we went to the Bahamas and we sat down at a cool bar and ordered a beergarita to share. Delish! Got the bill.......$52! We about fell over in our seats because we are so cheap! Luckily we got a buzz out of it but only a tiny buzz, haha. Had to spend another $15 on another beer for each of us so that we'd be feeling good for a bit longer ;)

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  33. Beergarita's are my all time fav! It's our summer go to drink :) I craved them like crazy my last pregnancy & am craving them again this go around, soooo good! Im glad you had such an amazing birthday!

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  34. You know what makes you such a great blogger? Your ability to take several topics (ie: your chalkboard, fashion, holidays, food) and transition one into the other each time you blog a new post. I think that's why I keep reading your blog and it keeps me coming back for more. :-)

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  35. Happy birthday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend celebrating. Harper is the sweetest little girl. Love the confetti garland and beergartias. Www.mamandmini.blogspot.com

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  36. AHHH! I love Harper's dress! And just a few more months until our little one is here and I can try out this recipe! :)

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  37. Booze doesn't give an eff if you have a hungover either lol! HBD!

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  38. Boozes doesn't give an eff if you have a hangover either lol! HBD!

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  39. They make corona clips for glasses too. :) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ATP3BFM/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AEUC6GAA8XY7Y

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  40. Sounds like a fun party! Going to have to try making your beergaritas! I've had them before and LOVE them, but have never tried making them myself!

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  41. How did you get the chalk on the chalkboard so bright and crisp? Is it a stencil?

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