Thursday, April 18, 2013

Cinco De Mayo Party Planning

You knew it was coming. You didn't really think I could wait until 4th of July for another excuse for holiday fun, did you? :) We are having an early Cinco De Mayo Fiesta this weekend to celebrate my birthday. I bought an excessive amount of recycled-glass fishbowl margarita glasses on clearance a few years ago (you can find similar ones here) & I am ready to put them to good use!


As soon as I had a color scheme in mind, I had to order my staples right away, a festive garland & fun paper straws. We will be knee-deep in Beergaritas & soaking up the tequila with a taco bar, served on these awesome taco racks!
My husband suggested filling the pinata with guacamole. And he was dead serious. That's why he isn't in charge of party planning.


I love all of the bright colors that come along with Cinco De Mayo celebrations. These would be my picks for festive outfits to celebrate the occasion! :)

I haven't decided what I'm wearing yet (guess I gotta put away the dance pants for the night) but as soon as I do, I will have to quickly decide what to dress Harper in. Do you all remember her festive little photo from last year? I guess that can't really be topped.


How about you, will you be celebrating Cinco De Mayo? I will be sure to share pics & recipes! :)
We are going to fiesta like there's no mañana!

49 comments:

  1. So glad you are celebrating! Such an underrated holiday. I will, of course, be spending it with my darling daughter, and since it's my birthday, I will be of course hanging out at the nearest San Jose drinking margaritas (or really just one). Can't wait to see the pictures from the celebration!

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  2. Love this so much!!! Hope you have an amazing party!!!! Happy birthday eve!!!

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  3. Mmmm I could totally go for a margarita right now!

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  4. Love it! Tarshay's dollar section has mustaches, piñatas, sombreros, etc. on a stick that can be used as decor or miscellanous shenanigans :)

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  5. I want everything in this post! Especially Harper and those recycled glass glasses haha xxx

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  6. Love your celebration ideas! I'm sure you'll look fabulous in whatever festive outfit you decide on!

    Oh and OBSESSED with your margarita set. I've been looking for one I love for a few years and still haven't found the perfect set :)

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  7. That picture of Harper is AWESOME!! Where do you order the festive garland & paper straws?

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  8. Early Cinco de Mayo celebration? Sounds like a great excuse to celebrate twice.

    Oh. And that photo of Harper is priceless.

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  9. Fill te piñata with airplane bottles of tequila!

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  10. Fill the piñata with airplane bottles of tequila! We did that for a friends cinqo de mayo bday last year and it was great!

    Happy bday week!

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  11. Have you seen the piñata cake on Pinterest?!? Awesome idea.

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  12. Just a tip: if you don't want to get that "tequila hangover" feeling, skip the gold or silver tequila, and go straight for the blanco. (Blanco does NOT = silver). Any tequila you drink should ideally be 100% Blue Agave-- it's completely pure (so no additives that make you feel yucky the next day).

    It may be a little more $$, but totally worth it! Try Espolon blanco-- it's smooth, affordable, and has cute Mexican skeletons on the bottle!

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  13. That picture of little miss Harper is seriously THE BEST ever! =)

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  14. Drinking a margarita as I'm reading this, and just decided a guacamole piñata sounds amazing right meow.

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  15. I'm drinking a margarita as we speak. A guacamole piñata sounds amazing right meow.

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  16. Margaritas, of course!! Happy early birthday!!

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  17. Where do you get those drinking straws?!

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  18. I LOVE IT ALL..... we had a fiesta themed 1st birthday for Jackson last year and it was seriously my favorite party theme EVER. Here's a link if you're still looking for any ideas! http://tinyurl.com/c9bwgal (Yummmmyyyy pineapple sangria, key lime pies in a jar.... the list goes on....and now I'm hungry!).

    Ps - where'd you find the adorable plates?!

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  19. Ha! Love the guacamole in the piñata. Total man idea. My guy would SO be into that.

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  20. Ha! Love the guacamole in the piñata. Total man idea. My guy would SO be into that.

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  21. Love all those ideas!! Where do you get those fun striped straws?

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  22. And I'm sure you are going to have a kick ass chalkboard as well ;) I hope you share it with us Jess! ANNNNNND! Happy Birthday Eve to the girl I wish I was related too! You are too much fun lady, an I seriously want to move in with you gorgeous! I hope you have had an amazing birthday eve lovely!

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  23. This post got me really excited for cindo de mayo! I have never had a Beergarita but I think I need to try it asap!

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  24. Have a fantastic time and a Happy Birthday! I just finished a skinny rita and I'm wishing my husband was off tomorrow too so we could drink some more!

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  25. You have to find a little sombrero and poncho for her!

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  26. Fun! Went to party with an adult piñata. Inside were alcoholic chocolate candies and other "adult" items. I totally see you having your own piñata!

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  27. Cinco De Mayo! I celebrate every year by going to a local Mexican restaurant and loading up on enchiladas and margaritas. This year will it be right after finals and I'm learning how to actually cook so I think I will look up some enchilada recipes and whip up an Español meal. I've never had a Beergarita, not even sure how to make one, but I'll definitely need to try that one day.

    Happy birthday week (still)!

    http://codeforconfession.wordpress.com

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  28. Mmmm margaritas are my favorite! Happy Birthday Eve lovely lady! Here's to the coolest mama around!

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  29. How cute is this post! Love the foodware and the outfits for little miss! She is darling!

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  30. I love any reason to celebrate too!! Hope you have a great fiesta and maybe a siesta to boot!! Can't wait to see the pics! Happy Birthday!!

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  31. We love Cinco de Mayo!! We will be returning from Holland on the 4th, so I am pretty sure we will be sleeping/unpacking all day, but I am not against throwing in some margaritas and tacos for dinner!! PS I just ordered the taco stands from Crate & Barrel ;) Thanks for the heads up!

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  32. First of all... That last picture is amazeballs. Secondly, I cannot WAIT for some margaritas!

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  33. So fun! Love the garlands (I'm determined to try and make some of these!!) and those taco caddies are just too much! Happy Birthday and have a blast chicka! <3

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  34. You. Are. So. Fun. What a fun theme for your birthday party, and beergaritas are THE BEST!! Have a great birthday-can't wait to see how it all turned out!!
    P. S. that picture of Harper is too funny! Love it!

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  35. My birthday is May 7th. I typically have a Cinco De Mayo bday dinner too. Margaritas all around!...well except for me right now. I am 24 weeks pregnant and missing my yummy margarita nights.

    Thank you for sharing your chalkboards with the world! I love your blog! I am using the idea to help track my pregnancy for my family and friends. http://hartkopbaby.blogspot.com/

    Happy birthday!

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  36. I wish I had half of your party planning skills and creativity! Keep being awesome.

    Happy Birthday!

    Kristen Gutschow
    Olmsted Falls, Ohio

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  37. Sounds like fun! Happy Birthday! P.S. I think you should re-create that pic of Harper every year!

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  38. Happy early birthday! If you're still looking for topics to blog about, I'd love to hear more about your relationship with your husband. Any fun stories from dating, engagement, wedding and after. Have a fab weekend!

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    1. yes!! I was thinking that too. I would love to hear your love story :)

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  39. Just wanted to let you know that karaspartyideas.com has so many of your paper straws that are very cute....

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  40. Sounds like so much fun! We just got back from Mexico, so I may have to throw one too!

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  41. Yep! Always a big deal here! Cinco de Mayo is my husband's bday! Have a great party!!

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  42. Thank you for posting links! Those straws are reasonably priced and just what I'm looking for for my son's muppet themed birthday party!

    Happy birthday!

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  43. What a great idea! Happy Birthday mumma :)

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  44. I always find it ironic that we celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the US, but latin American countries don't! But hey, I'm not going to turn down an opportunity for some tacos, guac dip, and margaritas!

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  45. you need to make confetti eggs..

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  46. Haha, Harper looks like she is loving the stache'!

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  47. Happy Birthday! And.. I would have totally forgot about cinco de mayo- thanks for giving me another reason to celebrate and dress my little nugget up in a poncho!

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