So...after 15 years of marriage I decided it was high-time I throw my sweet husband a birthday bash to remember! After taking nearly a whole month pretty much to myself (which included getting my hair done, organizing my garage, cleaning out my fabric/ fun pretty stuff supply closets, and redecorating my living room) I was feeling in the mood for a bright and cheerful fiesta. Rob's birthday is on the 26th but we celebrated this past weekend and it was such a great time.
I decorated with terracotta pots, colorful peppers, sombreros, sarapes, festive strings of chili pepper lights, and these super fun crepe paper flowers that I made. Inexpensive & easy to make, these flowers
really brightened up the abode.
The house looked like Betty Suarez came by to help me get ready to party
(anyone else besides me an Ugly Betty fan???? I love that show)
Green Chili Shredded Beef
Cilantro Jalapeno Shredded Chicken
Corn Tortillas (steamed, fried, and every kind in between)
Chile Relleno Casserole
Pico de gallo
Lettuce, cheese, sour cream, chopped cilantro, and LIMES, LIMES, LIMES to top it all off!
Can I tell you what makes your fingers burn???? Chopping about 20 jalapeños, 12 cloves of garlic, 4 large onions, and 6 lbs of roma tomatoes. ¡Muy caliente! But...tooooooooooootally worth it.
Eating like reyes (espanol for kings)
Playing guitar and singing songs like La Burrita & La Cucaracha
Chloe breaking a Mexican Confetti Egg over Rob's head for good luck
Sugar rimmed glasses with Strawberry Margaritas (the virgin type)
Uno Attack and Catchphrase
Lemon Cake with lemon curd whipped cream filling and lemon cream cheese icing.
Rob's request for lemon cake went perfectly with the fiesta theme--
Good choice honey--I hope you had a fabulous party day and that your birthday this year is a great one!
If you're planning to have a Cinco de Mayo party this year, Id' be happy to share food recipes and decorating ideas with you. Like I said, the crepe paper flowers were a cinch to make and your guests will love building their own authentic tacos while listening to the
Mexican hat dance and the Macarena.
Gracias a todos por haber venido a nuestra fiesta.
Ps. Don't you just love how perfectly Fiestaware works for the theme? I LOVE my dishes.