Tuesday, August 27, 2013

It was quite the fiesta

I have sorely neglected this blog. I have definitely still been doing sessions but I was also enjoying the summer with my kids. My husband and I recently celebrated our 40th birthdays. We decided that instead of exchanging gifts we were going to have a fiesta with our friends. In the age of pinterest there was so much inspiration! I used some of those ideas and incorporated some of my own to make this a very memorable night.

We started with the fiesta theme because we thought it would be easy to get finger foods that our guests would enjoy. The theme exploded from there.

First, we had to buy some outdoor lights. We knew we wanted to use them when we built our house and we outlets put under the eaves of our back porch. We purchased these lights. They were great and actually came with the light bulbs. We purchased two sets and set them up in a V shape. They looked so great at night and were just the perfect amount of ambient light. Lighting universe actually has a rewards program and would give me points for any referrals, so if you are interested in ordering from them, e-mail me and I can send you their form.

We purchased the papel picado (plastic Mexican flags) from Amazon. They are 100 feet in length and made the atmosphere very festive!

We rented tables and purchased different colored tablecloths from Party City. I also purchased two yards of this fabulous vinyl covered fabric from Hobby Lobby and cut it into 1/4 of the width. I used them as table runners. I thought it added the perfect pop of color.

I watched a few videos on how to make different tissue paper flowers. I purchased two packages of brightly colered tissue paper from TJ Maxx and got to work. One of my great friends helped me make them, too! I think they added some great color to the tables.

I also purchased these great clip art fiesta flags from Etsy. I purchased them from JW Illustrations. I used them for two things. First I added them to a chalkboard background I had and printed them out as 4x6 photos from Sams Club. I cut them in half and used double sided tape to add them to skewers. I used them in my tissue flower arrangements. I also used them for the logo part of the photo booth photos.

We used Premiere Booth for our photo booth rental and loved them! They delivered the booth to our house an hour before the party and had the needed props. They also had a few choices for the photo strip layout. They also worked to match the logo I designed for the party. The people who came to our party loved them!

We celebrated with two different tres leches cakes from Sams Club off Webb Chapel. I know they make the cakes and they never disappoint. I hope you enjoy the photos and get inspired for your own fiesta!

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