This year we are doing themed birthday dinners for our kid's birthdays and Miss 12 chose a theme we all love! Mexican Fiesta (although I was quite happy to settle for a Mexican Siesta).
Most of this came together on the day or night before... such a procrastinator.
We put the Mexican blanket we bought on the border of Mexico to good use as a table cloth. Bright plates for the food and brown paper place mats.
Tissue paper and tulle pom poms and lanterns filled the ceiling above the table for lots of bright colour.
Miss 12 and I made some mini Pinata donkeys (from here) to hang down and for each of her friends to take home.
I also (foolishly) made mini amigurumi cacti (using this pattern) for decorations and take home gifts ... I say foolishly because on the day I still had three to make before the party started! Nothing like a bit of crocheting stress!
I'm going to have to make more of these... I love cacti and love mini things!
We kept the food simple with nachos (and dare I say pizza for those who dont eat Mexican - who doesn't eat Mexcian??). There was jelly and icecream for desserts... not very Mexican! And Sombrero cookies made by Miss 12 (idea from here).
We made a big bowl of punch which was a huge hit.
The girls took some crazy pictures with a few props.
The cake was a last minute idea I found on Pinterest the day of the party (my procrastination really is bad). I had JUST enough fondant with mere tiny scraps left over. She loved it (phew) and a great time was had by all.
I am loving doing themed dinners instead of parties!!!