We had been planning to have a Mexican Fiesta in our backyard sometime this summer...but things just didn`t seem to fall into place...so my son suggested we have it for Mike`s birthday, great idea!!!
We needed color, lot`s of it...colorful flowers, blankets, sumbreros, lights, color, color and more color!
There`s a garden angel under that hat, somewhere!
A pretty seashell mobile was hung on the makeshift bar.
Margaritas, a lovely fruit punch and Mojitos awaited the guests.
I tried to make it as festive as I could with things I already had. I put out blankets and throws in case it got chilly later on...
A few citronnella candles strategically placed for those unwanted intruders!
The cushions I made using colorful Mexican tile fabric added color too!
For `centerpieces` I filled little clear glass bowls with water, threw in some beach glass and added a floating candle...surrounded by some seashells and a few pieces of driftwood...
A few little details here and there...
A very sweet neighbour brought over the perfect bottle of wine for us!
|Let`s get this party started!!!|
My son, his girlfriend Heather and our niece Emily
It was a potluck dinner, everyone brought delicious food!
Hubby made the extra hot salsa....he needed milk after a taste!
Yummy `chicken enchilada soup`
Mike also made a wonderful pork dish cooked in banana leaves.
(why do re fried beans look so gross but taste so good)
Hubby and friends (he`s the one in the far right hand corner)
Claudio, a man of many hats!
Friends enjoying themselves!
Eric & Heather
The young`ens making their own fun!
Me, after a few margaritas and Heather!
Our other adorable little niece, Sarah
Fabulous cheesecake made by Brenda, she also brought a chocolate cake and some homemade peanut butter cups! To die for!
Hmmm. A Margarita while I clean up....why not!
It was a wonderful evening, fun was had by all, the food was absolutely amazing and the company even better.
I love a good Mexican Party!!!