Mexican Fiesta | the party

When entertaining, simple small bites are totally the best way to go! Who wants to use a fork or spoon to eat while holding a drink and socializing…uh no one. Worried about keeping a stocked bar?  If you create a self serve signature drink, you won’t spend a ton of $$ on liquor or have to play bartender all night.

1.) These Mexican Paper Flowers are great as vibrant decorations. They can be used in a vase, as a banner or hanging from the ceiling or trees. You can yourself or just .  Not everyone has time to DIY! Floral image via: Real Simple

2.) You’ll have to try these easy to make .

3.) I loved playing this as a kid with beans as place holders to mark the cards.  The  game is basically Mexican bingo.  It’s a cute take home gift for guests and a fun way to learn a couple of spanish words.

4.) For dessert  !!! Need I say more…I mean seriously!

5.) Lets not forget the best part…Cocktails! Checkout the Cooking Light .  Can’t wait to try the Jamaica (Hibiscus) Margarita shown above!

6.) I had to share this recipe from Eva Longoria. It’s one of my favorites and super easy to make.  They taste even better dipped in guacamole…delish!!

Loving all of these colorful finds to set the mood for your fiesta!

1.) Liven up a table with simple white dishes by adding some  with a fun pattern.

2.) Love these  DIY for the in all of us!

3.) anyone? Great for all ages!

4.) Mix and match these with existing glasses or use them as little vases to dress up your table top.

5.) Even though this isn’t really Mexican it reminds me of the embroidery on a Mexican dress.  I love it to carry drinks or just to look at. So pretty!

6.) This is just too precious not to have next to your Mexican beer or soda station.

7.) Use these to add some color to your beverage station.  Kids will enjoy them and so will adults…these sodas taste delicious with vodka and ice. Vodka for 21 and over only please!

Have fun!!!