doesn't it just seem like i was telling you guys are secret? i can't believe we are less than a month away from meeting our precious, little grady. only 25 days left until his proposed due date, but this mama is hoping for it to come a little bit sooner. i'm ready. i'm hot. i'm tired. i'm sore. i'm ready.
one of the the things i wanted to do before grady's arrival was have a celebration for him. since he is the third child and the second boy i am pretty much set with everything i need. but, i believe every baby should be celebrated regardless of what number or gender they are or how much you already have for them. i decided to celebrate fiesta style. i really just wanted to have a taco guy at my party, so that is why i chose a fiesta. it ended up being a really fun theme and it was super fun celebrating with some of my favorite friends. your probably saying to yourself, "so she through her self a baby shower?" um, yes basically that's what i did, with some help from my wonderful sister. here's how it went...
i wanted a vintagey (is that a word?), fiesta look.
i used mexican oil cloth, spray painted cans with succulents and mexican prayer candles to decorate the tables and set the ambiance.
i didn't want to go crazy with spending money, so i decided to make the decorations. honestly folks, i went to party city to look for decorations because after all i was like 33 weeks preggo and if there is something cute already made to buy, why not? but, there wasn't so i was on my own.
thankfully, we live in the time of pinterest and blogs and that just makes decorating for parties so much easier. i found this tutorial on how to make paper flowers here. i changed my dimensions a bit because i wanted my flowers a little more fuller than what they were turning out to be. I think i did, 14x14 piece of tissue for the bottom layer, 12x12 piece for the middle and 8x8 for the center.
i made the papel picado on my own, again because i couldn't find it to buy it. but, really it was way less expensive in the long run just to buy the tissue colors i wanted and do it myself. i didn't follow a tutorial or anything just did my own thing. i will post my own tutorial of how i made it the next time i get on here to blog. (hmmm... i wonder how long that will be?)
of course, i had to use my authentic, antique mexican cabinet to hold all the goodies. i used my paper flowers and some pom-poms to make it more festive. oh, and a vintage sombrero that i borrowed from our little friend jonah.
inside there were some yummy red velvet, vanilla, and chocolate cupcakes from ralphs (yes, the grocery store) that were decked out with rainbow sprinkles and paper mustaches that i made. why the mustache? a.) it just looked cute. b.) fiesta's and mustache's totally go together. and c.) it's super hip right now, so why not?
i stopped by the mexican bakery to get some tasty cookies and pastries.
i put some strawberry and watermelon fruit cups on the bottom shelf to complete the look.
i set up the photo booth back drop from avery's lalaloopsy party and added some props just for fun. more mustache's, a chalk board, and an old frame spray painted the color of your choice.
so, my friends could pose something like this and i would remember the occasion forever!
there was live entertainment by my lovely girl avery and a couple of her friends.
and were hypnotized. it was so very cute.
guests' left with a bag full of goodies, that included cupcakes,
chocolate mustache candies, and a bubble gum cigar.
it was a super fun celebration and mister grady we are all looking forward to your arrival!
and just for fun, take a look at some of our
photo booth fun!
avery, natalie, and bella
me and my friend maria with her baby bump cruz
the home school crew and fellow bird nerds
me and my girl
and me and my bestie with her baby bump evan (though this was taken a few days later because she couldn't make it to my fiesta)