Leave it to me to go to Mexico once and come back and throw a full on fiesta themed birthday party for Evan's 7th birthday. In my defense he requested a brunch, which was fine, but we needed a theme and he was not down with the bougie brunch theme I had suggested. Thus a compromise was made and we decided on a Cinco De Mayo themed birthday brunch. All things considered I kind of love how it turned out. I definitely didn't get to take pictures the day of so I had to re-set up and take pictures the next morning.

Worth it. 

We basically had a second brunch fiesta as a family... 

Let's talk about the theme, colors and decoration. 

I really wanted to go bright to make sure it fell in line with our colorful home decor so I scoped out Amazon, Michael's and Target for some amazing finds - found! Opalhouse was a major win in that department. I snagged the melamine pitchers for about $10 a piece and the runner for $25. 

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Blush Pitcher // Teal Pitcher, Opalhouse $9.99 // Table Runner, Opalhouse $17.99

The DECOR! Pinatas, Tassels and Banners Oh MY! I loved layering all of the paper flowers, the honey combs and tassels with the banner. I added mini donkey piñatas, round jute chargers and sombreros (Similar, $5) for texture. 

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Serveware is where Michael's came in. I scored seriously festive and colorful pieces for under $10 a piece. Obsessed with these ruffle bowls for chips and pasta.

Melamine Pink Tray (asst. colors), Michael's $8.99 // Ruffle Bowls, Michael's $3 // Large Cake Stand // $10 Small Cake Stand $8 Walmart // Melamine Dip Bowls 4ct, $14.99 Hayneedle



For The Brunch: I wanted to stat with Evan's wishes of brunch foods so I whipped up a few types of savory and sweet dishes - including french toast kebobs and frittata bites. Because it was a fiesta we has to have mini tacos, taquitos and plenty of chips - queso, guac and salsa. 


To go EXTRA FESTIVE: I carved a cactus out of a watermelon - it was super simple and only took a few minutes. Tip: Draw the cactus on the watermelon and cut around it from the back to the front, removing the large half from the top first. Then hollow it out with a melon baller and add fruit pieces. Add tooth picks to double as spines and to pick up the fruit pieces.


For the cake I went with a tiered lemon and vanilla cake with buttercream frosting. I went with a simple naked frosting with lime slices and sprinkles. 

Naturally, a fiesta themed party needed cactus cupcakes (er, succulents). I found that the smooth side of the leaf tip made a more realistic looking succulent.

DRINKS included mini cervezas and sangria for adults and limeade for the wee-ones served up in colorful mis-matched glassware...

I'm basically going to leave these decorations up for Cinco De Mayo (or even longer, because I kind of love them..)





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