Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Holy guacamole get ready for a Mexican-themed photo shoot that couldn’t be more appropriate for Cinco de Mayo! Heavenly Blooms just posted this shoot and I love every. single. thing. about it.

I also just completed a photo shoot with succulents and can’t wait to show you the final product. They are my new favorite plant!
Guess where they found the plates? Target. Love it.
Even the food is themed appropriately…
Margarita cupcakes…
Mexican hot chocolate…
and Mexican themed candy and goodies!

I know what you’re thinking…”Aye carumba!”

Visit Heavenly Blooms for more details and photos! Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Hats (or sombreros) off to the following vendors who contributed to this photo shoot:

Photography: This Modern Romance

Event Coordination and Floral: Heavenly Blooms
Styling: Green Wedding Shoes
Wedding Dresses: Joan Shum
Hairpieces – Ban.do, Untamed Petals and Petit Plume.
Hair and Make-up: Symmetry Beauty
Venue: Star Ranch
Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals
Desserts for dessert display: Summit Event Catering
Linens and napkins: Glow Concepts
Paper goods: Posh Paperie
Papel picado: Reign Trading
Cake: Erica O’Brien

DIY Pinata Favors

If you’re throwing a Cinco de Mayo fiesta, I insist that you make these pinata favors from Ruffled. Not only are the so stinkin’ adorable, the total cost of each pinata INCLUDING candy is under a dollar! You can’t beat that and if you have kiddos they can help too! The full tutorial can be found on Ruffled.

If you’re feeling adventurous and have the time you could also easily make these into invitations. Just a thought!

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is almost here and I’m not gonna lie, we Texans have got this covered. My one piece of advice for your Cinco de Mayo fiesta: use color; LOTS of color. Oh and salsa…and queso…and maybe I have more than one piece of advice after all…

Martha has several great party decor ideas as usual. I especially love the set up below and there is a tutorial for the decor on her website.

In fact last year The TomKat Studio was inspired by this party to design Cinco de Mayo printables and they are free to download on her website. I am so wishing I had time for a Cinco de Mayo party right now. There’s nothing better than Mexican food.
And for those of you who are not familiar with the celebration, Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “the fifth of May”), commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It is often confused with Mexican Independence Day, but that is actually not until September. In the United States Cinco de Mayo is mainly a day to celebrate Mexican heritage, culture, customs and FOOD! Oh, the food. Please pass the chips and salsa.