Bright pops of colour, delicious cocktails and Mexican food? Yup – best combination ever for a bachelorette! When we sat down to talk bridal related plans and events, my sister Roselie only had one request: could her bachelorette be a fiesta/Cinco De Mayo themed party? There was zero argument from me as I love all things fiesta influenced. It was an easy decision that lent to the timeline as well. And so, that is how I came to host an intimate fiesta themed bachelorette in my downtown Toronto backyard the first weekend in May. This blog post is all about the fiesta themed bachelorette party I threw for Roselie!
Since I was hosting the party at my home, I wanted to keep things fairly simple and not leave too much of a mess when we headed for a night out…
Created a simple flower crown making station in the corner (read about that here).
I thought people might wear them and take a few pictures but turns out, most ladies chose to wear them all night! We became the “flower crown girls” when we went out!
My dear friend Leigh read attendees tarot cards throughout the night – everyone absolutely loved the personal touch. I am so thankful and indebted to Leigh. Read about her wonderful business, Crown Yoga + Tarot here.
To keep things simple, I created a DIY bar that included ingredients and a recipe for signature drinks: margaritas, mojitas and mules. The Mexican inspired mules were a huge success. The recipe? Ice, tequila, simple syrup, fresh lime juice and spicy Jamaican ginger beer. TOO good.
I also provided lots of fun, bright non alcoholic drinks.
I made tons of bright, tissue paper flowers using this tutorial.
The night was a success in my mind as my sister had a wonderful time. I think I hit the nail on the head by picking my battles – keeping within a budget and knowing my DIY limits (there was just NO way I could make ALL the Cinco De Mayo party decor!). The night was made far less stressful by deciding to have dinner catered by Grand Electric. Not only was it incredibly delicious but was also cost effective for those attending the party. Calling your local favourite Mexican/taco joint and asking what they can do for your group is a great idea. It takes the work and mess out of it, saves you SO much time and allows you to say to your guests “dinner will cost $___”. Not pictured: Pinterest Fail mojito jello shots and sparkler fun. Or what took place after 10pm.
*Most of the images in this post were taken by Christian Webber.Pin It