Wednesday, May 11, 2011
A Seis de Mayo engagement party
This past weekend I helped host a Seis de Mayo engagement party celebrating the engagement of my friends Tracey & Greg. The theme has more to do with the date the party fell on than anything else, but the bright, festive mood of Cinco de Mayo seemed an appropriate way to celebrate the beginning of their happily ever after.
We tried to keep the menu simple but festive: chips, homemade salsa and cheese dip, a mexican beer cocktail (more on that later today), sangria, and key lime pies for dessert.
One of my favorite parts of the party were the pinatas. We made these pinatas and they were,
quite literally, a hit.
Tracey and Greg even shared their candy with each other. Aw, so sweet.
One last fun thing from the party—the photo "booth." I love how free and silly people get in photo booths, so we created a simple photo area in one area of the party.
The backdrop, if you can call it that, is a papel picado banner and the couple's initials made with fringey tissue paper. The original idea of the photo booth was to have people dress up like the couple, so I picked up this hilarious curly wig (they have matching curly hair!) as a prop. The pictures turned out so funny, I love them.
It was such a fun night. Congrats, Tracey and Greg! Thanks for letting us throw you a fiesta.
Top photo by Bryson Wyatt via Instagram.