I am a sucker for themed parties. Last year I decided I would bring in my 24th in style by choosing the theme Roaring twenty… four- most of my friends came dressed up as flappers or as businessmen from wall street.
This year I wanted to do a taco theme. I wanted vibrant colors, tequila and my favorite- tacos. Sometimes throwing a theme party can be overwhelming especially if you’re a perfectionist like me. I want to give some insight on how I planned and prepared for my Taco ‘Bout 25 party.
First and foremost, I created my vision board for this, I used Pinterest. I had an idea of what I wanted- it was a mix of Disney’s Coco, tacos, and a myriad of colors. I started looking at decorations for the above mentioned and you can check out my board here.
After having an idea of what I wanted (a mixture of everything) I started looking for decorations online. Amazon was a life saver. I also started to look for locals who could help me with the setup and balloon decor. My best friends were definitely Amazon, Pinterest, Etsy, and Party City.
Then littlepinupcreations helped turn my vision into reality. She ordered a serape backdrop and handmade some flowers to serve as the backdrop for the cake table. She also added my name, which matched beautifully with the decor. I shared my Pintrest board with her and she also recreated a balloon cactus. Once all of that was done she helped me set up the table in a way that made it look full and festive.
My outfit idea also came from Pintrest- I saw this cute baby outfit and searched EVERYWHERE but did not find anything that would fit me. I hopped on Etsy and found a T-shirt that said “Let’s Taco Bout How Cute I Am” and I knew that was the one. I ordered a 12-14 boy size and cut it to my liking. I also ordered Serape fabric for my skirt and had the skirt hand made by my favorite seamstress (Hey Genova!).
Also for some of the decorations, I did have to shop at a Latino supermarket. If you live in the DMV it would be like a MegaMart- there I purchased some Jaritos, Duvalin, and of course some food for the fiesta!
Now for the amazing cake- My beautiful and talented cousin Melissa (@Cupcakesbymeduza) made my cake. She did an amazing job even though it was last minute (because I tend to sometimes be a last minute person). It turned out better than I imagined and it tasted even better.
Special shout out to my mom, sister, and Ellyn for the Mariachis- that was a dream come true.
Hope you all enjoy this video I put together.