I’m a Latina with a big family that for whatever reason had a party every weekend growing up.
Which means I’m the first to be down for a good fiesta! Growing up my mom would host THE BEST parties, I remember thinking ‘I want to be just like my mom and do the same’ down to the last intricate details. I love planning, and I love decorating (Again, I get it from my momma) so when my cousins birthday was around the corner I knew I had to try my hand at a birthday party; not to toot my own horn but, TOOT TOOT. It was a success!
The most important part of any party, in my opinion, is the theme. This one was easy because Krizty is the biggest kid at heart and in reality magical AF. So, the unicorn/magical fairy theme fit. I made my way to target (which isn’t odd because well, I always find my way to Target ) to find every possible unicorn themed decoration I could; which I did. The plates, napkins, utensils, tablecloths, balloons and banners, all were from Target. The best part was that it all came out to about $60. I mean look at that cute “photo booth” backdrop I made with some of the supplies I bought.
After the theme was picked, I went straight to the reason most people show up to parties, the FOOD! I stuck to an easy menu that I knew the whole family would like; you know the typical cookout food.
For this specific party, I focused a little more on the sweets table, my cousin and I spent the whole night prior baking a double stack funfetti cake and cupcakes. We used food dye to get different color frosting for the cupcakes (good call Xoch) and different color sprinkles for the cake. We’re college kids, so you know, we ball on a budget, so we kept it inexpensive.
Last but not least, my favorite part of the whole party, the decorations. Everything was handmade and came out fantastic! Xoch and I got super creative the night before and made wands and the centerpieces for each table. Honestly, if you’re ever hosting a party, try to hand make as much of the decorations as possible. Not only is it a good story, but you’ll feel really accomplished after knowing you put your whole heart into it.
We went to the craft store and bought three sheets of cardstock (white, pink, and gold) flower stickers, and acrylic paint for the mason jars. Again super inexpensive. Pinterest is your best friend when it comes to crafts. We saw an idea, we recreated it, no stencils or anything we just winged it, and they were a hit!
Aside from the rain, the night was a success, and I can’t wait to try my hand at more hosting!