Posts Tagged ‘Cinco De Mayo’
If you are thinking of celebrating Cinco de Mayo this year, how about doing in style! Check out this collection of free Cinco de Mayo printables Jennie at Go Brand Yourself designed. I love the modern vibe.
The collection includes: 2" and 4" party circles, buffet tags, and water bottle labels.
Thanks, Jennie, for letting us give these festive printables away!
Here are some fun posts I did for Spoonful this week...
Gender Reveal parties are a popular (and very fun!) baby shower theme right now. Cinco de Mayo will be here soon. See how to throw a Fantastic Fiesta! Big straw hats and red roses are only part of the festivities at a Kentucky Derby party.
For more party planning inspiration, check out all my posts on Spoonful!
A few weeks ago, I headed down to LA to be part of a Sauza Tequila video shoot with Jennifer Sbranti from Hostess with the Mostess, Candice Kahn from Fashionably Organized, Jenny Wu from Good, Bad, and Fab, Christi Johnstone from Love from the Oven, and Marisa Guerrero from Margaritas in the Rain.
I was nervous about it. It just seemed weird to pretend I'm having a Cinco de Mayo ladies night in a rented house with a bunch of women I don't know. My daughter even made me this sign back at the hotel to give me strength.
But then I got there, and I met the women, and we started hanging out...
If you've ever been to a video shoot, you know how long they take. We got there at 2:00pm and weren't going to be finished until 10:0pm. So what did we do to fill the time?
We chatted about our lives, our families, our kids, our blogs, our husbands. We talked about food and fashion and business. We got our hair and makeup done, took photos of each other and posted them on Instagram. We ate a ton (a real dinner and a staged dinner and we ate them both). And we even almost froze to death because it was 50 degrees outside when we shot the last outdoor scenes.
But the truth was, it turned out to be a blast!
You see, I spend so much of my time at home alone in my sweatpants in front of my computer, and people in my everyday life don't quite understand what I do. So to hang out for a day with these interesting women who know exactly what I do because they're doing the same thing, made me feel like I belonged. It was an instant bond!
Thanks Sauza Tequila, because by the end of the night, we really were girlfriends at a Cinco de Mayo party enjoying delicious margaritas (recipe at the bottom of the post) in an awesome house with a great view of LA. And I was so glad I did it!
SOME PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS...
Here's the insane house with the swimming pool in the living room, no joke.
Jenn and me posing for the camera.
The gorgeous dinner table. It really did look like a fiesta!
Candice, Christi, and Jenny goofing off between shots.
Marisa pouring more yummy margaritas. This will definitely be my go-to margarita recipe from now on. It has beer in it!
And here we all are posting photos and then commenting on them. Thanks, ladies, for the good times!
- 1 can Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila*
- 1 bottle light beer
- 1 can frozen limeade
- 1 can water
Looking for a festive treat for your Cinco de Mayo celebration? Or maybe you’re just looking for a festive cupcake for your spring barbecue. Either way, these Coconut Lime Cupcakes are sure to please. These flavorful cupcakes start with a simple coconut cupcake batter. Bake them, and add a generous swirl of tart lime icing for the perfect pairing of flavors. Top them with sparkly gold sprinkles and a little bit of lime zest, and you’re all set!
Makes 24 cupcakes
- 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
- 1 1/4 Cup Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Teaspoons Coconut Extract
- 1 1/4 Cups Flour
- 1 3/4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
- 3/4 Cup Milk
- 3/4 Cup Coconut, Shredded
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.
Beat in the eggs one at a time, and then add the coconut extract and mix well.
Add a third of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until incorporated.
Add half of the milk and mix well.
Add another third of the flour, mix, and then add the remaining milk.Add the remaining flour and continue beating until well mixed.
Using a measuring cup, pour batter into a lined or greased cupcake pan.
Bake for 16-18 minutes until golden. Set aside to cool before icing.
LIME ICING RECIPE
- 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
- 3-3 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- 3 Tablespoons Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
- 1/2 Tablespoon Milk
- 1/2 Tablespoon Fresh Lime Zest
Beat the butter and a 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar.
Add the vanilla, lime juice, and milk and continue beating.
Continue to add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Beat in lime zest.
Once cooled, top cupcakes with Lime Icing. Top with gold sprinkles and additional lime zest, if desired.CakeFYI.
If you are thinking of throwing a Cinco de Mayo party, take a look at these amazing ideas I pulled together from our site. (Click on the image to see where each photo is from.)
First, check out the free Cinco de Mayo party printables we have. The collection includes: a 5×7 invitation, party circles, drink flags, water/beer bottle labels, and a “Cinco de Mayo” banner. Wouldn't they look great dressing up your party...
Mexican soda is a must...
For an activity, even for adults, pin the tail on the donkey is always fun...
Bunting banner made out of taco shells... great idea!
Tacos served in metal tins looks cool...
Sombreros made of spongecake and Twinkies...
Colorful Mexican decor with a pinata (of course)...
How great would the lucha libre masks be for your photo booth...
For more Cinco de Mayo inspiration, check out these great parties from our site.
In addition to our gorgeous free Cinco de Mayo party printables, here are some ideas from fiesta parties on our main site for throwing a gorgeous Cinco De Mayo party. (Click on the photo to see what party the photo is from.)
And you've got yourself a party!
Anyone have any other ideas to add? Please comment...
Have a fun and festive Cinco de Mayo and please add your parties to our site so I can show them off!
I saw these printables Brady from 9 to 5 Mom created, and I thought now I need to host a Cinco de Mayo party! They are so festive and fabulous, I have no excuse. Thank you, Brady!
The collection includes: a 5x7 invitation, party circles, drink flags, water/beer bottle labels, and a "Cinco de Mayo" banner.
Download the high resolution files for printing:9 to 5 Mom.
If you use these for your Cinco de Mayo party, please send photos to jillian@catchmyparty, so I can post them.
Also, if you still need Easter printables, we've got you covered with five collections to choose from!