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My husband Roger loves preparing Mexican dishes, especially recipes from Rick Bayless's Mexican Everyday cook book. (Roger is a fabulous cook!) So, we wanted to plan a party where guests could enjoy some of our favorite Mexican dishes along with traditional favorites like chips, salsa, queso, and MARGARITAS, of course!

I was inspired for the party design when I found some Better Homes and Gardens party ware at Walmart in marigold orange, goldenrod yellow, and lime green that I absolutely loved. I based the color palette and flower design around a few of the items from this collection that I purchased, such as vinyl tablecloths, a serving tray, and some melamine plates that my husband transformed into a two-tiered tray (see picture of limes). One of the tablecloths was used as the backdrop for our buffet. I literally carried one of the plates around in my purse for months, so I could match napkins, ribbon, etc.

See more details, crafty how-tos, recipes and more from this Cinco de Mayo Margarita Party at http://bellyfeathersparty.blogspot.com/2011/05/celebrating-cinco-de-mayo-margarita.html.

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Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    No-Fry Fried Ice Cream

  • Budget

    $100

  • What People Ate

    Chile Colorado, Chicken Verde, Chips, Salsa, Queso, No-Fry Fried Ice Cream

  • What People Drank

    Margaritas (Pruitt House Recipe)

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