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Some months ago, Roni and I met for breakfast and I told her I wanted a to have a Mexican Party, and she wanted to have a Frida Kahlo Party, so we decided to make a mix of both, to commemorate Mexican independence day.
In Mexico you can find beautiful paper flowers, so I gave my self the task to make some for the backdrop, Holly Molly! never thinking it was going to be so addictive, in the end the back drop measures 6 x 5 feet and overwhelmingly cool!. Roni painted Frida in 1996, and she gave it to me to see what I could do to incorporate her, found this amazing frame on a flee market, but didn't want to cover the flowers so used a clear acrylic mat, to create then to complete her surrealistic world, incorporating the cages with hand blown hearts, another traditional craft from Mexico. We had traditional food Pozole, tamales, tacos, empanadas, pan dulce. Our Bar had Mexican beer, sangria, margaritas, and "Aguas Frescas" Jamaica y Horchata.
Frida Cake Pops and Oreaos by Roni Sugar Creations https://www.facebook.com/ronisugar
Chile covered apples and Chocolate covered apples by MKR Creations http://mkrcreations.blogspot.com/
Those beautiful cookies were created by NatSweets http://www.etsy.com/shop/NatSweetsCookies
Polvorones y Guava Empanadas by: cookie-boutique cookies (instagram)
Chili Apples: MKRcreations https://www.facebook.com/pages/MKR-Creations/93278104569
Pan dulce: http://www.donasvenecia.com
Flower head pieces (for Roni and myself) by Happy Annie https://www.facebook.com/shophappyannie
The table was set in a traditional family style, using succulents instead of flowers on gold pots and tomato sauce cans, the gold touches to give it an elegant look. Traditional Mexican china, and a clear glass china with a clear sticker with different art of Frida. To accentuate the chairs we used Mexican Rebozos.
As a fun touch and favors, we had a "little mercado" with different items you will find in a Mexican Market with Bags that had either a tin heart, a scapulary or a rag doll as decorations.
Next to el mercado we had photo booth, with a huge poster of Frida and our props were Frida's hairpieces with braids and flowers, uni-eyebrow, Diego's glasses and a typical mustache, of course we used some glitter.
Like any Mexican party everything evolved music, food and friends.
We had name tags that had Frida's picture and some 3D flowers
I like my props with clear sticks instead of wood sticks
Party Styling, Invitation, menu and tent cards: www.taniafischerdesign.com
Cake pops, chocolate covered oreos, chocolate covered apples, pan dulce, guava empanadas, chile covered apples cookies.
A "mercado" bag and you could go to el "mercado" and shop around
the reaction to the flower backdrop (that measures 6 x 5 ft)
What People Ate
Traditional Mexican Food, Pozole, tamales, tacos dorados, chips
What People Drank
tequila, margaritas, wine, aguas frescos, Mexican Cerveza