For our twins third birthday we settled on a Fiesta (3-Esta) Theme. I
love the look of papel picado and decided to design and invitation
inspired by the Mexican folk art. Since we have girl/boy twins I wanted to keep the décor rustic while using bright vibrant colors and hints of gold throughout.
There were a lot of DIY projects including the "Cantina" which we built from recycled shipping pallets. I also made large, multi-colored crepe paper flowers which were used on the dessert table and strung from the trees in our yard. Other projects included a homemade piñata, gold leaf terra cotta pots and a vertical succulent garden in the shape of a "3".
My mom and I love to bake so most of the desserts were homemade right
in our kitchen. We wanted to keep the desserts authentic so we stuck with traditional Mexican sweets which included pan dulce, arroz con leche and churros. We also made several desserts with a spicy kick including ancho chili truffles and mango chili paletas.
For lunch we set up a simple "build your own taco" station.
What People Ate
As guests arrived we passed homemade paletas. Lunch was a simply "Build Your Own" Taco Bar
What People Drank
We built a "Cantina" where guests could choose from Lemonade, Jarritos Sodas, Margaritas or Sangria
Lots of traditional, homemade Mexican desserts including Churros, Flan, Arroz con Leche, Manzanas con Chamoy, Tres Leches Cupcakes, Ancho Chili Truffles & Decorated Sugar Cookies
Activities / Games
Kids loved the piñata
Love & Sugar Kisses
Fondant Cake Toppers
Maria from Love & Sugar Kisses made the most ADORABLE toppers for the twins individual cakes. The girl topper was made to match my daughter's birthday outfit & the boy topper was inspired by a cake done by Just Call Me Marthahttp://www.etsy.com/shop/lovesugarkisses
One Stylish Party
36" Confetti Balloons & Tasselshttp://www.onestylishparty.com
Vintage Baby Doll
Papel Picado Bannershttp://www.etsy.com/shop/Vintagebabydoll
The papel picado inspired invitation, table tents & Welcome Banner were designed by mehttp://www.geminicelebrations.com
Flower Crown & Hair Clip