Viva la Fiesta! Clair Griffiths of Calamity Cakes did an amazing job creating this Bright and Cheerful Mexican Fiesta Birthday Party for her daughter’s birthday, which included a whole lot of DIY… like those awesome taqueria and drinks stands, which she made using pallets and fence palings! From traditional Mexican food and live Mariachi music to a gorgeous ruffled dessert table, piñata, and so many more colorful details, mom did a fabulous job getting everyone in the fiesta spirit. Feliz cumpleaños, Maia!
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:
- Beautiful bright pink, orange & yellow floral design in the printables, decor, on cookies & face paintings
- Tons of jars filled with festive candies, layered pink & orange jello, and rainbow layered cake
- Tablescape adorned with bright poms, laser cut party flag drink stirrers & DIY striped wooden utensils
- Colorful ruffle & rosette cake + a ruffled dessert table skirt & potted geranium accents
- Taco salad bar at the DIY Taqueria stand + fresh made fruit juices and chalkboard food & drink menus
PARTY DETAILS as told by Clair…
This Mexican Fiesta 7th Birthday Party for my daughter Maia, involved countless hours of planning and a whole lot of DIY. I created the taqueria, drink stand and dessert tables using pallets and fence palings. It was so much fun seeing them come to life with colour. Chairs were purchased from various locations and some were refinished with some vintage paint effects.
Guests were asked to dress in their most colourful festive wear. The birthday girl and little sister Alice wore beautiful outfits and headdresses designed by Mud Puddles and Dandelions. Maia’s only requirements were the dress needed to be bright and, “I want to be able to twirl in it!”
Our colour palette was hot pink, orange, yellow and a touch of lime. Lots of paper pom poms were hung from the trees. I had ordered custom designed papel picado from Mexico, but it got held up in the mail, which was disappointing.
Guest tables were covered with white cloths and satin runners, coloured plates, large contrasting paper flowers, daisy lid mason jars with strapped straws and paper doilies, lots of flowers and a large colourful candelabra.
Fabulous Mexican inspired sign posts and custom names were created using old fence timber painted white and embossed.
Chalkboard backgrounds and fonts were used to create a market stand feel listing food and drinks being offered to the guests.
I had great fun creating a few of my own lapel picado, straw tags and paper doilies using my new Silhouette machine. What a great time zapper :) The hand painted wooden cutlery was created by the birthday girl and I.
Mexican Punch; lemonade and water
Tacos, salsa salads and nachos
We had a chocolate mud cake covered with ruffles, spots and roses, inspired by the birthday girl’s dress, colourful rainbow cupcakes in jars, jello, cactus and flower sugar cookies and lots of festive coloured candy.
The ‘Mex Music Man’ played all sorts of children’s songs as well as some Mexican music while the children danced, played instruments and sang along and played the Piñata game. The joy on my daughters face as she sand along was completely priceless.
Wooden names attached to chairs with large peony hair clip, marigold in terracotta pot, custom muslin drawstring bags filled with candy reading ‘deliscioso dulces’ (delicious sweets).