Friday, August 22, 2014

Classy Mexican Fiesta

Hola and Happy Friday! If you're into Mexican Fiestas, this one will blow you away! I had the wonderful opportunity to plan a "Classy Mexican Fiesta" for a clients birthday party at none other than the beautiful Ritz Carlton in Uptown Charlotte. I think I can safely say that the Ritz had never seen so many pinatas! Or margaritas...

Without further ado, let's plow through some pics! Note - most photos taken by the lovely Tonya with Poprock Photography although some are taken with my lovely iPhone. 

First things first, the biggest hit at the party were the mini-pinatas. Handmade by a fabulous Etsy shop (side note - she has the most hilarious job title - "Pinata Maker"), we filled these with flowers for decor and candy for take home favors. Do not underestimate the cuteness of these pinatas, or that grown men and women were making the pinatas race, kiss and have an overall good time all night long. 

I love this photo of the two pinatas kissing under the skyline. If you need handmade pinatas (and who doesn't) check out her Etsy shop Viva La Fiesta for pinatas and more.

The color scheme was pink and orange complimented by other fun, bright colors. Also adding some pops of color were gorgeous flowers by Bloom-Room including sunflowers as big as your head. They did an amazing job. Check out this huge arrangement on the baby grand piano:

We also decorated with paper confetti and oversized confetti filled balloons from The Flair Exchange. 

There was a photobooth with awesome cardboard cutouts...giant margaritas anyone? 

There were props galore.

I even got in on the action with some faux glasses. Heeeeey.

In addition to the simply adorable mini pinatas, there were amazing goody bags for each guest. 

Gorgeous coral dot linen from Party Reflections. 

Which included mini bottles of Patron Tequila.

For something sweet we had Margarita popsicles from King of Pops , Margarita cupcakes that were amazing from Jen Panaro and a gorgeous cake made by the Ritz. 

The cake from the Ritz was not only gorgeous, it had several amazing layers including one with fresh strawberries. 

A Mexican feast including delicious guacamole, a fajita bar  and taco salad was catered by the always wonderful Plate Perfect right our of the Pacos Tacos kitchen. 

Let me just tell you, this party was SO much fun to plan and my client was lovely and fun to work with. If all events were like this, everyone would be an event planner !

Now I'll switch gears from fun fiestas to...running... I have my first 10K race tomorrow (6.2 miles). I've been training with a running group and it's been really fun although challenging. I'm taking track sprints at 5:30 AM, running in crazy humidity and also in torrential downpours (see post torrential downpour picture below - my entire shirt, shoes, hat, shorts are sopping wet here).

Unfortunately I hurt my calf about 2 weeks ago so have had to decrease up on my runs the past few weeks, but hopefully can still run a good race tomorrow morning. Wish me luck! After the race I plan to hobble over to Tupelo Honey for a giant biscuit and a bloody mary. Breakfast of champions. 

Have a GREAT weekend! 


  1. Love the Mexican fiesta! Gorgeous flowers and I love the Patron mini bottle favors. Too cute. Good luck tomorrow in the race!!

  2. I Loved everything!!! You did such an amazing job! And Good luck on the race! :-)