About a year ago, I threw a very adorable and fun fiesta wedding shower for my cousin and his beautiful wife. It was so great, that I couldn’t part with some of the decorations, just knowing that I’d use them again for another shindig. Here are some pictures of the decor from that party and a tutorial for Fiesta party invitations.
I wanted a cute backdrop for pictures so I made some tissue paper flowers and that awesome wreath.
I borrowed serapes and sombreros from whoever would donate to the cause.
I basically just planned your party out for you and let me tell you, if you just made those foods and did nothing else, you would win.
In the backyard, I used our 5th family member- ‘Truck named Harold’, as Nickerbean 1 used to call him, as a serving table and it was so darn cute. My husband might be offended that I used the word cute in the same sentence with Harold but I’m just calling it like I see it. Look, he has garland hanging from his tailgate! That’s CUTE! It got cuter when things weren’t covered. Gotta keep bugs out of chips and a tub-o-beers cold! Amiright?
And this has nothing to do with the shower but look at our yard that day. So dreamy. Cant wait for it to all look like that this spring!
OK so by my raving, it was a really great shower. Sweet couple, GREAT food, beautiful day. God is good.
Now, not even a year later I’m getting to host a TWIN baby shower for a bestie of mine, Lindsay, and what do you know?! It’s going to be fiesta themed! I made the cutest pinata inspired invitations for both showers and I wanted to do a quick tutorial for you. So easy and inexpensive. You just need invites, crape paper, a sewing machine and scissors.
I am super low tech when it comes to designing invites and such…I made these invites in trusty ole Microsoft Word and printed them out on white card stock that I pre-cut to 5×7. Whatever your invites say, just make sure that you have space at the bottom. These have about 2.5″ but a little more would have been great too. No less.
I’ve been watching a lot of Parks and Rec on Netflix, hence the invite. ANDDDDD the only other zip code I know, besides my own..
Cut pieces of crape paper a little wider than the invite. You’ll use 3 pieces per invite just to give you an idea of how much to cut.
Lay one strip near the bottom on the page, one near the bottom of the text and one on top, in the center of the two.
Sew one line through the center of the crape paper. I used white thread but you could match it to the streamers if you wanted.
When you are done, they look like this:
Trim the excess off.
Then push the tips of your scissors all the way to the sewed seam and cut strips all the way across on top and bottom making it look like the fringe of a pinata.
Aren’t they so cute?! And pretty easy, too. Such happy mail to get!
What do you think? Would you make these? Are you craving a margarita now? OLE!
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