Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mexican Fiesta Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

Okay, let me see if I can give you a little tour of the rehearsal dinner...

Here's where you enter... and just a few baby pom poms to let you know that there in fact, is a party happening here!
And this is on the inside of that door. The first little station you see is a little chip and salsa stand.
 This little appetizer station was a big hit!
  Here's another view. Enter door, grab some chips, salsa and some drinks!
 Sangria punch!
And those baby water bottles - well, I love them.
And the buffet.
We're still getting it set up. The hostess made a lovely fiesta meal - tacos and all of the fixings.
Another view of the space.
Ohhh - have I mentioned those decorations hanging from the ceiling????  Papel picado. I just learned that term. A definite must have for a Mexican themed party!
And a big Mexican serape blanket to be used as a backdrop behind the head table. Can't live without one of those at your fiesta! Truth be told, when ordering all of the serape blankets for the food tables, I ordered this large one and I wasn't quite sure what it would be used for, but I know I needed it... I debated on tablecloth for the desserts, but once I saw the space I knew what it was for... we just needed a little more color on that wall! It was perfect!
And there's this little guy - that cute little piƱata was the icing on the cake. It could not be a Mexican fiesta without him!
A table for the (soon to be) bride and groom. And their parents.
Aaand... we need, we MUST have a dessert station!!!!
Ohhh, this was so fun too! The hostess and our friend Liz made the yummiest treats! Mexican nut cookies and spicy Mexican brownies - to die for. I could eat another 3 (or 10) of those brownies. Right now.
I could spend hours setting up stations like this. I'm pretty sure they'll have stuff like this in heaven.
I made up some little take out boxes with "Jared and Hillary" labels on them. You know, for the goodies and for the authentic Mexican candy - I just had to carry the theme a little farther. What can I say, I love a good theme party.
Oooh, ooh, ooh! Look at these! Can you say - fried ice cream?  Oh my word!
Made by the lovely hostess, Lisa. But my friend Liz and I, we got to serve them and drizzle the chocolate on them - I think we got the better end of the deal. I'll drizzle chocolate on stuff all day long. Not much could make me happier.
And... the meal is all done. Just one more look at all the fiesta festiveness. And all those flowers arranged by my amazing friend, Liz.

It was such a special night. I cannot tell you how much joy this brought me. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to celebrate in the beauty of a new marriage. And for the opportunity to gain another entertaining/event planning experience under my belt! Man, I love this stuff!!! I could do it forever. And ever.

Rehearsal Dinner - Prep found here.


Diane Baker said...

The festive mood is in the air! The place looks lively and primed for an amazing Mexican fiesta party. I bet everyone had a blast! Those Pico de Gallos and Picante looks yummy and delicious. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience, and may you have more of these celebrations in the future!

Diane Baker @ Alejandra’s Restaurant

benilhalk said...

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