As promised, we’re keeping this fiesta rolling all week long! It wouldn’t be Cinco de Mayo if we didn’t talk about brightly colored dresses and some fabulous accessories. Here’s the thing with Cinco de Mayo – it’s the perfect excuse to go as bold, patterned and colorful as you’d like! So, personally, I vote for layering it up. A kicking party dress, a vibrant clutch, a pretty scarf and a classic wedge to keep the whole look from getting too carried away. (Although, by all means, I’m always an advocate for getting carried away if you feel so inclined!) The only thing missing is a margarita in one hand and a fistful of chips and guac in the other.
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p.s. For more Cinco de Mayo ideas check out our classic margarita recipe, these DIY fringed vases, a few favorite fiestas, this color palette, this yummy citrus cocktail, these DIY beaded earrings, and this Mexican chocolate pudding recipe!
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You guys know I’m no stranger to being infatuated with gorgeous party decorations! Which has a whole lot to do with my love for our long-time sponsor Luna Bazaar. They are seriously my go-to place for the most beautiful celebratory decor. If you’re planning a wedding or even just a backyard shindig, you’re going to want to pop on over and take a gander at their huge selection of paper lanterns, tissue paper pom poms and honeycomb balls. Because a big spray of colorful paper lanterns hanging overhead? It’s a show stopper of a look at any and every celebration, from a dramatically elegant barn wedding to a casual al fresco dinner party.
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In addition to my favorite paper lanterns, I’m also really digging these colorful paper parasols, too. They’re just so festive and fun, there’s really nothing not to love. Luna Bazaar also has an amazing selection of vases, candle holders, and awesome paper star lights so you can really make your celebration shine.
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If you’re planning a big bash for this spring or summer, make sure to hop to it and pay Luna Bazaar a little visit. From their prices to their selection of gorgeous decorations in every color imaginable, you’ll be glad you did. See even more of their awesome offerings over at our Facebook page, too!
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April 30, 2013 | by stephanie
by Stephanie of Henry Happened
Who else is ready to get their party on this weekend for Cinco de Mayo? And while we’re all thinking about margaritas and guacamole I have just one question for you – what will you be wearing? A celebration like Cinco de Mayo deserves something special. Something colorful. Something that moves! So put on a party skirt and make a pair of fun, swingy earrings.
Have you ever crafted with seed beads? Yes, they are super tiny. So don’t have a margarita before making these! But don’t be intimidated either. It’s simpler than you might think! They come in so many great colors and and you can make these earrings in no time.
- Fishing line
- Seed beads. I used 4 colors – turquoise, cobalt blue, silver and gold. I also included a few silver tube beads I had on hand.
- 4 small cord clamps like these
- 2 gold fish hook earring wires like these
- Jewelry pliers
Step 1: Cut six pieces of fishing line. Two 4-inch pieces, two 5.5-inch pieces and two 6.5-inch pieces.
Step 2: Lay out the fishing line for each earring – the shortest piece on top and the longest on the bottom.
Step 3: Line up the ends of the fishing line on one side and clamp with a small cord clamp. It’s definitely easier to clamp one side before you start stringing beads, like I did. If you’re having trouble keeping the ends in place while you clamp then dip them in a bit of glue.
Step 3: Play around with the design of your beads. This is the part where I always get stressed because I’m worried I’ll do it “wrong.” But the good news is that there is no wrong design! Pick the colors you like and have fun. Then string the seed beads onto the open side of the earring.
You’re probably thinking stringing tiny beads will be muy tedious. Nope! Stringing a few earring strands will only take you a couple of episodes of Modern Family.
Step 4: Clamp the other end of the earring wires.
Step 5: Attach the loops of the clamps to an earring wire.
Now that you have festive attire, it’s time to party!
So what will you be wearing on Cinco de Mayo?
For more Cinco de Mayo ideas check out our classic margarita recipe, these DIY fringed vases, a few favorite fiestas, this color palette, this yummy citrus cocktail, and this Mexican chocolate pudding recipe!
[Photos by Henry Happened for The Sweetest Occasion.]
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As we count on down to Cinco de Mayo this week it only seems fitting to celebrate my love for all things papel picado, guacamole and piñatas! It’s not too late to whip together a little party for you and your favorite pals this weekend so I dug through the archives to bring your three of my favorite fiestas. If you want to get in on the fun, don your favorite sombrero, whip up a pitcher of sangria and party on!
[Photos by Kallie Brynn Photography.]
This fiesta had all the goods! Strands of colorful papel picado, an ample supply of margaritas, cactus centerpieces and a big spread of tacos catered by a local food truck. See all the details and beautiful photos here!
[Photos by Studio 222 Photography.]
For this glittering backyard fete, think long tables with mini piñatas at each place setting and long strands of twinkle lights. Add in a self-serve taco bar and you’ve got a whole lot of awesome going on. See all the details here!
[Photos by Emily O. Photography.]
A casual backyard fiesta among friends makes the perfect dinner party. A pleasantly pretty overload of paper lanterns, bandana bunting and sparklers after dinner make this party such a treat. Check out all the details here!
For more Cinco de Mayo ideas check out our classic margarita recipe, these DIY fringed vases, this color palette, this yummy citrus cocktail, and this Mexican chocolate pudding recipe!
Howdy and happy Monday, friends! Can you believe it’s already just about May? And that Cinco de Mayo is less than a week away? No? Well neither can I. But I won’t let that stop me from being super excited that warm weather is finally settling in and that bright, happy colors are just about everywhere at the moment. Throughout the week I’ll be bringing you a handful of fun ideas for Cinco de Mayo, including another super tasty margarita recipe (you know, for when you want to switch it up from the classic on the rocks), but up first is this color palette of magenta and surfside with papaya and grapefruit. It’s the definition of the aforementioned bright and happy, and it’s just how I thought we should start the day. Here’s wishing you all a fabulous week to come!
[Photos, from top: Justina Blakeney | Rylee Hitchner via Green Wedding Shoes | Better Homes & Gardens.]