Lyla and Etta Rae have birthdays only three days apart which makes for a fun week of celebrating in our home. While we don’t plan on having a big party every year, Lyla is way into birthdays this year and you’ve gotta celebrate the first birthday – right? 😉 So we decided to throw a joint party this year.
When I pulled out my calendar to choose a date – I saw that the Saturday after their actual birthdays was Cinco de Mayo.
Lyla was turning 4.
Etta Rae was turning 1.
4 + 1 = 5.
Five = Cinco.
And thus a theme was born 😉
Our backyard is pretty awesome for hosting so we took advantage of that and threw the party at home.
We strung up some balloons and colorful paper banners and laid down some borrowed Mexican blankets in the yard. The Coco soundtrack was on repeat (anyone else as obsessed with it as I am?). It was simple and effective. Just the way we like it.
Of course, the most exciting part of any party is the food – right? I kept that pretty simple too. I assembled both chicken and beef burritos, cut them in half and then kept them warm in the oven until it was party time. We bought the chips, churros and 6 layer dip from Costco (if you’ve never ordered enough churros to fill one of the large Costco sized pizza boxes – you aren’t living 😉 ) The pico was from one of our favorite local Mexican markets. I also made some guacamole, street corn salad and put together some chili-lime fruit cups.
I covered our dining room table with Kraft paper, laid out the food, sprinkled some festive confetti on top and called it a day. Very unoriginal but oh so easy. Ain’t nothing wrong with that.
The girls had matching dresses which I thought was the cutest thing ever. I’m pretty sure that I’m going to make that an annual thing.
Thanks to all of our family and friends who came to celebrate with us!
Happy birthday, my girls <3