Simply Celebrating: Cinco De Mayo

Last Saturday, we hosted our first Cinco De Mayo celebration! As usual, I spent most of the week before stressing myself to death with all the projects I had to do. But all in all, I was so happy with how it turned out and I can’t wait to share some fun photos with you all!

Attached to these amazing bulb outdoor lights I bought at Target, I saw a Papel Picado DIY on Oh Happy Day! I knew I had to give it a try. I just followed Jordan’s instructions, created a few different designs and they added such a fun decorations in the sky.

Individual 7 layer dips were so easy and fun to make, plus they looked so much cuter than having people drop a clump of dip on a plate.  I bought the cups at Dollar Tree and we already had all the ingredients since we were servings tacos. The layers included beans, sour cream, lettuce, guacamole, salsa, mexican blend cheese and tomatoes.

The food for the night was completely homemade and included beans, rice, chicken enchiladas, beef tacos/nachos and a sweet corn tomalito. The tomalito was a huge hit and the recipe is here if you want it!

Mason Jar Margaritas is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time and some light teal ribbon with these adorable printables via Living Locurto was perfect! Such amazing printables at her wonderful site.

 I thought the printables looks great on top of the mason jar too.

This picture was clearly prior to mason jar decorating but we also had lime green cake pops. The cake pops were German Chocolate and Caramel which were a huge hit! I used the new Duncan Hines Frosting Creations which I spotted at Target for the first time and it was the perfect Caramel flavor. I’ll definitely be using many more for my cake pops!

After slaving over tiny pieces of cardboard and tissue for 3 days, I was so happy at how these Mini Pinatas turned out! Once again via Oh Happy Day and the amazing Jordan, I followed her instructions pretty closely and they turned out wonderful. I even stuffed mine with some candy as parting gifts. How cute are they?

Overall it was an amazing gathering with close friends that went well into the wee hours of the morning. We even broke out the fire pit at night and had some s’mores. I hope our guests had as much fun as we did hosting it!

Love,
Evani

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Simply Wearing: Picnic Day

Happy Friday readers!

I am SO excited for UC Davis Picnic Day! I graduated from UC Davis in 2010 and I am a staunch Aggie through and through. Every year in the spring, Davis holds Picnic Day which is a huge event where family, alumni and students come to Davis to celebrate our rich history. It has been known to get a little wild in the past (usually with out of town party go-ers ruining it for us!) but overall it’s such a wonderful day to celebrate school pride! GO AGS!

Because it marks the beginning of spring quarter, these are key wardrobe pieces for a fun celebration in the warm 90 degree California weather:

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For those of you going to Picnic Day this weekend, I hope I see you! Please remember to drink responsibly and be respectful of the campus and town. We love Picnic Day and I would love for it to go on for many years to come!

Here are some Fun Friday DIYs to do this weekend!

I want an iPad just to make this!

I could not be more obsessed with Oh Happy Day!

The things she can do with friendship bracelet string!

The Party Planner in me is screaming YES!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Love,
Evani