The Mexican Fiesta co-ed shower was awesome last weekend. My sister-in-law to be’s family hosted a great party. My sister Katie and I chipped in with margaritas, decor and tres leches cake.
My favorite part of the shower was the nacho bar. I didn’t take a photo of it but I sure ate enough nacho cheese to last me a while (uh, why is that stuff so damn good?!).
We set up a drink table with lemonade, water and build-your-own margaritas. We had cups with red striped straws for color. We kept decor pretty simple yet colorful for impact. We had lemons and limes in cylinder vases and flowers from Trader Joes. Mmmmmm, margaritas. I had a few of these. I love using salsa cans from the Hispanic aisle of the grocery store as vases. Cost $2.50 and are perfect decor pieces. I fretted a bit about the Tres Leches cake but it turned out perfect. I tripled the recipe (below) and ended up having more than enough for the 40ish people that were at the party. Sombrero suckers! We displayed the cake on a little table with a white tablecloth and a papel picado banner. The other cakes were in 9×13 pyrex which we cut and served in individual pieces with a paper flag on each slice. The happy couple (they are getting married in a little over a month!). I really can’t believe my baby brother is about to get married!
Mexican fiesta parties may be one of my favorite party themes ever. Everyone loves a taco bar, a nacho bar and of course, guacamole. The bold colors make everything so festive. And Cuervo never hurts either.
Tres leches cake (recipe via The Pioneer Woman)