Having a Fiesta

In four weeks we’re having a fiesta here at The Glade, a South of the Border themed bridal party.

In July the hydrangeas are in bloom. I hope we find some colorful flowers in early May.

The last time I tried to have a South of the Border themed party it was a fiasco.

These paper plates are festive and feminine.

Recently I bought some paper goods for the party for which I did an Amazon search and actually found the exact plates for half the price at a local Party City.

The sombrero piñata will be filled with candy then the guests will whack at it with a bat.

Keeping with the theme I also purchased a sombrero piñata.

I think I have enough bright fabrics to make table coverings for lots of tables.

Then I searched through my fabric bin for festive yard goods that might be used as table cloths for the party.

So the party colors are: yellow, orange, red, pink, blue, and green. Oh, and pink.

Finally I pulled out all the festive yet disposable dinnerware we have left over from other get-togethers.

I bought some bridal favor bags which we’ll color to go with the party colors.

A multi-color party is a good way to use up colorful odds and ends.

I have not been perked nor paid to mention any stores.

What’s your favorite party?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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