Hola, mis amigos!  I am glad you joined me today for a Summer Fiesta by Party Hop!  It’s the perfect idea for a Cinco de Mayo party.   The creative use of balloons flags, fringe party cups, papel picado paper backdrops and succulent centerpieces are just a few details that turn this party into a FIESTA.  It makes me want to don a sombrero and sing La Bamba!

This party came together with the help of a talented group of crafters and bloggers, including Sara of Confetti Sunshine, who snapped all the pictures for this fiesta.

As a bonus, each day this week, we will take a look at all the little details that went into this party and include tutorials to help you create this fiesta yourself.  





the-party-hop_summer-fiesta-monday-3Enjoy a fun game of Hit the Can in between visits to the taco bar.



Thank you to Balloon Time for sponsoring this party!  You can follow Balloon Time here:  Twitter,  Facebook,  Pinterest.  I love how balloons and fiestas are a perfect match!

Join us tomorrow and every day this week, to view a few tutorials from this talented group of ladies.

Dawnypoo | One Charming Party | The Elephant of Surprise

Kojodesigns | See Vanessa Craft | Love The Day

Bright Bold Design | Paisley Petal Events | Paging Supermom

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This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Scandinavian Tobacco Group Lane, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CuberoLuxury   My husband is a very hardworking guy. I appreciate so much what he does for our family, and for me. It's my pleasure to do something super nice for him every once in { Read More! }

DIY, Easter, Eggs, Decorating

This year, go beyond the traditional vinegar and water egg dying method and try something new with the family! There are so many unusual mediums to create designs and colors.  Here are some Egg-spirations to get you decorating! Nail Polish Marbled Eggs create unique and colorful eggs. Use leftover scrapbook paper and a glue pen to create Confetti Eggs. Bright and Marbled Eggs can be created { Read More! }

Peeps Cupcakes

There is a lot to do before the Easter Bunny arrives! Decorating, dyeing eggs and making super cute bunny shaped foods, just to name a few!  It is so fun to see how excited the children get just thinking about that special day.  Here are a few ideas to help you get "hopping"! Try an Easter Egg Lunch that's super fun and easy! Carrot Napkin Holders for the table. Peeps Cupcakes for { Read More! }

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When you're decorating for a big bash like gradutation, you want pieces that stand out and look great...but you don't necessarily want them to hang around for a real long time after the party is over. At the beginning of creating this graduation party, I had intended to find some vases to cover and use. By happy chance, I 1. couldn't find anything that was exactly what I wanted and 2. everything i { Read More! }

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This post is a part of a campaign with Shutterfly and LooksiSquare. All opinions are entirely my own.  Parties always start with a little bit of inspiration from somewhere, whether it's a theme, a favorite shirt, or in this case, a celebratory graduation stationery piece from Shutterfly. I just loved the glitter and bold colors in the invite; it just screamed party!  I took the colors of the { Read More! }

farm animal party

    Natalie at Southern Belle's Charm is always brining me fantastic party themes to design for clients that always seem to take their birthday parties to a new, and outstanding, level. I really loved how this Farm Animal and Tractor themed birthday party came out in the designs, but seeing them used in real life really makes me smile! Here are a few photos, but you can see many { Read More! }


Funny as it is, my kids absolutely LOVE going to see plays, musicals, and anything else live theater. They've collected more ticket stubs in their short lives than I did in 30 years. When Brennan caught wind that Disney was going to do a live show of his favorite TV show, Jake and the Neverland Pirates he HAD to go. Lucky for me, it landed right on his birthday, so I was able to convince him to { Read More! }


Valentines Day doesn't have to be about romantic love--it is a day to celebrate your love for your friends, your family or just about anyone you care about. Gather up a few girlfriends and have a party of your own with these ideas for inspiration. Start off your night with the girls with a "True Love" Valentine's Day martini... Make a few decorations that subtly get across the { Read More! }