Sometimes our most outrageous ideas turn into the most awesome plans. While pregnant, Darci of The Good Life Blog, had a fun idea for her son’s first birthday. She managed to host a vintage-themed fiesta (Spanish for “party”) that was child friendly and in good taste. Never mind the fact that this isn’t a typical first birthday party theme, she executed everything perfectly. From the décor, favors, and the food — wait until you see what she did with the food, everything was muy bueno! Click through for great party inspiration that will have you saying “olé”!
Great take away points from this party include going with a fun theme that you enjoy, even though it may not have been done before. Though a “one” theme is popular, how about trying “un” in French or “ein” in German, for a fun spin? Don’t worry, there isn’t any one way to go about it.
Baby is uno! Time to fiesta! Click through for some awesome ideas to throw your own muy bueno first birthday party for your little niño.
This awesome invitation was created by Wants and Wishes, set the stage for the entire party. The colors are festive and fresh. How sweet is the little guy in the sombrero and his burro amigo?
It’s hard not to get excited about this theme when you walk into the party and find this awesome dessert spread. Custom themed cookies, chocolate cupcakes, animal crackers, mini churros, key lime pie in mason jars and gumballs, were all featured with their Spanish names.
Pass the churritos!
Cake and Cookies
It’s all in the details! Basic animal crackers become a beautiful addition to the dessert table when elevated on vintage cake pans, housed in a lovely glass jar, and given it’s fun name in Spanish.
The simple white cake looks smashing with it’s mini bunting while the attention to detail on the custom cookies make for a memorable treat.
Gumballs in one shade are perfect for a party with a specific set of colors. These large orange ones provide a great pop of color!
Straw flags and cupcake toppers corral the whole theme and colors together.
Printables provided by Wants and Wishes.
Center of Attention
Centerpieces do not have to be fussy or over the top to make a statement. Darci did an awesome job using tin cans, flowers, and some mini props. And of course we all know pom-poms make everything better!
The colors of the theme extended into the drinks and details. Mason jar lids were painted and striped straws were added for a cohesive look that makes you thirsty for more details from this party.
Guests were treated to a very special and tasty surprise, a gourmet taco truck! Fajitas and enchiladas were served up and Darci — who is officially the coolest person ever — didn’t have to wash a single dish in the sink.
Food trucks are all the rage now. Call your local food trucks and see if you can work out a deal to show up at your party. Remember, the mess drives away with them!
The lovely family! Yup, even their outfits match the color scheme. It’s all in the details, my friends.
And hello, how cute is Jackson with his mustache and mini sombrero? Adorable!
This caballero* enjoyed a pony ride in the backyard.
*Spanish for “horseman”. Remember Donald Duck in “The Three Caballeros”?
Can’t find a piñata to suit your party? Make your own, of course! Darci created this awesome set of pull string piñatas.
Though whacking a piñata is loads of fun, but the pull string version is much more baby and child friendly.
This simple setting has so much style! A vintage orange high chair, adorable name bunting, and authentic sombrero, were all it took to make a great visual impact.
This further solidifies my belief that less is more!
Jackson knew just what to do with his smash cake! Great captures of a wonderful first birthday party memory.
In my opinion, a great favor is useful or charming. Darci scores double points as the favors she handed out were both!
The littlest of guests went home with custom crayons (donkey, sombrero, cactus) and custom-made “Jackson’s First Fiesta” coloring book. Adults were given vintage style Mexican food cans filled with succulents and cacti.
What’s your favorite part of this fiesta birthday party?