We knew pretty early on that we wanted Olivia’s Second Birthday Party to be Fiesta themed. I had been doing a lot of pinning and planning for a few months and really, who doesn’t love a Fiesta?
This birthday was especially special to us as it was our first party in our home. Although our space is small, we were excited to celebrate our little girl in the comfort of our own home, with our closest friends and family. And I must say, I think that it all came together pretty nicely!
Admittedly, I didn’t start preparing for this party until about three weeks until the date. I know, you’re all so surprised that I procrastinated. *Insert eye roll here* Well, I will have you know that I really do work best under pressure. We rolled out Olivia’s decorations the night before (I’m talking like 10 at night), and they looked absolutely perfect. I was very, very satisfied!
We got most of our decorations at Party City, and I was actually impressed with the selection of non-cheesy items they had. What I wasn’t impressed with was their customer service, but that’s another story for another day….
I was looking really hard for a cute peasant-like dress for Olivia to wear, but did not succeed. This gold collared one was a runner up and although it is gold, it still does have that peasant-y pattern and she looked beautiful in it. I was also thankful that her party was at our house because I couldn’t find one of her gold shoes for the life of me! (Both of our dresses are from H&M!)
We had A LOT of food. My sister and I went shopping (and then she did some shopping on her own, THANKYOUSOMUCH,KRYSTI!!!!). We basically had a huge taco bar– carne asada, carnitas (pork), flautas, mexican rice, tortillas, like 5 kinds of salsas, guac, chips on chips on chips, and all the toppings. People were making fun of the fact that I had so much food but I’m guessing they probably wouldn’t have been laughing had there not been enough so…..there’s that.
We also had a lot of drinks- A huge variety of sodas, margaritas, sangria, and horchata (that we later spiked, duh!)
And for dessert we had a cookie tray, and a beautiful cake and cake pops made by no one other than Dani. I had a requested a number “2” that looked like a pinata and once again, she did not disappoint. It was EXACTLY how I pictured it. If you wanna see more pictures of our cake and cake pops, click here and here!
It kinda sorta rained all day, so we weren’t able to go outside much. Instead we sat around and talked, ate, drank, laughed, and everyone there fed Olivia about 3 pounds of sugar (one pound for good luck, obviously.).
After a while, we decided to finally open gifts. Although I did have my friend Daniel take a picture of almost everything she received, I won’t bore you with all of the photos. Instead I’ll say that she got a lot of very nice and generous things including clothes, a pair of black converse and a pair of red vans (both so freakin cute!), a lot of puzzles, two Olivia dolls, a whole mess of Minnie Mouse stuff and an Easel from my sister that I cannot wait to tell you all about!
Olivia has seriously equally played with each toy, it’s kind of funny!
I was really satisfied with how everything turned out. A super simple party, with the people we love and who love Olivia. And also very delicious Mexican food. We actually just ate the last of our left overs yesterday (always one of the perks of having a party!).
I know, I know, you’re thinking about how long it’s gonna take me to get to the pictures……
And that concludes the remainder of my birthday posts….and as much fun as I had celebrating our girl, I am SO ready for Holiday EVERYTHING.