Posts Tagged ‘cinco de mayo party’

Cinco de Mayo Winner & Giveaway #2

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

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Congrats to Brittany from Perfect Harmony for winning the first Cinco de Mayo Giveaway!  WooHoo!  Alright Brittany, we want pictures of your fabulous party!!

Now before you go gettin’ all sad and “I never win anything” on me, I’m giving you another chance to win something fun for your fiesta! 

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This collection of Mexican candies will add a fun, authentic feel to your Cinco de Mayo celebration.  This giveaway includes:

1 pack of dried salted candied Chinese plums (popular Mexican candy)

1 twenty piece pack of Obleas (yummy caramel wafers)

1 large mango “lollipop”

1 pack of strawberry chili candies

6 tamarind lollipops, variety of flavors

1 thirty piece pack of Canel’s fruity chewing gum

An adorable Mexican girl guided me through a candy store in San Antonio, telling me the best, most popular Mexican candies to buy, so I have it on good authority that these goodies will be a HIT at your party (I’ve tested some out on my own children and the reviews are all good!).  You can set them out on your dessert table, do a taste testing with your guests or send them home in goody bags!

Enter to win this Giveaway by Wednesday at 10pm CST and good luck you fabulous party hostesses!

Cinco de Mayo GIVEAWAY #1

Friday, April 24th, 2009

You didn’t think I’d be dangling all those fabulous goodies in front of your face all week and not give you the chance to WIN them, now did you??  Let’s get straight to the good stuff.  Leave a comment (I don’t care what ya’ say, as long as it’s nice!) and I’ll pick one winner at random on Sunday, April 26 at 10pm CST to win this fun Cinco de Mayo Party Pack:

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What’s Included:

2 dozen Cascarones (confetti filled eggs)

2 packs of hand cut paper banners

2 paper flower bouquets (they’ll look great in clay pots!)

1 hand woven tortilla basket

1 Mexican blanket table runner

8 mini Mexican blanket napkins

1 (8.45 oz.) bottle of pure Mexican vanilla

1 (12 oz.) bottle of Prickly Pear Cactus juice (for Prickly Pear Margaritas – YUM!)

8 mini sombreros and blankets with blank note cards (adorable as invitations, dontcha think?)

8 white padded envelopes (for the invitations)

2 mini donkey pinatas (for tabletop decor)

Good Luck Friends!

Fiesta Market Ideas!

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Well I am a nice combination of exhausted and exhilarated after another day of shopping and eating!  Spent all day yesterday at the Market in San Antonio and the combination of the smells, sights and sounds made for a perfect day (the 80-something degree temperature didn’t hurt either!).

Here are some fun things I came across in my ventures:

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These tiny little sombreros with a mini blanket attached were super cute.  I think they’d make adorable invitations if you hot glued them to a small piece of paper and made invitations out of them!  They would fit perfectly in a small white padded envelope!

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Colorful hand-cut paper banners were everywhere.  I can’t tell you how much I adore the look of these!  They make any space look like a party!

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For goodness sakes, somebody fill this badboy up with some beautiful and delicious finger foods like mini empanadas and tiny tacos!  Add a few tomatoes, peppers and avocados and you’ve got eye-catching platter of food, ¿sí?

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Mexican blankets were everywhere, but I found these smaller versions and kept coming back to them.  I knew I loved them, but wasn’t sure what to do with them (by the way, I’m a BIG believer in buying what you LOVE, even if you don’t know why you love it/what you’ll do with it/where you’ll put it.  If you really like it, you’ll figure it out!)  Then it hit me…napkins!  I tried them out and look…they’re so perfect!

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After a full day of shopping, one must stop and refresh.  Dinner included this little lovely:

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A Prickly Pear Margarita!  Dee.  Lish.  Wanna make one?  Here’s the recipe:

4 oz. tequila

juice of 2 limes

2 oz. Triple Sec

1 cup ice

1 cut lime

salt

4 oz. Prickly Pear Cactus Syrup, divided

Mix first four ingredients in a blender until ice is crushed to a smooth consistency.  Rub lime around the rim of a glasses and dip the glasses into a plate of salt, coating the entire rim.  Pour 1 oz of Prickly Pear syrup into each glass.  Pour frozen margarita mixture over the top of the syrup and enjoy!  Serves 4.

Coming up…GIVEAWAYS!