Recently I had a graduation party and it was taco themed…. WOULD YOU EXPECT ANYTHING LESS?! About a couple of months ago when I was scrolling through Pinterest, I saw a sign that said “Taco Bout a Party” and I was instantly intrigued.
“Hmmmm,” I thought, “how could I incorporate this saying into a party for me? What do I have to celebrate coming up?! My birthday is not until November!!”
After some thinking, I pondered “Taco Bout My GRADUATION“. YESSSSS! I immediately texted my dad, somewhat joking, but somewhat serious, and began the planning. I created a Pinterest board (probably 1 out of my 129829323) specifically for the event. I knew there needed to be a cute, festive invite, taco decorations, and food catered from my favorite Mexican restaurant in the area. The party would not have been for 4 months, but I like to plan early!!
Amongst my planning, there were two surprises/gifts that I received that helped make my taco themed party come true:
1. My Mimi won this “Fiesta Basket” at my student teaching placement school’s fundraiser. HOW PERFECT RIGHT?! Her winning this basket proved more than ever that I needed to have this party!!! It included a sombrero, piñata, variety of salsas, decorative bowls and glasses, margarita mix, and tortilla warmer!
2. MY CRICUT!!! If you have not been following my Instagram (which you should!!! @missdeclaireinghappiness), you have not seen my latest obsession! This machine can design, cut, and draw anything imaginable!!! From cards, to t-shirts, to posters, to decorations, my Cricut can do just about it all. I wanted to make some taco decorations and was able to do it with ease. Here is what I made! *Side note, this week sometime I hope to write a blog post about how to use this Cricut for beginners*
I wish I took a picture of all the food we had! It ALL was so yummy 🙂 We had so many leftovers, I sent every guest home with a little baggie of cheese. It was their “cheese goodie bag”… doesn’t everyone hand those out at parties?! After dinner and dessert (A TACO CAKE MADE BY MY AMAZING AUNT…. CHECK HER OUT AND SEE THE PHOTO BELOW https://www.facebook.com/SweetLaneBaking/), we had a piñata party and a family game of Kickball. Let me tell you, it is not a Donahue party/event without some sort of activity or game!
I can’t wait to plan more parties… and my wedding!!! How fun it was to create a theme and see it unfold before my eyes. Now…..this is Miss Declaireing Happiness and I do declare that tacos, crafting, and my family are three things in the world that make me happy 🙂 I hope all of those things make YOU happy too!