GAMES AND PRESENTS
We knew even though the boys were invited we still needed some girl time! So to start off the shower the boys went in the basement to play pool and ping pong and watch the Three Amigos. While the girls stayed up stairs to play a couple games and open presents!
Our break the ice game was a game where everyone wrote a random fact about themselves, and the bride had to guess who it was. If she didn't guess correctly that person got to ask her a question. Alyssa is a Trivia buff, she really is kind of a nerd at heart, so we played a trivia game about Mexican Weddings. I scoured the internet for information on Mexican Weddings, and found a lot of interesting and fun traditions and facts. I simply gave the guests a piece of paper, asked the questions, and had them write down the answers! You can see the questions and answers in my google docs HERE. I think it was kind of fun, we all learned a lot, now I wish I could go to an actual Mexican Wedding, they know how to party!
What would a Fiesta be without Food? We had a lot of fun with the food, and really did not spend a whole lot of money! After the games and presents, we came together for some yummy food!
Beef (Ground beef with taco seasoning and onions)
Homemade Salsa, compliments of my sister Amber!
Homemade Guacamole, compliments of my sister Amber!
Homemade Crockpot Refried Beans
Homemade Flour Tortillas (From a local restaurant, they were actually about the same price as store
bought tortillas, but tasted 1,000 times better!)
Homemade Corn Tortillas (Again from a local restaurant!)
Homemade Corn Chips (from local grocery store)
Dessert: Tres Leches Cake!
So really we kept things pretty simple food wise, but there was lot of it, and it was DELICIOUS! The food was made well ahead of time and kept warm in crock pots!
One of my favorite features was the tin foil pan dishes! We bought them from Costa Vida for 25 cents each. So for $12.50 we got 50 plates, not too bad, they looked cute, and worked great!
To drink we had bottled water, and soda, we also had water dressed up with maraschino cherries and limes! I found the cutest Sombrero straws at Hobby Lobby, I had to have them!
The biggest hit of the party was the Salsa Dancing Lessons! My cute cousin Sadey is on the Ball Room Dancing team at her high school and travels around the country dancing. I recruited her to teach us how to shake our hips!
Everyone was a great sport, and it was so much fun!
I think Alyssa and Michael have a lot of Salsa Dancing in their future!
To cap the party off, I thought it would be fun to have a Pinata! Since I am cheap, I could not imagine paying $20 for a Pinata, so I made my own... After my house and kids were covered with flour, water, and newspaper strips, I was having seconds thoughts!
My son lovingly dubbed the pinata, the Alien Fish! It was certainly a Pinata you wanted to hit! The kids had a lot of fun with the Pinata!
It was a great party!
For a great Couple!
I like to LINK to these great Parties!