Monday, 1 February 2016

Day of the Dead Mexican Fiesta!

Its a Mexican Sugarskull 10th birthday party!

We had planned to hold this party at the park, but the stormy, windy, rainy weather was thinking otherwise, so we held it in our garage ... not to worry - we still had an amazing time!!

Games: We had a few fun ones - some traditional games such as Pass the Parcel, as well as some I'd found out about online and thought would be perfect for the day, such as Pass the Sombrero. 

Fun activity: Thread your own candy necklace. For this, we used round jelly candies, pretzels, cheezels and fruit loops.

Some pictures of the party table: the table was easy and affordable, using hand-made tissue paper confetti, white tablecloths from Kmart and a gold paper table runner made from a roll of paper wrap from Ikea. 
(IKEA has the best gift wrap - affordable and great quality!) 

The confetti dot paper napkins and paper cups were from Woolworths. Paper treat bags in red, pink and purple were personalized with a hand-made Gracias Amigo note and purple floral ribbon. 
Polka dot drink dispensers and chalkboard signs from Kmart.

The cupcakes were a hit - note: i'm not a baker so I cheated a bit, using store bought cupcakes (shh!), then topping them with bright blue icing that I made, a bubblegum topper and papel picado flags.

Food by the fabulous Rio Grande Taco Van and face painting by Artypants.

The cake! I am very proud to say that I made this. I'm by no means and I mean -no means- a baker. So I'm quite proud of my efforts!

For the Mexican Day of the Dead Girl cake I used Monster High's Skelita doll and a Dolly Varden cake tin with two more smaller cakes below, as Skelita was quite long. 

I used bright blue icing for her dress (and the same icing on the bubblegum cupcakes that you may have seen above). Her dress was entirely edible, with sugar paste gerberas, daisies and stars. I also used Nerd candies for the vines on her dress. 

We had the best day!

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