Hudson’s First Fiesta! How to Create a Themed Birthday Party
When planning Hudson’s First Birthday Party, a Fiesta theme seemed like the perfect idea! We were vacationing in Mexico early February, so I shopped for party decor while I was there. Everything else was picked up from the local party store or I attempted to make. It was a beautiful sunny Sunday in March with air so warm, it felt like Spring has finally arrived. We packed 70 of our closest friends and family (not including those who live too far to make the trip) into our amenities room and partied all afternoon! We had mariachi music playing in the background, mini sombrero’s for the kids to wear, a photo area with handheld props, and tons of balloons! Because you can never have too many balloons at a birthday party!
For food we created a Taco Bar with pulled pork carnitas and spiced ground beef. We also had rice, beans, corn, avocado, pico de gallo, and tons of veggies. There was a collection of hot sauces people could try and a huge stack of mini corn tortillas! My mom baked the cupcakes and we decorated his “bought” birthday cake. Thank goodness for the help from my mom! The day before was so busy and we prepped non-stop. It all came together that morning thanks to some great girlfriends who helped decorate! Although I didn’t fill a pinata (I thought the kiddos were too young), there were bowls of Mexican candy that I bought in Cabo, and the kid’s goodie bags had Mexican maracas, bath toys, or plush soccer balls.
Hudson was such a “Muchachito” meaning a super adorable guy who is amazing in many different ways. and always is sweet. He didn’t cry once, even after squirting a tube of yogurt in his face (covering both eyes). He loved it when everyone sung “Happy Birthday” and enjoyed all the attention while he tried his very first piece of cake! He even lost his pants! You know it’s a good party when you lose your pants (I still can’t find them)! It was definitely a party to remember! So many reason’s to celebrate the past year. We survived, Hudson thrived, and we didn’t run out of tortillas at the taco bar!