Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Frida Kahlo Party Part 5 - The Food

Frida party birthday cupcakes

Yes, on to the food. Of course we were having a fiesta - so a Taco Bar was needed. Unfortunately I don;t have a good photo of the food set-up before the senoritas went through. Trust me, it was yummy! We had taco shells and flour tortillas, beans, ground meat, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, corn, cilantro, onions, olives, chiles, cheese...pretty much all the taco fixins you could think of.... And we had fruit salsa, corn chips, a veggie tray, chile roll-ups and our favorite punch (lime sherbet and 7-Up. Amazingly enough, the girls demolished this pretty fast and I didn't get a good photo before hand.

The Taco Bar for the Frida party

Oh, and a quick mention on the decorations. Unfortunately we didn't have too much, but we tried to spread the Mexican spirit around.

Party decorations left over from Frida party
With some of her birthday party decorations post-party

We made papel picado flags, Ross had strung up some crepe paper and bought some VERY bright flowers to decorate the table.

Bright Flowers

But my favorite decorations were the pretty tissue paper flowers that Grandma W made by hand. I have always loved her paper flowers that she makes. I can never make mine look so good. Each of the girls got to pick one and many of them stuck them in their hair or behind their ears. They also decorated the tables and furniture and the cup cake stand..

Bouquet of mexican party flowers 1
Bouquet of mexican party flowers 1

Ahhh yes, the cupcakes...another lovely delicacy created by Grandma W.

Roses for the Frida cupcakes

She thought Frida would have approved of the bright colored roses that she put on top of each cupcake. R sure enjoyed them. And let me tell you, there was not a crumb of cake left or a frosting rose dumped on any plates. Grandma knows how to make some goooooood cupcakes!

Blowing out her candles on her Frida party

The girls did have some moments of craziness after the punch and cupcakes. They ran around like the were running from the bulls in Pamplona. And for a bit there, we thought we might have to disagree that perhaps 10 girls was NOT easier than 5 boys...but they settled down and were very proud to show off their artwork and party favor bags when their parents showed up.

R's birthday portrait a la Frida Kahlo

I think it's save to say, that our little Frida had a great 8th birthday party.

Frida post-party 1

Adios Frida! I have a feeling we'll still be seeing you around here for a while!


  1. Where did u get the cupcake stand? I love it!

  2. Thank you. I just found it at a local store - it was either Target or Fred Meyer of Wal-Mart. But it was at Valentine's Day time.