Last week my sweet, very young mother and her identical twin sister (other wise known as ‘the twins’ for the rest of this post) turned 50! Needless to say, This called for some celebrating. A couple months prior to this day I was
cornered approached by the two of them, where they began to inform me that they did NOT want the typical Over-the-Hill themed 50th birthday, they wanted no surprises, they wanted no big party, but most importantly they wanted nothing black about that day. I swallowed the lump in my throat realizing that I was the one that was going to need to sweet talk my grandparents out of throwing a surprise, hills everywhere, black-colored party. To be honest, I didn’t blame them. The black over-the-hill theme is getting kind of old. I mean if you look at party city they have an ‘over-the-hill’ section for when you turn 30, 40 and 50! That’s a bit much!
I knew before approaching my grandparents to inform them of the twins wishes I would need to come up with an alternative plan otherwise the twins would end up being over-the-hill. I figured, it’s their birthday and they can
cry if they want to have or not have whatever theme they want. It didn’t take me but a few minutes to think of the one food they could have day in and day out, Mexican food! I declared we were going to have a fiesta for their 50th. I chuckled to myself because a fiesta is just about as far as you can get away from the black, over-the-hill theme as possible. Because they specifically asked for no surprises I called the two of them and double-checked (get it, double-checked, they are twins… I thought it was funny) to see if it was okay. They also requested that it be a very small get together. Instead of inviting the 50 people that they are closest to, I just invited their immediate household, my grandparents and figured the 12 or so of us could fiesta for their 50th just how they wanted.
I went to planning a not-so-vegan food menu (with vegetarian options) and prepping for the festivities. I made a pinata, which in a later post, I promise to walk you through exactly how I made it. Jordan was in charge of the grill and making his famous Sheik-House Margaritas. If I can beg him, He may just let me give you the recipe when I post all the food recipes, including my home made tortilla recipe, its a staple in our household, YUM!
Speaking of Margaritas, I found these little gems at Micheal’s for $0.40! Yup that’s right! A total steal!
Once all the plans where in place, the house was slightly decorated, Jordan put some music on and we were ready to fiesta. Everyone showed up put on their mustaches
(as you can see from the pictures below) and a fun time was underway.
You even can catch a glimpse of my cousin in the background of this one – just ignore me in the front! Which by the way, he looks A LOT like Mario – I’m thinking if we could only find him a tunnel he could lead us to a magical underground world full of coins we could collect!
Okay – enough of the mustache pictures, you can see,
we I may have had a bit too much fun with them.
Well, the night carried on, margaritas were poured, and we all found this poster a bit more appropriate then we originally had when I framed it.
In fact, everyone had such a great time, the next morning I found an unexpected guest in my very empty tortilla basket!
Later this week I’ll go into depth about how I made everything, from the pinata to the food, where you can find FREE fiesta templates to print, and yes, I promise, I’ll squeeze the margarita recipe from Jordan.