Taco Bout A Party

So in the spirit of Cinco de Mayo on Saturday (AKA one of my favourite days of the year) I thought I would share some of my fav decorations and food ideas some of which I will be trying out this weekend.

DECOR

I love the colour palette for this holiday…skulls and tacos, bright colours (OH MY!) with a dash of cacti and perhaps a few llamas or two. I mean, I have no idea if llamas are a thing but they are cute and really match the whole theme so I’m going with it.

I love this taco banner and cardboard cacti. Last year I did one from balloons which was cool until all the kids yanked the balloons off the wall. Side note: kids are ruiners.

How cute are these homemade cushions? (PS I have zero talent and won’t be making these)

A great kids craft to keep them busy while you drink margaritas, yup.

Super simple flower holder, I love it.

Another great way to keep kids ocupado

Those who know me understand that this would go up and probably stay up all year long, right beside the skull garland that I put up like 2 years ago.

OUTFITS

I don’t have time to snag a great t-shirt but this one is perfect.


DIY Sombrero Headbands, need I say more?

LOVE THIS.

Yes.

THE FOOD

So my neighbour and I collab on the food, and I know she will be making a vat of Blue Curacao (a given) and enough enchiladas for 800 so I decided this year I will go finger food and dips to appeal to the later crowds (me) who have had too much tequila and need some serious snacks (also me).

First off are these little dip cups, I mean, they’re perfect and easy and I can make them ahead of time which is important to recognize your faults as I tend to lose interest in cooking mid margarita.

CHURROOOOOOOOS…I need Rhianne (my neighbour and sweets queen) to make this, it’s importante!

No party would be complete with out jello shots…margarita jello shots, although Chad has told me no one would eat them so I will have to think on that one.

So as the week goes on, I’ll be making posts on instagram (@freshchick) with all my deco disasters/winners. Follow me there if you don’t already and so the count down begins!

Cinco, Cuatro, Tres…

My Grocery Week

DAY ONE Holy crap I’m so healthy – I just bought all this fruit, and tubs of greens – I’m going to have a salad every day and like fruit for every snack! DAY TWO Ok I’ll just eat the berries, they go bad first anyways… DAY THREE Hmmm, tomatoes look kinda sketchy now, I should eat them up. How do I eat 4 tomatoes today without having to cook? I hate to

cook. DAY FOUR FUCK! I forgot about that spinach – better open it and have a salad…I hate salads…gah I hate tomatoes now too. DAY FIVE *Throws out a bunch of berries due to mold & most of rotten greens…left with grapes. Ugh grapes…better pair them with brie, bread and salami, that’s healthy right? Four food groups type thing. Oh and wine too. Can’t have brie without wine… DAY SIX Ok, time to eat up this stuff. Shit! I forgot about the pears. God dammit they’re all ripe now, now I have to eat 3 pears for lunch. *eats pear filled lunch* Fucking hate pears now. DAY SEVEN Thank god tomorrow is grocery day…I need to start eating healthy… flakes-every-day-til-youre-dead

Addicted to Sally

Anyone who knows me, knows I am a dessert a holic. I admit my weakness, I embrace my follies, and I continue to work out with a cookie in  my mouth to combat my intense sweet tooth. It’s all about balance right? Riiiiiight. So when I found this adorable blog // Sally’s Baking Addiction // I began to follow her on twitter and have to admit I’m smitten.

The photos are beautiful and the food actually turns out the way it looks – for REAL. I made the Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake for Easter and my sister said it was the best cake she had ever eaten. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake was so easy and warm from the oven with vanilla ice cream on top, orgasmic! (yes I can say that)

Anyways, for those who love to bake, I highly recommend everything about this girl – enjoy & happy baking!

Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake
Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake // amazing with the cream cheese icing

Cake Batter Oreo Cookies
Cake Batter Oreo Cookies // I would put in more chocolate oreos in this one over the half blond / half chocolate, but it was SO FECKING GOOD

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Cookie Cake // lasted 4 seconds in this house and perfect to bring to a dinner party, just pop it in the oven when you get there