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First birthday taco party

May 4, 2012

In the spirit of Cinco de Mayo and all things that are colorful, tasty, and festive, we’re going to share some decor ideas from Jillian’s son’s first birthday fiesta! We know this was a first birthday and all, but what better way to go into the weekend than with a vision of your near future of a belly full of tacos and cerveza! The details are easy enough that you can whip them up shortly after reading this post, should the creative bug strike you…

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Party necessity numero uno: bright streamers! They’re inexpensive, you can buy handfuls of rolls and hang them in alternating colors. For an even bigger impact, go wider, or try covering an entire wall’s length!

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Papel picado is a must! It moves with the breeze and having decorations above you always helps to create a festive atmosphere. No one will blame you if you “accidentally” leave them up a few days longer either.

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The eats: black bean taquitos sprinkled with cilantro, guacamole, tortilla chips, seven layer dip, and sliced mango with cayenne paper. Mouthwatering bites, and they’re so quick to make, slice, heat up, or mash!

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Oh… the sweets were delish. The cupcakes were vanilla with cream cheese frosting and topped with spiced mango. And for added sugar, a colorful sprinkled cake from Hotcakes Bakes.

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First birthday down, plenty more to go!

Photography: Scott Clark Photography / Decor: Jillian Clark / Cake: Hotcakes Bakes