This past weekend we hosted about 30 friends and family for Drew and Kate's joint Mexican fiesta. The birthday boy and girl had an absolutely wonderful time playing with their friends and cousins, and crashed hard that evening. This year I decided to do a joint party since their actual birthdays are just 22 days apart. With Brendan's family being from out of town it makes it easier for them to travel just once.
We started the party off with these invites from Etsy.
After the house was decorated and the margaritas were mixed it was time to party!
I ordered shirts for both Drew and Kate from Right up your Ali. Ali also did Kate's onesie last year and does such an awesome job I went back to her again this year. She also made Kate's clip.
Kate's tutu is from Kirra's Boutique on Etsy.
The kids were so excited for their guests to arrive, they hung out by the front door for at least 25 minutes before the party started. The kids were given mini sombreros, maracas and a cactus as favors.
After the guests arrived the kids played pin the tail on the donkey and then broke the piñata.
After games our guests enjoyed a taco and nacho bar along with margaritas and coronas. After we ate it was time for presents and cake.
Drew and Kate's highlight was their new bikes from my parents. Drew does have a helmet, he just jumped on before I could run and get it. Kate got a Radio Flyer pink trike that is perfect for her little legs and Drew's bike has his favorite characters from the movie Planes on it.. She can actually reach the pedals. Both kids have enjoyed their bikes ever since and ask to ride them daily.
Our local Hy-Vee grocery store made the cakes. I showed the gal a picture I found and she just did her thing. I was really happy how they turned out. Drew requested "banilla cake" and Kate wanted chocolate.
Overall the party was a huge success and the kids had a great time! I would not hesitate doing another joint birthday party next year. Please feel free to ask any questions.