My Fiesta Inspired Birthday Party

This August marked a big milestone in my life, I turned 25 y’all and for me that’s a pretty big deal. So this year when I celebrated my birthday with my closest friends I wanted to create a theme that spoke to who I am and celebrate my heritage by bringing a taste of Mexico to St. Louis. I come from a family where birthdays are celebrated in big and having had returned from my recent trip to Mexico visiting my family I had an idea on how to introduce my friends to a few treats we have at our gatherings.

Este agosto cumplí 25! Así que este año, cuando celebré mi cumpleaños con mis amigos más cercanos, quería crear algo que hablara con quien soy y celebrar mi cultura con un sabor de México a San Luis. Vengo de una familia donde los cumpleaños se celebran en grande y después de haber regresado de mi reciente viaje a México visitando a mi familia tuve una idea sobre cómo presentar mis amigos a algunas comidas y postres que tenemos en nuestras reuniones.

The big one for me was my dessert table in which I added pan dulce (sweet bread), Tequila and mexican candy (none of the sour or spicy kind as I have found that not everyone loves it as much as I do). I specifically picked lollipops made of cajeta which is our version or caramel but is made with milk, dulces de fresa (strawberry hard candies), masa pan (the ones with the rose n it which are made of peanuts, sweet chili powder and my favorites, Glorias! Glorias are actually a candy that is made specifically in my dad’s hometown (Nuevo Leon, Mexico) and it is what they are known for so I of course had to incorporate them to the table!

The little candies in this brown bowl are Glorias!
Los dulces en el plato cafe son Glorias!

I kept my appetizer table pretty simple with popcorn, pretzels and dip but I added our traditional Mexican street corn and it was a hit! Incase you want the recipe all you need is corn (from a can works) mayo, parmesan cheese and chili powder of your choice (I love Tajin because it has a hint of lime in their chili powder).

Mi mesa de aperitivo estuvo simple con palomitas de maíz, pretzels y DIP pero añadí nuestro tradicional elote en vaso y fue un éxito! En caso de que quieras la receta todo lo que necesitas es maíz (de una lata de obras) mayo, queso parmesano y Chile en polvo de tu elección (me encanta Tajín porque tiene un toque de cal en su Chili en polvo).

My little celebration wouldn’t have been complete without my Mexican flag being present and what better place to add it than on top of my brownie tower!

Of course, no party is complete without tequila and drinks. So I whipped up some of my favorite drinks featuring Tequila Exotico and Veev.

To top off my party I had to dress for the occasion and wear my favorite flowers (rose, which are also popular in Mexico).

Dress: Red Dress/ Jewelry: Taudrey

 A very special thank you to Chris and Cassi for helping me put all this together!