Friday, April 24, 2015

Easy Delimex dish + fresh guacamole recipe


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All opinions are mine alone. 
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Every year we love to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Whether it be a big fiesta, or a small gathering,
we look for fun ways, {and tasty food} that will bring friends & family together.
DeliMex has a great selection of convenient meal options for every guest!
For our fiesta this year, I wanted to have a small group over for dinner.
I thought it would be fun to have a nice Mexican meal, out on the patio.
Delimex has chicken taquitos, and tamales that are really delicious.
Paired with fresh guacamole, our guests were in for a treat!

I stopped at my local Walmart to pick up Delimex chicken taquitos, and their beef tamales.
You can find them in the freezer aisle, where the snacks & appetizers are sold.


Have you ever made your own batch of fresh guacamole? It's super easy!
I love that this recipe took only 20 minutes to throw together. 
I knew it would be the perfect addition to our Delimex meal.

Here's a shopping list of what you'll need:

4 avocados
2 tomatoes
1 lime
1 cilantro bunch
1 chopped onion
salt to taste


Cut your avocados, and remove the pit. Scoop out the avocado, and place into a bowl.


Mash up the avocado with a fork, leaving a chunky consistency
Add your chopped onion.

Dice your tomatoes. Add them to the avocado mixture.

Chop your cilantro, and add it to your bowl. Add a squeeze of lime.

Mix well, and add salt to taste.

Our guests were treated to some delicious Delimex taquitos.
Topped with our fresh guac, they really hit the spot!

With some remaining tomato, onion, and cilantro, I made a quick pico-de-gallo
and added them to the beef tamales from Delimex.
They were so filling, and had my guests asking for seconds!

You can find more recipes to pair with your favorite Delimex dish, at DelimexFiesta.com 
Do you have your own favorite topping? I'd love to hear about it!










Sunday, April 19, 2015

Kid-friendly Fiesta + FREE printables!

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, and we've got some fun stuff planned! How about you?
I've got two toddler boys that love to celebrate as much as I do! 
While shopping in Target a couple weeks back, I saw a darling Pin the tail on the pinata game. The colors were fun & bold, and the game inspired me to throw a kid-friendly fiesta! 
I made printables to coordinate with the theme, and I'll be offering them as a {Free} download!
Are you ready to check out our fiesta? Vamonos!

I've always enjoyed putting kid parties together. The smaller sized tables, the little chairs, and even the little finger foods that are perfect for little hands, make me giddy! 
For the party decor, I used items with the same color palette: orange, aqua, fuschia, and yellow. 


I found some festive fabric at JoAnn's and I thought it would work perfectly with the colors I was using. After getting some of the party decor ready, I quickly started working on a simple menu of fruit cups, mini tacos, popcorn cups, and cupcakes. All of these items were store bought, and very easy to put together, in a short amount of time.










I found an Easter wreath on clearance, and embellished it with my printables, and quickly transformed it into a fiesta themed wreath. The whole project cost less than $5. 

I also found some paper Easter grass in my party colors, {also on clearance} and used it on different items such as: mini gable boxes, and a festive faux cake that I created out of styrofoam & wrapping paper!

I thought the cake turned out so cute & colorful that I decided to make it the centerpiece of the party table. 

 A darling painted Mason jar from Just Add Glitter By Marla held all the colorful paper straws. And let's not forget about this darling miniature pinata! I purchased this little guy from Target, but he wasn't in the colors I wanted. Luckily, I knew of an easy fix. I spray painted him with spray paint, and once it was dry, I embellished it with pom-pom ribbon, and a tissue flower. 





Clear plastic cups were given a little color, by attaching a large circle topper to the front, and adding a colorful paper straw. 


Little cups of watermelon, and juicy mango, were gobbled up in a flash. My little guests enjoyed using little bamboo forks that I painted in a dandelion yellow. I also used mini letter stamps and spelled out "ole" on each fork handle.




I love finding new ways to seat my guests. I took some orange crates {intended for storage or hanging files} and added some printable banners to the backs, and used them as stools. They were nice & sturdy, and very eye-catching.


It was time for the guests to play Pin The Tail On The Pinata! I loved how colorful the poster was. And it came with 2 blindfolds, and lots of tail stickers. 




Mini favor boxes were decorated to match the party decor, and left out for the guests to take home.
They even had fun wearing sombreros, while feasting on their mini tacos & fruit cups.



My two little amigos! I truly enjoy seeing their smiles, and happy faces, when they celebrate!

Are you ready to start planning your own fiesta?! I've got a fun set of printables that I created
and I'm sharing them with all of you! 

Here's a sample of what you'll get. 





Click here for all the files. Enjoy!

Party styling/photography/party guests/printables - by LAURA'S little PARTY

Laura

Fancy Flamingo Mother's Day party

If you're like me, you've already given some thought as to how you'd like to spend Mother's Day! Maybe you want to be pampered? Pamper your mom? Or maybe you'd like to find yourself sitting by the pool, eating your weight in bon-bons! However you celebrate your special day this year, make sure you're taking some time out for YOU. Us Moms are constantly working, nursing, cooking, cleaning, schooling, reprimanding, and... the list goes on! 

Recently I came across some darling printables from Hostess with the Mostess, and they quickly inspired my Fancy Flamingo Mother’s Day {cocktail} party! If I could choose to spend a day of relaxation, and sipping pretty cocktails, and nibbling yummy treats, this is how I would want to do it!

Keeping in mind that us Moms don’t get a chance to put our feet up very often, I wanted this flamingo party to reflect a sparkly, festive, and relaxing atmosphere. To accomplish that, I set up a bar, mixed some fun cocktails, and set out my favorite chase lounge from our patio. I recently shared my party ideas + fun details over at Giggles Galore! I'd love for you to stop by and take a look!






























Laura