Cocktails and Cacti Party| Summer Celebration Ideas - LAURA'S little PARTY

Cocktails and Cacti Party| Summer Celebration Ideas

July 19, 2016

Cacti has quickly become one of my favorite party accessories! I think I love styling with them just as much as I do flamingos, and pineapples! Summer gatherings are still in full swing, so I jumped at the chance to put together a simple gathering featuring cocktails & cacti!

One of my favorite details of the party table was the FIESTA sign I created! I took Styrofoam letters from Shindigz, and painted them with Testors one coat lacquer spray, in Lime Ice. When they were dry, I added little prickly details by hand painting them with a black Testors paint marker.

I started off  with a pink, green, and gold color palette and mixed in touches of paper décor to represent a fiesta-like feel.

My daughter has always shown interest in painting, and for this particular party, I happily asked if she wanted to paint a backdrop, using different cactus shapes. She was very excited to help, and I absolutely love what she did! Thank you, Nina!

I found some darling cactus pinatas from Urban Outfitters, and jumped at the chance to use them as part of my décor!

I created some cacti printables from some lovely watercolor artwork that I picked out on Etsy. I used them for cupcake toppers, and little accents on the favor boxes.

For the menu, I whipped up a couple easy appetizers, and served pink wine, of course. Cheese quesadillas topped with guacamole & pico de gallo were so tasty.

I was able to create a fun touch to some plain white Chinet dessert plates, by hand painting designs with my Testors paint marker in metallic gold.

I also used a stemless wine glass from Chinet, for a fun way to sip cocktails! They were so pretty that you wouldn't realize that they were plastic!

I also took a simple cracker and added a delicious herb spread, and finished it off with chopped onions.

This was such a fun way to celebrate, and I hope you're inspired to gather your friends for a simple party before the Summer ends.


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  1. Laura!!! I love this party. The pink and green is so pretty and the FIESTA sign is adorable. I'm pinning this for the next Cinco De Mayo party!

    1. Thank you, Elise!! Who knew cacti would be so fun to party with?! ;) Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!! xoxo

  2. Where did you find the pink paper for the backdrop and the tassle and fiesta banners?