I started planning Luca’s first birthday party back in January, mostly because we were doing a lot traveling for the next two months and I wanted to be prepared. I wanted to make it so special and I am so glad I did. It was so much fun for everyone and I know one day Luca will be able to look back at the pictures and appreciate her first fiesta.
PICKING A THEME
This was definitely the hardest part because there were so many fun options to choose from! I went to Pinterest and started pinning away! Ultimately, I went with a fiesta theme which was perfect because of our love of tacos and the new movie, Coco!
I decided to set a budget for the party decorations so that I wouldn’t go overboard! Luca loves balloons so most of the decor were confetti-filled balloons, letter balloons for her name, and a cactus balloon. I printed all the pictures from her first year of life and hung them all over the house with the help of my parents and sister! Little Mexican sombreros on each table tied it all together!
In case you haven’t figured it out by now, we have a real obsession with tacos. So naturally, we went with a full blown taco bar! The little signs my sister and I made were one of my favorite little details of the party. We wrote all of the toppings in spanish! Tacos are cheap and easy to make for a crowd, I got most of the ingredients from Aldi! I definitely recommend them for your next party!
We ordered the cupcakes and Luca’s smash cake(which was free, score!) from our local bakery, Betty’s! I found this confetti letter tutorial on pinterest to make the cake topper! It was the perfect finish on the cutest cactus cake!
I cannot believe our baby girl is already one! This past year was so happy and full. Here are some more of my favorite pictures from the night, enjoy!
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