My sister’s Mexican-themed bridal shower was a great success! She really enjoyed herself, and towards the end of the shower, she told told me it was exactly what she wanted! Mission accomplished!
We had perfect weather for the shower! Sunshine and blue skies! 😎
The decor for the shower was a mix of bright, colorful fiesta and backyard chic. 😉
The beverage bar was a hit! It was a great place for guests to gather and mingle.
Available at the bar were a number of beverages: summer sangria, margaritas, beer, lemonade, iced coffee, and water.
I drank a few (hundred) glasses of sangria. 😳
The shower favors were so fun! 😀
Inside a “frosty” margarita glass was a nip of tequila, a lime, a couple of candies, and customized margarita mix.
So cute! My mom found these online here.
For the guests who didn’t drink alcohol or who were underage, we made “virgin” favors with a mini bottle of water, a kiwi, a couple of candies, and customized lemonade mix.
The bride’s sombrero:
The bride’s special chair:
The bride and me:
The food, of course, was Mexican-inspired, but much of it was light and healthy, too.
I never made a plate for myself (I probably should have), so I grazed all afternoon.
After eating, it was time for the bride to open presents! My sis had her work cut out for her, but the bridesmaids moved things right along.
My sister got a little help from my cousin Erin, too. Remember her at my shower last year? She’s too cute! 😀
Then the groom arrived to help open gifts.
One of the bridesmaids had a wonderful idea for the shower. Each of my sister’s college friends and her bridesmaids decorated a wine bottle for the couple to drink together at a significant event during their married life. For instance, the first Christmas they spend together, their first anniversary, and when they buy their first home.
Each of the girls wrote a poem related to their occasion and read it to the bride and groom before giving them the wine bottle. Most of the poems were hilarious!
The wine bottles were such a cute idea! My sister and Pat loved it! 😀
My mom, sis, and me:
After presents and wine bottles, we brought out the desserts. Mmmmm!
The cake from Konditor Meister was gorgeous! Thanks, Linda! 😀
After dessert, the party started to wind down, but Erin was just getting started with pinata!
Eventually, candy rained down from above! 😀
My sister took a quick photo with her college friends before saying goodbye to everyone.
Soon, the men came to gather the gifts and my sis and her groom headed home.
And they lived happily ever after.
SO CUTE!! I love the decor and the food/drinks look delicious and festive. I like the sunflower motif and simple, clean lines mixed with bright pops of color. Fabulous. OHhhh and I am definitely going to use that wine idea some day! The watermelon fruit bowl is also a favorite of mine. Thanks for all the inspiration and ideas!
What a great shower! It all looks so fun and festive! Glad it went well!
ah! Everything looks fantastic! From the food to the favors- it looks like you guys did just the PERFECT job. I bet your sister won’t stop smiling over this for weeks
Perfect Shower! It made me sad that I didn’t have a sister, although my showers were nice, this was out of this world nice:) I love the wine idea and hope I have someone to do it for some day!
Love it! Those favors are so creative! Love the sombrero with a veil. That shower was more Mexican than mine & I am Mexican! Ha.
Oh my gosh what a great shower, it looks like you had a blast! Everything looked so yummy, and the favors were so creative ive never seen anything like that before.
That looks like the funnest bridal shower ever! Honestly, most showers are boring and well, not fun. But you guys put so much thought into it! It’s so creative I love it. I love the favors and the decorated wine bottles. I hope my shower is as cool as the one you threw for your sister!!
ps – my aunt Barbie works at Konditor! She is now the manager, I believe. She’s worked there for about 100 years. My little cousin (her son) works there too! I used to work in the bridal office in college and during my down time I’d design my own wedding cake 🙂
The cake you got looks awesome!
That looks like such a fun (and delicious!) shower! You did a great job with planning! I checked out your post from your own shower last year and it definitely looks like your fam knows how to party 🙂
Looks way more fun than any shower I have been to! I love the wine idea. I have done cases of nice champagne for shower gifts- a bottle a month for the first year, each with a beautiful tag.
Oh Tina! It all came out beautifully! Congrats to your sister and to your for pulling off an awesome shower 🙂 She’s a lucky girl to have such an amazing sister. And your whole family is so pretty!!
hehe, what a great shower! that thanksgiving bottle of wine is a-mazing 🙂
what a neat idea for a bridal shower, it looks like it makes things easier planning wise to have a theme! Loved the sombrero with the veil too!
Oh my word! I have never seen such a creative shower. Two of my best friends are planning weddings and I’m sending them this link to your site. They are going to eat this up! I love the theme, the colors, the party favors, the WINE bottle ideas, and that fabulous sombrero balloon! Thanks for the sharing, CnC!
So fun! Everything looks perfect. You and your mom did a great job.
What a great shower! You are quite the party planner/thrower, your sister is lucky to have you 🙂
A mexican themed party would be my dream. Looks amazing!
Oh that looks like SO MUCH FUN!!! You did a great job!
what a fabulous shower – you girls did a great job planning. i LOVE that wine bottle idea! i wish i had seen this before throwing my best friend’s shower last month! actually, i just want someone to do that for me someday haha. you did a beautiful job, tina!
Nice going – what a fab looking shower! What a fun theme too.
Awe, it looks so festive and fun! I’m totally saving this post so if/when I ever get married I can say this is what I want for a shower! 🙂
What an awesome bridal shower! I hope I can do something as nice for my younger sister someday 🙂 The bottles of wine for momentous times in the marriage is a great idea. I’ll have to remember that! And don’t worry about all that sangria – it’s practically all fruit. Health food, I say! hehe.
Aww everything looks so cute! The wine bottle idea from the bridesmaids was excellent. 🙂
that looks like a fun shower – very creatively done 🙂
What a great bridal shower!! I love the theme and the food looks great.
What an awesome event! I love the mexican theme, and I LOVE the wine bottle ideas! So cute!
I think that has to be one of the most colourful bridal showers I’ve ever seen. And one of the most fun too! It looks awesome, LOVE the theme!
I love the idea of this bridal shower – it looked great!! 🙂
You are a great sister!
WOW! Now that is what you call a fun bridal shower. I love all the pictures, the decorations and the cute ideas of decorating the wine bottles! Great Job!
Wow it looks like you all had so much fun! Everyone really went above and beyond with thte food/drinks/decorations! LOVE the watermelon with fruit in it.
What an amazing bridal shower! The food all looks scrumptious, and I LOVE the wine bottle idea. So clever.
That looks like such a great bridal shower! I’m sure your sister will remember this on top of all of the other wedding festivities.
Your cousin is really adorable 🙂
hellz yeah @ the “it’s always sunny in philadelphia” shirt!!!
That sounds like a great shower. I want to steal that idea for mine!
OMG what an AWESOME event. I LOVE: the sombrero balloon, the food spread, the decorated bride chair and the (hundred) glasses of sngria!
Oh and Tina you offically in my book have the best clothing style of all the food bloggers I read.
beautiful party! the picture of you and your sister is adorable!
What an awesome shower! I love the idea of the decorated wine bottles!
This looks like SO much fun! I just went to my sisters bridal party last weekend! We went on top a mountain and went swimming in lakes! Tons of fun!
i LOVE the watermelon bowl! And the drink station! Awesome!
Sorry I dont comment more often! I do follow your blog, and love it!!! xo
So cute! Un-lame theme showers are hard to come by, and this one looks like a total blast! Your sister is a lucky lady 🙂
Too cute! I’m so glad you had a fab day! You’re an awesome big sis!
That looks like an amazing party! I loved the bottle idea too, very cute, and the food looked mucho yummy! I think it’s also amazing the wedding is on my birthday, haha 😉
Looks like so much fun! I love all the festive colors!
This looks like such a fun party! Mexican themed events are always so cool, because who doesn’t like Mexican food or margaritas/sangria? Wedding season makes me happy this year…I actually have weddings/bridal showers to go to for the first time 🙂
you did such a great job. the food, drinks, decor, party favors….all amazing!
gorgeous event – i love the cake and the cute sombrero balloon! great job!
What a fun shower! Thanks for sharing the photos. Everything looks fabulous! Nice job. I hope you are relaxing today!
lol, i am LOVING that pinata!
That is the most beautiful bridal shower ever!!
omg what a crazy fun shower! i love all of it! looks like your sister got some serious loot!
What a great idea! It looks like everyone had a blast.
I’m going to have to remind that wine bottle idea – very creative!