Host a Backyard Fiesta Party This Summer!June 19, 2015 | FILED UNDER: Fiesta, Summer
I recently had an opportunity to design a summer party for Better Homes and Gardens – talk about a dream come true! I’ve been a loyal reader of BHG ever since elementary school but back then I would’ve never guessed I’d have the opportunity to work with them. That’s what makes this blogging journey so exciting!
For this modern version of a fiesta party, I incorporated a few signature Design Improvised decor touches – like serving baskets embroidered with yarn and colorful flowers made from cupcake wrappers. You can find all the step-by-step instructions for each DIY project with my tips and tricks in this downloadable party kit!
I wanted to make this party special, but low-stress for the hostess. This is the perfect opportunity to invite a few friends over on a warm summer night for cocktails and a casual meal. All of the decor and even the food can be prepared in advance. The flowers and the yarn garland came together over the course of a few nights in front of the TV.
I kept the food simple as well with a “make your own” Mexican pizza bar – tortillas with black bean spread and cheese are heated a couple minutes on the grill and then guests can garnish with their own fresh toppings!
A drink station with a variety of bottled sodas and sparkling waters and a pitcher of a signature cocktail (these pisco sours are delicious!) is all you need.