My End of Summer Graduation Fiesta

It’s really hard to believe that it’s already fall with the 90 degree weather we have been having! September has been a little extra special to me, because I finally finished my bachelor’s degree in Integrated Marketing. That’s right I am officially a college graduate! Woohoo! The past ‘almost’ two years have been pretty crazy trying to balance work, school at nights, and an active little toddler. I feel so blessed to have such supportive family and friends to stick by me through all the craziness. G has been a little trooper through all of it as well. I’m so excited to see what this next chapter of my life has in store for me. If anything, I did something that I never imagined I could actually accomplish. Even if it sounds silly to me saying now. This has really been a season of me finding myself, accepting myself, and pushing myself.

I decided to celebrate my accomplishment by throwing a small pineapple/fiesta/summer-y themed party with a few close family and friends. Since it still feels like summer, I thought it would be appropriate to share a few ideas from my special celebration before I completely transition to fall mode. I know I’ve said it before, but fall is my absolute favorite time of the year! I wanted to keep this party simple on myself (Haha), so I hired a taco cart to cater it. However, the decorations were not so simple and due to the crazy windy weather, I wasn’t able to put up everything I had planned. It still turned out adorable. I had margaritas with fixin’s, horchata (that was actually pretty amazing with a little bit of spiced rum!), a little mariachi band station for the kids equipped with guitars, bongo drums, maracas, etc., cute coloring pages for the kids, yummy candles for my guests to take home, and a beautiful cake from Whole Foods that my brother’s girlfriend decorated with flowers. She also made a couple super cute floral crowns for the photo booth.

Here’s to the last little remnant of summer! And I hope this gives you some ideas, if you are looking to throw your own fun fiesta themed party in the future. Ole!


Margarita’s anyone??



The adorable candle party favors were from ‘Midnight Glimmer’.


How amazing is this cake, right!?



The dessert bar…


Party like a pineapple!


This tablescape was kind of a disaster with the wind…



Photo booth fun!



Party Favor:    Midnight Glimmer Candles

Pineapple Cups (spray painted gold) :   Oriental Trading ,

Photo Booth Idea:   Pinterest/Evite

Free Coloring Pages:   Pinterest/Happy Thought




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