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A Festive Fiesta – All in the Details

December 12, 2012

by Elizabeth

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Last weekend we threw a couples shower for Husband’s friend and his darling fiancée. We decided on a fiesta theme early on, before I realized that our Christmas decorations would already be up. But, no problemo mi amigos, it worked out fabulously! I added some extra sparkle and color to our standard holiday decor to create a festive, but not tacky, fiesta. Mexican food, a margarita machine, and some talavera serving pieces added the rest of the flair.

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The centerpiece – I’m bringing back white carnations! The only reason I think this worked is because they are tightly packed, and the entire arrangement is kept pretty simple. Add some magenta peonies, holly sprigs, and a few clementines – voila.

IMG_9246Silver, a bit of aqua tinsel, and mercury glass votives add the sparkly this party called for.

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Oh, the peonies are to die for. For me, dark pink is better than red. IMG_9163

Although I did have a touch of red from some fresh holly from our yard. No need to purchase greenery when your house is surrounded by holly!

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More holly in a vintage vase from Granny. IMG_9170

Since it was a couples shower, mistletoe needed to make an appearance. No, the DIY kissing ball did not get made. IMG_9189

We lined the sidewalk with luminarias in true Mexican Christmas fashion. IMG_9200

More sparkle! I didn’t add anything to the mantle for the fiesta. I kept it neutral with greenery, antlers, and mercury glass. IMG_9204

We lined the patio with globe lights and paper flags – the lights are here to stay for the rest of the season!

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