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A Festive Fiesta – All in the Details

December 12, 2012

by Elizabeth


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.


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.


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!


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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