31 July, 2014
What's On HK

Holy guacamole – there’s a Mexican Fiesta in town! Sweet Soirees x Sassy’s Summer Party Guide

31 July, 2014
Summer is here, and what better way than to enjoy the sun than by hosting a super stylish summer party? Once again, we’ve enlisted former That Girl Lauren from Sweet Soirees to give us her insider tips on hosting the hottest summer party this season – get that tequila out, it’s time for a fiesta!

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This summer we decided to host a colourful Mexican fiesta to celebrate sunny days and late nights. Here are some of our favourite party tips to make sure you have all you need to put together an amazing summer fiesta!

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FOOD & DRINKS

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For our food table we wanted to stick to some Mexican favourites whilst keeping the food fresh and light for summer.

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Make-your-own prawn tacos and cheesy nacho pots were on the menu, along with fresh fruit cups and churros for something sweet afterwards.

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To keep our guests hydrated we served some delicious summer punch as well as mojitos.

To create our Mexican feast we purchased most of our ingredients from supermarkets such as Park n’ Shop, Marks & Spencer and City Super.  However if you are really stuck for time and ingredients, you can always order food from Mexican restaurants such as, El Taco Loco, Little Burro , Agave or Mr Taco Truck.

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DECORATIONS

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We wanted our party to be bright and summery so we made sure all our decorations had pops of colour. We started with bright, fresh flowers from the Flower Market. We chose to include Leucospermum, Holland Green Dianthus, Fruit of Eucalyptus and Roses in our flower arrangements. We also found some mini cactuses, which cost around $25 per pot. These are great for decorating your table as well as little gifts for your guests to take home!

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In addition to flowers we felt flags were a great way to add more colour. We found some bright material in pink, yellow, orange and green, which we then made into flag bunting. This fit perfectly with our Mexican theme!

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Another fun element to add to your party is a chalkboard. You can use them to let your guests know the theme of the party and what’s on the menu for the evening. We got ours from Ikea for $169.90. You can also get colourful chalk from most stationary shops to make your board stand out.

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ACTIVITY

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To add an extra touch to our fiesta and to make our guests feel really special, we handmade mini piñata place settings.

To make your own Mini Piñata you will need:

  • 2 Piñata templates (download them here!)
  • 1 strip of paper 38cm x 2cm
  • Glue stick
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Crepe paper

Step one:
Download the piñata template here, print and cut out piñata template. Take the long strip of card and start taping the strip to one side of the piñata template, edge to edge.

Step two:
Once you have formed the base, start cutting the crepe paper into fringed strips to wrap around the base of your piñata.

Step three:
Glue them layer-by-layer onto the piñata to the top until the base is covered. You will need three layers for each colour.

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We hope you enjoyed our party tips and that you have a fantastic fiesta this summer!

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