HOLAAAA! It has been a minute since I've hosted a dinner party, and this Fiesta-themed dinner was my official NUMBER ONE of my #21in21 dinner parties goal! You can see all of my 2021 goals, but this is definitely one of the ones I'm most excited about!
Hosting people in my home is my *favorite!* After a suuuper low key year in 2020, I'm excited to work on this goal, which will mean hosting people about twice a month at my house! There are no defined rules for what makes up a dinner party, no certain level of fanciness or decor...just a reminder for me to do something regularly that makes me happy (and that makes me clean my house!) ;)
I tend to make things a little more difficult than they need to be....because I just get so excited and want to do EVERYTHING. My husband Adam on the other hand, likes to make things as simple as possible. So while I was browsing Pinterest for menu inspo for my first dinner party of 2021, he quietly suggested that he make "guac + margs"....his specialty! Once I came to my senses, I realized that it would be awesome to have Adam as my co-host and basically have him do all the cooking! SO we landed on a Fajita Fiesta and it was the perfect mix of simple, delicious, and fun!
We invited 2 couples to join us for dinner, and they are already friends with each other, so we knew that we would have a blast that night! I decided that I wanted to decorate for a true fiesta, since we haven't had a party in over a year (so crazy!)! I did keep things pretty simple, with the main decor being the colorful paper flag garland that I strung from the dining room ceiling. I used mini sombreros and mini piñatas on the table and around the house to add a few festive touches. I already owned all of these items, but wanted to share sourcing with you since this fiesta would be so easy to recreate and this theme could be used for baby or adult birthday parties, bachelorette...anything!
You can watch my decor process in this Instagram Reels video.
Of course when guests arrived, we greeted them with a fresh homemade marg and Adam's famous homemade guac! His basic recipe was my first Foodie Friday post ever, but Adam was still a secret to the internet so I didn't mention that it was from him! ;)
mini sombreros // tissue flag garland // faux cactus // molcajete // cloth napkins // mini piñatas & cactus piñatas // gold chargers (I have had these for years and use them for almost every dinner party under white plants to dress things up!)
We had the BEST time at our fajita fiesta! I'm a huge fan of not spending a lot of money to prepare, but I'm also a fan of having fun and being festive, so you have to find your own balance that works best for you! I'm already planning a Super Bowl party that will definitely count as a dinner party, and we'll be serving chili dogs per Adam's request! You do YOU!