Monday, June 8, 2015

First fiesta!

This past weekend we had so much fun celebrating Charlie's first birthday with friends and family!
It was a really fun party to plan and I used this blog post that I found through Pinterest as inspiration.

Below is our invitation for the party:

I took the pictures (you can read how I added the mustache here) and my sister designed the invitation for me (Jamie, you need to start your own Etsy shop yesterday).

There was a point in time last summer that I almost sold this bar that Chris made (and that I posted about before here). 
I'm so happy I didn't! It's so functional for entertaining.

A few people at the party were so surprised to learn that I made these UNO letters.
They were either thinking, "wow that's impressive" or "wow you have a lot of time on your hands"!
Well, it's definitely not the latter but these letters were not as time consuming to make as they might look.

I don't have my own step-by-step DIY tutorial to show you (sorry!) but I more or less followed this blog post
Instead of using double-sided tape, I used glue and I cut several layers of the tissue paper at once to save time.  

Did you notice how my "O" is a little bit smaller than the "U" and "N"? 
Yeah I didn't notice until we hung it up.

I had too much fun getting this "Pin the tail mustache" together!
I had the poster made and ordered through Staples for less than $30.

Then, I picked up a blindfold (no, I didn't make it) and a bunch of peel-and-stick mustaches from a party goods store.

Too much fun!

The birthday boy enjoying handfuls of icing and sugar!

Thank you to my mom who made these cactus cookies for the party!


A thank you to everyone that made Charlie's first fiesta extra special and to all of those that helped make this party a success!

- Caitlin


  1. Best party ever! Love, aunt jay jay

    1. Thanks for all your help! You and Brad get MVP of the weekend!

  2. That is so adorable! It first I thought that the tie for the hat was a gold chain with a money symbol at the bottom, haha.

    1. Thanks, Sarah! Haha definitely not a gold chain and money symbol.

  3. Christine BalinaJune 9, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    Caitlin you are amazing! So creative. I LOVE everything about this party! I maybe stealing the idea for Cadence or William :-) xo

    1. Thanks Christine! Steal away! That's what it's all about, sharing ideas. Let me know if you need any decorations, I saved most of it!

  4. Awesome party!!! You are so talented.....xoxoxo

  5. Hi, is there any way you would sell or share the template for the invitation? I would love to use this for my daughter's first birthday.

    1. Hi! Send me an email at and I'll get back to you with more info. I didn't design it, my sister did so I have to see if that is something she can do! Just need to talk to her first.

  6. Hey! Where did you find the baby sombrero??? I'm loving this fiesta theme

    1. Hi, I bought it from this website:


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