Last year my husband and I had the pleasure of traveling to Mexico on May 5th, CINCO DE MAYO!! That day is enjoyable on Canadian soil but even more so on Mexican soil! We went to film a wedding so we didn’t get to let loose as much as I’d hoped for. When Katherine (Our Happy Place) and Heydy (Raising Jay and Abel) agreed to party Cinco style with me!
Food is definitely a weakness for me and even more so when it’s Mexican food! As Kat mentioned in her post, planning this party was almost as fun as eating all the delicious food after! We gathered up some of our favourite local vendors to party Cinco style. We were not shocked to see so many local vendors channeling their love for all things Mexican with some of the most delicious and cutest Mexican-inspired items.
Kat is pretty incredible when it comes to styling a party. It wasn’t long before we locked down a colour scheme and got creating! We put our 3 heads together and combined our little black books with our favourite vendors to see who was up for a spring Fiesta!
There is nothing better than taking a classic and adding a twist! Taking colour inspo from Mexican blankets, and muting them down a little, we ended up with a pastel palette. Sometimes too many colours can be distracting. Menu’s are one of my personal favourite aspects to a party and this Tex- Mex style menu had me hangry for days! I couldn’t wait to get in the kitchen and start conspiring! As Kat says in her blog post HERE, many of the items for dressing the table were items we had on hand, simple DIYS, and some dollar store finds. Throwing a party doesn’t have to break the bank and there are many budget-friendly options with a little patience and creativity! Speaking of patience, did you see that tissue backdrop Kat made?!
My contribution to the Cinco De Mayo planning aside from being the photographer was these amazing Vegetarian Taco’s. Why Vegetarian you ask? Some people don’t like or cannot eat meat, generally speaking not many people have something against a vegetarian option. Unless you’re ME.. the pickiest of the bunch. I generally am not open to trying new foods I tasted this Pizza at the Healthy Family Expo and it blew my mind. Then I found out it was Cauli Crumble from Big Mountain Foods. It is Soy Free, Gluten Free, High in Fiber and contains 14g of Protein per 90g serving! As someone who doesn’t like actually likeCauliflower or split peas, the first two ingredients listed on the box, I am obsessed. I thought about that Pizza for a week after and finally reached out to ask if they’d be apart of this party!
I prepared the Cauli Crumble as the instructions say on the box and then added Taco seasoning as the instructions called for on the package and carried on with the Taco’s as normal! The tacos were a huge hit and I have even created more recipes at home (stay tuned for those) using Cauli Crumble instead of meat. I love meat in all shapes and forms but something about this alternative has me hooked. Texture, taste, and appearance are comparable to regular meat but full of healthy goodness. This Cauli Crumble is a wonderful alternative and one I will be adding to many of our family meals at home, not because I need to but because it’s delicious and I want too!
Scroll to see more photos of the Cinco De Mayo party and the Makers who were involved!
Backdrop- Our Happy Place
Flowers- Ever Red Fresh Designs
Sangria- Raising Jay and Abel