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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

You would think you were in Mexico!

All we needed was a sandy beach!

Some of you may know my daughter Jamie and her fiancé are getting married in Mexico this fall.  Her Aunts hosted a beautiful  and very detailed shower this past weekend.

DSCN1708_152 So much prep work was involved with lots of helpers including sisters and cousins.  Sangria in progress here!




Little by little all the decorations are pulled out onto the patio ready to be perfectly placed


The humidity was drippy high but the Aunts worked right through it in the mid day heat.



Don’t you just want to sit a spell maybe with a glass of sangria?



Four little bistro tables were nestled close together with each holding a brightly colored placemat and lantern in the center.  A variety of festive napkins and rings were carefully placed and a parrot was perching on each lantern.



Pictures of Jamie and Dan were placed here and there.  This one is from the night Dan proposed at a Mystery Dinner Party.



A meal was served of tacos, refried beans, several appetizers, fresh salsa from a Mexican grocer, a wonderful corn and black bean side dish among other things. 



 Guests of all ages began arriving.  They were greeted with offers of Sangria, Limeade Lisa, Iced Tea or Water






Everyone was thrilled to see my mother make her first road trip after her fall.





The Aunts thought of everything!

A wonderful Tres Leche cake was served with a Best Wishes message in Spanish.

The cake was half strawberry and half coconut.  YUMMY! It was from a local Mexican bakery.



Jamie enjoying a fun moment with her mother in law to be



Of course it was a special time for Mother and Daughter as well.



Please join me today as we thank Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for another Tablescape Thursday!

Tablescape Thursday

I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit and seeing a memorable time for our friends and family!



Anonymous said...

Hi Donna,

It's been awhile since I've been by for a visit !!! So glad I popped in today :)

What a special time in your life right now, I am so happy for you !!!

Your daughter is beautful, I wish her much love and happiness !!!

All the best,
Kathy :)

stitching under oaks said...

you sure know how to throw a party and accessorize it. What a wonderful time. Your daughter is glad you two are close and can celebrate this wonderful chapter in her life together.

Jane said...

What a beautiful way to celebrate! Your lovely daughter is so fortunate to have such a wonderful family...

Many wonderful wishes to the bride-to-be and her future husband.
Jane (artfully graced)

Paula@SweetPea said...

Your family really went all out for this shower. The tables and other decorations look so nice. I'm sure Jaime loved and enjoyed every second of the evening.

Anonymous said...

ooooh... a mexican party....I love it! I love mexican food but my DH doesn't so we never go to a Mexican restaurant but I do sneak in a taco supper at home every now and then. :) Every thing at the party looks fabulous. Sounds like the wedding will be wonderful too in a beautiful place. We may have one coming up soon too. I kind of hope it's a destination wedding too.

Jacqueline said...

Your colors were so pretty. I especially loved how you mixed the placemats. They looked lovely together. What fun colors. How fun to put the picture on the table too. What a wonderful party.

Entertaining Women said...

I remember being so overwhelmed by the generosity of friends and family when my son and daughter went through their wedding celebrations. Your sisters created a lovely shower for your daughter. Thank you for sharing the charming design. Cherry Kay

Susan McClaskey said...

Very best wishes to the bride and groom. The party looks so inviting.

Rachel said...

What a fabulously unique them for a shower! Very classy!!! I love the collection of lanterns, alright, I drooled a little!
Best wishes to your daughter and future son-in-law for a long and happy life together!

Slice of Pie said...

What a beautiful setting for a shower! All the colors were great ...and keep your mama moving! I always love seeing the blend of youg ones with the old timers ... great post! Oh ... your tables were great, too!

niartist said...

Lovely - and you know, you could pass me one of those sangria's! THANK YOU VERY MUCH! :) :) Gorgeous, thanks for sharing and inspiring.


xinex said...

What a great fun party. The bride must have been so elated. It really captured the Caribbean atmosphere....Christine

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

This looks like a great time with family and friends!


Debbie said...

What a wonderful shower your sisters created. The Mexican theme was great,and you are all girls after my own heart in bringing a theme to fruition.

Great job! I know that all were impressed!

Barbara said...

I love parties when everyone comes together like this to make it a special occasion. Everything looks so festive! Tres Leche cake! Yummmm! I haven't had that for a long time.

Jane said...

It looks like a perfect and your daughter and your mother look beautiful!
Have a great weekend.

Lulu said...

You have tied the menu and the table together beautifully. I would like to have been at your party.

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna! Oh, my goodness what a wonderful party! So colorful and festive!!
Thanks so much for popping in to see us.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Melissa Miller said...

Donna how beautiful! It's just perfect and so festive. Love the lanterns. :)

Marigene said...

Wow, I love all the bright colors...beautiful.

tuliptilly said...

Donna, its so wonderful to see Miss Dorothy looking so pretty and well. The party looks like it was a wonderful time for all of you.

Marlis said...

congratulations. it looks like a perfect party and everything came together so beautifully. Of course I snagged a few idea to make my own! I'll be back to blogging when the power cord comes in for the computer ! thanks for dropping in.