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Our Cinco de Mayo Style…

April 26th, 2013

Cinco de Mayo Party | photos by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles

Call us eager beavers, but we just couldn’t help ourselves… this week our team got together to celebrate Cinco de Mayo a few days early with sangria, maracas, mini tostadas and yes, Jenn’s chihuahua Guaps as our official mascot. True to my Austin roots, I like to stay “fiesta-ready” at all times, and between the girls and I we were able to pull together this little shindig using candles, serving pieces and Mexican blankets from our own collections (along with a crazy amount of Mexican embroidered tops & dresses!) This party was a great reminder that sometimes the simplest get-togethers are the most fun… keep reading to see some of my fave moments from the day shot by Melanie Grizzel, and hope you get inspired to throw a little Cinco de Mayo soirée of your own!
Cinco de Mayo Party | photos by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles

As much as I love my margaritas (really, is anything better?) I decided to mix things up by making a big punch bowl full of fruity sangria. It was so delish, and definitely made things easy on the hostess – once I set it out, all the girls got to be their own bartenders. I’ll share the recipe with you guys next week.
Cinco de Mayo Party | Photos by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles

Cinco de Mayo Party | photos by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles

Mexican dresses are the best. So colorful, and you really can’t beat the comfort factor. Cinco de Mayo Party | photos by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles Instead of doing a floral centerpiece, Chanel and I picked up some succulents from the nursery and planted them in a long vintage wooden box. It kept the vibe cool and casual, and the best part is that they’re now a permanent fixture on my patio table.

Cinco de Mayo Party | Photos by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles

Ana is perfectly accessorized. Cinco de Mayo Party-Melanie Grizzel-Camille Styles10

Jeanine sips sangria. Cinco de Mayo Party | Photos by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles

It was hard to choose from P’s growing collection of Mexican dresses, but hot pink won out (as usual.) Cinco de Mayo Party | Photos by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles

Cinco de Mayo Party | Photos by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles

Watermelon skewers with crumbled cotija cheese and maldon salt. Yum. Chanel is going to share how she DIY’d the festive beaded skewers next week (so perfect for cocktail swizzle sticks, too!)

*update: DIY posted here! 

Cinco de Mayo Party | Photos by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles

Every fiesta needs a chihuahua.
Cinco de Mayo Party | Photos by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles

Cinco de Mayo Party | Photos by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles

Cinco de Mayo Party | Photos by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles

She’s gonna be a shoe girl. But who wouldn’t gravitate towards Kerri’s fiesta-perfect footwear? Cinco de Mayo Party | Photos by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles

Cinco de Mayo Party | Photos by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles Chanel crafted a large-scale version of classic papel picado which served as the perfect party backdrop. We’ll share the full DIY next week… I think there could be so many fun uses for it!

*update: DIY posted here!

Such a fun day… many thanks to Mel for capturing it all so beautifully. Now I just need to start thinking about what I’m going to do on the real Cinco de Mayo… (most likely, head to the nearest Mexican restaurant. Extra queso, please.)

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48 Comments under :: Our Cinco de Mayo Style…
  1. Oceanpoppy says:

    Yum… there’ nothing wrong with celebrating early:0) So festive & fun… I love sangria & guacamole ~ my favorite!! Thanks for sharing ~ salute!

    ~Oceanpoppy

  2. El Guapo says:

    Chicas bonitas, gracias por invitarme a la fiesta. ¡Te amo!

  3. So fun! You gals look like you’re having a great time.

    Happy Friday!
    Ashley

  4. oh my goodness this is just about the cutest thing ever. i have a baby shower to attend on cinco de mayo so we’ll probably celebrate after with some sangria and so so many avocados!

  5. Andrea says:

    Guaps is the best!

    • Jennifer Rose Smith says:

      Thank you, Andrea! He has not forgotten that you are the one who coined his nickname. We want to fiesta with you soon!

  6. Todd Wagner says:

    You captured the moment perfectly. What a beautiful party!!

  7. Thanks ladies… we had such a blast. Love fiestas because they are all about FUN!

  8. such a fun evening – and it turned out so pretty!

  9. Jennifer says:

    Where is that dress from, Camille?

  10. Sandra Figueiredo says:

    Your parties always look like lots of fun and you are always perfectly dressed. Can you share where you got your beautiful comfy dress and sandals?
    Really really lovely!

  11. So fun! I love this Cinco de mayo celebration! Camille, where is your dress from? I really need to have one… :)

  12. Jennifer says:

    Agreed! That dress is so cute, where is it from?

  13. Hannah says:

    Love these dresses! Could you share where to find the white/pink short sleeve one? Gracias!

  14. Cinco de Mayo is my birthday! This is a great theme for celebrating!

  15. Getting ideas about how our Cinco de Mayo cooking class should look from you!

  16. I too am super curious where Camille’s dress is from. It’s adorable!!

  17. Danielle Waisner says:

    Camille where is your dress from? It’s so cute!

  18. diane smith says:

    What fun party ideas. Loved seeing Guapo in the pics…too cute!
    Happy Cinco de Mayo to all!
    D

  19. Chris says:

    Jenn, you really need to frame the photo of you and Guaps. so cute……he is smiling!

  20. Kelsey says:

    Love the setting! Beautiful. And can’t wait for the DIY skewers…

    Kelsey

  21. Molly says:

    Cinco de Mayo!!! The best holiday of the year!
    I love P’s dress! I wish they made it in my size!

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  34. Lindsay says:

    Hi there! Did you ever post the recipe for the sangria you served? I would love the recipe since you said everyone liked it! :) Thanks a ton!

  35. Lindsay says:

    Oh perfect! I am so glad… thanks a ton!

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