diego’s first fiesta

diego's first fiesta: a modern twist on a traditional theme | created by the love designed life

Awww Diego’s First Fiesta had been such a labor of love and I am so happy to finally share it ALL with you all! I feel like I can finally breathe a sigh of relief! I love love love planning and throwing parties, but because I am a perfectionist, they also highly stress me out, ha. So I don’t really do them all that often. For each of my kiddo’s we went big on their first birthday [you can see my daughter’s magical unicorn first birthday here], but since then we try to keep it more basic or just do family parties. I think the first year is such a major milestone as a family, it is worth celebrating with everyone who saw you through it. So while yes, the kid will not remember it, it’s not just about that kid, but the village that is raising him. <3

My idea for the theme of this party came together pretty organically. My husband is part Mexican and we both love Latin names [hence, our children’s names], Mexican food + culture, etc. Also, the desert of Arizona is finally starting to feel like home, now that we have been here nearly two years. Wow, that seems simultaneously like yesterday and a lifetime ago! We barely found out we were pregnant with Diego when we first moved here, and the transition was hard, especially for me. But we decided as a family to make our home here, so now we are embracing the cactus! I wanted to combine the traditional Mexican fiesta with a more modern desert twist. There is a lot of color going on here [especially for me!] but I actually just love the way it all came together. You can see some of my original inspiration pics in this past post.

diego first fiesta giveaway! one for party lovers. enter over on @thelovedesignedlife's instagram!

I talked a lot about some of the many collaborators that made this party happen in Diego’s First Fiesta giveaway post, so I am mostly going to leave some space here for a bunch of pictures. Ok more than a few. But don’t worry, all of the amazing vendors are listed at the bottom of this post! And they are amazing, so I highly suggest you check them all out if you are planning a party [local or otherwise, most ship direct to you!]. I do have to give a special shout out to my wonderful, amazing sister, who has been an integral part of every one of my kiddo’s bdays over the years, from planning to late night crafting to staging and styling – she is oh-so talented and I am so lucky to have her in my life. Thank you sister @vintagewhit!!

the best vintage boho furniture rentals by tremaine ranch | created by: the love designed life | pc: dream photography studio a modern mexican fiesta | created by: the love designed life | pc: dream photography studio

multi-colored vintage glassware margarita + sangria bar for diego's first fiesta | created by: the love designed life | pc: dream photography studio

margarita + sangria bar for diego's first fiesta | created by: the love designed life | pc: dream photography studio

Also huge thanks to Tremaine Ranch who provided ALL the furniture you see here. Yes including the tables, rugs, seating, even the beautiful multi-colored glassware on the margarita bar! [My husband was super excited about me moving out all of our furniture for this. Again, haha, I’m always rearranging our furniture!] Isn’t it so perfect? I want to keep it.

pepper for the margarita bar margarita + sangria bar for diego's first fiesta | created by: the love designed life | pc: dream photography studiohappy birthday boy in his new swing margarita + sangria bar for diego's first fiesta | created by: the love designed life | pc: dream photography studio

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And one final big THANK YOU to my friend and partner over on our mother + child co. project, Stacey of Dream Photography Studio who came over to snap all of these beautiful images for me. Perfect as always, friend.

Ok here’s some more eye candy. Enjoy! 😉

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you always need cervezas for a fiesta! | designed by: the love designed life | pc: dream photography studiotissue tassel detailssweet modern first fiesta details | designed by: the love designed life | pc: dream photography studiostill obsessed with this macrame situation | designed by: the love designed life | pc: dream photography studioa saguaro cactus cake! margarita + sangria bar for diego's first fiesta | created by: the love designed life | pc: dream photography studiothe happiest one year old at his first fiesta! | designed by: the love designed life | pc: dream photography studio

Ok as promised, HERE are all of our amazing collaborators!

invitations by: // minted.com // @minted

all party treats: // A Bakeshop // @abakehop

cow skull and mini succulent piñatas: // Tini Piñatas // @tinipinatas

large macrame hanging: // Woven By Ro // @robyn.parker

paper tissue garlands + large balloons: // Paper Fox LA // @paperfoxla

vintage furniture rentals: // Tremaine Ranch // @tremaineranch

macrame baby swing + leather sandals://  Adelisa + Co. // @adelisaandco

diy gold leaf maracas: // a bubbly life // @abubblylife

felt ball garland, cake topper, glitter succulents: // Hooray Everyday // @hoorayeveryday

stunning photography: // Dream Photography Studio // @dreamphotographystudio

 

And a few other things, in case you are wondering:

diego’s party hat: // Little Blue Olive // @littleblueolive

diego’s party outfit: // Poppy’s Closet // @poppyscloset

guest party hats + oh joy ceramic plates: // target

paper goods + utensils: // urbANA // @urbanaphoenix

my top – on sale! // my skirt [also, similar]

alessandra’s dress // flower crown

 

I regards to my collaborators, I received some product in exchange for partnering with each of them to promote their wonderful businesses. All partners were reached out to by me, so as you can imagine, all of my opinions about them are my own! This post does contain some affiliate links. Thanks, as always, for your support! xoxo

 

4 Comments on diego’s first fiesta

  1. Anne
    September 9, 2016 at 8:14 AM (8 months ago)

    Oh Paige it’s absolutely perfect!! These photos will be such great memories for a lifetime too!

    • Paige
      September 9, 2016 at 10:28 PM (8 months ago)

      thank you so much Anne! xoxo

  2. Lisa Kimberly
    September 9, 2016 at 3:33 PM (8 months ago)

    Looks like such a fun party! Love how you styled this!

    I would love to know where the toy wooden push cart is from? (the one holding the maracas) I’ve been looking for something like it! 🙂

    • Paige
      September 9, 2016 at 10:29 PM (8 months ago)

      Thanks so much! It’s from The Land of Nod, but last time I checked, they didn’t carry it anymore :(. Sorry that’s not very helpful!