Saturday, March 17, 2012

Spanish Fiesta Part 1

For my boyfriend's birthday in January, I had a massive themed party night planned, based on his gift of a homemade tapas kit. There was Sangria, Spanish Chicken, Patatas Bravas and stuffed peppers on the menu; table decorations of red/yellow placemats, a tapas birthday plate, red confetti, Spanish napkins, mustache straws, candles, and some paper carnival flowers; ruffled red and yellow party streamers, balloons, a 'pin the tale' on the bull game and some other party plans. (A selection of which is below!)

I was soooooo busy writing my masters essay, and making all of this stuff, that there wasn't time to make tutorials.

Ever since we first ate Tapas in England, on his first visit over, he has been in love with Chorizo sausage. I bought him a Tapas book, making sure it had his favourite dishes in and then put together a kit of all of the spices and vinegars needed to make the dishes; in Germany spices are much more expensive. I found some cute jars and designed labels for them, decanting the spices. I also found some tapas sized baking dishes and used a paint pen to make them more Spanish.


Unfortunately, the day before he arrived in the UK, he had some horrible news and couldn't come! My work was really pleased: they got to eat a load of cake. So, when the man couldn't come to his party, the party was packed and taken to Germany on my next visit. All 17 kilos of it! I hadn't taken any pictures of any of these are his. I just hope he learns to make the recipes soon...they look delicious.

Part 2 will tell you more about the decorations and the cake. I have no photos of the paper flowers, but as I found them on Pinterest, I might just have to look them back up there! Organised chaos as usual!

What was your favourite themed party?

R xx


Our Pinteresting Family said...

Great idea! Megan

Casey said...

Those spice jars are so cute... I will definitely be using that idea some day. Did you draw the bull on the plates with the paint pen too?


Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style said...

Hi, I'm visiting from the blog hop! Just followed you via GFC. Would love to see you over at my place too!
Love, Olga

Rosie said...

Thanks for your lovely comments!

Casey, I just found a bull silhouette on the computer, used it to create a template and then used the same pen as the writing.

I was pleased they looked good the first time; I was expecting to have to wash and restart a number of times!

R xx

Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop said...

Thanks for linking up at SweetTalkin' Sunday! Love the decorative plate!

Justine said...

Stopping by from Take A Look Tuesday!

Cristina Garay said...

Great Party Idea! I love Tapas too! Those plates look incredible!

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