Mexican fiesta night.

Last weekend we decided to have a bit of Mexican night at home. A few months ago we had been out to Acapulco in Ballyhackamore for a lovely meal with friends and had planned to go again, but in the spirit of saving some money in January we thought we'd try it at home instead. Of course this money saving could have instantly gone out the window as I started adding heaps of papel picado bunting to my amazon basket, however my bank balance sighed a sigh of relief when I instead headed to the pound shop and spent a grand total of £1 on coloured tissue paper and decided to have a go at making my own.


Rather pretty off cuts. (Rather blurry pics as I decided to start this project rather late one night while watching this really good Seamus Heaney doc on BBC 4)

 I used this tutorial online and I think it worked pretty well, even if I do say so myself!


The finished decorations. In fairness I did splash out on the circular paper decorations but they were only £2.00 each and I can easily fold them up and use then again (for all those future fiestas I see us hosting!)

 I put out my most cheerful fiesta-y tablecloth (from ikea many moons ago) and added this perfectly tacky cactus confetti.

Obligatory hot sauce.


Beer and lime, yum!


We may have gone slightly overboard on the lime juice. We only used two bottles in the end, ah well I guess we will just have to make many more jugs of margaritas in the coming months, roll on summer!

I neglected to take any photos of the food, everybody brought along a dish so in the end we has quite a feast of nachos, tacos, fajitas, enchiladas and tasty salads and even some homemade guacamole which was delicious. We rounded it all off with my very first homemade key lime pie of which I was very proud and will definitely be making again, even though juicing all those limes nearly made my hands fall of - so stingy!