Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Big BIG Fiesta

My sweet papa is EIGHTY today!!! 8-0!!! Wowza!!! We celebrated over the weekend with a surprise fiesta. It was the best ever to see his expression when we opened the gate and he drove up to a backyard filled with love, love from the closest of family and friends under strings of colorful paper. This party turned out perfect. The details, the food, the music. I think it is safe to say that my dad was very pleased and he is very difficult to please (think - Christmas/birthday gifts always returned or left out where he opened them for months or why did you get me this? or I don't need that- difficult to please)...get me?!? lol. So here are some of the many many photos I took. I missed so many details. It was just too hard being one of the hostess' and playing photographer at the same time. Most decorations are from Olvera Street in Downtown L.A. and the blanket I brought back from a trip to Mexico. We had a taco stand that was a huge hit...delicious!!!! One of the highlights was the music, my dad's favorite music...boleros...usually performed by a trio (ours brought a 4th guy to add a little spice with maracas). And of course I got crafty for this fiesta. I made a ginormous "piñata" eighty and the goodie bags with photos of my dad. It was such a happy day.

Happy Birthday Dad!! Thank you for being such an amazing dad and an inspiration. Love you with all of my heart.

P.S. How cute is my little niece? She looked darling in her little dress.


1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday to your dear Dad. Wow, 80 years old - that's so special! It looks like you all had a fun time, and I really like the picture with all the girls. It's such a treasure. We had pinatas for the kids at Grandma's house when the kids were growing up. They always made the kids happy.