I have been planning Olive's first birthday party in my head since she was about six months old. I don't think I have ever been so excited for anyone's birthday before. Planning kid parties is just fun. I decided a fiesta theme would be really fun to work with.
I am a little bit obsessed about Olive's margarita cupcakes. I used a chocolate batter and squished mini milky way candy bars into the center prior to baking. After cooling the cupcakes, I dipped them (twice) in [heated] cream cheese frosting. After letting them dry for about five minutes, I rolled their edges in sprinkles. I popped them into a cute paper liner, and added a lime wedge and drink umbrella right before serving. They were reeeeeeeally tasty.
Kevin made sopapillas. Guests stuffed them with homemade beans, guacamole and salsa--all made by Kevin!! Yay for homemade guacamole.
And as usual, I made sugar cookies. I tinted whipped cream to look like guacamole and made a fresh fruit salsa from kiwis and strawberries to look like little faux chips and salsa hors d'oeuvres. I made some slight changes from this awesome idea by Sugarbelle!
Olive loves horchata so we obviously had to make some. It turned out pretty yummy and it was easy and cheap to make!
Olive got to destroy a mini "chocolate decadence" cake from our favorite Italian market Mazzaro's. It's a flourless cake that kind of looks like a slab of fudge.
I would have loved to take more pictures but things were a little crazy! Even before the party, I was running behind. Hope you enjoyed these pictures!