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#1 amyh

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    Posted 15 April 2007 - 02:33 PM

    I thought I would share this with Melissa and any other bride planning a fun AHR. We had a Mexican Fiesta for my 21st B-day and had a blast! I made all the tissue paper strings (at night, you can't tell what a horrible job i did!). We also strung colored bulbs throughout the yard. My brother and I made the taco stand which was actually used. We hired ppl to come make tacos and my mom made tamales and pozole too. As our table settings, we found cheap knit fabric as tableclothes. I found large coca-cola cups at the 99cents store and used them as vases and placed two sunflowers in each per table. Each table had mexican candy and a bottle of tequila.

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    Posted 15 April 2007 - 02:36 PM

    so cute!!

    great job and it looks fun...we have a local tamale lady that makes such great tamales...someone actually made a documentary about her called "our lady of the tamales". she is a local celebrity...when i have mexican themed parties, she makes them for me...i wish i could learn how to make them but i am a little intimadted by them...tacos, enchiladas i can make but not tamales

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      Posted 15 April 2007 - 02:37 PM

      Everyone stepped up and pitched in! We found a ton of junk in our garage and used it as decor. My parents are Mexican so we had a ton of useless stuff! My uncle even found a rooster and chicken which we placed on top of a hey stack by the portapotty we rented!

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        Posted 15 April 2007 - 02:42 PM

        I know what you mean, but if you purchase the masa or dough already made, all you have to do is make the filling and steam them.

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        so cute!!

        great job and it looks fun...we have a local tamale lady that makes such great tamales...someone actually made a documentary about her called "our lady of the tamales". she is a local celebrity...when i have mexican themed parties, she makes them for me...i wish i could learn how to make them but i am a little intimadted by them...tacos, enchiladas i can make but not tamales


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          Posted 15 April 2007 - 03:19 PM

          WOW! Amesome party Amy! It looks like you guys had SO much fun! Hey wait a minute... I'm in LA - why wasn't I invited!?! I love tamales!
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            Posted 15 April 2007 - 04:07 PM

            Wow Amy that looks like a great party. Thanks for sharing!
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              Posted 15 April 2007 - 05:07 PM

              Amy that was great!!! your patio looks like an authentic mexican taqueria

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                Posted 15 April 2007 - 05:28 PM

                that looks like so much fun - thanks amy!

                now...how do i fit 150 people into my postage stamp sized yard? haha

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                  Posted 15 April 2007 - 05:39 PM

                  Amy-
                  That looks great! And I bet it was so much fun!!! That is what we are planning on doing for our AHR (for 300+ people). I can't wait. I think I'm almost as excited for the Fiesta as the DW!
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                  #10 amyh

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                    Posted 15 April 2007 - 05:52 PM

                    Thanks ladies! We def had a blast.

                    Melissa- I'm sure we had more than 100ppl that night. You can't tell from the pics but it was crowded. I think you may have to open up your house for guests if you feel that you can't fit 150!

                    Anny- Its my mom's dream to open a "cenaduria" (sp??). She was really tempeted to leave all the decorations up! haha!

                    by the way, we had so much fun finding things to decorate with. You can't tell from the pic, but my dad had a weelbarrow which was falling apart. he was ready to throw it out, but we lined it with thick black plastic, filled it with ice and stuck a ton of corona's in there at the entrance of the yard!




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