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Thursday, August 24, 2017

celebrating ryan's birthday fiesta style

ryan's birthday was last monday, but our schedules have been so busy that last night was the first chance we had to celebrate his birthday with our families.  everyone came up to our house for dinner and we had a fiesta-style celebration with a ton of mexican-inspired food.  we had build-your-own tacos with all of the fixings and tons of toppings, cilantro-lime rice, quesadillas, salsa, guac, mexican-street corn, virgin margaritas, and virgin mint mojitos.  (shout out to google translate for helping me with the english-to-spanish translations for the invitation and all of the food cards for the table!  it has been many, many years since i've taken a spanish class!)

for dessert, we made a churro-inspired cake with alternating layers of brown-butter brown-sugar cake and cinnamon cake with dark chocolate cinnamon frosting.  the fiesta was great and we all had a good time together.  leko got in on the action too with a special treat just for him!

some photos from last night's fiesta . . .

love, laurie


Mom H. said...

Great selection of photos! We had a great time, and everything was yummy. Leko's flamingo cup-holder is just so cute!

ma pa camlet said...

That was a very festive party. Loved the food and leko's flamingo.