Monday, 15 August 2011

The Taco Bar Part 1

 The Decorations: Mexican Paper Flowers

Welcome to the first post in a week long series called The Taco Bar. As I mentioned, last weekend was my birthday. This year, instead of going out, I decided that I wanted to create a taco bar at home. So I decided I would share my birthday creations with you this week! Is it all very Mediterranean? So so. But, it was my birthday so I ate what I wanted!

Being that it was my own birthday, I wasn't wanting to spend a lot on decorations, other than a few purchases from the good ol' dollar store. When I searched online, I found lots of great ideas. Piñatas, Mexican hats, you name it. But again, it was my own birthday, how much money would that have cost??? But then I found this great, free-for-me idea (because of my ridiculous tissue paper stock) to make Mexican Paper Flowers. I hadn't heard of them before, but they were super cute and I think they turned out great! This is the video I used to learn how to do it, it's very well explained. Check it out:

I had lots of fun playing off the many colours I was already trying to put in the room, especially red, yellow, green, and somehow I always end up with lots of blue in everything I do. It's just my colour, I guess.... Here are some pics to show you how they turned out.

You can see in this pic that I had created a different edge on the paper for each flower. The video suggests you fold the paper, and then cut it. Well, I tried that, but I found it extremely hard to cut through. Maybe it was my scissors, but I'd suggest lining up the papers and then folding them over once or twice, then cutting your edge. Then unfold them the way the video instructs.

I just think this one looks totally awesome. Thankfully, since I didn't have much time during the party, my great buddy K from grabbed the camera and snapped away. I have no idea how she got this one to look so cool, but it is!

Another random shot...

And good times were had by all....


  1. Hey Kim, I found your blog at Skip to my Lou. I'm your newest follower. Looks like you have some good ideas on food and recipies. Stop over ar my blog and if you like you can follow me too. Have a great day!

  2. These are very cute. I am really into making different kinds of flowers right now. Also late happy birthday :) I would love it if you would stop by and share this at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
    Hope to see you soon,

  3. Glad you liked the pictures! :) Looking forward to seeing the posts this week

  4. Cool flowers!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  5. Great flowers! I want to make some of these to put in my daughters room bc she is starting to outgrow the mobile. I have already put the mobile as high as I can get it. She doesn't really sleep in the crib though. It's more for looks. New follower from the hop. Hope you could stop by my blog and follow back at

  6. Zaylyn: This is a good one to have then. I think it would last quite a while. I can say that they have turned into the ultimate cat toy :)

  7. Love your flowers, sounds like a good taco bar party for your special day.

    Thanks for linking up at Bacon Time. I am going to have another fun give away at this weeks linky, hope to see you soon.

  8. um you need a big hug from ME!!! I have always wanted to learn how to do this!! I am your newest follower! I hope you will link up here: