Friday, February 19, 2010

NOW it's a Party

Last night, Jason came home bursting with excitement about a wedding planning idea.  Since our wedding is now headed into a daylight-hours direction, he wondered how I'd feel about a pinata at the wedding.

How would I feel?  I'D FEEL FREAKING WONDERFUL about a pinata at the wedding.  I've been advocating for the pinata since before we got officially engaged.  I had a pinata at our holiday/engagement party filled with Hanukkah chocolates and mini-bottles of booze because I was in mourning for the wedding-pinata-that-wouldn't-be (and because I've loved pinatas since my childhood birthday parties, of course.)

Eff it, this is a wedding PARTY, and we're having a pinata.

So, in the spirit of Hispano-American infused Southern California party traditions, I'll leave you with this awesome Spanish Fiesta Inspiration Board compiled by Los Angeles-based photographer Heidi Ryder.

Please visit Heidi's own post for references to all the amazing vendors from the above images.  (I'm especially partial to the papelitos picados banners by Aymujer on Etsy)

Happy effing Friday, everyone.

16 comments:

  1. awesome!! i looove pinatas, they are such a celebration piece. what will you be filling yous with? love the mini-bottles of booze idea.

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  2. a pinata filled with chocolate and booze!? that's no kids pinata. sounds like my kinda thing!

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  3. I've never had the pleasure of a wonderful piñata. So jealous! Just make sure they aren't glass bottles?!

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  4. @anna: nope - they sell plastic mini-booze bottles too! In brand names! It's like they read my devious mind...

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  5. For our friend's 30th birthday we had a piñata (secretly) filled with flour. Everyone gets a shot at it and gives it a nice tap and then it's the birthday boy's turn. So while he's blind-folded and hacking away at it someone sneaks up to the second floor balcony (overlooking the yard) and dumps a pail of water on him. You see where this is going right? He was covered in flour for the rest of the night. Best birthday party ever.

    Oh! And his birthday cake was in the shape of a giant ass.

    All this to say, I love piñatas!

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  6. He he he! I just turned into health and safety for a second. I'm back to cool anna again! Go boozy piñata!

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  7. Haha! love it! Now those will be pictures I have to see!

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  8. love this. brilliant. AND you can have fun bedazzling the pinata stick and blindfold.

    happy effing friday indeed!

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  9. @bowiebride: this might be the only time I will say this in my life, but now I want a bedazzler. In fact, I may need a bedazzler. (off to search neighborgoods for borrowing potential...)

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  10. Please rock the pinata! I wanted a pinata at our reception and my mom was not having it (she is paying for some of it so what she says goes). I was so sad. I would be very happy to live my pinata dreams through you :)

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  11. A pinata...it's genius, plain and simple. And those flags are lovely.

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  12. Oh it is so on! Let's have a contest for whose guests can smash the pinata quicker. Winner gets bragging rights and title of queen of the pinata ;)

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  13. I love the idea of a pinata and totally thing it should be a party! I am so with you on that!

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  14. A wedding pinata is an AMAZING idea! I love it! And I have a bedazzler you can borrow! :)

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