Favorite Mexican Layer Dip Recipe

Mexican layer dip recipe

Time for a little Mexican flavor to get you in the mood for a Cinco de Mayo celebration. I’ve been making this Mexican layer dip since my college days. I got the recipe while I was working a summer office job up in Northern Virginia. One of the gals in the office used to make […]

How To Host A Stylish Cinco De Mayo Party

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I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love Mexican food & drink, and celebrating cinco de mayo. It’s also the perfect time to host a ladies night gathering with a few girl friends, mix up some margaritas, and serve up the chips and salsa/dips. I had the pleasure of working with Sauza blue tequila to come […]

Fiesta Style Bridal Shower

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How fitting is this bridal shower feature with cinco de mayo being tomorrow?  This pretty and colorful shower photographed by Diana Lupu Photography has some great decorative touches.  How about that whimsical yarn backdrop behind the cake table?!    The centerpieces are kept simple by using jars and cans to hold bright blooms.  A mexican banner-print runner […]

Red Wine Sangria

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by contributor Lisa Thiele {photography & styling by With Style & Grace} Whether or not spring has made its appearance where you are, I can give you at least one excuse to prepare a big batch of this delicious sangria, Cinco de Mayo! Make a big pitcher of this red wine sangria, invite over some […]

Mexican Fiesta Party Inspiration

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Any time of year is great for hosting a Mexican Fiesta dinner party.  They make fun summer parties, festive birthday celebrations, or fantastic “just because” gatherings!  Here are some ideas from my latest contribution for Celebrations website…  Oh, and don’t forget the margaritas! You can see all my Fiesta design ideas in my article for Celebrations.  I don’t […]

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta!

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I recently stumbled upon a friend I’ve known since 6th grade(no, I will not say how many years that is!).  The irony of the story is that I stumbled upon her fabulously popular blog, Pink and Polka Dot, about slipcovers, thrifting, and overall musings of a mom.  She has a very engaging online ‘voice,’ and when I […]

White Peach Sangria

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This morning I asked my husband, “Why don’t we ever make Sangria’s?” I mean it’s a perfect combination of wine, liqueur, fruit, it feeds a crowd, and you can make ahead! It’s not New Year’s, but I’m going to make a resolution to make a pitcher of Sangria. Soon! Here’s one I want to try….maybe […]