Cinco de Mayo party

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Fiesta balloons

Hello and welcome to the new Brooke du jour!!! It feels SO FREAKEN GOOD to say that!!! Stephanie and I have been dreaming about this site redesign for a long time. I am beyond thrilled it’s live and of course owe it all to Stephanie (my best gal pal, occasional therapist and web developer!). She has the biggest heart and the biggest brain, and I just love her to pieces. I really wanted to elevate things around here while still keeping the design approachable and easy to navigate. I may have outgrown the pink polka dot design I previously had but you know I couldn’t have a new site design without a little pink! What do you guys think? I know I’ve looked at other bloggers’ sites before and been like, “OMG! Why is everything different?!?!” so please let me know if y’all have questions/suggestions! We’re still making tweaks here and there, and I would LOVE your opinion.

Now let’s get to the party! Y’all know I love all holidays and any reason to throw a party. Give me a good theme to work with, and I am on board. I have always loved Cinco de Mayo (hello pineapple margaritas!), so I wanted to plan something fun for my girlfriends/fellow guacamole lovers. Then I thought, “What is better than a Cinco de Mayo party? A Cinco de Mayo POOL PARTY!” We loaded up on the pool floaties and taquitos and everyone was definitely in the mood to fiesta!

Funny story—I was running around LA trying to find Topo Chico bottles to use for the floral centerpiece and couldn’t find any close by. Let’s just add Topo Chico to the long list of things I miss about Dallas! Anyways, I asked my mom if she had any Mexican bottles I could have and she showed me a case of Corona she had confiscated from me back in high school, LOL! My mom had seriously kept it hidden for like 10 years in the back of my parents’ bar. The liquid had turned a gross dark color and smelled awful when we poured it out. But they made cute floral arrangements! Hysterical right?

I wore a pink puebla dress with traditional Mexican embroidery. I bought mine in Old Town San Diego but there are several cute options on Etsy. This red-hot dress is BEGGING for a full-on fiesta! You will also look like the salsa dancing emoji, which is a huge bonus. Anddd these pink pom pom earrings are a reason alone to throw a party! Talk about fiesta flair, right?

How are y’all celebrating Cinco de Mayo next week? Whatever you do, please include these mini pink sombreros! All the decorations and décor I’ve linked below would be great for any kind of fun-filled fiesta. I did a lot of digging for this party on Etsy, and I think Lula Flora has all the party extras you need. I mean, can you even handle this taco and tequila confetti?! Also I can’t end today’s post without a shout out—Huge thanks to my bestie Mary Liz for helping me make the Taco ‘Bout A Party sign. (Yes, I’m the girl who makes her friends do manual labor for her parties but I always pay generously in rosé, lol!)

Fiesta on, ladies!! Xx

My outfit: BP aviators, Lisi Lerch tassel earrings, Old Town San Diego dress (similar), Forever21 sandals, Hazen bracelet c/o

Tablescape: Mango Tree Creations colorful runner, One & Only Palmilla pink Otomi runner (similar), World Market plates and bowls, Pier 1 silverware, Bed Bath & Beyond margarita glasses, Fiesta Valley Print Olé toppers, Whatevers Handmades confetti, Lula Flora mini piñatas and maracas (similar), DIY Taco ‘Bout A Party sign (similar), Fujifilm mini camera, Food, drinks and flowers from Trader Joe’s

Pool party accessories: beach towels, Sunnylife pool floaties (flamingo, unicorn and pineapple), Just Simply L cactus balloons and fiesta balloons

Felicia Lasala Photography



  1. April 28, 2017 / 6:16 pm


    This is beautiful! Makes me want to fiesta! Amazing job!

    xx, Ali

    • brookedujour
      April 28, 2017 / 6:48 pm

      Thank you so much, Ali! Miss you! Would love to get together with you and Meg next time I’m in Dallas and hear all about To & From! xx

  2. Erica
    April 28, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    So obsessed with this! Love it!

    • brookedujour
      April 29, 2017 / 5:33 am

      Thank you!!

  3. May 15, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    This is SUCH a cute setup!! Also really loving the new site design 🙂 Hope everything is well with you!

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