FAVORITE CINCO DE MAYO PARTY IDEAS

We're feeling the need for some festive fiesta inspiration! Here are some of our favorite Cinco de Mayo party ideas. 

Sip: How amazing does this grapefruit-jalapeรฑo margarita from Camille Styles look?

Style: This dreamy table from Beijos Events.

Sweets: Cassandra Stearns of Borrowed Blu chose Lula Cocina churros for her son's 1st birthday party, via 100 Layer Cakelet.  

Flowers: ombre centerpiece via Rue Daily.

Sit: Witty Rentals and Bloom Babes are killing us with possibly the greatest chair ever.

DIY: Cinco de Mayo Cake Topper DIY from Oh Happy Day.

Festive: Kristina Meltzer of 100 Layer Cakelet tapped Ay Mujer on Etsy to make those beautiful, custom papel picado flags. 

Treats: say muchas gracias with favors like these fringed boxes from Bows and Arrows.

THE GETTY CENTER

Any time I feel like LA has lost its luster, I should just go to The Getty Center. It makes me so incredibly appreciative. I often feel jealous when I think of the incredible parks of Paris, and how I wish I spent every Sunday enjoying family time basking in the verdant surroundings. But when I visit the Getty, I feel better about this city (#thestruggleisreal). 

The first time I brought Mila to visit, she was 1 and just walking (running everywhere). So I vowed not to go back until she was 5. I thought she would need to be a bit older to appreciate what it had to offer (wink). But I must say that at 2 (well, 2 and 3/4), she loved it and we both had a great time. We went about an hour before they closed to explore the grounds.

Make sure you don't miss the sculpture garden, right next to the tram entrance.

The Central Garden just gets me, every time. 

Obsessed with the bougainvillea arbors. And these chairs make me feel like I'm experiencing Parisian park life.

Oh hi, did you forget your stroller (like me)? Don't worry, they've got you covered with complimentary wheels.

It's quite a remarkable place and I'm so thankful to Mr. Getty and his philanthropy for making it available (and free!) for all to enjoy.