alicia lund cinco de mayo party

Fiesta Fiesta

4 May

It isn’t even officially Cinco de Mayo yet, and I’ve been celebrating with tacos and friends every night since this past Saturday. I guess you could say this is one of those holidays that I take seriously… because this girl loves her tacos. And her margaritas. Basically, any chance for both. This past weekend I gathered some close friends and neighbors for Zocalo tacos, libations and live music–which was by far the highlight of the night!

alicia lund cinco de mayo party

To prep for Saturday night my girlfriend Kristine and I went to the local floral mart and picked out a bunch of bright blooms. We actually had a much larger dinner party (150 people) coming up–as you may have seen over on snapchat: AliciaMLund–to practice making floral arrangements for so this was a great trial run.

Tip for making your own arrangements: eucalyptus is affordable, goes a long way, always looks so pretty and is the perfect filler… so load up!

alicia lund cinco de mayo party

zocalo ceviche

You know I’m such a fan of catering when it comes to hosting as I hate to stress over the food, so I ordered all of the taco bar fixings from my favorite local spot: Zocalos. Mmmm, yes please to their ceviche, cilantro rice, super yummy black beans, pork… and all of the salsas. And of course, plenty of chips and guac. Creating a taco bar might just be the easiest party food (remember my 30th birthday?)–everyone helps themselves and you can’t go wrong with Mexican food. I would go as far as to say it’s the universal crowd pleaser (maybe even over pizza?).

zocalo taco bar catering

We had a few college friends in town spending the weekend with us which was perfect timing so I put them to work helping me set up the taco bar, salting the rims of the mini mason jars, and taste-testing my jalapeño infused margaritas before everyone arrived.

alicia lund cinco de mayo party

alicia lund cinco de mayo party

alicia lund cinco de mayo party

alicia lund cinco de mayo party

alicia lund cinco de mayo party

alicia lund cinco de mayo party

alicia lund cinco de mayo party

Wearing | Suno Dress. Valia Gabriel Sandals (similar).

Photos from the night to come!

Photography | Stephanie Rudy

  • Whenever i read about the parties you host, it makes me want to throw a party. Looks so fun, good, and intimate!

    • Alicia Lund

      @dressupchowdown:disqus aw! There’s still time to gather your friends for a last minute Cinco party tomorrow 😉 x

  • Love all of this! Such awesome photos! I totally agree with getting a party catered – it lets you enjoy it more!

    Also, floral arrangements are my jam – and these look awesome!!


  • Your backyard looks gorgeous!

  • I can’t get over how beautiful these pictures are! Your home is so wonderfully precious. I completely love it, you’re very lucky! 🙂 So glad I’ve found your blog!

    Katie | Words By Katie

    • Alicia Lund

      @wordsbykatie:disqus aw you’re so sweet, so happy you’re enjoying CITNB!! x

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