Today is Part II of our Sombreros Y Rancheros event (part I here.) We dubbed the bridal shower Sombreros y Rancheros bc we wanted to do a fiesta twist on the traditional hat party. But instead of tea, crumpets and large floral Garden hats, our guests wore large sombreros and ate churros! This would also be great inspiration for any Cinco De Mayo soirees you are planning.
TIP: DITCH THE TRADITIONAL TEA PARTY HATS for giant sombreros adorned with sequins and flowers instead!
SOMBREROS: Hang them and decorate chairs with them for guests to later wear on their heads! TRADITIONAL HAT PARTY GONE FIESTA!
TOSTADA STAND: Set up a ‘create your own’ tostada stand. We put out bowls overflowing with lettuce, shredded cheeses, olives, jalapenos, black beans, refried beans, rice, guacamole, hot sauce, salsa, sour cream, tomatoes, onions, carne asada (beef), pollo (chicken) and cilantro! Both vegetarian and meat eaters can tailor towards their palettes! We also offered guests hearty cheese enchiladas.
FUN WITH SIGNAGE: The Printed Palette Ink had fun creating humorous signage with the chicken yelling at guests to eat ‘carne asada’, and the cow yelling ‘pollo’!
FLOWER STAND: We even set up a flower stand with the gorgeous arrangements by Studio Fiore Designs that we set upon tiered shelving to create a cool bar backdrop.
DESSERT BAR: A dessert bar would not be complete without a candy filled pinata swinging over it! We set out an array of desserts from churros, lemon squares, and chocolates to powdered donuts. Something for everyone!
OLE, OLE, OLE Please load up on this tray!: Give guests heavy plastic trays to load up on desserts and candy, yet still easy to walk around and chat!
SOMBREROS Y RANCHEROS: Don’t forget to decorate those hats with sequins and flowers! This is a hat party after all, just not your typical tea and crumpets.