The bub is almost a month old and sometimes, I still can't believe we have a kid. Of course, reality sinks in when he starts to bawl.
Knowing that we would have an upcoming busy, family-committed weekend, we threw a Mexican Fiesta for our close friends and immediate family last weekend.
Décor-wise, the colour theme was pretty straight up. Think Skittles Factory Exploded.
A quick trip to the florist the day before resulted in these sunny gerberas.
This piñata is admittedly a little girlie-looking - you can blame his mama.
What's a mexican party without some serious taco-ing?
A DIY, free-for-all taco buffet was laid out, headlined by bulgogi beef, carnitas and grilled mackerel. And a step-by-step guide was written up for the uninitiated.
Our guests raved about the bulgolgi beef and I’m embarrassed to say how easy it was to make them – boneless short-rib and a jar of bulgogi sauce. The secret’s outta bag.
For the carnitas, I trolled the Internet for easiest and shortest recipe I could find. This recipe from Smitten Kitchen was right up my callejón. Not only does the dish rhyme with crazy-easy, it was mighty delicious too. Really glad we had a little leftover to reminisce with the next day.
Naturally I forgot to take pictures of the assembled tacos as my hands and mouth were busy.
My younger sister made mojitos and grovel-for-more guacamole. Yup, no picture. You would just have to imagine chunky but creamy guac ambushed by a kick of cayenne pepper.
A lovely picture painted by Diana for the bub
Zee and Diana brought both Ben & Jerry’s and Haagen Daaz ice cream over for dessert. I tried Haagen-Dazs Caramel Biscuit & Cream ice cream for the first time… OMG! It’s soo good! Have you guys tried it? Macadamia Nut Brittle is still my favorite but the Caramel Biscuit & Cream is definitely a contender for second place.
While the ladies shared a laugh ...
Needless to say, it was an epically fun evening. I was beyond exhausted after the party but unable to sleep, thanks to the adrenaline.
... the lads got to work
And here's our nacho, with his handmade cape!