Taco Piñata Workshop Recap (+ A Giveaway!)

10/7/2014

Taco Bout A Party!

On Saturday, we held the first hands-on workshop at Studio DIY HQ and we made taco piñatas in honor of National Taco Day! It was a blast!! Before anything else, a huge thank you to those of you that came out and crafted with us!!! This was my first ever workshop all on my own, and you guys made it awesome! We built piñatas, cooled off with yummy Si Paletas and rejoiced in (if I do say so myself) a pretty awesome gift bag!! Which…. two of you lucky folks can win today! Yep, we had a couple extra sets and I want to spread the swag love. Scroll to the bottom (but check out the pretty photos first!) to find out how to enter!

Cactus in a Can
DIY Taco Piñata Workshop

Colorful Fruit Infused Water

I posted this on Instagram and a bunch of you asked about it! We gave each attendee a fruit-infused water. After I came up with the idea, I stumbled upon The Beauty Department’s post and found these perfect bottles! For those asking about the flavors here’s what we had:

Pineapple Mint
Watermelon Rosemary
Citrus Cucumber Mint
Dragonfruit Mint (Because OMG that color!)

To make each, I just sliced up pieces of fruit small enough to fit through the mouth of the bottle, added it to the bottle followed by the herbs and then filled with water. I let each sit for a few hours in the fridge before serving!

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Si Paletas Paleta Cart

Since it was 95 degrees in LA that day, we had paletas from Si Paletas to cool off with! They. Were. Delicious. And the cart was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen (you can rent it for events too!)!! We had Peach Orange Blossom, Watermelon Basil and Pineapple Mint paletas pictured below, plus Strawberry-Cream Brown Sugar which was gone before I could get a shot, it was that delish!

Si Paletas
DIY Taco Piñata Workshop
DIY Taco Piñata Workshop
Colorful Fruit Infused Water
Happy Taco Pinata Piñata Candy
DIY Taco Piñata Workshop

And now… the gift bags!

I'm So Fancy
Gift Bag Giveaway - WIN ALL THIS
Gift Bag Giveaway

When the gift bag treats come in an “I’m So Fancy” tote, you know they gotta be good, right!? A HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed to the bags! All the credits are below for the goodies you see, except for the hot sauce which we purchased at TJs and my awesome assistant Annie made custom labels for!

I’m So Fancy Tote from Love Drop Tees / Keep It Real Print from ban.do / Taco Card from Sue Jean Ko / Confetti Push Pops from Thimblepress / Hip Hip Hooray Card from Thimblepress / Muchas Gracias Card from The Social Type / Mexican Horchata Lip Balm from Ripe Shop / Geometric Charm Bracelet from Fresh Tangerine / Nail Polish from Julep (in Catrina + Myriam) / Food Love Button from The Pink Samurai / Tea Towels from A Handcrafted Home

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Deirdre U. + Amy B.! Look out for an email from me!

Wanna enter to win your own!? Use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Two winners will be chosen and announced here on Monday, Oct. 13th! Please note that the blanket and taco piñata are not included, and that some items may vary slightly (different colors, shapes).

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DIY Taco Piñata Workshop

And when life gives you a paleta cart, you must run across the street with it!

Paleta Crossing

All Photos by Jeff Mindell, Event Coordination + Graphics by Annie Steward

And that’s a wrap! A few people have asked if I’ll be doing more workshops in the near future. The answer is… I gotta get through this crazy wedding of ours first, and then hope to have some more!! Hooray!

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