{Pottery Barn Challenge} Fiesta Party

Thursday, June 20, 2013

I am so super excited to be taking part in Pottery Barn's latest Mystery Box Challenge! I mean, who doesn't love Pottery Barn?! And who doesn't love unwrapping piles of goodies from Pottery Barn!? No one, that's who. So when they asked if I was game for their Summer Sips Cocktail Party, I couldn't say 'Ole!' fast enough!

Hi Sugarplum | Fiesta Party

Let's back up, shall we? Pottery Barn sent me a whole slew of colorful outdoor entertaining pieces, that caused me an embarrassing level of giddiness. My challenge was to choose a cocktail, then create a party around it using their pieces. Obviously, I love all things Mexican decor and food, so appointing the margarita as my cocktail was a no-brainer.

Hi Sugarplum | Fiesta Party

Hi Sugarplum | Fiesta Party

My girlfriends and I always use the best and easiest recipe ever...it's called Four Cans.



1 can frozen limeade
1 can beer
1 can Sprite
1 can tequila (use the limeade can as your measure)

Mix and serve over ice.
It's slap-your-mama good. Promise.

To make things a little more fun and festive, I served them with shot glasses of pureed fruit. That way guests can choose if they want original margaritas, or fruity margaritas like strawberry, watermelon and blackberry. Just pour the fruit in your drink and stir!

Hi Sugarplum | Fiesta Party

Throw in some Mexican beer and sodas (they have the best packaging!), and you've got a Fiesta!

Hi Sugarplum | Fiesta Party

I love, love, love everything they sent....especially the galvanized catchall tray. We placed napkins in the cutlery slots, and used the bottom layer for ice and bottled drinks. The uses are endless, really. And you'd never know the cups, trays and serving pieces were melamine! It's like using all your best pieces outside, but not having to worry about anything breaking. Even the barrel drink dispenser is plastic!

Hi Sugarplum | Fiesta Party

Hi Sugarplum | Fiesta Party

I recruited my aunt, a fellow lover of all Mexican decor, and together we paired the items from Pottery Barn with our own serapes, tin votives, otomi patterns, and papel picados. We recycled salsa cans as flower vases and containers for straws...I can hardly stand the cuteness!

Hi Sugarplum | Fiesta Party

The new outdoor coffee table came in handy for more drinks and snacks.

Hi Sugarplum | Fiesta Party


Hi Sugarplum | Fiesta Party

Hi Sugarplum | Fiesta Party

Hi Sugarplum | Fiesta Party

Hi Sugarplum | Fiesta Party

Hi Sugarplum | Fiesta Party

I had so much fun putting this together, and wish I could have all of you over for a Fiesta Party! Who's got a killer guacamole recipe? What's your favorite margarita?


Now comes your part....
This Challenge is also a 'friendly' competition with these four amazingly talented bloggers:

Sugar & Charm | Modern Moments | Capes & Crowns | Creating Couture Parties

 We've each created a different Summer Sips Cocktail Party,
and readers can view them on the Pottery Barn Facebook page,
then vote HERE!
You won't even believe how good they are...
but overlook their talent, and vote for me anyway.
I kid.
You can totally vote for them.
Just make sure you vote for me twice.

Voting is open June 19 ~ July 2, and the winner will be announced July 2.
Thank you so much for your support and excitement!


* I was not compensated for this post, but Pottery Barn did graciously provide me with the items shown above. As always, opinions and begging for votes is 100% me.

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  1. They are all fabulous goodies and you styled them to perfection...as always! I must try that margarita recipe ASAP! It's 8:12am here. Too early? Nah, it's summertime! ;)

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    1. Of course it's not too early!! #cheers!

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  2. I saw this yesterday on PB's Facebook page, and I voted for yours! It's fabulous!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Erin!! I really appreciate your vote! And you can vote everyday, you know?! ;)

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  3. I'm always down for a fiesta! Especially if there is tequila and Corona ;)

    Love the way you styled everything, it looks fantastic!

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  4. I will be right over. You knocked it out of the ballpark. What a fun challenge to be a part of. Serious party planning skills, lady! Off to vote!

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  5. Well, what a colorful, fun fiesta you've created. Headed over to vote :)

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  6. How long do you think it'll take me to get to Texas?? Seriously. I'm coming over. What an awesome little challenge, I would have been so giddy to get those goodies too and I will be so giddy once I get pull up to your house to grab my drink!!

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  7. Oh my goodness! So much fun! Invite me over!! It looks like a good time :).

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  8. I love the bright colors you used and the little details. I'm going to have to try that margarita recipe this weekend. Nice job Cassie!

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  9. Okay, all the other bloggers are totes amaze, buuuuuuut...I'm pretty sure if I had to pick a party to actually attend, it'd be a mexican fiesta *FOR SURE*! This is so fun and laid back, I can't believe all that is melamine! PB always gets their outdoor stuff right (c: You've got my vote!

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  10. Cassie!! Love it! So good!! I love the idea of the pureed fruit, genius!

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  11. What beer did you use in your margarita?

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    1. Any beer you like, but I lean towards a light beer (bc that's what I drink). It's mostly to cut the sweet.

      Cheers!!

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  12. LOVE this! I just knew you were a party girl ;) Voting now!

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  13. I need to hold a margarita, er um, I mean, fiesta party at mi casa soon!

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  14. I've made margies that way for years, but I used water instead of Sprite, so I'll have to try that! I have an awesome guacamole recipe, all fresh ingredients, avocados, red onion, tomato, cilantro, jalapeno and you add pomagranite seeds! It's amazing! Love me some mexican fiesta.~Rosanne

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  15. This looks so fun!! Love it! I know I say it all the time, but geeez, you are so creative!! Now, about that marg recipe...I will be trying that!

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  16. I absolutely love it all! I've been following your blog for a while and figured I would quit lurking in the shadows and tell you, your designs are always such an inspiration! Love your style!

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  17. The hubs and I just voted for you!! :)

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  18. Just voted....and will continue to do so. LOVE what you did with the mystery box!!!

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  19. Too much fun! Totally voted for you and your happy party! And I can't wait to try your recipe! One more reason I wish we were neighbors...

    xo,
    Jen

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  20. Hi Cassie!!! Thanks for sharing my participation in the PB contest with you! I LOVE Beer Margaritas!!! Cheers!

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  21. dang, an entire can of tequila! Sounds like trouble!

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Your comments are like crack, or popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. And unfortunately, because of insane amounts of spam, I've had to disable Anonymous comments for awhile. I just didn't need any more information on penis enlargements! But you can always email me! xoxo, cass