Llamas and Cactus Party!

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio


Llamas and cactus themed parties are everywhere right now and I couldn't resist jumping on board to
host a party with my own spin on such a darling theme. Last year we "Flamingled" for Mother's Day, this year I combined these cute themes into one fun party, for an Ooh la llama let's celebrate the Mamas, fiesta dinner. We served carne asada and fajita chicken with all the fixins, and on the side we had homemade refried beans, Mexican street corn and Spanish rice. I'm drooling now just thinking about it, I guarantee that no one left hungry! 


llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

The table was decorated with cactus plants, brightly colored florals, succulents and candles with varying shades of pinks, blues, greens and neutrals. The centerpiece was a large tin filled with ranunculus, cactus leaves and bright pink stems.

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

When designing a tablescape the tips I always love to use are layering and height. I love using boxes, vases, cakeplates, etc... to add height to candles, plants or flowers. 

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio


I created this fun backdrop with different prints of scrapbook paper, cut to size and attached to a mirror. It was the easiest backdrop I have ever made and I love how it turned out. To finish the look I added a small papel picado banner and greenery.

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

The desserts were kept simple with the cutest llama and cactus sugar cookies and Mexican hot chocolate cupcakes. 

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

You can find a yummy recipe for these cupcakes here. I loved that the cupcakes looked like they had a melted marshmallow on top. 

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio


llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio


llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

To make clean up a breeze, I used pretty paperware from Sophistiplate. They have the best selection of gorgeous and well made plates, napkins, bowls and utensils. I used the pink rim dinner plate with the pink petalo dessert plate, and their stunning cutlery in blush. 

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio


No party is complete without a little festive drink! Glasses and alcohol were set up on a bar cart, with this darling llama-cactus garland. We served traditional margaritas, and a fun blood orange version. A local distillery offers delicious vodkas in so many amazing flavors. See here to make the blood orange margarita. 

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

I love to have little favors for guests. For this party we were celebrating Mother's Day, so I made sure to get each mom a luxurious bar of moisturizing soap. I found these amazing bars, in the best packaging, that fit my theme. I love when this happens! Not only really pretty, but they smelled yummy too. 

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

One of my favorite details in any party is the invitation, it completely sets the theme and tone of the party. My sweet friend Rene' at Party Monkey designed these adorable invites, she captured my vision perfectly! 

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio


llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

I love using artwork from images online to spread the theme throughout the event space. Since this event was held in my home, I had framed images of llamas on the counter. Providing minimal decoration with the food buffet. Both of these llama images were found on society6.com and trimmed to fit my desired frame size.

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

Any festive party space is always better with a fun balloon garland. I added cactus print balloons with simple pink, green and white to make a fun garland for over the table. 

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

llamas and cactus party AK Party Studio

I absolutely loved this party theme, I know I say this after a lot of events, but I really do think it is one of my favorites! Everything turned out perfect and so many people shared their amazing products with me, which really made this event even better. This particular event was for Mother's Day, but I could see using this fun theme for a baby shower, birthday or even a bridal shower. The possibilities are endless! 





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Party Styling & Photography: AK Party Studio
Invitations: Party Monkey 
Llama & Cactus Garland: Elly York Workshop 
Balloons: Johnston Style
Cookies: P.S. Sweets
Paper Plates, Utensils: Sophistiplate
Greenery, Florals, Paper: Michaels
Llama Prints: Society6

*I was provided free product samples in exchange for my honest review. 
No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.

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