Best Kids' Parties: Lucha Libre

My Party

Name: Everett (1)
Location: Los Angeles, CA

We threw my son a Lucha Libre party. I'm Mexican and wanted a Mexican inspired party with a cool "boy" theme.Our invitations looked like vintage Luchador posters, along with regular lucha libre posters for the yard. I made canvas posters of each of the baby's names and mounted luchador masks. My son wore a custom cape, cuffs, and mask.

We had a graphic designer create a Luchador caricature of my son and made stamps and posters for the party through Zazzle.com. We asked the little luchadors to wear leggings and they were given capes as party favors upon arrival.

We created a wrestling ring with blankets in the middle of the yard for the babies. We set up the following stations for our guests: baby cantina, changing table, snow cone, photo area with props, and lucha libre thumb war (Hog Wild Pro Thumb Wrestler). The loser had to take shots of tequila. We had a parents' pinata and a regular pinata for our guests.

My mother in-law made styrofoam luchador heads with capes to adorn our straws. The tables were decorated with oil cloths from Mexico, along with Luchador prayer candles and little plastic luchador figures. Our desserts were mini bites of the following: goat cheese cheesecake bites with raspberry chipotle sauce, fruit tartlets, lemon bars, and chocolate ganache cupcakes with star sprinkles. We had a delightful taquero that provided delicious tacos, elotes, and agua frescas. Mariachis serenaded the birthday boy and played while we hit the pinatas. The party catered to everyone, with baby and sans baby. It was a blast!

Sources:
• Invitations: Viva Press Greetings
• Luchador masks: Oriental Trading
• Cape, cuff and mask: Wood Frock
• Luchador caricature: graphic designer Josh Miller
• Capes: Power Capes
• Cupcakes: Andrea of The Best for Last
• Tacos: My Taco Man
• Mariachi band: Mariachi and More

Thanks Janeesa!

(Images: Brett Snyder)

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