Invite Friends Over for a Fiesta Party

Ralph Anderson / Styling Buffy Hargett / Food Styling Alyssa Porubcan

Olé! With our can't-miss tips for throwing a fiesta, the menu, decorations, and planning will fall into place. (Also, find out what Beer 'Garitas are all about.)

These busy parents rely on friends to pull off a mucho grande get-together. "We never deny anyone the fun of hanging lanterns in trees, setting tables, and lugging ice from car to cooler," says Julie, flashing a smile of appreciation.

Just before sunset, guests head to the Nesbit home to enjoy a unique menu. Olé!

Party Menu
Serves 12

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Look for the Deal
"Always look for the deal" is Julie's motto as owner of Celebration Creations.

Julie's Tips for Big Gatherings
Julie, an events coordinator who owns a company in Irmo, South Carolina, called Celebration Creations, has lots of good advice to help you host a big event.

"Front-yard Fiesta" is from the May 2006 issue of Southern Living.

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