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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Muy Bueno

Casual Mexican Buffet

Brightly Colored Serape

Stack of Mexican Pottery


Crispy Tortilla Chips

Fresh Salsa and Pico de Gallo


Frijoles Negros

Arroz Mexicano

Enchiladas de Pollo

ique aproveche

When serving buffet style, let the food be the stars of your table.

No need to have a centerpiece!

Deliciosa Comida Mexicana


Dinner Catered By

La Cocina de Consuelo

Muchas Gracias!

Congratulations to Beth and Bill!

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We hosted this party with a group of friends 

for a young couple getting married.

Though catered, everything about this 

casual dinner party would be easy to replicate.



  1. Yummo! We love our mexican food!! I took a hospitality class at our church once and they told us when you serve a buffet, put the veggies before the meat. The meat is more expensive and people will fill their plates with the less expensive parts first. I thought that was pretty clever.

  2. I love the Mexican pottery dishes and I love fresh salsa and tortilla chips until they come out my ears. A Mexican buffet is a great idea for a wedding party.

  3. Love the Mexican pottery dishes Sarah and the serape is the perfect foundation for a fiesta! Your menu looks delicious, having it catered makes it so much easier to enjoy!

  4. Sarah, oh my goodness that food looks wonderful. Thanks for dropping by my blog today and commenting on Betty and Jim's trellis to hide the neighbor's air conditioners. Hope to see you again soon,

  5. Love Mexican.....any leftovers? :) And all the bright colors are wonderful Sarah.

  6. it looks delish and fun, i love mexican food and wished i hadn't popped in now since i am not having it for dinner i am now crushed! how nice of you to give them such a great spread~

  7. What a fun party, Sarah! I'll bet the young couple enjoyed it very much. The pottery is perfect for your Mexican buffet and I love the colorful napkins.

  8. Oh, what fun Sarah. Everything is so colorful and inviting. I am going to pin it for ideas.

  9. Ole' "¡Ándale! ¡Ándale! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba! Now Yo quiero Taco Bell"

    That is about all the Spanish I know, but I KNOW I would looove the food on this buffet. What a fun way to throw a party! I never even considered doing something like this but I do know of a local place that would. THANKS for the idea...maybe for DD's birthday. Hmmmm...

    Always inspired by you,

  10. I loved the whole thing..those dishes were wonderful. Wondering where you could find something like that. And the table topper..perfect. I need to earmark this post for future reference...everything looks just perfect for a Mexican theme dinner!

  11. Sarah, the dishes are fabulous.. food and plates. I have some of those bowls that were my husband's grandmother's. I need to use them more frequently is all I am about to say. Shame on me for keeping them "put up"! The food looks amazing. So many great tips for a buffet. Didn't do a table this week, so much going on... have a blessed weekend. xo marlis

  12. A Mexican food buffet would be my first pick! I agree about the centerpiece too. You seem to be often at the center of wonderful times! Bravo!

  13. Mexican food is one of my go to menus when doing a party by myself. So easy to prepare and organize...and those serape blankets always tell the whole story, don't they? Thanks for inviting us for a delicious peak. Cherry Kay

  14. I am hosting a Mexican themed party in August for an engaged couple, thanks for the inspirations!

  15. Love this! I so agree, let the food be the star. What a magnificent spread.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  16. Sarah, what a fantastic menu! Love the Mexican pottery dishes! I'm sure it was enjoyed by all.

  17. I agree....the food should take center stage on a buffet! I know everyone enjoyed the party. The buffet looks lovely! Congrats to the happy couple!


  18. What fortunate guests:) Looks like fun.. you ahve the perfect setting for something like this..
    Lovely women too:)

  19. What a wonderful buffet dinner celebration for the new couple! They were indeed fortunate to have you host this, Sarah!

  20. Hello Maam Sarah,

    I am drooling. When someone ask the people who know me, "what is CC girl's fave food?", they will surely tell Mexican food specially tacos.

    TY for the great parade of photos.

    Greetings from Stockholm,
    /CC girl

  21. Wow, what a spread! Lucky couple! Sarah, your pictures are fabulous...made me want to dive right in. :)

  22. Fabulous meal - looks wonderful!! So glad you shared at Open House (on Thursdays) and the ladies look awesome!

  23. Wow! What awesome serving pieces and pottery plates. The food looks incredible too. You found amazing caterers. I know a good time was enjoyed by all. Makes me hungry.

  24. Sarah,
    Everything looks amazing! The dishes are fabulous and so perfect for that delicious food! The pico de gallo is even pretty! Love the menu and tablescape!
    Miss Bloomers

  25. Hi Sarah, you just got me in the mood for Mexican food. The food all look so good and the setting is so authentically Mexican, so colorful!...Christine

  26. Sarah,
    Living in Texas we enjoy Mexican food once a week-so I can just imagine the flavor that was enjoyed here. What festive serving pieces and linens -you have to set the mood!
    Happy Hugs-

  27. How fun! What a gorgeous spread! You are right, the food looks so delicious, it really is star of the table. I do love the napkins colors and pottery though! What a fun party!

  28. Lucky couple! I agree to let the food be the star, especially when the food is this wonderful! Love the pottery pieces too. I collected pottery for MANY years. XO, pinky

  29. Oh I bet this was a fun party for the couple and all attending. How sweet of you to host and the food looks delish.

  30. Now I'm starving looking at all these wonderful dishes! Good food is one of the secrets to a great party...so I just know the young couple and their friends had a wonderful time.


  31. HOLA SARAH! Now this is a fun twist, and my heritage! Oh dear, can I remember the tamales; I think our sense of taste and smell have the strongest memory sensors! My husband is of Puerto-Rican heritage and having both cuisines in my life makes for delicious parties!

    Colorful, happy and sweet memories are your images for me today. When I first moved out here to the Twin Cities, we found a Mexican American community in St. Paul. The first thing we did was walk into one of the MERCADOS and the smell of the PAN DULCE made me weep my eyes out; it made me think of my daddy, who used to bring home sweet bread every day after work.

    Thank you so much for coming to visit my post, and for your support in my writing. I do so want to publish one day.

    Have a glorious day! Anita

  32. Oh, I love this. The food and the decor, and I wish I could taste all of those delicious dishes.



  33. It all looks so delicious! My mouth is watering!

    Have a beautiful weekend!
    Jeannie and Linda at The French Hens Nest

  34. Your buffet looks so good! And congratulations to the young couple, what a nice celebration. You would be the perfect person I'd want to host my party :)
    Leslie aka gwen moss

  35. The table looks great = so colorful and yummy!!

  36. The Mexican pottery, the linens, the food, the CATERERS...I want it ALL!!

  37. Hi Sarah, Everything looks delicious and congrats to the young couple. Thanks for joining the Open House party.


  38. Hi Sarah Thank you and always a pleasure hearing from you.it"s a great post from you as ever.lovely buffet and the dishes looks beautiful....:):)

  39. That looks like fun Sarah! Everything looks so tasty and I love the big basket of colorful napkins:@)

  40. Wow what a nice buffet! The dishes and colorful napkins couldn't be more perfect! The food looks so good too! How nice of you to host this event!

  41. Perfecto! I just had Maine friends over for TexMex. Folks up here don't know what good Mexican food is!

  42. Looks like a very festive occasion! A party I am sure everyone enjoyed. The food and setting look fabulous.

  43. Congratulations to the young couple. How lucky to have wonderful friends like y'all to help them celebrate. The buffet looks wonderfully casual and delicious. Great pottery plates and bowls and love the basket of colorful napkins.

  44. Oh, yummy! Everything looks so festive...love the plates.

  45. This looks like a fun party, Sarah. I love the multi colored napkins rolled up in the basket. You're right. With food that looks that good, who needs a centerpiece? laurie

  46. My mouth is watering - really every thing looks so incredibly delicious!
    Now excuse me, I have to get some scott towels to wipe up my keyboard!

  47. I am waiting for Joe to take me to lunch and this tasty tasty post nearly did me in Sarah!

  48. Love the basket of colorful napkins!

  49. Sarah, even though I've already had my dinner, I'm drooling after reading this post. I DO LOVE Mexican food!

    I like your blue; thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday.

  50. delightful, delicious; Have a good Monday

    much love...

  51. Dearest Sarah,
    Just stopped by before I got to bed. Just read your email and was so happy for you!
    Indeed, from 2 months it went to 5 days.
    Hope it will keep working now and that you sleep tight tonight!
    Hugs to you,

    PS If you were pleased with the help, you are welcome to follow me!

  52. I was wondering who the 2 people were in your link! Looks like a wonderful party! Love all the colorful napkins.
    Thanks so much for linking at Let's Dish!

  53. Imagine..it was on my blogroll today:)

  54. I love how the buffet is set out! Everything looks so nice!

  55. Hi Sarah! Oh, I love Mexican food and this all looks delicious! How sweet to host this for the little couple! I'm sure everyone loved it.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  56. This is nothing like what passes for Mexican food up here! When we visited family in San Luis Obispo we were treated to a bidder such as yours, catered in their home by old friends - amazing! Equally amazing is that you have shown up on my reading list again!

  57. Looks DELICIOUS!! What a thoughtful party for the young couple! Put me on your guest list...every thing looks so yummy!! Have a great day, Lori

  58. Dear Sarah,
    thank you for sharing this wonderful buffet. All looks so colorful, fresh and yummy. I would love to have such a summer party. I also send Congratulations to the young couple Beth and Bill. What a wonderful party.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  59. Oh, my goodness - I so want Mexican now! This looks absolutely fabulous - beautifully set too. I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  60. Sarah, This buffet looks delicious and pretty. I love the colors, gorgeous napkin basket. This Mexican menu and tablescape would be fun to replicate. I’m sure the young couple were impressed!

    The French Hutch

  61. Everything looks so good! What a beautiful spread! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

  62. What a fun party and the photos you got are marvelous. That stack of plates is spectacular. You definitely are making my mouth water. I think I could do Mexican anytime. How fun to have it catered!

  63. Looks so good I want to lick the computer screen! :-)

  64. The relatives are always asking me to make them an authentic "New Mexican" meal- which is a bit different than "Mexican." I have to order my chile from back home, both red and green, and I end up using every pot and pan in the kitchen to create all my dishes! I'm certain your guests truly enjoyed your meal and the celebration. The buffet looked scrumptious. :-)

  65. Oh my! I've never seen so much delicious food. I love the sound of every single dish you served. I am trying to learn how to make for Mexican food and I think I've just about mastered guacamole.

    Thanks for sharing this at the Say G'day Saturday linky party, Sarah! I'm so thrilled that you joined in.

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend,
    Natasha in Oz

  66. Oh my, Sarah! I am sure that your guests had a wonderful time and enjoyed the food. Everything looks so festive! I can't take my eyes off of that big bowl of guac...yum!! Hugs...Debbie

  67. YUMMY! Now that's my kind of meal...
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  68. Yummmmmy!! Everything looks SO good! Wish I was there. ;) haha! (Beautiful blog by the way.)

    I found your blog from "The Home Girl" You have an awesome page.

    You've made a new follower. I look forward to reading more posts. :)

    Please feel free to check out my blog and follow back. I always love making more blogger buddies. *hugs*


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