Last week, I was in a general crafty mood as I prepared for a Midsummer Mexican party. Is it tacky to organize your own birthday party? Hmm. Who cares?  Organizing a party is a good excuse to make things.

This is how I turned VEINTE CINCO. (I am doing the becoming-a-year-older-thing today but the party took place two days earlier.)

1. Uzi made this invitation. I love the chili numbers. He’s a master photoshop person.

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2. I made a necklace that I normally would not wear. I’m not into loud jewelry. But this turned out cute so I may just change my personal style policy.

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3. There is something therapeutic about making buntings. After the nth stapler snap and paper fold, you feel at peace.

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4. I love this chili kitchen decoration I found in a dusty box in Metro Ayala. They’re made of styrofoam but the bagger girl didn’t know that. She kept squeezing them (trying to figure out what they’re made of?) while I waited for my change.

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5. Shopping for kitchenware is the second kind of shopping that I enjoy. The first being book-shopping.

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6. Number of balloons we pumped: about twenty. Number of balloons I burst: 5. Number of balloons Uzi filled with water and played with: 4.

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7. We used cardboard boxes to make Mexican-style artwork.

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 8. PARTIED and took pictures.

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THANK YOU!

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