My sister Jasmine's birthday was this past weekend. You may have seen the picture she and I took together on Instagram. Punching her 25 times (because she just turned 25) was part of my 100 happy days project on day 47. I'm a childish sibling, and I punch my brothers and sisters on their birthdays. Yes, I'm 31. ;)
In more adult-like activities, we had lunch together to celebrate. She requested our family's favorite meal for get togethers: grilled chicken, carne asada, chilaquiles, rice, beans, chips, and salsa. We love homemade Mexican food. (I say Mexican, but my mom is Guatemalan, and we have plenty of Guatemalan food, too).
We added a few festive touches. I loved the idea of bright flowers in recycled jalapeño or salsa cans:
I've mentioned that my dad used to be a florist. We asked him to make the flower arrangements.
Lunch was delicious! For extra fun, we made virgin, strawberry margaritas. I will be sharing the recipe soon (they were so, so good).
Oscar, my brother in law, made deep fried ice cream, which Jasmine requested. Jasmine and Oscar recently returned from a vacation in San Diego and were excited to have tried deep fried ice cream while they were there. It was dangerously good.
We took our group photo, which seems to be becoming a tradition.
We love celebrating birthdays and other events together. Check out more of our parties here. :)
(Jasmine took most of these pictures. The ones she's in, she obviously didn't. ;)
Hope you have a good one!