By Ashley Woods
This photo spread originally appeared in our Spring 2018 Ranch House Journal. Never miss another fun photo spread, subscribe to the publication here.
Every cowgirl should fiesta once in their lifetime, right? Two sweet cowgirls residing at the Y Bar O Ranch south of Alpine, Texas did just that and more. Hallie (7) and Sadie (4) Wood got to experience what most would only with a trip south of the border.
Their backyard, overlooking the scenic West Texas mountains, was transformed to a scene straight from the streets of Mexico…complete with a four piece Mariachi band and traditional Mexican street food. Guests first dined on “elote” and “frutas,” conveniently served in cups, making it easier for little fingers to snack on them. The second course came with authentic tamales and tacos al pastor all washed down with flavorful agua frescas.
If that wasn’t enough, the “dulces” left nothing to be desired. A spectacular three tiered cake that mimicked traditional Mexican embroidery was the centerpiece of all things sweet. And what children’s fiesta is complete without piñatas stuffed with an endless amount of Mexican candy?
As the sweet sound of the mariachis faded into the crisp fall air, these cowgirls fell fast asleep, worn smooth out from the shenanigans of their very own West Texas fiesta.
This May, you can celebrate your own Cinco de Mayo with these great ideas, developed with love by one proud ranch mom for her two precious señoritas.