Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Few Mexican Wedding Traditions

Money Dance - Guest will pin money to the bride or groom to dance with them, this is to help the new couples nest egg, as well as give the bride and groom a chance to visit with each guest. Picture from http://hystudio.wordpress.com/2007/08/28/vicky-vince/

Yay or Nay? Yay-ish, Though it does some a little silly, it does seem like a fun way to get people on the dance floor, and a way for me to spend a some (even just a little) individual time with each guest. 

Heart Shaped PiñataPiñatas are brightly colored tissue-papered containers filled with candy, They are hung on rope and children are blindfolded and try to hit it open with a stick. My Grandpa used to make them for me and my sister on our birthdays, and they are very fun, for everyone watching (depending on how many times the hitter is spun around), and my dad always has fun swinging the Piñata just out of reach. 

Yay or Nay? Depending on how many kids will be attending, I would opt for one if feasible (Adult who are not familiar with Piñatas tend to stare at the ground once it is smashed open, instead of running like crazy to grab as much candy as possible).

Green? I think so, You can buy some at the supermarket or party store that has been made in China and shipped here, using brand new materials, or it is very easy and a fun activity to make your own with old newspaper, some tissue paper, ballons and some flour and water. Making it yourself (or having a handy family member make one) will also make it a lot more personal and special for your day. you can make your piñata into almost anything that has meaning for you. We are thinking of a Chincilla (as we have one) See the follow website for instructions: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Piñata

These are just a couple of  traditions we are thinking of including at our wedding, as we are a mixed bag we have a lot of ideas to choose from. 

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