Cinco de Mayo is observed to celebrate Mexico’s unlikely defeat of the French army in a battle on May 5, 1862, but here in LA, it’s our excuse to throw parties, eat tacos, and drink margaritas. Every Friday we end the week with our close friends, our children in tow, and a glass of wine in our hands. When we saw that Cinco de Mayo fell on a Friday this year, we thought it was the perfect excuse to throw a party.
Our Friday ritual is a chance to get together with our closest friends who own businesses, and while the kids get their wiggles out, we tell stories about the week. We feel fortunate to have other strong women in our lives who manage businesses and households. We’re often asked how we entertain, so we wanted to give a sneak peek at how we live in our little corner of LA.
Nowadays, the entertainment needs to appeal to both kids and adults alike, and we're lucky enough to be friends with Parker Bent. Westside moms know that Parker's flavor in music captures adult level entertainment that kids think is for them. He makes kids feel confident and comfortable enough to participate, with a set list that includes everything from The Rolling Stones to Chips and Guacamole.
food and refreshments: our close friend Maire Byrne of Local Kitchen and Wine Bar + Thyme Market and Café
cookies: Eryn Eledge of @sweeterwynsbakedgoods, a Sugar Paper girl
location: the home of our dear friend Shannon Wollack of Life.Style.