My sister-in-law loves throwing theme parties. And boy, does she throw a good party for all ages. This year, because of my cousin’s wedding, she had to throw her Cinco de Mayo party a week late, but was able to recruit some pretty awesome entertainment. It helps that our other sister-in-law owns a dance studio. There was dancing (belly, hip hop and hooping), music (a band and a solo performer) and even a martial arts demonstration. And also a jumpy, hula hoops, a parachute and a pinata. She even played the Electric Slide for my mom (she loves it), and made everyone participate in a conga line. If you don’t have fun at her parties … there’s something wrong with you.

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Anyone else remember these from gym class in grade school? I should note my SiL used to teach kindergarten.

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I helped stuff the pinata with candy

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The neighbors loaned out their jumpy

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Jazz hand

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Nothing says Cinco de Mayo like belly dancing

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Torch Singer. We are good friends with the gal in front, and her husband is next to her (wearing a hat).

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My brothers. The one on the left is married to the dance studio owner (the other redhead who occasionally shows up in photos); the one on the right is one of the party hosts.

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Our hostess. And her tiny sombrero hat.

 

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My cousin, his wife and their son

 

 

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My niece

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Time for hooping! I promise there is a person in the middle of that. Her hoops light up. Obviously.

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Fire hoop! My cousin-in-law (on the far right) was mesmerized.

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Cinco de Mayo party

Cinco de Mayo party

Cinco de Mayo party

Snuggling with my niece. It was chilly, but thankfully it did not rain on us. (Just rained in the morning.)