Feliz Navidad

Little did I know, my Friday night would consist of an entire Mexican theme.  After a restaurant change for A’s birthday, we settle on La Hacienda.  They have better sombreros than me.

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After dinner, I headed over to a friend’s house to partake in a Mexican themed Christmas party.  The invite said “Prizes will be awarded to the best costume”, so I put my thinking sombrero on and came up with this.  Meet Juan and Jose, with the Beave.

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While out getting my hat and mustache, I found some wall decorations that had a mariachi band.  Since Lori couldn’t hire a real one for the party, I decided I would bring the band instead.  I cut the dude’s face out and slipped it over my head.  Next I cut slits in his ankle area to slide my feet through.  Last part, had to fashion a hanger tube on the side to keep Juan erect while he played the violin.  And since you couldn’t drive in this get up, I had to get ready in the street in front of her house.  Poor neighbors.  Lori showing her gratitude.  

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There were a few people dressed up.  The Mexican wrestlers were a bit frightening.

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So it came time for the costume contest.  All of us that had dressed up lined up for the judging via crowd applause and iPhone application.  

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Me and Senor Taco Bell were the finalists.

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Now, if you notice, Senor Taco Bell simply has a retro Taco Bell employee shirt on AND a mustache that I brought to the party!  I bought 6 and obviously only needed one, so I brought them as party favors for anyone that wanted one.  It wasn’t even his and I think because of it, I ended up getting second place to the gray hair!  Oh well.  My prize was much better than his.  An authentic Virgin Mary candle.

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Good times were had by all and I don’t think anyone should throw a party without a theme.  It shows you how stupid and/or awesome your friends are.