Dying Over This OTT Selena-Themed Birthday Party That Had Yolanda Saldivar Present
Thanks to social media, we get to see all kinds of pictures from awesome parties. The food, the piñatas, the dancing and the guests; seeing these videos and pics on Twitter and Instagram makes us feel like we were actually there to enjoy the festivities, too.
However, we think we recently found the party to end all parties and the theme was fit for Tejano royalty.
Back in July, Texan Jesús Antonio Sanchez threw himself a Selena-themed birthday party and the pictures of his fiesta are amazing!
Sanchez is a Houstonian who works as an emergency dispatcher for an energy company. For his 32nd birthday, he decided to do it big and throw himself a party themed after his favorite singer. He started planning the big event two months prior to the party — his first since his 12th birthday. Sanchez spoke with MITÚ about his big day.
“Selena holds a special place in my heart,” the Texan explained. “She was the first singer/person I idolized growing up. I actually attended her Rodeo concert when I was 8 where she wore the famous purple jumpsuit!”
The party came complete with custom made Selena themed decorations and goodies.
For the party, Sanchez used his own creative skills to add to the decor with a custom drawn Selena cardboard cutout, a Selena Snapchat filter and Selena-themed centerpieces. We can only imagine how flattered the Queen of Tejano would be if she saw these innovative details.
“I actually drew the cutout on my iPad Pro (with the exception of her face, I didn’t want to draw her incorrectly and insult her beauty) and had it sent to be made,” Sanchez shared. “I also drew the Selena Snapchat filter used for the day of the party. Snapchat sent me the statistics and says it was viewed more than 7,000 times! I didn’t get to take a picture but the centerpieces were empty Mexican Coca-Cola bottles with a white rose inside.”
The party food was pizza, Selena’s favorite, and Sanchez played the entire Rodeo Houston soundtrack during the party.
“I was happily surprised when my friends and family erupted in cheer when she asked the famous words upon hitting the stage; ‘How you doing, Houston, Texas!?’”
Sanchez also used the expertise of cake masters in order to get his microphone-shaped cake pops and Astrodome cake.
Richmond cake studio, Epiphanies Dessert Studio, took care of crafting the cake pop microphones for the Selena fan. Ruby Cakes, a Houston bakery, was commissioned to make the cake for the birthday party. Sanchez opted to get a cake in the shape of the Houston landmark, the Astrodome, to commemorate Selena’s iconic final appearance at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
“I didn’t want to get a cake in the shape of her just to cut [Selena] up, Sanchez told MITÚ. “So I got it in the shape of the Astrodome since it’s already the perfect shape of a cake.”
While these touches are incredibly original, we have to say the party’s piñata is our favorite detail.
The incredible pictures of his party received lots of attention when Sanchez posted them on his Twitter account.
This Twitter user expressed exactly what we were all thinking when we saw that piñata. They shared this gif of Beyoncé from her “Hold Up” music video and we definitely feel this energy. We’re just waiting for our time up at bat.
This tweet pointed out that the party theme was super creative and had just the right levels of disrespectful towards Saldivar.
We can’t think of a more touching way to honor Sanchez’s love for Selena than to make her the focus of a celebration of his life. As for Saldivar, she should be so lucky to even be included in the same breath as La Reyna.
We have to say that we L-O-V-E Sanchez’s theme and are super impressed by the effort he put into the party. Here’s hoping we get an invite to his next fiesta!
Lmaaoooooooo those sooooo creative and disrespectful at the same damn time ????????????
— Rico Nasty’s Favorite Fan (@Miss_LadyJuice) July 23, 2019