Tunbridge Wells based care home, Birchwood House, has held a Mexican-themed party, complete with sombreros, ponchos and a live mariachi band for the residents and staff.

Residents and staff went ‘loco’ in true Mexican style and joined in with the fun with themed party games, food, and drinks on offer to all.

The beautiful gardens of the care home were once again transformed into a colourful and eye-catching backdrop where a live mariachi band set the scene.

Staff members donned sombreros and moustaches for an afternoon of Mexican- inspired festivities including dancing, a range of games for all to get involved with, a taco race and residents trying their hand at breaking the donkey piñata as part of the celebration.

Residents sipped on fruit cocktails and were served an array of Mexican food such as pork carnitas, guacamole, pickled red cabbage, churros and flavoured tortilla chips and dips, all of which were prepared by the care home chef, Erminio.

Maracas and cactuses made their appearance as the residents soaked up the traditional Mexican music playing behind them which added to atmosphere and fun had by all.

The care home has successfully planned many events throughout the last year which have included a Mad Hatters tea party and a Medieval themed summer party. Even throughout the toughest of restrictions, Birchwood House have gone above in ensuring the residents have social gatherings to look forward to.

Claire Tye, deputy manager of Birchwood House, comments “We had such a great time celebrating today in true Mexican style. The residents especially enjoyed the mariachi band and themed food on offer. For many of our residents, it’s events like these that really do brighten up their days.”

“Here at Birchwood House, we like to hold regular events to give the residents and staff members an opportunity to let loose and have fun together, after the success of our recent Medieval themed event, we wanted to celebrate by holding a Mexican themed event as we knew it would be a fun and colourful”.