I was invited by Disney to attend the Disney Pixar Coco Event. All opinions shared are 100% my own.
The Coco Marigold carpet premiere event was truly a fiesta to remember! The Disney Pixar Coco Movie Premiere Pre-Party felt as is we were visiting the main plaza of a very festive town. Framed by what reminded me of an entrance to a grand hacienda, what awaited us under the Coco tent was nothing but fun. After we sang, danced, played a very special guitar and ate Mexican food, we were ushered into the famed El Capitan theater to watch with the talent
The Disney Pixar Coco Movie Premiere Pre-Party
The carpet was orange and it was truly a marigold one!
Walking into the pre-party for Coco’s premiere night, we had plenty of photo opportunities with giant posters of the film.
Guest celebrities were walking in alongside with us and my friend Candy and I got a big fan girl moment as we posed with Mexican iconic stars Angelica Vale and her mother the great Angelica Maria and Niurka Arellanos!
Music and More Fiesta
We geeked out talking to Federico Ramos who we had met earlier during out Pixar visit to start learning about Coco. He was at the premiere with the most exquisite guitar ever. This guitar is a piece of art with golden strings and detailing in mother of pearl from all over the world.
Talking to Camilo Lara, the amazing musicologist that taught, influenced, worked on and has a cameo on Coco who took time to explain in detail the different rhythms and sounds of Mexico was a huge highlight.
Music is an important part of Coco and the night. Mariachis serenaded us and livened the party along with the folkloric dancers who invited guests to join in!
Crafting and Mexican Flare Everywhere!
Papel picado and piñatas hung above us while on the ground amazing small altars decorated the party.
Kids were decorating cookies with sugar skull faces, everyone got a hand making paper picado.
Every Fiesta Has Food
Family and food are very important to Latin families, and so not surprisingly, we got to share nachos with salsa, taquitos, grilled chicken. Hot Mexican chocolate was my dessert along with colorful cereal bars.
A Fiesta to Remember
The energy, happiness, and joy in the air were extra charged. Everyone had something to do, discover and enjoy.
A whirlwind of a party it was one I won’t forget soon. I couldn’t stop smiling. As a Colombian, I had chills of excitement for my Mexican friends as they share and teach us about a beloved tradition about family and love. Read here to get my thoughts and Coco movie review.
Have you celebrated the day of the dead? Are you ready to watch Coco when it opens in theaters everywhere on November 22nd?