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A Mexican fiesta theme is a great idea for a range of different types of party from Birthdays, New Year’s Eve, Anniversaries and much more. But no matter what your reason for throwing a fiesta theme party is, there are some essentials you need to plan including:
- Party Food
- Games and activities
- Guest list
So lets get started!
Mexican Fiesta Party Decorations
Every party needs some great decorations. Mexican fiesta themed parties are all about bright colours and bold decorations. So here are our favourite ideas to get you started!
- Brightly coloured paper fans
- Cactus shaped balloons
- Colourful pattered table runners
- Paper streamers and banners
- Bold floral centerpieces
Where can you get the Decorations?
If you don’t want to try and make some DIY decorations, then you can go to your local party supply store to find a range of great decorations that won’t cost a fortune. There are loads of ideas online too, here are out favourite party supply stores that you can use for your Mexican fiesta themed party.
Mexican Fiesta Party Costumes
Get in the carnival spirit with some fiesta themed party outfits. Fun.com is our favourite place for fancy dress and they have plenty of selection for fiesta themed parties for you to choose from!
Mexican Fiesta Party Food
Party food is a must have at any party. You can either hire a caterer to make things easy and hassle free, or you can cut the costs by sorting the party food yourself. If you need help deciding, check out our ultimate guide to party food for advice on choosing the best option for your party. Here are some great Mexican fiesta party food ideas to get you started!
Mexican Fiesta Party Drink Recipes
Tequila is the word when it comes to Mexican fiesta party drinks. You can serve it in shots with lime and salt, or make some great cocktails to serve to your guests. So we’ll take you through three great tequila based cocktail recipes that you can make in minutes!
If you’re looking for some more inspirations, head over to our post on the 10 best party drink recipes that includes some great alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.
Margarita Cocktail Recipe
Ingredients per Serving:
- 1 part Tequila
- ½ part triple sec liqueur (such as Cointreau)
- Juice from one whole lime
- 1 a pinch of salt
- cubed ice
Shake the ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Run a lime wedge around the rim of a chilled margarita glass and coat with salt. Strain the cocktail into a the margarita glass.
Tequila Sunrise Cocktail Recipe
Ingredients per Serving:
- 6 parts Orange juice
- 3 parts Tequila
- 1 part Grenadine syrup
Pour the tequila and orange juice into a high ball or hurricane glass filled with ice and then add the grenadine. Do not stir before serving.
Tequila Paloma Cocktail Recipe
Ingredients per Serving:
- 4 parts tequila
- 1 part lime juice
- 12 parts grapefruit soda
Shake the tequila and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into a chilled high ball or hurricane glass filled with ice and top with grapefruit soda.
Mexican Fiesta Party Games and Activities
There are plenty of ways to keep your guests entertained at a Mexican fiesta theme party! Here are some 3 of our favourite party game ideas:
Chilli Eating Contest
Mexican Fiesta Party Entertainment
If you want to include some party entertainment in addition to the games and activities, there are plenty of great options. Here’s our list of the best Mexican fiesta theme party entertainment ideas.
Mexican Fiesta Party Music
Every party needs some great music. You can either go for classic, authentic Latin music or mix it up and play some modern hits from the recent Latin music craze. Check out our guide to party music options and how to create the perfect playlist for some inspiration!
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How to Host a Mexican Fiesta Theme Party
Now you’ve got some ideas for your Mexican fiesta theme party, now it’s time to get planning! Here are some things you need to think about to keep the process stress-free.
Set the Budget
Once you’ve decided the amount you want to spend, you’ll need to track everything to make sure you don’t go over budget.
Creating an excel document is the easiest way to do this. Simply use the formulas to track how much you’ve spent and how much money you’ve got left. This way, you won’t lose track and overspend!
Essential Party Supplies
You’ll also need some party supplies if you’re hosting your Mexican fiesta theme party at home. Here’s a checklist to make sure you don’t miss anything important!
- Table cloth
- Shot glasses
- Wine glasses
Finalise the Guest List
You might have already figured out who’s coming to your fiesta themed party and if you have then you can skip ahead. But if you’re not sure, first think about how much space you have and go from there. Then think about the cost of the food and drink per person and decide on the number of guests you can afford to cater for. After you’ve decided how many guests to invite to your Mexican fiesta party, decide exactly who’s coming.
Mexican Fiesta Theme Party Invitations
So now you’ve got all the essentials sorted, you’re in a position to start sending your party invitations. But there are a few options to consider when deciding what format to send your invites.
Our favourite way of creating professional looking invitations easily is to use Canva. It’s a website that allows you to create a range of graphic design media using a range of ready-made templates. They look great, are really easy to create and you can print out as many as you need.
If you want an easy and quick way of sending your invitations, make a Facebook event. It’ll allow you to add everyone in one go, and keeps a track of everyone’s response so you know exactly who’s coming.
Whichever option you choose, there’s a few things that need including on your invitations.
- Date and time
- RSVP instruction
- Dress code
- Plus one policy
Mexican Fiesta Theme Party Planning Timeline
So now you know everything you need to do to plan the ultimate Mexican fiesta theme party, but when should you do it? Here’s a quick party planning timeline to help keep you on track!
8 Weeks Before
- Set a budget
- Make your guest list
- Book the venue
4 Weeks Before
- Send your invitations
- Create your menu
- Shop for your party supplies
- Decide on the music
1 Week Before
- Plan any games and activities
- Follow up with any guests that haven’t responded to your invites
1-2 Days Before
- Shop for the food
Day of the Party
- Prepare the food
- Decorate your venue
- Prepare the tables
- Set up any games and music
- Get your camera charged and make sure it’s got plenty of storage space available
So that’s it! Now you have plenty of ideas to plan the perfect Mexican fiesta themed party. We hope you have a great time!
Don’t forget to take a look at our party planning timeline to make sure you’ve got everything covered. It’ll tell you everything you need to do at each stage of the party planning process so you can create an amazing party without any stress or worry about forgetting anything! It even includes a free printable party planning checklist to make sure you stay on track.