How to Throw a Mexican Fiesta!

All the details on how to throw a Mexican Fiesta birthday party. on a budget..decor, food, and more! Whether it’s for birthday party, Cinco de Mayo, or a Mexican themed party, these ideas are simple, festive, and won’t break the bank.

Nach Bar Fiesta Party Ideas

For my twin girls’ 13th birthday party, they wanted to throw a Mexican themed party…and make it a FIESTA!! I love to throw parties, but I’m also very budget conscious. All of these ideas are so simple, and don’t cost a lot. My girls loved their party, and everyone had such a great time. (Everything is linked at the bottom of the post!)

Time to Fiesta!

We started with the invites, and I was going to make my own, but life got in the way. They were celebrating right as school was getting out, and there was just too much going on. But…Etsy to the rescue! This is the invite I used, and it was super quick and easy to edit.

Holy Guacamole Fiesta Invitation

Fiesta Menu

So, food is the most important part, right? It makes my mouth water just thinking about it! We were serving a crowd, and I wanted it to be something that would be really easy to eat and to prepare. We decided on a Nacho Bar, and it was perfect.

I adore galvanized serveware, and I use it all the time. I collect different pieces, so I have it on hand whenever I need it. Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart has a great collection that’s reasonable and super cute…you can find it online and in store.

Nacho Bar Mexican Fiesta
Nacho Bar Mexican Fiesta Party

I made a huge crockpot of taco meat, then served it with tortilla chips, queso, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, green onions, grated cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and cilantro. Sliced watermelon went with it perfectly, and I filled a glass dispenser with lemon water.

Nacho Bar Fiesta Menu
Sliced Watermelon Summer Party

I also filled a bucket with ice and our favorite Mexican soda, which are always a hit. I find them at our local grocery store in the Mexican aisle, and they’re perfect for parties.

Mexican Soda Fiesta Party Ideas

The cake also went along with the theme, and my good (and very talented) friend made this darling 5-layer cake topped with cactus and succulents. The girls were thrilled, and loved blowing out the candles on this beauty.

Succulent and Cactus Cake Fiesta

Mexican Themed Decor

I adore the bright colors that go along with a fiesta…pink, red, yellow, orange, and green. I found some really fun decor that works perfectly, and I’ve reused it a bunch of times.

We made the lemonade stand several years ago, and it has been worth it’s weight in gold. I made it with a reversible chalkboard sign, so I can customize it for any theme, holiday, or season. I’m not kidding when I say I use it ALL the time. (Tutorial on how to make your own here!)

Mexican Fiesta Party Decor

I also filled empty soda bottles with bright flowers, and used them as centerpieces. Super easy to put together, and totally cost effective.

Mexican Fiesta Party Decor
Festive & Easy Taco Bar | Food + Printables + Decor | Cinco De Mayo
Mexican Fiesta Nacho Bar

Fiesta Fun & Games

Of course we had a pinata, and I found a super cute cactus that fit a ton of candy for all of the kids. They played a bunch of outdoor games like Capture the Flag and Ghost in the Graveyard, then we had a campfire and roasted S’mores and Starburst.

Campfire Adirondack Chairs Summer Party

It was truly the most fun night, and the girls absolutely loved it. Success!

Also, check Target…right before this party they had a ton of the cutest cactus party supplies…cups, plates, napkins, straws, and more. I stocked up!

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