Host a Mexican Themed Party

Hosting a Mexican themed party? Get ready for all the Mexican party ideas, perfect fiesta party foods, Mexican cocktails, and more for your themed party, Taco Tuesday, Cinco de Mayo, or any other time you’re ready to throw a fiesta!

Mexican Themed Party Ideas

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Turn your typical dinner into a festive Mexican themed fiesta with a few of our simple tips and tricks! Whether it’s how to set the Mexican themed party table, what to serve to your guests, or more, we’ve got your details below!

Mexican Themed Party Tables

As you all know, the tablescape is my favorite part of ever party! A Mexican fiesta definitely deserves a bright and cheerful party table.

Mexican Themed Party Table

Above, we took a large sombrero to create a simple centerpiece and filled large glass-style vases with mini peppers.

Here are a few more themed party tablescapes that are perfect inspiration for your fiesta…

Mexican Themed Party Tablescape

This gorgeous themed party is Mexican perfection from BLovely Events. I love the rich purples and vibrant pinks. The cactus centerpieces are gorgeous, and easy to recreate!

Style a Mexican Themed Party Table

Head to the market and grab lots of brightly colored flowers! Add in a Mexican table runner and some lanterns for the perfect fiesta-worthy tablescape like this one (above) from Bespoke Bride!

Styling a Mexican Themed Party

Use Mexican food cans (like El Pato cans) and fill with baby’s breath or other flowers! The vibrant colors blend beautifully and give off the perfect fiesta vibe.

Mexican Themed Party Table

I adore this tablescape from Toot Sweet 4 Two. It really shows off how to use vibrant colors in various shades to pull together a gorgeous Mexican themed party tablescape!

Cinco de Mayo Themed Party Table

My friend Kelley Nan styles the most gorgeous tablescapes, including her Cinco de Mayo party. It’s full of inspiration and not one to miss! I love the simple white plates with the brightly colored napkins. Plus, the mini cacti are perfect. See more of this one here!

Mexican Themed Party Foods

You can’t have a Mexican party without tacos, right? Right! I’m sharing a fabulous menu with you below so you can mix and match your favorites to serve to your friends and family. Whether it’s a simple Taco Tuesday party or a full-blown Fiesta Night, this party menu will fit the bill!

Mexican Creamed Corn – Spiced
Mini Tacos – Pizzazzerie
Grilled Chicken Street Tacos – Tastes Better From Scratch
Mexican Rice – Yellow Bliss Road
Mexican Chopped Salad – Garlic & Bliss
Carne Asada Tacos – Oh Sweet Basil
Grilled Mexican Street Corn – The Garlic Diaries

Mexican Themed Party Drinks

Mexican Themed Party Drinks

Gorgeous Mexican cocktails from Every Last Detail by Dyan Kethley Photography

Jalapeno Margarita – Spiced
Coconut Grapefruit Margarita – Pizzazzerie
Paloma – Spruce Eats
Spicy Ranch Water Cocktail – Pizzazzerie
Tequila Horchata – Honest Cooking

Mexican Themed Party Ideas & Decorations

Mexican Themed Party Decorations

I LOVE these fun and festive Mexican themed signs (find them HERE on Etsy)! Set these around to jazz up your fiesta. You could have one made for a drink station, taco station, etc.

Follow this guide to table decorations, foods, drinks and decor and you’ll be ready to throw a very festive Mexican Themed Party!

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  1. I seem sensational these ideas to celebrate our Mexican night, this lovely, thanks for all the ideas. VIVA MEXICO.

  2. Rowaida Flayhan says:

    This is Beautiful love your ideas the recipe looks delicious.

  3. Wonderful ideas. I am definately going to try these. thanks!

  4. Sherrian Francis says:

    You convinced me to throw a cinco de mayo party. Thanks for all the ideas from decorations to food and more. Couldn’t have done it without you.

  5. Thank you, Courtney, for including my Cinco de Mayo tablescape in your post! I’m honored and appreciative! By the way, I love your Entertain in Style book! I bought it when it first came out and it resides in a place of honor in my dining room (the room in the photo in this post). So, thank you for always being an inspiration to all of us who love to entertain!

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