Mexico’s vibrant energy is contagious, and after visiting the country’s bright cities and coasts, you’ll want to feel the warmth and friendliness of Mexican culture back home. One of the best ways to celebrate the culture is with a Mexican themed party. With a few simple and respectful touches of Mexican culture, decorations, and food, you can add joy and festivity to any party. Whether it’s a holiday get together, bachelorette party, or summer BBQ, these unique Mexican party ideas will make your event a hit.
Mexican party decorations are bright and bursting with color, and there are many DIY options that will make your event incredible on a budget. While even talented decorators usually purchase traditional papel picado, you can find plenty of instructions online for making it yourself. One of the simplest Mexican party decorations is green balloons with triangles drawn on to resemble cacti. Bright paper flowers can work as centerpieces or backdrops for photo booths. As you decorate with pom pom garlands and woven tablecloths, remember that mixing blues, pinks, purples, oranges, and greens all together makes your Mexican themed party a true fiesta.
No party is complete without food and drinks, and for your Mexican themed party, cooking up traditional Mexican dishes can be as simple as setting up a taco bar or as elaborate as learning how to make tamales. For a low-key affair, you can set out tapas and appetizers for your Mexican party food. Add some creativity to the night with a lineup for unique salsas for guests to taste test. For drinks, two of the best Mexican party ideasis to pick up wines from Mexico’s growing list of wineries or treat guests to a tasting of artisanal tequila, racillas, and mezcals. There’s a million possibilities for creative Mexican party food, from taco bars to tequila tastings. Go bold and you may even surprise yourself!
Having a playlist loaded with reggaeton, banda, and mariachi music will keep the party going all night long. Popular Mexican songs for parties that will always get people dancing is “Tamarindo,” and peppy mariachitunes like “Las Dos Hermanas” and “El Mariachi Loco,” which bring the energy of Mexico to any party. Pop music is always a hit for dancing at parties, and an incredibly popular Mexican song for parties is “Cuando Calienta el Sol,” especially during the summer when you’re dreaming of being by the sea. You can easily find a playlist of reggaeton with modern hits from Mexico, the Caribbean, and the US on most streaming services for guests who want to dance the night away.
As mariachi music fills the air and sizzling Mexican food fills guests' plates, these Mexican party ideas will make your evening a hit. No matter what you’re celebrating, the vibrant colors and flavors of Mexican culture will make your event unique and festive. Putting extra thought and creativity into your fiesta will make guests feel welcomed and excited--the number one ingredient for a true Mexican fiesta.