Someone special having a summertime birthday? What better excuse to have an outdoor party inspired by a festive Mexican fiesta! So many striking decorations to include, plus everyone’s favorite Mexican party fare to serve. But instead of the usual riot of ‘every color under the sun,’ we suggest a citrusy palette of lime green, lemon yellow, and fuchsia. And a mix of decor items for an eclectic yet elegant look!
Fiesta-inspired Party Decorations in Lime, Lemon, and Fuchsia
The secret is to find table elements and accents with Mexican references. Then just mix and match them with other items you have in this fun color combo!
Start by sending out party invitations (2) designed to resemble those paper cutouts known as papel picado. Then echo these at the actual party with papel picado banners (1) overhead.
For centerpieces (5), collect cans of Mexican food products to turn into eye-catching flower vases! While, on the buffet table, mark the food and drinks selections with color-coordinated label cards (4).
Finally, create a casual fiesta vibe with party tables (3) set with boldly patterned china, cane place mats, and floral napkins. Love this look!
1 – Papel picado banner - Mex Fabric Supplies on etsy
2 – Invitation - Kallie Brynn Photography, via The Sweetest Occasion
3 – Table setting - Southern Lady Magazine
4 – Food and drink printables - Happy Thought
5 – Flowers in cans – image via The Glamorous Housewife (vintage cans available from Nopalito Vintage More)
Mexican Fiesta Fare Ideas: Savory, Spicy, Sweet!
Come to think of it, Mexican food practically says “party!” So just whip up the celebrant’s favorites, or order from your nearest Mexican restaurant.
Treat guests to scrumptious Fajitas Tostadas (1)—a colorful mix of corn, beans, onions, and peppers piled atop guacamole on prepared tostada shells…yum! Pair these with Ceviche shooters (2) made with lime juice and green chile peppers.
For sweets, what would a fiesta be without colorful Mexican conchas (5) or shell-shaped sweet bread; plus the oh-so-rich and creamy Tres Leches dessert (4) in place of the usual birthday cake!
For drinks, get guests to ‘pucker up’ with Margarita jell-o shots (3) served with a salt-sugar dipping mix, or sip the classic Horchata (groundnut) cocktail (6) made with coffee liqueur and caramel.
You have to admit, a Mexican fiesta is one super-fun way to say “Feliz Cumpleaños!”
1 – Fajitas tostadas – Reluctant Entertainer
2 – Ceviche shooters – Jen Fariello Photography, via Charlottesville Wedding Blog
3 – Margarita jello shots – My Man’s Belly
4 – Tres leches cake – Food Network
5 – Conchas (sweet bread) – Mami Talks
6 – Horchata coffee cocktail – image via Pinterest, credited to Delicias de España