Try a Tex Mex Fiesta Theme for an Easter Party!

Andale! Andale! Hurry and grab these festive ideas for a Mexican-inspired Easter Party. In fact, it will be a Tex Mex theme decked out in fiesta style, while blending in Easter pastels and cutesy decorations! The party menu will feature Tex Mex favorites, the party activities will be Easter classics but with a Mexican spin, and guests will get to enjoy traditional cascarones (empty eggs filled with confetti and little treats) much like they do in Mexico! (*this post contains affiliate links)

Mexican-inspired Decorations for an Easter Party

A fiesta color palette traditionally uses the brightest, boldest hues. But for this Easter season, it can go pastel in the party decorations—while mixing up Mexican-inspired decor elements with spring-themed ones.

Tex Mex Easter Party Decorations

A serape-like runner (1 – from Amazon) sets an instant Mexican vibe for your main party table or food buffet. And if you choose one like this, with mostly purple and pink stripes, it will suit the Easter theme, too!

Then, for a sweets and treats display (2 – from the talented Giggles Galore), how adorable would an outdoor stand be loaded with goodie-filled Easter baskets, tiered pastry stands, colored eggs hidden in a patch of faux grass, an Easter garland, and tassel garlands in springtime colors.

And for the kiddie guests, mini party tables (3 – styled by Bellenza) look so inviting dressed in pastel linens, with a lovely favor bag holding trinkets and treats awaiting them on each place setting! (Tip: Pastel-colored paper lanterns laid out on the lawn mimic giant Easter eggs, in keeping with the theme.)

Recipe Picks for a Tex Mex Party Menu

Aside from Mexico’s most popular main dishes and sides (which you surely have favorite recipes for), you can also toss in some unusual “fusion” choices, like these we found!

Tex Mex Easter Party Food

Aren’t lasagna and pizza Italian? Sure, but these recipes give them a clever Mexican twist. Like this Tex Mex Lasagna (1 – from Pillsbury) and this Tex Mex Chicken Pizza (2 – from Crisco).

How about a seafood surprise? Like these Spicy Mexican Shrimp Taco Boats (3 – from Old El Paso). Or a dish with traditional Mexican ingredients in party-ready style? Like this Tex Mex Rice and Bean Casserole (4 – from Weight Watchers).

And for an easy-to-serve side, a light and fresh Layered Tex Mex Salad (5 – from Campbell’s) will balance all the strong, spicy flavors on your party menu.

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Cascarones: A Blend of Mexican and Easter Traditions

This version of the beloved Easter eggs are common all over Mexico. Cascarones (from cascaron, meaning “shell”) are hollowed out eggshells, decorated in bright colors and filled with confetti—meant for cracking on people’s heads as part of the fiesta fun! Here are some party ideas incorporating them.

Cascarones for Easter Crafts

For easy decorations, put 4 or 5 tissue-covered cascarones (1 – from Home Style Austin) in bowls or baskets around the party venue, or string them together as garlands. While forming an entire wreath out of cascarones (2 – from Modern Tejana) would make a striking front door party accent.

A handy alternative would be to buy ready-made cascarones, and use these as party favors or hide them outdoors for a fun-filled Easter egg hunt! Take your pick from Silly Rabbit Cascarones  (3 – via Amazon) in packs of 4 dozen eggs, or Confetti Cascarones (4 – via Amazon) in cartons of 18 eggs.

Party Activities that are Mexican + Easter

Speaking of an Easter egg hunt, here are party activities and games to get your own ideas “hopping”!

Tex Mex Easter Fiesta Party

You must have a piñata, of course! But to go with the theme, choose an Easter Chick-in-Egg Piñata (1 – via Piñ that will make an adorable decor piece before game time.

To get the grownups in on the fun, too, plan an all-ages Easter egg hunt. For the adults who join, their prizes can be these gorgeous porcelain keepsake eggs (2 – a Bellenza SHOP exclusive) that you can fill with chocolates, trinkets or small gift items.

Get creative with ways to work icons of Mexican culture into Easter party activities—like these 4 craft projects we found!

Have a cascarones-decorating activity (3 – from Artelexia) where the children can just play around using paint, markers, stickers, glitter, sequins, and stick-on gems. While the grownups can try their hand at recreating Mexican symbols in their egg designs.

Prepare tissue paper, scissors, and twine for guests to make their own papel picado banners (4 – from The Crafting Chicks) but in sweet spring colors. Have tiny cacti plants ready for creating the cutest mini cacti planters (5 – from The Nest) decorated with pom pom trim and tissue paper fringe. Or get everyone to dress up their own sombreros (6 – from Trapillo) with colorful yarn pom poms and tassels, like Mexican-style Easter bonnets!

If you’ve always loved Easter, then this is certainly a unique way to celebrate it! Share the fun and throw a Tex Mex Fiesta Easter Party!

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