Mexican Fiesta Party Ideas
Fiesta Invitation Ideas
Cut out fun shapes such as cactus, Mexican sombreros or chili
peppers and paste on the front of note cards. Write party
Make or buy small Mexican Flags. On blank index cards or
small note cards write party information and then attach to the
flags. Embellish the flags by tying long pieces of
green, red and white ribbon to the flags.
Buy plastic maracas and write party information on the maraca
with a permanent black marker.
Leading into the party
area make (or buy) Mexican flags and place them in the ground leading
from the street to the entrance of the party. Cover fences with
Decorate the party table with solid red table
cloths, green plates, cups and napkins and white or yellow flatware.
Use small Mexican blankets for placemats and a runner for the table. Use new sombrero
hats or Mexican pottery to hold snack foods on the party table.
Mexican Fiesta Activities
Make or buy a Piñata and fill it with candy and small toys.
complete directions and safety for having a piñata at the party see our
See our Paper Mache craft page on
how to make your own pinata using items you have around the
Mexican Fiesta Party Games
Play fast paced music and let the kids jump around like jumping beans.
When the music stops they have to freeze. Then start the music
again and so on.
Mexican Hat Dance
Place a large sombrero on the floor and have party guests gather around
it and make a big circle. Have them stretch out and hold hands.
Play fast paced Mexican music and have the children start dancing
clockwise around the hat. Call out the name of a party guest and
that child leaves the large circle and gets to dance around the sombrero
going counter clockwise while the rest of the children are still dancing
clockwise. After 15 - 20 seconds call out another child's name.
That child takes the place of the inside dancer and the first dancer
takes their place back in the large circle. Continue until
everyone has had several turns.
Cactus Ring Toss
Buy a blow up cactus or make one out of a large cardboard box. Cut
rings out of cardboard big enough to fit over the arms of the cactus.
Line up party guests and have them try to throw the rings onto the arms
of the cactus.
Pin the Tail on the Burro
Place a poster of a Burro (donkey) on the wall and
put a piece
of tape on the back Burro tails. Blindfold children,
spin them around, and point them toward the poster. The child who pins
their burro tail closest to the designated spot, is the winner!
Party games for ages 7, 8 and 9
Party Games for 5 and 6 year olds
Birthday games for ages 10, 11, 12
Mexican Fiesta Food Ideas
Set up a Taco bar with dishes of meat, cheese, sour cream, onions,
refried beans and lettuce
Rice and beans
Sombrero Cookies - Make a quick and easy sombrero cookie by piping white
frosting around the edges of a sugar cookie and in the center to hold
the gumdrop. Place a large gumdrop in the center of the cookie and
then add colorful sprinkles to the frosting.
Mexican Fiesta Party Favor Ideas
Small Mexican blankets
Small cactus plants
Mexican jumping beans
Mexican Fiesta Loot / Goody Bags
Solid color red, green and white bags