Host a Mexican Fiesta happy hour for a Cinco de Mayo party or any time! You’ll love these Mexican party ideas for adults, and our easy recipe for a pitcher of margaritas. See how to serve Mexican party food in a stylish way, and how to decorate for a chic Mexican themed party. Are you ready? Let’s Fiesta!
Mexican Fiesta Party Ideas for Adults
Any time is a good time for a Mexican Fiesta happy hour. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo all year round! I’ve put together some modern tips for the hostess, and whipped up a pitcher of margaritas for the perfect patio party.
There’s no better way to wind down a work week than with a Mexican inspired happy hour at home with friends. Go ahead and invite some gal pals over, and prep everything ahead so you can relax and enjoy the party too.
HOSTESS TIP: Add modern-bohemian style details to classic Mexican dishes for a gorgeous party bar
TIP 1: Add some boho design details to your Mexican fiesta happy hour for a style-marriage made in heaven! The ‘traveled’ feel of the bohemian trend blends perfectly with the Mexican cinco de mayo theme.
TIP 2: Make some fun mini signs using broken terra cotta pieces and markers. Wrap a terra cotta pot in a towel and use a hammer to tap on the pot to break it apart.
Mexican Party Food
For a happy hour fiesta you don’t need much more than chips, salsa, and guacamole to nosh on. However, you can always add some heartier food like these Mexican dishes.
- This Mexican layer dip has been a party staple for years!
- Wow your guests with these delicious chicken tostadas with creamy poblano sauce.
- Mini Mexican pizzas will certainly help fill you up.
- These black bean & chorizo flatbread bites are quick and easy to make.
- Try something outside the box like this Doritos corn dip. It will surprise you how good it is!
TIP 3: Make avocado bowls to serve individual portions of guacamole. Guests can double dip without worry! Place the “bowls” on a bed of course salt to keep them stable.
TIP 4: Use potted cactus and succulents in lieu of, or in addition to brightly colored flowers. The benefit is that the potted cacti will live on in your home.
TIP 5: Mix and serve a pitcher of margaritas instead of one glass at a time. This way guests can serve themselves at their leisure.
TIP 6: Creating a festive lounge area is easy with the addition of a classic papel picado banner, and sombrero.
TIP 7: Make these easy DIY tissue paper papel picado drink stirs for each glass. They add instant “Fiesta flair”!
TIP 8: A salt-rimmed glass is a must when serving up a pitcher of margaritas for a Mexican fiesta happy hour. Make it extra tasty by mixing in a little cayenne powder or chili powder to the salt.
Serve a pitcher of margaritas
To keep your fiesta party super simple, make a pitcher of Margaritas using the recipe below or this beer margarita recipe. This makes it easy to pour seconds (and thirds) and guests can help themselves. Here’s the perfect pitcher–style margarita recipe to share with friends
- 1 1/2 cups clear Tequila
- 1 bottle (25.4 ounce/750 ml) Margarita Cocktail Mix
- Salt for rimming
- lime for garnish
Add all ingredients in a pitcher and stir. Pour over ice into a salt-rimmed glass and garnish with a lime wheel.
Makes 8 servings.