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Best Mexican Fiesta Party Ideas For Adults

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!

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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

host a Mexican fiesta happy hour for Cinco de Mayo or any time, with tips and decor ideas from Chris Nease of Celebrationsathomeblog.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

Display a modern letter board sign for your Cinco de Mayo Mexican fiesta happy hour. Create clever decor for your Cinco de Mayo party with terra cotta mini signs.

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.

Pour a pitcher of margaritas for your Mexican fiesta happy hour party.

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.

Host a stylish Mexican fiesta happy hour and set up a cozy lounge for seating.

TIP 6: Creating a festive lounge area is easy with the addition of a classic papel picado banner, and sombrero.

Make these diy papel picado drink stirrers for Cinco de Mayo.

TIP 7: Make these easy DIY tissue paper papel picado drink stirs for each glass. They add instant “Fiesta flair”!

Host a Cinco de Mayo party with stylish tips from Chris Nease of Celebrations At Home blog.

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.

Pre-mix a pitcher of margaritas for your Mexican fiesta happy hour.

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 pitcherstyle 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.

Drink responsibly. 

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15 Comments

  1. I’m definitely going to try some of the recipes for a catered party I have on July 3rd, which is also a Mexican theme but my must know right now is … … Where can I buy the beads and tassels garland.. I Love , Love Love It !

  2. This is my ideal party with you. Mexican, boho, drinks, guac….I would sit here all day with you and drink Sauza!

  3. Everything looks so beautiful and delicious! Love all of the little extra touches! Did you make the table everything is sitting on? I love it and would love to have one built if I could find diy instructions πŸ™‚

  4. Love how stylish this look! the boho vibe is A+ πŸ™‚ Oh, and your dress is perfection!!

    1. Thank you , Bird. I just love the boho vibe. And yes, that outfit was the perfect find πŸ™‚

  5. I love all of this! Where did you get that bead and tassel garland? I love it!
    I love the avocado boat idea, so excited for cinco de mayo now!

    1. Thank you so much, Heather! I thought the avocado boats were pretty clever too πŸ˜‰
      I got the garland from Target.
      Cheers!

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