Celebrate Cinco de Mayo or any occasion with a festive FIESTA!
Visit Paperstyle.com for Fiesta themed invitations, or make your own by:
- Rolling the invitation inside a taco shell
- Tying the invitation to a tissue paper flower
- Attaching the invitation to a bag of tortilla chips
- Placing the invitation inside a mini pinata
- Tissue paper flowers in bright colors
- Papel Picado (tissue paper streamers)
- Serapes as tablecloths
- Mexican wooden crafts
- Paper Lanterns
- Mexican flags
- Chips with salsa & guacamole
- Tortilla Soup
- Taco Bar (meat, beans, cheese, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, onions, corn, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, tortillas or taco shells)
- Beans & rice
- Margaritas (without alcohol for kids!)
Or take out from:
GAMES & ACTIVITIES
- Pinata: Fill a traditional piñata with candy, small toys and stickers
- Mexican Hat Dance: Played like Musical Chairs with sombreros instead of chairs.
- Sombrero Toss: Toss a sombrero around a stake like a game of horseshoes
- Pin the Tail on the Donkey: Play a classic version of this game.
- Hire live mariachi musicians or have guests play along to the stereo with maracas
- Tissue Paper Flowers: Accordion fold colored tissue paper, wrap a pipe cleaner around the middle and fluff tissue paper to create a flower.
- Maracas: Attach two bowls together with a handful of dry beans inside and a popsicle stick sticking out as a handle. Decorate the outside with markers and stickers.
- Bark Painting (Papel Arnate): Cut a square from a brown paper grocery bag. Wet it, crumple it, squeeze out the water and dry flat (you can use a hair dryer with caution). Draw designs with a black marker and fill in with acrylic paints (see example in article photo).
- Sombreros (greet guests with these as they arrive)
- Mexican jumping beans
- Flower clips for girls’ hair
- Handmade wooden and cloth crafts from Mexico or Olvera Street
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Need more party ideas? Check out more great party ideas in the Spring issue of Coast Kids Magazine!