The Ultimate Guide to Throwing a Mexican-Themed Party 

There’s nothing more fun than throwing a Mexican-themed party. With vibrant colors, lively music and mouthwatering flavors, everyone’s guaranteed to have a grand time. Need a little inspiration for your Mexican-themed party? Well, you’ve come to the right place! This guide highlights Mexican-themed party ideas that will turn your ordinary dinner into an event your guests will remember long after the last salsa dance!

Ready to be inspired? Let’s dive in.


No fiesta is truly complete without dynamic decorations. From banners to balloons, the more hues involved, the more joyful and enjoyable your party becomes! 


Create a dazzling entrance that sets the tone for your Mexican-themed party. Hang bright flowers on gates and doorways or adorn a clothes rail with sombreros and serapes.


Cast a warm and inviting glow by stringing up fairy lights between papel picado (perforated paper) or festive banners. The soft lighting will accentuate your colorful decor and add a magical touch to your party.


Transform your walls with genuine Mexican textiles like serapes and bright blankets. For something playful, consider hanging fringe balloons that resemble sombreros. To make them, wrap crepe paper strips around blown-up balloons using tape. Carefully cut fringes along each strip, avoiding the top. 

Add a pop of color with a multi-colored fringe curtain, which can double as a stylish photo booth backdrop.


Hang colored paper lanterns or floral pom-poms at varying heights to add dimension to your decor. Stretch papel picado, invert parasols from above or connect bandanas end to end to create festive bunting.

Table Settings

Trade in plain paper plates and napkins for some bright and fun dinnerware. Delight your guests with nacho-printed napkins, avocado-shaped paper plates and quirky cactus-shaped paper cups for a fun touch. Better yet, infuse nature into your tablescape with small succulents or cactus centerpieces.

Create an immersive dining experience by arranging personalized place cards with Mexican phrases or fun facts about the cuisine. This simple addition can spark conversations among your guests.


Party Favors

Make sure your guests leave with a bit of the party spirit! Here are some fantastic party favor ideas for your Mexican-themed party:

  • Salsa and Guacamole Kits: Assemble DIY salsa and guacamole kits with spice packets, recipes and fresh ingredients, allowing guests to recreate party dishes in their kitchens.
  • Hand-Embroidered Handkerchiefs: Give traditional hand-embroidered Mexican hankies as practical favors featuring intricate designs and bright hues.
  • Mini Piñatas: These charming favors serve as eye-catching decorations and provide a playful element for guests to enjoy at home.
  • Goodie Bags: Create goodie bags filled with Mexican candies for a sweet post-party treat. 
  • Cookies: Offer cookies shaped like cacti, tacos, sombreros and maracas.
  • Mini Bottles of Tequila: Wrap miniature tequila bottles with a charming ribbon and a personalized note.



Why not keep the energy high with entertaining games that embrace Mexican culture?

  • Piñata: Blindfolded participants take turns trying to break open a piñata filled with candies and treats.
  • Lotería (Mexican Bingo): Play a round of Lotería with traditional Mexican cards and images. Guests can use beans or candy as markers on their cards.
  • Musical Chairs: Play musical chairs using lively Mariachi music to add a festive touch to this classic game.
  • Sombrero Ring Toss: Take turns throwing rings onto the sombrero’s brim.
  • Mexican Trivia: Test your guests’ knowledge of Mexican culture. Prepare questions related to history, music, food and traditions.


Food and Drinks

Satisfy your guests’ appetites with classic Mexican dishes that never disappoint. Don’t forget party-friendly snacks like quesadillas, tamales, grilled corn on the cob and bacon and cheese-stuffed jalapeño poppers.

Set up a taco bar where guests can choose seasoned beef, chicken, pork or grilled vegetable fillings. Offer an array of toppings such as salsa, guacamole and shredded cheese.

For entrees, serve Mole Poblano, featuring tender chicken or turkey immersed in a decadent sauce crafted with spices, chocolate and chili peppers. For a healthier choice, choose Ceviche, a dish brimming with seafood, avocado, tomatoes, cucumber and cilantro marinated in fresh lime juice.

Finish with classic Mexican desserts like churros, flan or a traditional tres leches cake. Offer refreshing drinks such as margaritas, horchatas, agua frescas and Mexican sodas to complement the spicy flavors. 


Serve Authentic Mexican Dishes From Benito’s

What’s a fiesta without delicious food! The next time you plan a Mexican-themed party, why not order delicious takeaways from Benito’s? Take one thing off your plate (excuse the pun!) and serve your guests the very best authentic Mexican cuisine including traditional Mexican desserts, snacks and entrées. Now, you can effortlessly serve your guests our must-try dishes like tamales, fajitas, tacos, enchiladas, pico de gallo and tamales, while you focus on hitting that piñata!

Contact (817) 332-8633 now for bookings, takeaways and inquiries.