It’s time to grab your guac, chips and some tequila because today we’re talking all about how to throw your own summer fiesta! You may be wondering, “Why a summer fiesta?” Well, not only is it a super easy party theme but also, everyone loves Mexican food! Plus, there’s SO much color involved, so it’s the perfect summer celebration! Essentially, a fiesta means a festival, party, or celebration, especially in Mexico! Usually, fiestas are marked with bright colors, music, balloons, and of course, delicious food!
We’re strong believers that you don’t need a specific reason to throw a fiesta, simply throwing a fiesta to celebrate the start of summer is reason enough! Are you ready to host your very own fiesta? Pour yourself a fresh marg and browse our summer fiesta guide to make sure you have everything you need!
Accessories for Your Fiesta
It’s not a fiesta without some festive themed accessories! Whether you’re going for an elegant, upscale fiesta celebration or a full-on fiesta rager, you definitely need to add some accessories to your party planning. Our favorite fiesta accessories? Fiesta party crowns that come in a wide range of bright colors! Perfect for your fiesta-goers of all ages, our customizable party crowns are fun, comfortable, and make great favors for your guests to take home. Festivegal has tons of fun party crowns, like “Margarita Squad” (for the grownups) and “Fiesta Then Siesta” (for the kids)! We even have a fully customizable option, if you’d rather create your own matching party crowns for your summer fiesta. And DONT forget about our adorable mini sombreros!
Don’t pass up on the chance to decorate your space with TONS of bold colors! Use balloons, streamers, flower pots, flowers (real or fake) and even succulent arrangements to bring life to your fiesta space.
Food for Your Fiesta
One of our favorite parts of party planning is deciding on a menu. Lucky for you, the fiesta theme is pretty vague, so there are plenty of food options you can serve for your summer fiesta! For larger groups, why not try a DIY taco/burrito bar? Or, if you’d prefer to have plated food, nachos, empanadas, and taquitos are great options too! For dessert, how about serving mini churros with a chocolate fountain, or a Tres Leches cake?
As far as serving the food, we love the idea of using as much brightly colored dishware as possible. Want to go one step further? Add a row of pom pom ribbon to the base of every serving dish for a particularly festive look!
And no fiesta is complete without some signature drinks! Opt for a margarita mix to keep things simple, and be sure to offer some non-alcoholic beverages as well. Agua frescas are a great way to keep guests refreshed and cool in the hot summer months.
Activities for Your Fiesta
Aside from the obvious Piñata and swimming, we suggest making sure guests have a designated fiesta photo spot with a fiesta photo booth! Whether you want to actually set up a photo booth or simply have a backdrop and some props, guests will love taking fun pictures to commemorate your summer fiesta celebration. Don’t forget to offer plenty of photo booth accessories (if you need a reminder, check out the accessories section above) for your guests to change up their look for each photo!
Another great fiesta activity (for a 21+ party) is a tequila tasting! Whether you choose to bring in an expert for the party or host it yourself (after some Googling), your guests will love trying the different tequila flavors and learning a bit more about the origin of tequila!
We hope that this post gave you some great ideas to start planning your own summer fiesta! Whether your party will be for all ages, or just adults, your guests will have a blast celebrating summer with some great food and bright decor. If you enjoyed this post, check out more party inspiration here! Wanna keep in touch? Follow us on Instagram! And lastly, if you want to see more of our party crown accessories, click here to view our Shopify!