It’s time to party so check out these great Mexican Party Theme Ideas and Recipes. I have all the party decorations, festive outfits, games, drink recipes, and tons of recipes for an authentic Mexican dinner menu.

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I love Mexican food, don’t you? After you browse through all these great party tips and recipes be sure and visit my list of great Mexican appetizers and Cinco de Mayo desserts.

Fiesta party outfits

Set the party mood by picking bright colors for your outfits and accessories. Pick the perfect party dress or throw on a sombrero or serape.

Colorful Fiesta Serape

Multicolored Embroidery Dress

Mexican Sombrero Hats

Party decoration ideas

Set the party mood by picking bright colors for your outfits and accessories. Pick the perfect party dress or throw on a sombrero or serape.

Printable party decorations

It’s easy to get your Mexican fiesta party supplies when you get my Mexican Party Pack. You get 31 pages of fun decorations you can choose from, and you don’t even have to leave home to make your decorations. These would also be great for a Mexican fiesta birthday party.

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  • PRINTABLE WATER BOTTLE LABELS
  • PAPER NAPKIN RINGS
  • CUPCAKE TOPPERS – These also look festive in margarita glasses
  • MUSTACHE DECORATIONS
  • BUFFET TENT LABELS – Use o your party food table
  • WALL DECORATIONS
  • BEAN GUESSING GAME
  • MARACAS WALL DECORATIONS – Could be used as table toppers
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  • FIESTA BANNER
  • CIGAR BAND LABELS
  • CANDY BAR WRAPPER – Fun way to give your guest a treat to take home
  • 4 INCH TREAT BAG TOPPERS
  • WALL DECORATIONS
  • INVITATION –
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Mexican party supplies are all about vibrant colors! In addition to highlighting the Mexican flag colors of red, green, and white, a palette of bright, bold colors is a great choice. A Mexican blanket would make a great table runner. You can purchase mini cacti and set them around for table centerpieces.

Some fun ways to make your party more festive are hanging string lights, setting up a photo booth backdrop, and setting out some photo booth props.

Buy some cute cactus or paper cactus decorations to set around. Be sure and use festive paper products, party cups, and shot glasses.

Festival Mexicano Large Plastic Papel Picado Banner

Mexican Table Runner

Mexican themed party games

A great way to get the fiesta fun started as soon as guests walk in the door is to have an ice breaker game going when they arrive. Fill up a jar with pinto beans, don’t forget to count them first, though. Set it near your drink station. As everyone fixes themselves a drink, have them try and guess how many beans are in the jar. Give prizes for the closest guess and the worst guess. You can download this printable when you purchase my Mexican Printable Party Pack also.

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Some fun traditional games are breaking open a Mexican Star Pinata or a scavenger hunt for Mexican-themed party favors like shot glasses, plastic chili peppers, or cute cactus.

Mexican Fiesta Party Ideas | Birthday Party Ideas for Kids
Mexican Fiesta birthday party ideas for kids. Great ideas for party games, food, decorations, invitations, and activities. Fun for Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
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Pin the Tail on the Donkey
Take your next party up a notch in fun with this adorable Pin The Tail on the Donkey FREE printable. A fun game for children of all ages.
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Mexican Train Dominoes Game

Mexican dinner menu ideas

Choose dishes that have a Mexican cultural theme when planning your menu. You could have a theme, build your own taco bar with all the trimmings. Items like taco shells, sour cream, guacamole, pico, pulled pork or chicken, cheese, Mexican rice, and beans.

Tips for a Mexican menu

Seasoned Taco Meat Recipe For A Party: How Much Per Person
If you are hosting a Mexican dinner party or taco bar, it's easy to figure out how much meat per person you will need for your party. This simple calculation sheet ensures that you don't run out of meat or end up wasting food. Note* One pound of hamburger yields 14 oz of cooked meat. This recipe figures 4 ounces of cooked meat per taco. ** Slid the servings on the recipe card for how many tacos you need to make then print your recipe.
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how much taco meat for a crowd in a bowl with taco seasoning next to the bowl.
How To Roast Whole Jalapeños Peppers
It's quick and easy to make oven-roasted jalapeños peppers at home. Putting oven-roasted jalapeños in your recipes is a great way to add a new depth of flavor. Also, if your recipe calls for raw jalapenos, but you want less heat, then baking jalapenos in your oven mellows the heat and adds a smoky depth of flavor.
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raw red and green jalapeños

Instant Pot Mexican Recipes

Dump and Start Instant Pot Mexican Black Beans Stew (V, GF)
Ready to make Instant Pot Black Beans? No soaking required and only three ingredients are required for these pressure cooker black beans!
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Easy Vegetarian Taco Soup – Pressure Cooker – Piping Pot Curry
Hearty Vegetarian Taco Soup is a dump-and-go Instant Pot recipe with lots of black beans, corn, peppers & tomatoes to create a delicious, satisfying dinner.
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Instant Pot Mexican Beans – Debra Klein | Easy Plant Based Recipes
Seriously Simple Mexican Pinto Bean Recipe. An inexpensive and tasty way to make beans from scratch.
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Instant Pot Chicken Posole Recipe | The Feathered Nester
Our Chicken Posole recipe made in the Instant Pot is perfect for creating a rich and flavorful dish in a fraction of the time it takes to make a traditional stew!
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Vegan & Vegetarian Mexican Recipes

Mexican Caviar Recipe
The perfect Mexican appetizer dip or salad, Mexican Caviar is quick and easy to make. It's made with a variety of beans, tomatoes, chilies, fresh onions, cilantro, garlic then seasoned with cumin and lime.
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Mexican Caviar Recipe in a blue bowl with taco chips by it.
Vegan Nacho Cheese
Extremely cheesy vegan nacho cheese sauce is easy to make. You can indulge by smothering your nachos or having a big bowl of cheese sauce with your chips if you do not want to eat a dairy product.
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VEGAN NACHO CHEESE ON TACO
Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole
Gluten free mexican food that is warm and comforting, yet full of nutrition. This vegetarian enchilada casserole will become a weeknight staple!
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Copycat Chipotle Veggie Bowl with Fajitas Veggies
Delicious and loaded Vegan Burrito Bowl in Chipotle Veggie Bowl style with NINE items like Fajitas Veggies, Black Beans, Cilantro Rice, Salsa…
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Healthy Vegetarian Mexican Casserole with Rice & Beans – Piping Pot Curry
Healthy Vegetarian Mexican Rice & Bean Casserole is easy to make and filled with cheesy goodness, along with brown rice and lots of veggies. This is an easy gluten free & vegetarian casserole for a weeknight dinner or your next party!
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Slow Cooker Mexican Recipes

Crock Pot Salsa Fresca Chicken | Monica Nedeff
3 ingredient Crock Pot Salsa Fresca Chicken is an easy dinner and makes delicious leftovers for a healthy Mexican inspired meal!
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Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos – WhitneyBond.com
Tri tip is slow cooked in a sweet & spicy pineapple sriracha sauce, then turned into THE BEST shredded beef tacos, in this easy Mexican crockpot recipe!
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Crock Pot Refried Beans
Delicious refried beans made in the crock pot. These beans are made without any added fat but are still full of flavor.
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Mexican Chicken Recipes

The Best Chicken Enchiladas
The BEST Chicken Enchiladas! These easy chicken enchiladas have a delicious chicken and cheese filling with homemade enchilada sauce.
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Homemade Frozen Taquitos In The Air Fryer
Homemade chicken taquitos cook up crispy and delicious for a warm snack, finger food for football parties and more! Easy to make ahead to store in the freezer so you can make a few at a time or a whole batch for friends!
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Taquitos in the air fryer are served up on the table with sauces.
Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas
For the best chicken and black bean enchiladas, try this authentic Mexican enchiladas recipe. Chicken enchiladas with red sauce is savory and delicious.
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Easy Chicken Fajitas Recipe (Oven & AirFryer) | Spice Cravings
An easy Chicken Fajitas recipe that’s super flavorful and bursting with Mexican seasoning is quickly prepared in the oven or air fryer in under 25 minutes.
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Mexican Pork Recipes

Homemade Tamales: Pork Filling | 24Bite® Recipes
Homemade Tamales is one of the most popular dishes from Latin America and now you can easily make this tamales recipe for your next special occasion.
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Tinga-Style Pork Shoulder Tacos
Tinga De Puerca is the smoky, meaty filling for Tinga Tacos. Braised Boston butt with chipotle peppers makes these pork shoulder tacos hearty & craveworthy.
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Braised Salsa Verse Pork Tacos
Boneless Pork Shoulder braised in a homemade salsa verde that is a little bit spicy and super fresh. This recipe is so easy.
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Mexican Beef Recipes

Nacho Casserole
Nacho Casserole has layers of classic nacho ingredients layered between tortilla chips or Doritos smothered in a creamy beef and cheese sauce that creates a delicious and easy dinner.
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nacho casserole on a plate
Carne Asada Recipe – The Art of Food and Wine
Carne Asada is tender, juicy skirt steak marinated in citrusy Mexican seasonings and grilled. Perfect for tacos and burritos, or on its own. An easy classic
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Beef Stuffed Poblano Peppers – Kathryn’s Kitchen
Easy Beef Stuffed Poblano Peppers that are stuffed with beef, quinoa, bold spice and lots of cheese! These make the best dinners and are healthy too!
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Salad Recipes

Southwest Quinoa Salad – Clean Plate Mama Salads/Sides
This southwest quinoa salad is packed with plant-based protein and veggies. All tossed in a lime vinaigrette, it’s flavorful, easy, and healthy.
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Mexican Coleslaw Salad
A little bit of spice and a touch of sweetness makes this Mexican Coleslaw a perfect side salad for your next Mexican meal.
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Mexican Coleslaw Salad | I little bit of spice and a touch of sweetness makes this Mexican Coleslaw a perfect side salad for your next Mexican meal.
Spicy Mexican Street Corn Salad
This spicy Mexican street corn salad is the perfect side dish for tacos, burritos, or enchiladas!
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Mexican Salad
This Mexican Salad is far more delicious than any restaurant and serves a crowd at a fraction of the price! It’s fresh, filling, flavorful, gluten-free, loaded with vegetables and drizzled with intoxicating Cilantro Lime Dressing. You will want to do douse the dressing on EVERYTHING, guaranteed. T…
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Rice Recipes

Festive Mexican Rice Salad
Mexican Rice Salad is a salad bursting with flavor made with black beans, whole grain brown rice, colorful veggies all tossed in a cilantro lime dressing.
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Mexican rice salad with black beans rice a variety colors of peppers and pickled jalapenos
Arroz Verde – Mexican Green Rice – Spinach Rice Pilaf
This easy recipe for fluffy spinach rice pilaf makes a healthy and delicious side dish.
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One-Pot Mexican Rice Skillet Dinner – Two Healthy Kitchens
This easy Mexican Rice Skillet Dinner is loaded with yummy Tex-Mex flavor – it’s a quick, one-pot dinner recipe your whole family will love! • Ready in 30 Minutes or Less • Make Ahead •
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Soup Recipes

Mexican Tomato Soup
Make your own delicious fresh Mexican Tomato Soup by cooking together fresh-picked tomatoes, authentic Mexican spices, coconut cream, and then give it a little heat from some jalapenos.
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Mexican tomato soup in a bowl with jalapeno and cilantro on top.
Sopa de Albóndigas- Healthy Meatball Soup
This healthy meatball soup – sopa de albóndigas – is popular in Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador and with everyone who tastes it!
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Easy Black Bean and Chicken Soup
Easy Black Bean & Chicken Soup is a spicy, rich & hearty dinner that can be on the table in 20 minutes. Healthy and low carb with a vegetarian option.
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Mexican Breakfast Recipes

Easy Huevos Rancheros Recipe
This easy huevos rancheros recipe serves up ranch style eggs with fresh pico de gallo, refried beans and homemade ranchero sauce over corn tortillas.
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Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Tostadas | Krazy Kitchen Mom
Looking for a way to mix it up for breakfast, brunch, and even dinner? Tostadas are a great way to add a ton of flavor and variety to your weekly menu.
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Salsa & Sauce Recipes

Green Tomato Salsa Verde
This green salsa recipe without tomatillos is an easy recipe made with fresh ingredients such as tart green tomatoes, onions, chilis, garlic, and lime. This green sauce is perfect for all Mexican food types, such as tortilla chips or tacos. You will never want to buy salsa Verda in your grocery store again.
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green tomato salsa without tomatillos in bowl with chips and peppers by it
How To Make Taco Bell Red Sauce (Copycat Recipe)
It is quick and easy to learn how to make Taco Bell red sauce at home. This authentic copycat recipe is just like the red sauce packets you get at the restaurants, mild with a hint of sweet chili seasoning. However, when you make your own, there are no additives that commercial products put in their food.
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taco bell red sauce in a bowl with napkin and chips by it
Spicy Pico De Gallo
It’s quick and easy to learn how to make this Spicy Pico de Gallo using simple fresh ingredients. Pico De Gallo is a low-calorie condiment that adds a punch of authentic Mexican flavor to just about any Mexican meal.
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Fresh pico de gallo in a bowl with cilantro and Chili Peppers Sprinkles near it
Make Your Own Taco Bell Baja Sauce
It's quick and easy to learn how to make Taco Bell Baja sauce at home. This creamy, slightly spicy sauce only takes 5 minutes to make and is a great condiment for Mexican seafood, chicken, and veggies dishes.
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cream orange looking taco bell baja sauce in a small bowl with fresh lime zest on top
Spicy Cowboy Candy Canning Recipe (Step-By-Step)
Making Canned Cowboy Candy, is the perfect way to pickle jalapenos in an addictive sweet and spicy sauce. Get step-by-step canning instructions and learn how to safely use a water bath canner to safely preserve these irresistible sweet and spicy jalapenos.
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cowboy candy pickled jalapenos in a canning jar
All Purpose Mexican Seasoning
Blending your own all-purpose Mexican seasoning is a great way to create an authentic flavor to all your Mexican dishes.
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mexican taco seasoning in a bowl
Mexican Street Corn Salsa
Mexican Street Corn Salsa – A delightful homemade salsa filled with fresh ingredients and bursting with flavor. A perfect appetizer or snack when entertaining family and friends!
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5 Minute Enchilada Sauce
This homemade enchilada sauce takes 5 minutes to make and produces a thick, rich, delicious sauce that’s so much better than anything you can buy in a can. Homemade Enchilada Sauce……. Seriously? Why bother. It’s so much easier to buy it in a can…. Really? Or so I used to think! Well, I’m here …
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Blender Roasted Tomatillo Avocado Salsa
You know that green salsa at restaurants that is so so good?! This is it! Blender Roasted Tomatillo Avocado Salsa – packed with flavor, super easy to make, and ready to go in less than 30 minutes! It’s made with wholesome ingredients and is paleo, vegan, gluten free, and Whole30 approved! Give me al…
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Mexican dessert recipes

No-Bake Frozen Margarita Pie • FIVEheartHOME
No-Bake Frozen Margarita Pie is cool and creamy, with a salty-sweet pretzel crust and a frosty filling flavored with lime juice, tequila, and triple sec!
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Tres Leches Cupcakes
We love this easy Mexican dessert recipe- Tres Leches Cupcakes. Light and fluffy cupcakes soaked in milk and topped with whipped cream and cinnamon.
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Mexican Cocktails

Spicy Grapefruit Jalapeño Margarita
Spicy Grapefruit Jalapeño Margarita – A fun twist on a classic drink! Salty, spicy, sweet, tart and absolutely refreshing!
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Spicy Habanero Pineapple Margarita – Isabel Eats {Easy Mexican Recipes}
This pineapple margarita is made with sweet pineapple juice and a fresh habanero pepper for a spicy twist on a refreshing cocktail!
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More Mexican party ideas and recipes

For more ideas, visit my MEXICAN DINNER PARTY post. It’s easy to host a Mexican Dinner Party that your friends and family will rave about. 

Be sure and follow my Fiesta Party Pinterest Board. Your party can be super chilled and relaxed; think tacos and margaritas by the pool. Or, you could kick it up a notch and decorate your home with a Mexican flair in the formal dining room.

Great party theme ideas to try