From a Cinco de Mayo celebration to a bridal shower for a couple cruising south of the border for their honeymoon, there are almost as many reasons to throw a Mexican themed party as there are great supplies and decorations at Stumps. The menu for a fiesta party is obvious and as simple as hitting the freezer section of your nearest grocery store. The food also lends itself nicely to an appetizer-only event or to finger food for a formal. Serving dinner? Try carne asada on the grill or fajita platters. Mix and match red, green, yellow and orange tableware to serve guests. Wash it down with Mexican beers or sodas, also easily available north of the border these days.
Was there ever a better fiesta party favor than a margarita glass filled with candy? Use an inexpensive plastic glass and go for premium candy such as gourmet lime or jalapeno-flavored jelly beans – yes, those really exist. You may also present an elegant, keepsake glass with a less expensive filler such as lime green Sixlets. Fiesta party decorations are just as easy to create as the favors are. Start with a red, green or gold table covering and top with a sombrero that can serve as a centerpiece or serving tray for chips. A piñata also makes a great centerpiece as well as entertainment for kids or adults at the end of the party. Fill the piñata with candy for a younger crowd, candy and gift cards for older party-goers.