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The margaritas are cold, the salsa is hot, let’s have a fiesta bridal shower because she’s getting married! Seriously, what better way to celebrate the bride-to-be than with a fabulously fun and festive theme?
From the bright and beautiful decorations to the delicious food and drinks, we guarantee this is one average nacho shower! Follow along as we break down everything you need to know and more to plan the ultimate party-themed bridal shower.
Fun Sayings for a Bridal Shower Fiesta Theme
Before you really jump into the planning process, you might want to consider a few puny phrases to use throughout the shower. These can be featured on anything from invitations and decorations to favors and food signage. Here are our four favorite word games:
Fiesta Bridal Shower Invitations
The first step in planning a party-themed bridal shower is deciding what invitations you want to send. As these will set the tone for the entire event, be sure to choose a design that matches the mood you are going for. Here are four fun finds:
Taco ‘Bout Love
Mean Nacho Bridal Shower
Fiesta Bridal Shower
Party themed decoration ideas
After selecting the invitations, it’s time to start deciding on your decorations. Because this theme relies heavily on visuals, it’s important to think carefully about how you’re going to decorate the venue.
Our research shows that there are endless options when it comes to balloons and banners, so we suggest starting with one of these fiesta bridal shower decoration kits to create a cohesive look:
Final party decoration set
Fiesta Balloon Arch
From there, mix and match with any of these decorative pieces to add to the bright and bold aesthetic:
Colorful Fringe Photo Backdrop
Let’s Taco ‘Bout Love Sign
Hanging swirl decorations
Cactus Honeycomb Centerpieces
Nacho Mean Supplies
Now that you’ve nailed down the decorations, you’ll want to keep the bridal shower fiesta theme going by incorporating food and drink. Keep in mind that you definitely don’t need all of that, just a few fun extras to kick things up (o):
Let’s Fiesta Cups
Papel Picado Straws
Colored margarita glasses
Party Paper Napkins
Groom’s Face Drink Stirrers
Taco Bout Love Cupcake Toppers
One of our favorite things about hosting a fiesta bridal shower is the funky accessories for the bride-to-be. While there’s no shortage of options, here are some of our top picks for taking her look to the next level:
Fiesta Floral Veil
Mini Sombrero Veil
Fiesta Bride to Be Sash
Beaded cactus earrings
Fiesta Bridal Shower Games & Activities
If you plan on playing games or activities throughout the shower, you’ll want to make sure they match the theme as well. Lucky for you, we’ve got a whole collection of the best fiesta-themed bridal shower games and activities:
Would she rather
Jar of dates
Do you know the bride well
The game of the ring
Tips & Wishes
Bride emoji pictogram
party themed favors
Say thank you so much to guests for attending your last fiesta by giving them a fun souvenir to take home. We like any of these four choices:
Margarita & Sangria Lip Balms
Cactus Mini Notebooks
Party Themed Wine Charms
Mexican Blanket Hair Ties
Want to make your own fiesta bridal shower favors? Have it! Just throw in these fun favor tags for an extra touch:
Culinary ideas for a bridal shower party
Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for: the food!! No fiesta bridal shower is complete without an array of delicious Mexican food. And while the options are endless, we’ve narrowed it down to our three must-haves:
Totally Tasty Taco Bar
A fiesta bridal shower without a do-it-yourself taco bar? No way, Jose!
Not only is it a quick and easy way to feed a large group of guests, but it’s also an extremely inexpensive alternative to catering.
For a full breakdown of how this totally tasty taco bar was set up, head over to the Thriving Home blog by clicking the button below.
The best guacamole ever
Nothing says fiesta like a big bowl of freshly made guacamole!
Serve this delicious dip with a basket of tortilla chips and feel free to add some sweet and tangy salsas to top it all off.
Head over to Downshiftology and grab the easy-to-follow recipe for this best guacamole ever by clicking the button below.
Mexican street corn on the cob
Last but not least is a simple twist on traditional Mexican street corn.
Served on the cob, this alternative to street corn can be used as a side dish, dip, or even a topping for your taco bar (or all three!)
For the step-by-step recipe for this delicious dish, head over to the Table for Two blog by clicking the button below.
Once you’ve decided on the main course and sides, you’ll want to add some decadent desserts. Here are three delicious Mexican-themed cupcakes:
MODERN MOH TIP: Display our party-themed signs to accompany your spread for an extra decorative touch!
Drinks to serve at a bridal shower party
Ok, it’s actually the long-awaited moment: the cocktails! Again, so many great ideas, but there’s really nothing we love more than a self-service drink bar. Check out these two party favourites:
Like a homemade taco bar, you can’t host a fiesta bridal shower without a self-serve margarita bar!
Find out how to create the perfect setup by clicking the button below.
If tequila isn’t your thing, or you just want to add to your drink options, a sangria bar is the perfect alternative!
Click below to get the step by step guide.
You bet we have panels for those too! (And did we mention that all of our printables are mix and match 5 for only $15?):
Don’t forget to throw in a variety of frozen cervezas (Corona/Corona Light, Modelo and Dos Equis) as well as Mexican soft drinks (Topo Chico Sparkling Water, Mexican Coca Cola and Jarritos Mexican Sodas)
Bonus points if you serve them in this awesome inflatable cactus cooler and/or with these cactus coolers!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a fiesta bridal shower for?
A fiesta bridal shower is perfect for any bride who is full of fun and always ready to have a good time. Especially if her idea of a good time involves margaritas and tacos!
It’s also a great bridal shower theme for a bride who will be on her honeymoon in Mexico.
When should you have a party-themed bridal shower?
The best time to host a fiesta-themed bridal shower is during the warm spring and summer months, as this theme is all about bright, bold colors.
If the bride is getting married in June or July, consider using this theme for a bridal shower on or around Cinco de Mayo.
Where can you host a bridal shower party?
When it comes to a fiesta bridal shower, you want to choose an uncluttered venue that lets you make it your own. This theme relies heavily on the overall aesthetic, so avoid places that already have a lot of decorations or embellishments.
Another obvious choice of venue would be a local Mexican restaurant or one of the bride’s favorite Mexican restaurants.
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