Updated on September 15, 2023
Fiesta Taco Party. Throw a fun and festive taco fiesta using supplies from Oriental Trading. It is the perfect way to kick off summer!
We are finally getting settled in our new home. What better way to kick of summer and celebrate our new home than with a fiesta taco party? Today, I have a fun party post to share with you with lots of great ideas for decorations, food, and fun!
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If you know me, then you know I love tacos. The funny thing is, I refused to eat them as a child. When my mom would make tacos I would have to make myself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich since I didn’t know how to make anything else. I choked on a taco shell and refused to eat them for years. Now, they are one of my favorite foods!
Fiesta Taco Party Decorations
In our new dining room, I have two small cabinets off to the side of the door that leads to our back patio. Our space doesn’t allow for a full buffet next to the dining room table, so this is the next best thing. Above both cabinets, I used the Let’s Fiesta! Paper Hanging Fans to decorate the wall. I assembled each fan and hung them on the wall using clear tape.
I wrapped one of the cabinets with the fiesta fringe table skirt. The table skirt would be great around your main eating table or a folding table, as well!
On the cabinet, I added our extra plates, Fiesta Party beverage napkins, and red cutlery in a small mason jar. I set out our chips and salsa so guests could have some while dinner was being finished up.
I added Fiesta Mini Taco Treat Boxes as decor to both tables. These obviously work great as treat boxes, but I think they make adorable decor, as well.
I used the second cabinet for drinks and desserts. Since I only got one fringed table skirt, I used a Taco Garland to decorate this second cabinet.
Lastly, I served up some store-bought mini cupcakes on a tiered serving tray. To help match the party theme, I used the Fiesta Flag picks on top of each cupcake. Buying store-bought treats and decorating them with picks is a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to stick to your party theme while also saving time. On the top tier, I added Sombrero Lollipops to some small mason jars to complete my dessert tray.
On the back door, I hung the Pom Pom Door Cover and Taco String Lights. The pom poms are so fun and colorful. I actually have them hanging on the back of my craft room door now that the party is over. And the taco light set has to be one of my favorite things I found for this taco party. It is just too cute!
Fiesta Taco Party Tablescape
Since we just moved in, we decided to only invite a few friends over for our party. In fact, it was our realtor and her family to say thank you for helping us to find our forever home. Instead of doing my usual main party table and decorations, this time I created a fun tablescape since we would all be sitting together at the dining room table.
Fiesta Taco Party Centerpiece Decor
When creating a tablescape, I like to work from the middle of the table and move outwards. I found these adorable Fiesta Cactus Lanterns. You get two in a set and use battery powered candles with them. I usually get my candles from Dollar Tree.
Next, I added in the Fiesta Slotted Cactus. Three come in a set. These wooded decorations arrive flat, and you place the top piece into the slot on the bottom piece and they stand by themselves.
To add even more color to the table I used the Fiesta Flower Centerpieces. They come in a pack of three and you fluff the tissue paper to make a beautiful and large table decoration. Instead of a typical tissue paper flower that is round, these lay flat on the table.
Fiesta Taco Party Place Setting
Now that the centerpieces were done, I moved on to each place setting. I started with a Red Scalloped Dinner Plate. If you want to layer plates, the scalloped ones work well because they are 10″, which is wider than most standard paper plates.
Since this was a small gathering, instead of getting the disposable paper taco holders we opted for the sturdy plastic taco holders. Our family will be using these for years to come. They can hold two or three tacos depending on which direction you use them. It made it so easy for each guest to make their tacos and bring them back to the table.
Lastly, I couldn’t pass up the fun Mini Fiesta Buttons. I scattered them throughout the table. Plus, they make a fun little keepsake for your guests without having to do full-blown treat bags.
Fiesta Taco Party Food
Our food menu was pretty simple. I cooked up some ground beef and seasoned with taco seasoning. We had crunchy taco shells and all the fixings. I made layered bean dip, cilantro lime corn, Spanish rice, and sliced up some watermelon for the sides, and of course, chips and homemade salsa. Everything was a big hit!
For drinks, we had a party punch for the kids and margaritas for the adults. We finished off with store bought cupcakes for dessert.
Purchasing all your party supplies from one place definitely makes pulling off a coordinated and festive party so much easier. Oriental Trading has so many options for themed party supplies and they are my go-to store for everything party related. I seriously could have gotten even more decorations, games, and party favors if we were doing a bigger party like a summer BBQ with street tacos or even a birthday party theme! Plus, get free shipping on all orders over $49.
Thank you again to Oriental Trading for partnering with me on this post.
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