With the season starting to change, why not throw a party celebrate the shorter days and cooler weather?! A fall fiesta is the perfect way to bring friends together for yummy food and drinks. So grab a marg, sit down, and read through our 6 favorite tips for putting together an autumn Mexican bash!!
1. Set the table with a mix of earthy materials
Achieve an autumn vibe at your fiesta by setting a beautiful table! Use a mix of wood, metal, ceramic and glass elements to create a natural base that you can accent with colors later on. Combining metal and vintage glassware with terra cotta plates and a wooden table will create the ultimate earthy juxtaposition.
2. Brighten the space with colorful textiles and bright florals
Fiestas need lots of color!! Bring in some fun with embroidered textiles as napkins or tablecloths (we love the Otomi runner from Artelexia). Bold florals are the ultimate color pop, which can be arranged in rustic bowls. Fun blooms to use consider using include pink bougainvillea, orange marigolds, and a range of ranunculus, as well as a mix of tropical leaves for greenery.
3. Come up with a fun Mexican-themed menu
While taco bars can be fun, why not mix up your typical Mexican-fare with a few creative recipes?! Consider serving everything family style, and don’t forget to add an element of style to your presentation! Create a well-rounded menu with platters of enchiladas topped with edible flowers, enote salad served in endive leaves, and mortars filled to the brim with spicy guacamole. They will look just as amazing as they are to eat!!
4. Craft up some vibrant cocktails
A fiesta wouldn’t be complete without cocktails! Keep it simple with a pitcher of classic margaritas, or get fancy with a few craft cocktail offerings like mezcal palomas or jalapeño margs. Brighten up the drinks with fun ingredients like prickly pear syrup or fresh squeezed grapefruit juice.
5. Accessorize with colorful stir sticks
Every good cocktail needs to be accessorized! In your bar area, set out a jar filled with colorful stir sticks, flowers, and fresh fruit for guests to add to their drinks. For the ultimate fiesta cocktail accessories, check out The Roc Shop for Monstera Palm sticks, Piñata sticks, Otomi sticks, Cactus sticks, and Fiesta sticks!!
6. Incorporate themed signage
Looking for one final styling element? Add in a themed sign to your bar like this fun wooden “Salud” sign! Not only does it add a great pop to the cocktail area, but it doubles up as a photobooth accessory!
Hope you enjoyed these fiesta ideas babes! Let us know if you have any tips of your own below!!
Styling/Florals: Layered Vintage | Photography: By Amy Lynn Photography | Cocktails: Snake Oil Cocktail Company |Furniture Rentals: Folklore Vintage Rentals | Dishes and Glassware: The Hostess Haven | Drink Stirrers + Menu and Signage: The Roc Shop | Shrine + Mexican Trinkets: Artelexia