Whether you’re planning a birthday party with fiesta vibes or a Cinco De Mayo event, these Mexican party ideas for adults are perfect for friends!
We’ve found all of the party essentials you’ll need for a Mexican dinner party or birthday including Mexican food, decor, and games!
Mexican Party Food Ideas
These Mexican party ideas for adults are the perfect recipes and decorations to put together an amazing event.
From spicy main dishes to refreshing cocktails at the tequila bar, you’ll find everything you need to create an awesome Mexican fiesta for your next celebration.
What to Serve at a Mexican Party
If you’re looking for the perfect party theme for an adult celebration, you can’t go wrong with a fiesta!
That’s because there are so many delicious foods and drinks you can serve at your Mexican party.
Each of these party ideas is a great way to bring the flavors of Mexico to your next event.
Mango Pico de Gallo
Your party guests will love the sweet and spicy combination of ingredients in this mango pico de gallo recipe from Liv Gluten Free.
Tip: You could do a small bag of tortilla chips and serve the pico de gallo in a margarita glass if you want to make the party table look cute! It also keeps the double dipping to a minimum.
Make a batch of homemade salsa for your fiesta with this easy recipe from Winding Creek Ranch.
Use this carne asada recipe from the Forked Spoon to serve delicious tacos, burritos, or nachos at your Mexican party.
Delicious crunchy tacos dunked in consommé make the perfect main dish for your fiesta with this recipe from Gypsy Plate.
White Queso Dip
Use your crock pot to make a batch of white queso dip for your guests to snack on using this recipe from Slow Cooker Meals.
Use your Instant Pot to make Mexican pizza at home with this easy recipe from The Typical Mom.
Chicken Fajita Tacos
These amazing chicken fajita tacos from Three Olives Branch is the perfect easy-to-eat snack to serve your party guests.
Beef Enchilada Dip
Serve this simple beef enchilada dip from Conserva Mom at your party for a delicious Mexican inspired snack for your fiesta.
Elote in a Cup
Your party guests can enjoy all the flavors of Mexican street corn without the mess with this recipe for elote in a cup from Savor the Best.
These bite-sized taco cups from On My Kids Plate are a fun appetizer idea to serve at your fiesta.
Grilled Margarita Wings
Bring the flavors of your favorite Mexican mixed drink to your party appetizers with this recipe for margarita wings from a Grateful Meal.
Mexican Shredded Beef
Use your Instant Pot to prepare some Mexican shredded beef for your party so your guests can make their own tacos or nachos.
Mexican Street Corn Salad
This flavorful Mexican street corn salad from Mary's Whole Life is made with fresh tomatoes, jalapeno, and fresh cilantro.
Add Mexican flavors to a classic party appetizer with this air fryer meatball recipe from Balance with Jess.
Mexican Shrimp Bites
Combine grilled shrimp and guacamole to make these easy Mexican shrimp bites from Dinner at the Zoo.
Make a batch of Mexican rice to serve your party guests with this simple Instant Pot recipe from Bell of the Kitchen.
Add all your favorite taco ingredients to a bag of chips to make these walking tacos from Cincy Shopper.
Black Bean Salsa Cups
Fill baked wonton wrappers with homemade black bean salsa to make these easy party appetizers from The Purple Pumpkin Blog.
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
Make this flavorful Mexican shrimp cocktail in just 10 minutes using an easy recipe from Wholesome Yum.
Mexican Fruit Salad
Your party guests will love ending their meal with this tropical fruit salad topped with a chili lime seasoning from Little Sunny Kitchen.
Thanks to the combination of sweet pineapple and spicy peppers in this pineapple salsa recipe from the Art of Food and Wine, your party guests can snack on a flavorful appetizer at your party.
Enjoy layers of tortillas, seasoned meat, beans, and cheese with this recipe for taco cake from Coley Cooks.
Bake up some steak nachos topped with cheese, jalapeños penos, and pico de gallo with this party recipe from Jam Jar Kitchen.
Seven Layer Dip Cups
Let your party guests enjoy their own individual dips at your fiesta with these dip cups from Fun Money Mom.
Camarones a la Diabla
Add some spice to your party with this recipe for hot shrimp from All Ways Delicious.
This simple homemade queso recipe from Homemade in the Kitchen is prepared with roasted jalapeños nos and evaporated milk.
Cold Taco Dip
You only need four ingredients to prepare this quick and easy cold taco dip recipe from Hunny I'm Home for your party.
Black Bean Quesadilla
Stuffed with beans, onions, and cheese, these simple quesadillas from Piping Hot Curry make a delicious party snack.
Enjoy crispy tostadas topped with chicken at your fiesta with this simple recipe from Simply Scrumptious Eats.
Prepare these delicious fish tacos from Boulder Locavore with tilapia and fresh veggies.
Along with shot glasses of tequila and Mexican beer, you may also want to serve your guests a cocktail at the drink station!
You can't have a fiesta without Margaritas! Use this simple recipe from Sabrina Currie to make a batch of homemade cocktails for your party.
Make Ahead Margaritas
With this easy recipe from Casual Epicure, you can prepare a batch of frozen margaritas ahead of time for your party.
Coconut Mezcal Margarita
This flavorful cocktail recipe from The Feast Local is made with Mezcal tequila and coconut milk.
Coconut Pineapple Margarita
Combine the flavors of two classic cocktails -- margarita and pina colada -- to create a delicious drink for your fiesta with this recipe from Sula and Spice.
Blood Orange Mojito
Everyone will love the refreshing combination of citrus and mint in these blood orange mojitos from Best Served Vegan.
Mango Lime Agua Fresca (Mocktail)
Prepare a nonalcoholic drink for your party guests with this Agua Fresca recipe from Meriendas de Pasion.
For the Dessert Table
Make sure your party guests have something sweet to snack on with these churro bites from Desserts on a Dime.
These cinnamon cupcakes from Ottawa Mommy Club feature a churro on top, making the perfect dessert for your fiesta.
Tres Leches Cupcakes
Transform a classic Mexican dessert into party-friendly cupcakes with this tres leches recipe from Waiting for Blancmange.
Cinco de Mayo Cookies
With the help of these instructions from Buttercream Parties, you can create some adorable sugar cookies for your fiesta.
Mexican Hot Chocolate
This sweet and spicy Mexican hot chocolate recipe from Cuss Kitchen features chocolate mixed with cinnamon and cayenne.
Mexican Hot Chocolate Bombs
Serve these sweet and spicy Mexican hot chocolate bombs from Ruffles and Rainboots at your party or pass them out as favors to your guests.
These chocolate coated rolls from Cooking and Cussing are sure to be a hit with your fiesta party guests.
Mexican Sugar Cookies
The vibrant colors in these Mexican sugar cookies from The Monday Box are a fun way to add a pop of color to your fiesta party food.
Serve your party guests buttery sugar cookies topped with sprinkles with this easy recipe from Amanda's Cookin'.
Stained Glass Jello
Everyone at your fiesta will love the bright combination of colors in this mosaic Jello dessert from Sugar Spice 'N Everything Nice.
Mexican-Themed Party Games & Entertainment
Having a few activities or entertainment can make a party fun and memorable! Here are a few Mexican party ideas for adults to try!
- Obstacle course
- Scavenger hunt
- Tequila tasting
- Mexican Musical Chairs (played like the traditional game)
- Lotería (Mexican bingo similar to American bingo)
- Fun Dance Games
You could give the winning team a small prize or award each team member a small toy or trinket.
We hope these Mexican fiesta party games help you get the creative juices flowing! If your guests aren’t big on games, we like live music or Mariachi music.
3 Steps to Create a Photo-booth at Your Party
A photo booth is a great option over a traditional party favor. You can create a photo-booth pretty easily too!
1. Start with a photo booth backdrop
We love to use bright colors or a festive fringe background for a Mexican-themed party.
2. Add in Details
After you have the background, you could add in string lights and mini cacti to add to the booth.
3. Add in Props
Props make the photo booth more fun! Paper flowers, banners, a large sombrero, Spanish words on signs, and filly glasses to wear are all fun touches to include!
Love these Mexican Party Ideas for Adults?
We hope these ideas help you find fun ways to celebrate a birthday party or Cinco de Mayo!
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