How to Throw a Fiesta Bridal Shower

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The margaritas are cold, the salsa is hot, let’s throw a fiesta bridal shower cause she’s tying the knot! Seriously, what better way to celebrate the bride-to-be than with a fabulously fun and festive theme?

From bright and beautiful decorations to delicious food and drinks, we guarantee this is nacho average shower! Follow along as we break down everything you need to know and more to plan the ultimate fiesta-themed bridal shower.

Fun Sayings for a Bridal Shower Fiesta Theme

Before you really get into the planning process, you may want to consider some punny phrases to use throughout the shower. These can be featured on anything from the invitations and decorations to the favors and food signage. Here are our favorite four play on words:

  • (Bride’s) Final Fiesta
  • Taco ‘Bout Love
  • Nacho Average Bridal Shower
  • All You Need is Love and Tacos
  • Holy Guacamole, (Bride’s) Getting Married!

Fiesta Bridal Shower Invitations

The first step in planning any fiesta-themed bridal shower is to decide on the invitations you want to send out. As these will set the tone for the entire event, make sure you choose a design that matches the vibe you’re going for. Here are four fun finds: 

Taco ‘Bout Love

Nacho Average Bridal Shower

Fiesta Bridal Shower

Holy Guacamole

Fiesta-Themed Decoration Ideas

After selecting the invitations, it’s time to start deciding on your decorations. Because this theme relies heavily on the visual aspect, it’s important to put a lot of thought into how you’ll be decorating 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 Fiesta Decoration Set

Fiesta Balloon Arch Set

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 Average Supplies

Now that you’ve nailed down the decorations, you’ll want to keep the bridal shower fiesta theme going by incorporating some food and drink supplies. Keep in mind that you certainly don’t need all of these, just a few fun extras to take it up a notch(o):

Let’s Fiesta Cups

Papel Picado Straws

Colorful Margarita Glasses

Fiesta Paper Napkins

Groom’s Face Drink Stirrers

Taco Bout Love Cupcake Toppers

Accessories for the Bride

One of our favorite things about throwing a fiesta bridal shower is the awesome accessories for the bride-to-be. While there is no shortage of options, here are some of our top picks to take her look to the next level:

Floral Fiesta Veil

Mini Sombrero Veil

Fiesta Bride to Be Sash

Beaded Cactus Earrings

Fiesta Bridal Shower Games & Activities

If you plan on playing any games or activities throughout the shower, you’ll want to make sure they also match the theme. Luckily for you, we’ve got a whole collection of the best fiesta-themed bridal shower games and activities:

Would She Rather

How Well Do You Know the Bride

The Ring Game

Advice & Wishes

Bridal Emoji Pictionary

Fiesta-Themed Favors

Say muchas gracias to guests for attending your final fiesta by giving them a fun souvenir to take home. We love any of these four choices:

Margarita & Sangria Lip Balms

Mini Cactus Journals

Fiesta-Themed Wine Charms

Mexican Blanket Hair Ties

Want to make your own fiesta bridal shower favors? Have at it! Just throw these fun favor tags on for an added touch:

Food Ideas for a Bridal Shower Fiesta

Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for: the food!! No fiesta bridal shower is complete without an array of delicious Mexican dishes. And while the options are never-ending, 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, José!

Not only is this 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 to set up this totally tasty taco bar, head over to the Thriving Home blog by clicking the button below.

Best Ever Guacamole

Nothing says fiesta like a big ol’ bowl of freshly made guacamole!

Serve this yummy dip with a basket of tortilla chips, and don’t hesitate to throw in some mild and hot salsas on the side to round it out.

Head over to Downshiftology and grab the easy-to-follow recipe for this best ever guacamole by clicking the button below.

Mexican Street Corn off the Cob

Last but certainly not least is a simple spin on traditional Mexican street corn.

Served off the cob, this street corn alternative can function as a side dish, a dip, or even a topping for your taco bar (or all three!)

To get 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 settled on the mains and sides, you’ll want to throw in a few decadent desserts. Here are three yummy Mexican-themed cupcakes:

Tres Leches

Mexican Hot Chocolate

MODERN MOH TIP: Display our fiesta-themed signs to go along with your food spread for an added touch of decor!

Drinks to Serve at a Bridal Shower Fiesta

Ok, this is actually the moment you’ve really been waiting for: the cocktails! Again, so many good ideas, but there’s truly nothing we love more than a serve-yourself drink bar. Check out these two fiesta favorites:

Margarita Bar

Like a DIY taco bar, you can’t throw a fiesta bridal shower without a self-serve margarita bar!

Find out how to create the perfect setup by clicking the button below.

Sangria Bar

If tequila isn’t your thing, or you simply 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’ve got signs for these too! (And did we mention that all of our printables are mix and match any 5 for just $15?):

Don’t forget to throw in a variety of ice-cold cervezas (Corona/Corona Light, Modelo, and Dos Equis) as well as some 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 can 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 down to have a good time. Especially if her idea of a good time involves margaritas and tacos!

This is also a great bridal shower theme for a bride who will be honeymooning in Mexico. 

When should you have a fiesta-themed bridal shower?

The best time to have a fiesta-themed bridal shower is during the warm months of spring and summer, as this theme is all about bright and 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 have a bridal shower fiesta?

When it comes to a fiesta bridal shower, you want to choose an uncluttered venue that allows you to make it your own. This theme relies heavily on the overall aesthetic, so avoid any places that already have a lot of decorations or embellishments.

Another good and obvious choice of venue would be a local, or one of the bride’s favorite, Mexican restaurants.

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