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We have curated some fun inspiration for your journey to the epicenter of Mexico!
Who else is ready for some food, history, & more!?
Table & Community Decorations
Have a fiesta! Nothing screams “fiesta party’ more than bright pops of color! Be sure to use pinks, oranges, yellows, and blues for the ultimate colors.
- Be sure to incorporate all things Mexican – Avocados, nachos, cactus, llamas (well, almost Mexican) and of course Margaritas!
- One very easy thing to do is to have brightly colored balloons and take tissue paper and cut it into fringes and tape it around the balloons – see this.
- Drape the hallways with red, white and green bunting for the colors of Mexico.
- Use those chili pepper hanging lights to create a fun atmosphere
- Make a directional signpost with arrows to Mexican towns and points of interest.
Need some inspiration for symbols and motifs? Here’s a list:
- Aztec suns
- Ceramic pots
- Mexican puppets
- Paper/tissue flowers
- Mariachi bands
- Sugar skulls
- Chili peppers
- Papel picado
- Cow skulls
- Mexican flags
- Charro cowboys
- Aztec temples
- And don’t forget the Pinata
And then, there’s food!
Of course, you should do a taco/nacho bar! But here are a couple of other items to add to it:
- Jalapeno Poppers
- Mexican Corn or Elote (Mexican Street Corn)
- Refried Pinto Beans
HOW TO DECORATE WITH JUST SNACKS
- Build tiers with down-turned terracotta flower pots topped with their saucers
- Trim serving dishes with pom pom fringe
- Use colored serveware including cake stands, beverage tubs, baskets, and utensil holders
- Cascade chips and/or breads from overturned baskets
- Border the table with overhanging serapes individually gathered and tied with a paper flower
- Serve salsa and/or toppings in giant margarita glasses and/or molcajetes
- Decorate food with solid-color or Mexican flag toothpicks and mini papel picado banners
- Elevate a sombrero with a cake stand and fill with chips
- Include a mini Mexican themed centerpiece on serving trays
- Reuse Margarita Mix bottles as flower vases.
- Use a glass vase and fill with cut limes, orange and lemons
Passport and Stamp
Keep up with all the fun destinations by printing this passport booklet. Each destination will have a stamp the resident can color to cut and glue to the passport.
Crafts to Do
- A hugely popular favorite is the Mexican crepe paper flower – and you can use them for decorations!
- These dried gourd chickens are cute and creative!
- Make a Frida Kahlo inspired floral headband by going to the my poppet Makes site, for the instructions.
- We love the looks of colorful tissue paper fan garlands! Find the tutorial for making them at THE HOUSE THAT LARS BUILT .
- Have residents help to dress up your party table with beautiful napkin rings like these pinata ones. Find the instructions for making them at Hey There Home.
Virtual Tours & YouTube Links
- 4K WALK MEXICO CITY virtual walk CDMX slow tv TRAVEL VIDEO, documentary
- Experience Historic Downtown Mexico City in 360 // Mexico Virtual Vacation
- Beautiful Mexico City in HD
Mexican Movie Suggestions
- The Book of Life (2014) | PG |Animation, Adventure, Comedy
- Coco (2017) | PG | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
- McFarland, USA (2015) | PG | Biography,Drama,Sport
- Nacho Libre (2006) | PG | Comedy, Family, Sport
- Selena (1997) | PG | Biography, Drama, Music
- Underwater Dreams (2014) Documentary, History, News
- Cantinflas (2014) | PG | Biography, Comedy, Drama
- Instructions Not Included (2015) | PG-13 | Comedy, Drama
- Zurdo (2003) | NR | Adventure, Fantasy
- La Bamba (1987) | PG | Biography (Ritchie Valens) Drama, Music
- Real Women Have Curves (2002) | PG-13 | Comedy, Drama – also in book form for book clubs to compare!
- Tortilla Soup (2001) | PG-13 | Comedy, Romance, Drama
- Like Water For Chocolate (1992) | R | Drama, Romance this film is based on the novel, which could be a great combo book club offering!
- My Family (Mi Familia) (1995) | R | Drama
Explore Mexico City in a Novel or Memoir
- Battles in the Desert & Other Stories by José Emilio Pacheco
- Sea Monsters by Chloe Aridjis
- The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño
- The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle by Francisco Goldman
- I’ll Sell You a Dog by Juan Pablo Villalobos
- The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli
- Where the Air is Clear by Carlos Fuentes