Fiesta Ideas for an End of Summer Bash

Don’t let the end of summer be a total bummer!

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End your summer with a bang!

When the end of summer approaches, we can’t help but feel a tiny bit of misery. But that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate all the fun we had. A great way to do this? Host a fabulous fiesta!

Down margaritas, eat copious amounts of guacamole, and end up attempting to dance gracefully to mariachi music. The key to hosting a successful fiesta is combining the flavor and fun with classic hosting skills to help you pull it off. Here are some tips to get you started:

The Look

If you have the space, seek to host your party outside. If not, bring it indoors with bright festive colors. In addition to the colors of Mexico (green, red, and white), add in bright hues like hot pink and fiery orange. For centerpieces, use succulents or cacti as your main table decoration and rely on paper mâché for colorful banners.

Guacamole-Off

Forget the chili cook-off! Instead, challenge your guests to arrive with their best guacamole dish. With so many ways to make guacamole, you definitely won’t get sick of eating it. 

Salsa Dancing Contest

Tell guests to arrive in their dancing shoes and host a hilarious salsa dancing contest. If your friends are rhythmically challenged, it’ll be an even better time!

Piñata Party

Who doesn’t love playing with a piñata after a few margaritas? Instead of a store-bought one, challenge guests to make their own creative piñatas by setting up a piñata party station. The kids will love the challenge and the candy that comes after it!

The Favors

Send your guests packing with a small favor. You could get personalized margarita glasses, a cute mini-sombrero, or DIY maracas so they can keep the party going on the way home.

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