Fiesta Theme Dinner

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Come to the Mexican Fiesta theme dinner wearing Sombreros, ponchos and sandals. Decorate with pinatas. You can even learn how to make your own pinata!

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Centerpiece Idea

  • Place a large sombrero in the middle of the table or a dish of salsa and chips.
  • Or place the pinata cookies on a serving dish for the middle of the table.

Mexican Fiesta Menu Ideas

Use the Mexican recipes from our World studies section to complement your fiesta.

Mexican Recipes

Find our favorite Mexican Recipes here
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Mexican Fiesta Theme Dinner Ideas

More Mexican menu ideas could be a taco salad or taco bar. Place different taco ingredients in small bowls around the table. Let everyone make their own taco or taco salad.

Mexican Refried Beans Soup

by Deborah, (Newtown, Pennsylvania, USA)

We actually were served this at a restaurant. The kids LOVED it and it was incredibly easy to reverse engineer.

  • 1 can refried beans (a brand you like)
  • chicken broth to taste
  • toppings (optional: shredded cheese, crunched up tortilla chips, cilantro, black olives, avocado slices, etc.)

Just place beans and enough broth to loosen it up into a soup in a small pot. Heat and serve with the topping of your choice. Ridiculously easy.

Mexican Spaghetti

by Jessica, (Colorado)
  • 1 family sized bag spaghetti
  • 1 bag shredded mix cheese
  • 1 big tub of daisy sour cream
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 can tomato sauce
Cook a family size bag of spaghetti noodles. While noodles cook make sauce. When noodles are done put in a glass casserole dish. Layer noodles, cheese, noodles, cheese in a large pan.

In a medium pan, melt the stick of butter, 1/2 of the big tub of daisy sour cream and the full can of tomato sauce. Bring it to boil slowly and when all mixed together and hot, pour sauce over noodles and cheese.
Cover dish and wait until cheese melts or put in oven at 350 degrees for 10 min.
It is so good and I have not seen a kid yet not like it and want more.

Pico de Gallo Recipe

pico de gallo
Pico de Gallo Ingredients:
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, diced
  • ½ medium red onion, finely diced
  • 2 T. fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 large lime, juiced
  • 1-2 serrano peppers, finely diced
  • 2-3 large cloves garlic, finely minced
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
To prepare, add ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine. Serve as a topping for tacos, salad, enchiladas, etc. or dip with tortilla chips.

Try any of these Mexican Recipes as well:

Chicken Enchiladas
Beef and Bean Enchiladas
Tacos or Burritos
Taco salad bowls
Taco Salad
Burrito Bowls
Shredded Beef Tacos
Taco Pie Cup
Black Bean Lettuce Wraps

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Strawberry Mocktail

  • 1 16-oz. bag frozen strawberries
  • 1/3 c. fresh orange juice (1-2 large oranges)
  • 1/3 c. fresh lime juice (3 large limes)
  • 1/3 c. water Lime wedges and/or fresh strawberries, to garnish
Add 1/2 the frozen strawberries into a blender. Add lime juice, and orange juice. Blend on high until smooth. Add remaining frozen strawberries. Blend until smooth.
*For thicker margaritas, add some ice until desired consistency is reached. For thinner consistency, add a little water.
Pour into your serving glasses and garnish with strawberries or a lime wedge if desired.
margarita mocktail

Mexican Theme Dinner Dessert- Pinata Cookies

These cookies are a fun desert for this theme party. Two cookies frosted together with candy filled inside just like a pinata!
pinata cookie
You will need:
Prep your sugar cookie dough and roll out with a rolling pin. Use a large circle cutter or bottom of a glass that is a little larger than the bottom of your muffin tin. You'll be turning your muffin tin over and use the bottom.

Cut out circles and place around the bottom of the muffin tin. Bake until golden brown. Allow to cool and gently take off tin.
pinata cookie with muffin tin
Fill one cookie with your candy and with a piping bag pipe frosting around top edge of cookie. Place a second cookie on top and seal together your pinata.
filling pinata cookie
pinata cookie

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