Celebrate a someone special with a DIY Fiesta Birthday Party! The FREE Printables include everything you need to throw a fun, festive Mexican Themed Party!
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My birthday is this Friday, so I’m officially declaring it Birthday Week here at Hello Little Home!
Today, I have a special treat for you! As I mentioned on Monday, I love Mexican food, and I'll never refuse a margarita!
I thought it would be fun to continue with that theme, so I'm sharing my DIY Fiesta Birthday Party with free printables!
Printable Mexican Party Decorations
These party decorations were inspired by papel picado, a beautiful Mexican folk art that's made by cutting designs in colorful tissue paper. Papel picado often features intricate patterns, and it's used as a decoration on special occasions, including Day of the Dead.
I just love the vibrant colors and detailed designs found in these banners, so it was super fun to create five of my own designs. Once I created the images, I used them to make everything you need to throw a DIY Fiesta Themed Party!
- Papel Picado Bunting / Banner - The banner comes in small and large sizes. The small size is perfect for topping a cake or cupcakes, and the large size works well for a wall or a colorful backdrop.
- Straw Flags - Why use plain straws when you can decorate them with colorful flags?
- Bottle Wraps - These custom wraps will dress up any soda (Jarritos would be perfect), water, or drink for your party.
- Feliz Cumpleaños and Happy Birthday Signs - The signs are designed to fit an 8 x 10-inch frame, but you can resize the PDF before printing to fit other dimensions, as well.
How to Assemble the Printables
You'll find the free printables at the end of the post. Everything is super easy to put together. All you need is card stock for printing, a pair of scissors, and some tape.
I encourage you to get creative, too! The small bunting pieces could be used as individual cupcake toppers, or you could print it on sticker paper to use as seals for treat bags. Cut out the circles on the bottle wraps and use for cupcake toppers or trim them to use for mini-tents (for place settings or food labeling).
Use these decorations for any Mexican-themed bash, such as Cinco de Mayo or Day of the Dead!
To assemble the small banner, print the bunting file on card stock. Then cut out the individual pieces, leaving the 2 pairs attached.
Fold the pieces in half. The printed part should be on the outside (see below).
Place a strip of double sided tape on the inside each piece.
Cut a piece of string (I used baker's twine) about twice as long as you want your bunting to be, and then, starting in the middle of your string, fold the bunting pieces around the string. Press and seal the two sides together. Repeat with remaining pieces.
One side at a time, tie the bunting to the end of a skewer and then double-knot the string and trim the ends. Stick the skewers into your cake or cupcakes.
I don't have a picture of the large bunting, but there are two ways to assemble it. Cut out the pieces, and then either tape the string to the back of the bunting pieces, or punch holes in the corners and then work the string through the holes (similar to how I strung this Conversation Heart Banner).
Print the flags on card stock, then cut them out. Attach a piece of double sided tape to the flag; it should be just about the length of the flag. You may need to trim the tape a bit, depending on how wide it is.
Attach the flag to the middle of a paper straw, leaving a little room at the top (enough room to use the straw).
Wrap the flag around the straw and match the two ends together. Working back toward the straw, press the two sides of the flag together.
Print the wraps on card stock and cut out the individual pieces.
Add text with a pen or marker (I used a gold Sharpie), then use double sided tape to attach one end of the wrap directly to the bottle. Wrap the piece tightly around the bottle and attach the other end with tape, as well.
Feliz Cumpleaños / Happy Birthday Signs
Click anywhere on the images below to download the Free Printable Mexican Party Decorations. For best results, print the PDFs on card stock.
Let me know if you use these Party Printables! I'd love to see how your get together turns out. And if you liked this DIY Fiesta Birthday Party, make sure to check out all of my party ideas!