Throw the Best Independence Day Mexican Party
Host the Best Independence Day Mexican Party
Mexican Independence Day is similar to the United States’ 4th of July. It’s a celebration with tasty food, parties, and fireworks. This is the largest holiday in Mexico and is well-known by Mexicans all over the world.
While it’s some kind related to Cinco de Mayo, Mexicans gained their independence in 1810. Father Miguel Hidalgo initiated by calling out to the people to rise up against the Spanish rule.
Mexican’s start this celebration on September 15th with El Grito de Dolores on the eve of their Independence Day, just before midnight, when bells and cries of “Viva Mexico” can be heard through the whole country, with fireworks, parades, and tequila, of course!
Whether you’re celebrating in Mexico or elsewhere, this is the perfect time to celebrate Mexican culture and national identity. Get into the Mexican patriotic spirit by celebrating in some or all of the following ways to throw the Best Independence Day Mexican Party.
Start the Party with Great Food
Kick off the festivities with some finger-friendly snacks. As guests arrive, keep them happy with quesadillas, chips, and guacamole washed down with lemonade or sorbet margaritas.
Make yourself a Mexican-inspired layered dip. Whilst strictly not a traditional Mexican dish, your multi-layered dip can be inspired by the fresh flavors of Mexican cuisine.
Don’t forget that this is the perfect occasion to bring out the margarita maker, corn chips, and tequila or mezcal. This Fresh Blueberry Lemonade is our top pick to serve during this Independence Day Mexican Party.
Setting the Scene with Vibrant Decorations
Any type of Mexican inspired party needs some bold colors to set up the tone. Don’t forget to include decorations in hot pink, aqua, and lime, and, you won’t go wrong if you include red, green, and white, that represent the color of Mexico’s flag.
Flowers, papel picado, napkins, cactus, piñatas, glasses, and plates can match with the colors of your choice.
Make sure you include fun green, white and red props like sombreros, maracas, inflatable mariachi guitars, and masks in your Independence Day Mexican Party. Everyone will have fun dressing up and taking pictures.
During September, Mexico’s streets are covered with vendors selling flags, sombreros, pinwheels and a complete assortment of other items in the national colors of their flag.
This fact will inspire you to decorate your Independence Day Mexican Party with these elements.
Spice Up your Fiesta with Fun Games
Add some spice to your Independence Day Mexican Party by having a Piñata or Lotería Game.
The rules are simple: A piñata full of treats like candy, small toys, and fruit will be a sensational idea. Make sure to blindfold all the players to create the perfect piñata mood on your Independence Day Mexican Party.
Another great idea is to play “Lotería”, known as “Mexican Bingo”. For anyone who has had the opportunity to play it, will find similarities in playing American Bingo. Players will quickly realize, how much more visually and intellectually engaging and fun it is to play it. Here are a few more fiesta activities to consider:
– Teach everyone to do the Macarena or the Mexican Hat Dance and have a contest to see who is the best Macarena dancer.
– Mexican Hat Dance: Get a sombrero or two (depending on how many are attending the party), add some Latin fiesta music and watch everyone prove what an “expert” dancer they are.
We know music is a key factor in setting the mood at any party. A Mexican Party should be full of great food, fireworks, vibrant decorations, and music.
If you’re planning a Mexican Themed Party, we’ve put together a Spotify playlist with some of the best songs with lots of mexican pride that will definitely get the festivities started.