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My mom and a close family friend celebrate their birthday on the same day and as a family we wanted to make the occasion extra special.
We were all short on money and decided to celebrate at home, but who says it can’t still be festive on a budget?
Whenever I plan a part the Dollar Tree is my number one destination for party supplies and fun décor.
My mom is a huge fan of Mexican mariachi music so I decided to make a Mexican Fiesta Party theme.
I already had a few items at home that I could use for the occasion so a few things from the Dollar Tree went a long way.
Here is what I got:
Here is how I used the Dollar Tree Items:
DIY Cactus Bottle
I got one sheet of green construction paper to cut out cactus stems for a couple of empty glass bottles I had.
I folded the construction paper in half and drew a cactus stem as follows:
Then I folded the paper in half again and cut out the stem I drew.
I then used double-sided tape to place the cactus cut outs around the middle of the bottle to have a stem come out from each side.
DIY Cactus Fiesta Center Pieces
I cut the bright colored tissue paper in long strips that were 2-inches wide.
I folded the individual strips in half lengthwise and then cut fringes along the non-folded side.
Then I used the double-sided tape to wrap the strip, fringes down, around an empty and clean candle jar.
I layered the rest of the candle jar with the different colors until it was completed covered.
Finally, I blew the green balloons and wrote Vs with a marker all around it to make it look like a cactus and placed them inside the candle jars. Also, both my mom and our family friend’s names start with a V so a served a double purpose.
Fiesta Table Décor
I used the yellow table cover and then placed an old table cloth my grandma had given me on top.
I also shredded several sheets of the bright colored construction paper to fill my glass vases for additional decoration.
Chip and Dip Station
I got out all my bright-colored bowls for the tortilla chips and the dips (green salsa, guacamole, refried black beans).
I had some toothpicks with mustaches on them leftover from another party so I taped them to the bowls for an added festive touch.
The cute donkey piñata I purchased from another dollar store, therefore it was a perfect and affordable addition.
I purchased all the items the night before the party and because the menu was picked out before the theme to food was not Mexican-related.
However, my hubby chef did an amazing job with making delicious food and we all know a good party has to have awesome food.
Lastly, where are the mariachis?
We put Mexican mariachi music videos on YouTube to make it feel as though we had a live mariachi band in our living room.
A great party does not need to be expensive or take weeks to plan. Thanks to the Dollar Tree, a little creativity, and wonderful guests our Mexican Fiesta Party was epic!
*The picture border was reused from our previous Italian themed Father’s day party.
What are your must-haves for an unforgettable fiesta?