Party Recap

My son had only two requests for his party this year: Tacos and chips. To a party designing Mom, this translates to FIESTA! These 12 year-old boys love video games so the "location" was Jacob's Cantina AND Video Game Lounge.

This was an easy, fast and inexpensive party to do at home. My daughter and I had a fun trip to the Mexican market but you can find Jarritos and Mexican cookies just about anywhere - so good and really inexpensive! The cupcakes were made at home and embellished with chili pepper candies. We also had a great time making tissue paper flowers, mini chili pepper pinatas and toilet paper roll pull pinatas.


Party Highlights

  • What People Ate

    Tacos, taquitos, chips and salsa

  • What People Drank


  • Desserts

    Cupcakes, Mexican cookies

  • Party Favors

    A Mexican Hot Chocolate Kit with mustache mugs and real Mexican hot chocolate; sombreros; maracas; mini chili pepper pinatas

  • Activities / Games

    Pull pinatas - made with toilet paper rolls! Photo booth with mustaches and sombreros

  • Funniest Moment

    Silly pictures with mustaches and sombreros


Party Helpers



  • Ceci A

    Ceci A wrote:

    Bonita Fiesta!!

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  • Carrie L

    Carrie L wrote:

    Gracias Claudia!!

  • Carrie L

    Carrie L wrote:

    Thanks Pamela!

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    Marlaine D wrote:

    Very fun! How did you make your personalized items?

  • Carrie L

    Carrie L wrote:

    Hi Marlaine. Thank you! I designed the invitation, signs, labels, cupcake toppers, etc. They are available as a printable set in my Etsy shop, www.doodlezdesigns.etsy.com.