How to Plan a Coco Inspired Fiesta Birthday Party

It was Elle's 3rd Birthday and I'm excited to be sharing this vibrant celebration with you! She absolutely adores the Disney/Pixar movie Coco, so her mom decided a fiesta themed party would be perfect, complete with an array of bright colors.

It was plenty of bright colors that made up this amazing backdrop of streamers. It’s super easy to do, and creates such an impact.

Create the most colorful birthday party fiesta table design and dessert table with a backdrop of streamers in bright colors. This fiesta birthday party was inspired by the movie Coco and included a Coco themed cake, cookies, and mini guitars. Styling by Austin Texas party planner Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com #kidsbirthdayparty #fiestaparty #disneycoco #partyideas #girlbirthdayparty #cocobirthdayparty

Simply Party Cake with Intricate Piping Details

The desserts were just as sweet as the birthday girl. The two-tier cake featured a beautiful ornate piping design and was created by Michelle Patisserie, along with the Mexican themed cookies. Aren't they amazing?

Coco Inspired Party Dessert Tip: Decorate a simple 2-tier fiesta party cake with intricate piping design in bright colors. Serve sombrero, cactus, chili pepper cookies on the side. Party Planning by Austin Texas party planner Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com #kidsbirthdayparty #fiestaparty #disneycoco #partyideas #girlbirthdayparty #cocobirthdayparty #partycake #birthdaycake
Pinata cookies, with sombreros, cactus, number 3, and chili peppers add to the fun Mexican fiesta Coco themed birthday party. Party Planning by Austin Texas party planner Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com #kidsbirthdayparty #fiestaparty #disneycoco #partyideas #girlbirthdayparty #cocobirthdayparty #sugarcookies
Beautiful fun Mexican decorated two-tier cake for a fiesta birthday party. Party Planning by Austin Texas party planner Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com #kidsbirthdayparty #fiestaparty #disneycoco #partyideas #girlbirthdayparty #cocobirthdayparty #birthdaycake
Cactus and chili pepper sugar cookies are almost too cute to eat. Perfect choice for a fiesta themed birthday party. See more on www.minteventdesign.com #kidsbirthdayparty #fiestaparty #disneycoco #partyideas #girlbirthdayparty #cocobirthdayparty #sugarcookies

Create a 2-in-1 Party Banner

To add some interest to the front of the white tablecloth, I hung a fun "Happy Birthday" banner that matched the other graphic signs used throughout party for cohesiveness. It really stood out and I love the little papel picado accents above each letter. It’s a banner within a banner design :)

Create a 2-in-1 Party Banner. This Happy Birthday fiesta bunting banner was strung across the dessert table for the birthday girl and features a papel picado banner on the bunting. Party Planning by Austin Texas party planner Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com #kidsbirthdayparty #fiestaparty #disneycoco #partyideas #girlbirthdayparty #cocobirthdayparty #birthdaybanner #garland

Create Edible Displays as Party Decor

Flowers weren't the only fresh detail on display. I used fresh fruits and vegetables to adorn the table too. I included everything from cantaloupes and coconuts, to citrus fruits and watermelon. Super simple to do, and edible! Who doesn't like decor you can eat too?  These are some pictures from one side of the dessert table.

Fiesta Party Planning Tip: Create edible displays as party decor. This Coco inspired birthday party features mini guitars like the one in the movie along with fresh fruits and vegetables. Party Styling by Austin Texas party planner Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com #kidsbirthdayparty #fiestaparty #disneycoco #partyideas #girlbirthdayparty #cocobirthdayparty
Create colorful edible displays as party decor for fiesta parties. This Coco inspired birthday party features mini guitars like the one in the movie along with fresh fruits and vegetables. Party Styling by Austin Texas party planner Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com #kidsbirthdayparty #fiestaparty #disneycoco #partyideas #girlbirthdayparty #cocobirthdayparty

Stack Wooden Crates for Added Height with Displays

And, these are of the other side of the table. Here I used crates to hold the fruits, a real "Molcajete" with some green limes on it. 

Traditional Mexican decor was sprinkled among fresh fruits and veggies on the dessert table. Styling by Austin Texas party planner Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com
From pinata cookies to mini paper pinatas, this fiesta themed birthday party was the party to be at. Styling by Austin Texas party planner Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com

Forgo Tablecloths and Use Traditional Mexican Blankets (Serapes)

The food was displayed inside the kitchen, complete with it's own table design. I didn't stay long enough to take photos of the set-up, but I still wanted to show you how it was styled.

First, instead of a tablecloth, I used a few  traditional Mexican blankets, or serapes. and height was added by using a light teal crate and planter stands for the vases. The "FOOD" marquee sign works for any party, and although these food table cards are FIESTA themed, labeling each dish is always a cute way to add a personal touch.

Food table was decorated with traditional Mexican decor, fiesta themed food cards, and flowers. FOOD marquee sign was the perfect touch. Styling by Austin Texas party planner Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com
Fiesta food table with a FOOD marquee sign and Mexican decor create the perfect atmosphere for a fiesta themed birthday party. Styling by Austin Texas party planner Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com
Create a fun and colorful food station for your fiesta party with colorful flowers and food labels. Styling by Austin Texas party planner Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com

Don’t Forget the Guitar as a Party Prop on the Table

Outside, the drinks were displayed on their own table. Here I used a yellow tablecloth with a colorful serape draped across one corner. Placed on top was a tray with the colorful cups, as well as this adorable pink mini guitar - a big theme from the movie. 

On the other side was a large pink die-cut of the Spanish word for "hello", welcoming guests to grab a beverage. Other fun details included accenting with traditional Mexican decor like the wooden games, paper sombreros, and colorful cactus stir sticks.

Don’t forget the guitar as a party prop for a Coco Inspired Fiesta Birthday Party. Styling by Austin Texas party planner Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com #kidsbirthdayparty #fiestaparty #disneycoco #partyideas #girlbirthdayparty #cocobirthdayparty
"Hola" lettered sign welcomed guests to the drink table. Cactus stirring sticks, drink labels, and flowers were the perfect touch. See more at www.minteventdesign.com
Tray filled with colorful drink cups, pink mini guitar, flowers, and Mexican decor help set the stage for a Coco themed birthday party. See more at Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com
Hibiscus Lime iced tea drink label. See more at www.minteventdesign.com
Water drink label in a fiesta theme. See more at www.minteventdesign.com
Fun and colorful sacks on the display cart for a fiesta birthday party. See more at www.minteventdesign.com
Cactus beverage stir sticks, paper sombrero, and traditional Mexican decor add the finishing touches to this fiesta themed birthday party. Styling by Austin Texas party planner Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com #kidsbirthdayparty #fiestaparty #disneycoco #partyideas #girlbirthdayparty #cocobirthdayparty

Create Fun Seating. Serape Covered Pillows + a Low Table for Kids.

The gathering was at the birthday girl's home, and attended by her closest friends and family.

Instead of chairs, the kids sat on serape covered pillows, and enjoyed the celebration at a table just for them. But this was no ordinary kids table! It was covered in these gorgeous centerpieces of fresh flowers placed in colorful recycled cans, and sprinkled with traditional maracas from Mexico.

Create fun seating for the kids at a fiesta themed birthday party - use serape covered pillows and a low table filled with colorful florals as the centerpiece. Styling by Austin Texas party planner Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com #kidsbirthdayparty #fiestaparty #disneycoco #partyideas #girlbirthdayparty #cocobirthdayparty #floralcenterpiece
This kids table with a beautiful centerpiece of recycled cans and fresh flowers is just perfect for a fiesta themed birthday party. Styling by Austin Texas party planner Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com #kidsbirthdayparty #fiestaparty #disneycoco #partyideas #girlbirthdayparty #cocobirthdayparty #floralcenterpiece

Look at these flowers! They're so bright and colorful, just like Mexico, and just like the movie!

Creative Party Idea for a Floral Centerpiece . . . Use tin cans - painted and recycled food cans and fill with colorful fresh flowers. Maracas tucked in are just perfect for the kids party table at this Coco inspired fiesta birthday party. Styling by Austin Texas party planner Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com #kidsbirthdayparty #fiestaparty #disneycoco #partyideas #girlbirthdayparty #cocobirthdayparty #floralcenterpiece
Fresh flowers in painted tin cans are the perfect centerpiece idea for a fiesta parties. Styling by Austin Texas party planner Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com #fiestaparty #partyideas #floralcenterpiece
Fiesta flowers in a clay pot are such an easy centerpiece with a big statement at Mexican themed parties. See more at www.minteventdesign.com
Fuchsia and yellow fresh fiesta flowers. See more at www.minteventdesign.com
Beautiful sunflowers and greenery are perfect for a fiesta party. See more at www.minteventdesign.com

Party Decor Becomes the Party Favor for the Guests

I sprinkled decor maracas all around the fiesta, but the best use of them was as a party favor for the guests! "Thank you!" tags from the guest-of-honor were tied to the brightly colored instruments, and then placed neatly in a tray for guests to grab on their departure. 

Fun, colorful, and festive fiesta party outside. From the dessert table to the guest table, not a detail was missed. This colorful background made such an impact. See more at www.minteventdesign.com #kidsbirthdayparty #fiestaparty #disneycoco #partyideas #girlbirthdayparty #cocobirthdayparty
Maracas are perfect colorful party favor for a fiesta themed birthday party - thanks for coming to my fiesta. Party Styling by Austin Texas party planner Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com #kidsbirthdayparty #fiestaparty #disneycoco #partyideas #girlbirthdayparty #cocobirthdayparty #partyfavors
A fun and colorful outdoor Coco themed fiesta for a fun 3 year old, complete with dessert table and streamers backdrop. Party Styling by Austin Texas party planner Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com
A Happy Birthday banner, Mexican fiesta cake, sombrero, cactus, pinata, and chili pepper cookies, along with fresh flowers and a fun streamer backdrop is the way to create the ultimate fiesta birthday party - inspired by the movie Coco. Party Styling by Austin Texas party planner Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com #kidsbirthdayparty #fiestaparty #disneycoco #partyideas #girlbirthdayparty #cocobirthdayparty

Happy 3rd Birthday to miss Elle! I had such a great time planning and creating this fiesta. I hope you enjoyed it too!

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Find out How to Plan the most colorful Coco Inspired Fiesta Birthday Party. This Mexican party was inspired by the movie Coco and included a Coco themed cake, cookies, mini guitars and maracas as party favors. Styling by Austin Texas party planner Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com #kidsbirthdayparty #fiestaparty #disneycoco #partyideas #girlbirthdayparty #cocobirthdayparty