Mexican Graduation Party Themes

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A colorful Mexican graduation party gives a great chance to have vibrant colors, great food, exciting music and a great atmosphere. giving the graduates a fantastic party!

I have tried to give you lots of Mexican graduation party ideas on invitations, food, decorations, costumes, games, music and favors which will be great for any venue.

You may have a Home Party or alternative venue in mind.

With lots of funenergy andenthusiasm your graduation party ideas can be a brilliant success.

Create your own Fiesta!

Mexican Graduation Party Themes - Invitations

There are many ways to complete Mexican graduation party invitations.

Simple To Do

Cut out a Mexican style shape from cardstock. That could be the shape of a sombrero or cactus, for example. Simply write the Mexican party details on the back. 

Free printable

Here is an example. Feel free to right-click your mouse over it and save it to a folder somewhere. You can then print as many as you need. 

mexican graduation party themes

The Magic Printable Graduation Invitations Page has a free printable, wording, homemade ideas, paper ideas and also ideas on using the graduate's photo. 

One last idea is to use Mexican postcards. Just write the party invitation on the back and post!

Mexican Graduation Party - Decorations

Aim for an exciting fiesta!

mexican graduation party themes
mexican graduation party themes

Personalized Fiesta Arch Personalized Amigos Stand-in

  • Amigos Standee, perfect for photos

  • Cactus pinata

  • Mexican style lights if you can get them in Santa Fe or Cactus style. If not Xmas lights would be fine

  • Fiesta style banners to announce the party

  • Balloons in Fiesta and Chili pepper shape.

  • Fiesta yard sign

  • Sombreros

  • Scene setters in Mexican style

  • If you can, arrange a Mexican style mural that guests can draw on, color in and sign with a message for the graduate.

  • Candles and lanterns

  • Swirls and streamers

  • Maracas and guitars

  • Movie posters with a Mexican theme including The Mexican with Brad Pitt.

  • Mexican travel posters with Cancun, beautiful beaches, beautiful mountains, the hustle of Mexico City, the USA and Mexico border, and possibly white washed villages.

  • Museum style posters with Mexican art, culture and sculpture.

  • Atmospheric photos which give close ups of real life. Perhaps those photos with Mexican village churches, a Mexican village wedding, and close ups of faces that are full of real character.

  • Posters of Chili peppers and Mexican food

  • Taco bar

  • Signposts - use Mexican phrases to signpost the various parts of the party like the food or dancing area.

  • Set out Mexican newspapers and magazines.

  • Set out Mexican travel brochures

  • Show Mexican TV shows on monitors.
mexican graduation party themes

Cactus Mylar Balloon

Decorate your guests, this is a brilliant way to add to the graduation party and getting your guests in the graduation party mood!

  • Sombreros

  • Maracas

  • Funtoos

  • 2015 Glasses

  • 2015 Beads

  • Graduation caps

  • Cap Medallions

  • Lots of glow sticks and bracelets

One of the great graduation party ideas is to have a box of guest decorations at the party entrance and hand them out liberally!

mexican graduation party themes

Fiesta Table Decorations

For Mexican Table decorations, the right colors with some streamers will be great! Even better to have a cactus or sombrero as the centerpiece.

Mexican style napkins, plates, cups and cutlery.

Mexican Graduation Party Themes - Costumes

This is a simple theme to create costumes for. Your guests can come as:

  • A villager in simple white suit

  • With sombrero and mustache

  • Dressed as Amigos

  • Chili pepper bracelets

  • Bandit

  • Stylish horse rider

  • Maracas

Mexican Graduation Party Themes - Confetti

A great graduation party idea is to have confetti.

The most amazing photo confetti maker, Photofetti, can produce confetti using up to 10 graduation Mexican photos and up to 3 accent colors. They have packs to suit your occasion.

The graduate photos could be of the graduate dressed in Mexican outfit, fitting the graduation party themes, or simply at different ages.

Mexican Graduation Party Themes - Food and Drink

  • Nachos

  • Enchiladas

  • Salsa and Chips

  • Guacamole

  • Queso Dip

  • Tortilla

  • Quesadillas

  • Stuffed Jalapenos

  • Tacos

  • Fajitas

  • Sopapillas

  • Mexican Flan

The Mexican graduation party drinks should be colorful and fun. There are lots of non alcoholic cocktails.

  • Water to keep the party goers going

  • Fruit smoothies

  • Grape juice

  • Pineapple juice

  • Lemon and Lime soda

Mexican Graduation Party Themes Cake Ideas

The Mexican cake is very easy to make as all the ingredients are mixed together in the same bowl.

Click here for full instructions on making the graduation cake. That includes cooking tools, ingredients, cooking instructions, baking and covering the basic cake. Lots of tips and techniques on cupcakes, cap cakes, cake decorating, themed cakes and lots, lots more.

The cake could be frosted in green frosting in the style of a cactus, or the frosting could be a sombrero or chili.

Mexican Graduation Party Themes - Games

There are some amazing Mexican graduation party games.

  • Pinata

  • Hire a bucking bronco

  • For those old enough you could have a chili eating contest.

  • A Mexican Talent Spot with the guests to perform a Mexican song or play Mexican music

  • Pin the mustache on the graduate. Use an enlarged photo of the graduate in sombrero as the backdrop.

  • Have the guests draw the graduate as a Mexican, Supply paper and pencils.

  • Decorate a sombrero with tissue paper and streamers

  • Decorate a plate in Mexican style, just provide colorful paints and a plate.

  • Observation test - discretely display 6 to 10 pictures of stars with sombreros on, around the venue. Near the end ask guests to complete a sheet on what they observed. Ask for the people in the pictures and location of the pictures. Have prizes for those getting all answers correct.

  • Guess the Objects, cover large photos of well known Mexican landmarks, and perhaps food, almost completely except for a small clue. You can get the photos from travel brochures and Mexican food magazines. Guests must guess what they are, and win prizes for getting them all right.

  • Disguise a guest in a Mexican outfit with say a mustache, sombrero and poncho. Video them riding say a low speed bucking bronco for 2 minutes. Show the video at the party. Guests must guess who they are. First to guess wins the prize.

  • Treasure Hunt - hide fake gold coins and fake gold items around the venue. Guests get a list of the items and they must find the location of each one. You may give some clues.

  • See who can balance the most sombreros on their head.

  • Play horseshoe toss.

  • Ask guests to perform from a Mexican movie, perhaps a western with big stars.

  • Create Mexican style awards certificates

Mexican Graduation Party Themes - Favors

There are great Mexican favors:

  • Sombreros

  • Maracas

  • Chili Beads

  • Mexican posters

  • Chili bracelets

  • Glow bracelets and necklaces

  • T-shirts, decorated for the Mexican graduation party and signed by the guests

  • Candy

Mexican Graduation Party Themes - Music

If you have the right venue it would be great to hire a Mariachi Band, or a DJ with the right music.

Also Mexican dancers would be great.

Mexican Graduation Party Themes - Ideas

More great Mexican graduation party ideas are:

  • Make sure everyone has their photo taken.

  • Video the party

  • Hire performers

  • Have a procession for everyone to show off their attire.

  • Make the photos and stories into a commemorative magazine and send it to the party goers

  • Have a Mexican cultural expert give a presentation on Mexican life

  • Raise money for Mexican charities

  • Use Mexican names for the food and drinks.

  • There will be lots of gifts for the graduate. Thank You notes written by the graduate are the best!

  • Talk to your neighbors in advance. Mexican parties can be loud.

  • Save money and have a joint party with other graduates.
    This can give excellent cost sharing graduation party ideas, lots of people to do the work and help find items at cheaper costs.

  • Think about the Mexican graduation party themes venue and the likely weather. A tent, kindergarten, YMCA, local park or school gym can be great alternatives for these graduation party themes. Alternatively some graduation party ideas can be held in a gallery or Museum. The idea is the venue has a Mexican exhibition at the time giving a great start with the decorations. Work with the venue to make it into a graduation party venue.

Use the Mexican graduation party themes ideas to help make the party go better.

Share Your Mexican Graduation Party Themes Ideas

If you would like to share your complete Mexican party with us send us your graduation party story and photos and we will create your own party page and photo gallery hosted on our site. (Family and friends will be able to find inspiration from your graduation party and comment on your ideas.) If you share your complete Mexican party details you will be automatically entered into our next contest. This year we are having a bumper $100 prize fund. There will be an overall winner and runners up prizes. The winner will be the best overall graduation party story and photos.

Good luck with your Mexican party themes. Mexican graduation party themes are one of the best, most vibrant of Mexican graduation party themes ideas.

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