Posts tagged ‘Fiesta’

April 6, 2014

Mexican Fiesta Style

Soooo long since my last post. This one is actually along a similar theme to the last one…decorating a large space for events for kids. This time it was for the kids club that I help run on a Friday night. Each year we have a talent show night where the kids (aged 9 to 11) invite their parents and siblings along to a meal while they watch their talent acts. This year we decided to go for a Mexican theme, I think largely because we fancied some Mexican food, and it was my task to give our rather big and boring hall a fiesta vibe.

I decided rather than going with traditional Mexican flag colours to go with a very bright palette of blue, green, orange, pink and yellow. This gave me a lot of scope to introduce a lot of colour and really brighten the place up.

Starting with the tables I went with bright table cloths in each of the five colours, plates in the same colours, napkins, some fiesta confetti, tea lights and napkin flower centre pieces.

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Some of the children made the napkin flowers the week before as a craft activity. I used this tutorial and they turned out really well. I used pipe cleaners for the stems. The kids really enjoyed making them and took them home at the end of the night. I added printable banners on wooden skewers to the centre pieces.

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We decorated the front of the stage with crepe paper streamers in coordinating colours and a banner that the kids cut out and made from these printables. I added some tissue paper decorations.

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The other decorations consisted of some posters printed at A3 also from these sites, blow up cacti and tissue paper pom-poms. The pom-poms were great for brightening the place up as they are big enough to make an impact. I used the same five colours and I think we had 20 pom-poms in total.

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It was a great evening. The kids loved the bright look and it gave the whole evening a fun vibe. The food was great too! .

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