Fiesta Outfits Ideas

How to Dress for a Fiesta

A fiesta is a party by any name, but with a spicy Latin American flair that could include copious ranchera music, foods that stay on your tongue long after sampling the serranos and plenty of new friends. The lively spirit of a fiesta reflects not just in the vibrant colors of Mexican clothing but in the rich embroidery and festive embellishment you see on both traditional duds and modern adaptations. Whether crashing a fiesta down the block or hitting Mexico, bright colors and airy fabrics will fit right in.

Everyday Fiestas

Maybe the celebration is as everyday as a get-together at an authentic Mexican restaurant — or perhaps it is as singular as a family’s quinceañera. Whatever the occasion, the first step to fiesta flair is color. The vibrancy of Latin American culture is reflected endlessly, from the spicy chiles and tomatoes dancing on richly hued dinnerware to the traditional pottery and artwork that comes to life in pops of red, pink, blue, yellow and green. In Mexico, you’ll find that inhabitants of the large cities wear modern styles yet hold fast to the tradition of bright colors. If heading to a casual Latin-themed party, pair your favorite jeans with fun strappy sandals or heels and top the outfit off with a brightly colored, romantic, flowing blouse. If the event is more formal like a quinceañera, add the color to what you might wear to an afternoon wedding: a church-appropriate yet playful dress, and shoes that are mindful of the fact that you’ll be dancing for a few hours.

A fiesta is a party by any name, but with a spicy Latin American flair that could include copious ranchera music, foods that stay on your tongue long after sampling the serranos and plenty of new friends. The lively spirit of a fiesta reflects not just in the vibrant colors of Mexican clothing but in the rich embroidery and festive embellishment you see on both traditional duds and modern adaptations. Whether crashing a fiesta down the block or hitting Mexico, bright colors and airy fabrics will fit right in.

Cinco de Mayo Chic

If May 5 brings mariachis and folklorico dancers to your neck of the woods, you could be dressing for a Cinco de Mayo street party that kicks off summer as much as it marks the Battle of Puebla. You’ll see many communities whip out styles with Western flair and sparkling embellishment. Try mixing looks that embrace the culture and the warmer weather, such as jean shorts with a white blouse bearing colorful traditional embroidery. These blouses can come peasant-style with smocking or as sleeveless tunics. Or pick a colorful, cotton, gauze sundress and pair it with chicly adorned cowgirl boots. One trend shared by the United States and Mexico is an appreciation for handcrafted leather, so make your accessories — whether sandals or a fringed handbag — the type of leather so rich that you can smell it.

A fiesta is a party by any name, but with a spicy Latin American flair that could include copious ranchera music, foods that stay on your tongue long after sampling the serranos and plenty of new friends. The lively spirit of a fiesta reflects not just in the vibrant colors of Mexican clothing but in the rich embroidery and festive embellishment you see on both traditional duds and modern adaptations. Whether crashing a fiesta down the block or hitting Mexico, bright colors and airy fabrics will fit right in.

Colors of the Dead

It’s the Day of the Dead, and you may be tempted to reach for the blackest dress in your closet. But this holiday that begins after Halloween really celebrates the lives of those who have passed on. Dia de los Muertos celebrations in Mexico vary a bit by region, but the premise is still the same: a fiesta among the living to remember the dead. Shrines are erected with gifts left for deceased loved ones and sugar skulls welcome departed souls back to the table. This isn’t a Halloween-style costume event, but traditional costumes at these parties can include skull masks, and people do dress up for processions. Consider the festive colors of sugar skulls as your inspiration for picking a Dia de los Muertos outfit, starting from the base of a white dress or blouse and adding traditional prints or solid-colored accessories in bright pink, turquoise, orange, yellow and black. For example, a long white gauzy dress can be accented with turquoise jewelry or brown leather sandals embellished with turquoise. Grab a flowing hot-pink wrap for your shoulders and pull the look together with a black leather handbag.

A fiesta is a party by any name, but with a spicy Latin American flair that could include copious ranchera music, foods that stay on your tongue long after sampling the serranos and plenty of new friends. The lively spirit of a fiesta reflects not just in the vibrant colors of Mexican clothing but in the rich embroidery and festive embellishment you see on both traditional duds and modern adaptations. Whether crashing a fiesta down the block or hitting Mexico, bright colors and airy fabrics will fit right in.

When in Mexico

You’re on Spring Break in Cancun or a lucky trip to explore the beaches and towns from Cabo San Lucus to Salina Cruz. Street vendors in Mexico hawk bejeweled sombreros and festive serapes, as well as gauzy blouses and dresses that tourists are eager to wear to evening fiestas. To embrace festive clothes while not coming off as too touristy, play with colorful prints and solids while incorporating comfortable sandals and a practical cross-body bag for the essentials. If you’ve been waiting for the right time to wear that red strapless sundress or long serape-print wrap skirt with a cropped tank, here is the place to try it. Take into account the heat as you near the equator as well as how much hotter a really kicking fiesta can get, and dress in light, breathable fabrics.

 

 

 

 

In this Oct. 28, 2015 photo, University of Louisville President James Ramsey, lower right, and his wife, Jane, upper left, host a Halloween party in Louisville, Ky. (Scott Utterback/The Courier-Journal via AP)
In this Oct. 28, 2015 photo, University of Louisville President James Ramsey, lower right, and his wife, Jane, upper left, host a Halloween party in Louisville, Ky. (Scott Utterback/The Courier-Journal via AP)

The president of the University of Louisville apologized Friday after a photo was published of him wearing a stereotypical Mexican costume at a staff Halloween party,

The photo of President James R. Ramsey, taken Wednesday as part of a Courier-Journal story about the university-owned mansion on campus, shows employees wearing things such as bushy mustaches, and holding maracas aloft. Ramsey is smiling in a brightly colored poncho and sombrero.

The Courier-Journal story described the event: “On Wednesday, the Ramseys were there to hold a lunch for the president’s U of L staff. … Jane Ramsey, who said she loves Halloween, handed out sombreros, fake mustaches and veils to more than a dozen people as they arrived …”

In a statement Friday afternoon, Ramsey wrote, “I want to personally apologize for the recent incident and any pain that it may have caused our students, faculty, staff and the community. We did not intend to cause harm or to be insensitive.

“I hope this doesn’t detract from the hard work we — the entire UofL community — have done and continue to do in building an inclusive, supportive, welcoming campus for all our university family. I pledge to work to ensure that we move forward as one university.”

On Thursday, Ramsey’s chief of staff, Kathleen Smith, had expressed “deep regret,” in a written statement.

“We made a mistake and are very sorry,” she wrote. “… This event shows we have much more to learn about our community.”

On social media some saw a similarity to the themed parties that have gotten lots of fraternities in trouble at various campuses across the country.

Know how we’re always telling you about racist frat parties? This is the President of the University of Louisville.

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[UCLA fraternity, sorority criticized for their “Kanye Western” costume party]

The student newspaper, the Cardinal, ran a strongly worded reaction from its editor-in-chief, Olivia Krauth, with a headline beginning “What, what, what are you wearing?” saying the photos and costumes she had seen students wearing on campus clearly showed they understood how to wear a costume that was fun, not offensive. “I’m embarrassed that our president doesn’t have the same knowledge.”

Colleges across the country have been both praised for their sensitivity and mocked for excessive political correctness in the fall for advising students on how to choose costumes that don’t include racial stereotypes.The University of Louisville also has been embroiled in a scandal after players and recruits said that staff members paid for strippers at dorm parties.

 

 

 

 

Mexican Party Supplies in Perth

Here at Party Frenzy we have the largest range to decorate your Mexican Party!!

From an inflatable cactus to a pinata, margarita glasses to cactus candles, mini sombreros to desert room rolls, you can find the perfect decoration to make your Mexican Party a hit!

An extensive range of costumes and costume accessories is always on hand, flamenco costumes, swords for bullfighters and chili necklaces.

Order online or pick up from our huge store located just out of the Perth CBD in Rivervale.

Mexican and Fiesta Party Decorations Perth

A fiesta party is similar to a Mexican party. It tends to cover all things inspired by Spain and Spanish heritage. We have Mexican cutouts such as cactus, fiesta cutouts and sombrero headbands, inflatable cactus, day of the dead masks, matador costumes and taco costumes.

Secrets of a great Mexican Party

A great Mexican Party is focused on food, music and fake moustaches ( and perhaps some tequila!!).

Possible entrees

Spicy pumpkin seeds, pork scratchings, pickled vegetables and awesome avocados

Suggested mains

Duck breast with jalapeno and olives, pork belly and avocado salsa, smoky pork ribs, chillies with refried beans and onion marmalade.

Possible afters

Mangoes in chilli syrup, vanilla and lime cake, grilled pineapples with coconut and caramel.

 

 

 

 

 

Cinco de Mayo Outfit Ideas

Photo booths and photo backdrops serve as decorations, are a fun party activity and will take your fiesta and Cinco de Mayo party pictures to the next level. Spice up your fiesta party with bright outfits and accessories by setting out a tray of wearables for your party people. Think mustaches on sticks, shot glass necklaces, flashy shades and necklaces in vibrant fiesta colors.

Idea 1: Kick off the celebración with fiesta accessories

Give everyone silly accessories to get their fiesta on! Spicy novelty glasses shaped like chili peppers, shot glass necklaces and maravilloso maracas will get everyone shaking it as soon as they arrive. Leis and beads in vibrant fiesta colors are great for layering and go with every outfit!

Idea 2: A picture-perfect couple

Set up an area at your fiesta party for selfies. Use streamers and layered fans to create an amazing, colorful backdrop and provide hats and sunglasses at your photo booth station. Do you need silly mustaches on a stick? That’s a yes.

Idea 3: Make them smile with dress-up ideas and photo props

Here’s a kid-friendly fiesta activity. Let li’l senoritas and senores dress up in sombreros, Spanish hats and colorful shawls. Everyone can enjoy the fun of playing around with fiesta-theme beads and silly moustaches on sticks – including the adults! While everyone’s having fun, tell them to say “queso” for the camera.

Idea 4: Snap Instagram-worthy pics of all the fun

Have a blast with a backyard photo booth. Create a colorful backdrop on a fence or wall with crepe streamers and paper fans and have props on hand like mini sombreros, novelty sunglasses, pretty shawls, moustaches on sticks, and chili pepper necklaces – then snap photos as your friends get silly.