Fiesta invitations: tablet and various food on a table

Looking for a party theme to take things up a notch? If planning a “nacho”-average celebration is at the top of your list, consider hosting a fiesta brimming with colorful decor and tasty Mexican fare. 

Whether you’re planning a Cinco de Mayo celebration, vibrant birthday bash, food-centric taco party, or other fun event, sending fiesta invitations will let guests know what to expect from the start.

Here, we’re sharing tips on how to craft custom invites, including wording ideas, plus 10 fiesta invitation designs you can customize now.

How to Create Vibrant Fiesta Invitations

Fiesta invitations: people clinking their glasses

You’re three easy steps away from creating fun fiesta invitations. It all comes down to choosing a creative color scheme, adding your favorite design elements, and having fun with the wording. Here we go!

1. Choose a Fun Color Scheme

Fiesta vibes only! Ditch the monochromatic all-white party aesthetic and dive into a world of color with hues like turquoise, hot pink, sunshine yellow, and cobalt blue. Draw inspiration from traditional Latin American textiles like Mexican serapes, Guatemalan huipiles, and Andean aguayos. These stunning textiles feature intricate patterns and hundreds of color combinations to inspire your party invitation palette.

2. Add Festive Design Elements

Next, add fiesta theme elements to your invitation design and party decor. Common elements include colorful llamas, sombreros, piñatas, and maracas. Incorporate fiesta flowers like dahlias and cosmos. Your floral fiesta can also include blooming cacti and succulents. Images of tacos, margaritas, avocados, and tequila plants are another great way to lean into the fiesta theme. 

3. Play with Creative Wording

Let’s “taco bout” what to say in your invitation. Naturally, you’ll include key event information, including the date, time, location, and RSVP deadline. However, you can do it in a fun way that matches the fiesta theme.

Here are some fun wording ideas to include in your fiesta invitations:

  • It’s taco time! Join us to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a tasty taco truck, mango margaritas, and a whole lotta fun.
  • Sip, sip, hooray! You’re invited to a fiesta for John’s 40th birthday! Join us for tacos, tequila tastings, and plenty of outdoor party games!
  • Please join us as we celebrate our new arrival with a fiesta-themed baby shower. DIY nacho station and margarita mocktails included!
  • Guac and roll! Let’s celebrate Teresa’s birthday at our favorite spot: The Cantina. Stop by anytime after 6 p.m. for tacos, nachos, and margaritas.
  • Let’s raise a glass (of tequila) to the happy couple at their engagement dinner. The party theme is “fiesta” so wear your most colorful cocktail attire to celebrate.
  • It’s a picnic in the park! Join us for an afternoon celebrating Mila’s graduation with chips, salsa, guacamole, burritos, and drinks! 

10 Can’t-Miss Fiesta Invitations

From birthday party invitations to wedding invites to Cinco de Mayo invitations, Greenvelope offers countless designs for your fiesta. Bursting with color and complete with traditional motifs, you’ll find the perfect card whether you want something formal or casual. Here are our top 10 favorite fiesta invitations for your next big event.

1. Llama Fiesta Invitation

Fiesta invitations: Llama Fiesta Invitation

Design: Noonday Design

This festive invite is perfect for any fiesta-themed party with sassy llamas, prickly cacti, and geometric shapes. Choose from five specially curated color palettes and add fun wording to complete the invitation.

2. Floral Fiesta Invitation

Floral Fiesta Invitation

Design: Sandra Picco Design, LLC

Inspired by traditional Mexican party textiles, this colorful design features a floral border and modern text. Update the copy and use the invite to ask guests to attend a surprise birthday party, rehearsal dinner, or baby shower.

3. Mexican Huipil Inspired Invitation

Fiesta invitations: Mexican Huipil Inspired Invitation

Design: Becky Nimoy Stationery

Invite guests to your Mexican fiesta with this colorful and vibrant invitation. Four color palettes make it easy to choose bright hues or softer pastels for a spring quinceañera or similar celebration.

4. Party on Point Invitation

Fiesta invitations: Party On Point Invitation

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Looking for a color-packed design suitable for a child’s birthday party, Cinco de Mayo taco party, or festive bachelorette party? This fiesta birthday invitation template is just the ticket! The bold cactus wrapped in pom-pom garland is an instant eye-catcher while the coordinating polka-dot envelope liner finishes the look. Choose from five vibrant colorways, or choose your own scheme for truly custom fiesta invitations.

5. Papel Picado Neutrals Invitation

Papel Picado Neutrals Invitation

Design: Becky Nimoy Stationery

This colorful wedding invitation and stationery suite is a subtle way to incorporate fiesta vibes into your upcoming nuptials. Made to look like Mexican papel picado, the design features two doves, traditional iconography, and your choice of six color palettes. Ethereal and romantic, it’s the perfect way to invite guests to be part of your love story.

6. Otomi Flowers Invitation

Otomi Flowers Invitation

Design: Lisa McLean Design

Use this Mexican invitation to invite guests to your Cinco de Mayo celebration or fiesta-inspired potluck. It features a border of Otomi-inspired artwork and festive text. Best of all, there’s a supported backside where you can add more information, like the party dress code or instructions on what to bring if you’re hosting a potluck.

7. Party Llama Invitation

Party Llama Invitation

Design: TM Stationery

This fiesta-themed invitation uses pastel hues to create a soft, whimsical feel. It’s ideal for a 1st birthday or as a bridal shower invitation. Choose from four colorways and add elements like music and a custom stamp to liven it up even more.

8. Vibrant Bouquet Invitation

Vibrant Bouquet Invitation

Design: aticnomar designs & art

Hand-painted florals resemble watercolor art while the scalloped edge adds a fun, light-hearted feel to this floral invite. You can easily customize this design for celebrating milestones like a 30th birthday or 40th birthday, a baby shower, or a bridal shower.

9. Taco Twosday Invitation

Taco Twosday Invitation

Design: Design Swift

Celebrating a little one turning two, or perhaps you’re hosting a baby shower? In any event, this fiesta party invitation is the perfect way to kick off the celebrations with adorable imagery of a papel picado banner, miniature llama piñata, and a taco truck. 

10. Modern Fringe Invitation

Fiesta invitations: Modern Fringe Invitation

Design: Annie Montgomery Design

This chic invitation features festive fringe with modern and playful vibes. Six different color schemes make it easy to match this invite to any party theme, and the linear illustration offers a sophisticated take on the fiesta theme. Use it whether you’re having a fiesta-inspired Christmas celebration, looking for colorful holiday cards, or sending out birthday party invites.

Get Festive with Fiesta Invitations

With these party planning tips and invitation inspiration, you can easily set the tone for your upcoming event. When you’re ready to design your fiesta invitations, simply browse our selection of digital invitations

With paperless invites, you don’t have to buy printable cardstock, pay for postage, or wait several business days for guests to receive the invite. Greenvelope’s digital invites let you select, customize, and send a design in minutes — without ever sacrificing beauty and quality. You can put your own spin on any design by changing the colors and typography or adding design elements. When you’re done, hit send and the invite instantly arrives via email or text.

Plus, there’s no need to worry about a return address for RSVPs — you get seamless RSVP tracking with Greenvelope.

Want more party planning ideas? Continue browsing our Stationers blog for fun party decor ideas, themes, and practical tips for putting together any celebration.