Southwest Theme Scene Decorations
Create a scene out of the southwest
with theme decorations and scene setters. Make you room or hall feel
like you have just stepped into a scene from Arizona or New Mexico.
Choose two or three colors as your basic color scheme. Solid
Color Paper Goods
Tex Mex (have available some milder, less spicy food for guests with special diets or
milder tastes) But for those guests who like it hot try these combinations...serve Habanero Peppers!
Appropriate shaped iced sugar cookies
(ex. cactus, burro, chili pepper) Make the Southwest theme stand out with Serape
Plates, Napkins, Cups Table cover
Southwest Beverages &
Margarita Glasses are excellent containers for refreshing beverages or heat-quenching
Southwest Theme Cake
Specialty shaped cake (ex. sombrero or adobe house)
Traditional shaped cake adorned with bright colored flowers or wildflowers.
Southwest Theme Centerpiece
Small Cacti in terra cotta pots (tie a raffia bow around pot for some color).
Chili peppers or
Fiesta Confetti scattered around table (in the same manner that
flower petals are
Southwest Theme Decorations
Live cacti plants,
Fiesta Cactus. Serapes across the tablecloths
in center of each table with centerpiece on top
or use for placemats or cloth napkins (for a cute and easy napkin ring, tie a raffia bow
around each, leave plain or add some small chilies)
Southwest Theme Favors
If outdoors, hand-held fans (imprinted with guest of honor or company name) for the guests.
Piñatas for the kids or just for a fun theme centerpiece. Several theme pinatas can double
as centerpieces and then be used for an party game. Fill them with toys and candy.
Make Handmade Cascarones or Confetti Eggs
Mexican tradition - Cascarones are Colorful Mexican confetti egg shells. It's believed that Marco Polo ... eventually made it to Spain and then Mexico, where they became known as Cascarones. Cascarones are confetti filled egg shells hand painted and brightly colored. Cascarones’ egg shell have a very small opening on one end and the inside is drained out. The empty shell is thoroughly washed and then dried. The clean shell is now filled with confetti and sealed with a tissue paper. Today many say that the colorful confetti shower brings good luck and good fortune to those to whom an egg is broken over their head. Cascarones are fun party favors handcrafted and colorful