Camille from Style Notes here, with the latest edition of our Fantasy to Fête series. Today's mood board is a colorful journey south of the border, complete with mariachi, maracas & an ice-cold pitcher of mango margaritas. Don't you agree it's the perfect inspiration for a seasonal bash to savor one last kiss of summer sunshine?
Fiesta Inspiration Board-Camille Styles Events
As an Austin event planner, my clients can't seem to get enough of fiesta-themed celebrations, and these vivacious details & spicy menus are enough to send anyone into full vacation mode. So find a seat by the pool, 'cause things are about to get hot, hot, hot!
Mexican Food Can Florals-Camille Styles Events
Bright bunches of flowers gathered in recycled Mexican food cans are festive and super easy to assemble. Check out the little DIY tutorial I put together for full instructions.
Lanterns & Maracas-Camille Styles Events
Flickering candlelight casts a magical glow; line a pathway or staircase with lots of these super-affordable frosted lanterns for major effect. Escort cards tied onto authentic maracas make a colorful way for guests to find their seats. And the maracas double as perfect favors, too!
Tissue Paper Poms-Camille Styles Events
Tissue paper poms dancing among the branches create a celebratory welcome for guests' arrival. Love the offerings from Etsy seller PomLove.
Margarita Bar-Camille Styles Events copy
Care for a cucumber-lime martini or a blood orange margarita? Who wouldn't love to order from a menu of yummy mix-ins, and a chalkboard is the perfect way to display the offerings, tex-mex style. Provide exotically-flavored sugars to rim glasses and make each cocktail party-worthy.
Agua Frescas Bar-Camille Styles Events
For an outdoor fête, guests will appreciate a bit of non-alcoholic hydration, and a display of fruity agua frescas with a big bowl of fresh fruit add a perfect color punch.
Watermelon & Taco Bar-Camille Styles Events
A fiesta wouldn't be complete without a menu of spicy Mexican-inspired bites. I love to serve a variety of appetizer-sized nibbles so guests can enjoy a ton of fun flavors. Find the recipes here for mini tacos al pastor, street corn on a stick, & an exotically-flavored salsa bar. Fresh chunks of juicy watermelon are a sweet way to end the night - no cooking required!

*images: {row 1} our labor of love via ashley meaders, lisa lefkowitz via style me pretty; stephanie williams via project wedding, swizzle sticks, martha stewart; victor sizemore via style me pretty.