I don’t know about you, but I love a good taco-themed party. What could be greater than celebrating a mama-to-be with a fiesta-themed baby shower, fully decked with a taco bar? Enter the Taco Bout a Baby shower theme!
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Taco Bout a Baby Shower Theme
A taco-themed baby shower is a fun theme idea, especially because you can bring in fiesta-themed elements to kick it up a notch. Think vibrant colors, terracotta pots with cacti and other succulents, and amazing food.
In this guide, we’ll dive into over 17 Taco Bout a Baby shower ideas you can use for the next event you’re planning.
Taco Baby Shower Invitations
There are so many adorable taco-themed baby shower invitations you can choose from. My top choice is either Etsy if you want to print them out yourself or Amazon if you want them physically mailed to you.
1. REVEAL THE THEME IN BABY INVITATIONS
Let your guests know right away that this is a Taco Bout a Baby shower – so they’ll be looking forward to a fully decked-out taco bar and fiesta.
If you’re also having a diaper raffle or a book request, be sure to find baby shower invitations with matching cards telling the guests about them beforehand.
Baby Shower Taco Bar
It should go without saying that the best part of any baby shower with a taco theme is the taco bar.
You can really have fun with this and make it the focal point of the entire party. Some things to keep in mind beforehand:
- Figure out how you’ll be keeping the warm ingredients hot and the cold ingredients cold. I recommend decorating your table with nacho chips and salsas that can be used as appetizers and then bringing out the warm and cold ingredients right before the meal.
- You can also use crockpots or banquet-style pans to keep the meat warm.
2. USE CUTE TACO SHELLS TO SERVE TACO SALAD
Change up the typical taco bar and give out taco salads in a taco bowl for each guest. Add more fun elements to the taco bar by adding Mexican rice, street corn casserole, and nacho tortilla chips with also and queso.
3. SERVE TACO DIP IN INDIVIDUAL GLASSES
How cute are these little martini glasses full of taco dip? These are perfect for any Mexican baby shower!
4. ADD LAYERS TO YOUR TACO BAR
Anytime you’re styling a table or food bar at an event, layering and stacking items at different heights is a great way to go, because it’s visually pleasing to the eye.
You can stack different-sized baskets of tortilla chips, add boxes to add height to floral arrangements or framed signs, and things of that nature.
5. ADD FIESTA-THEMED DECOR ELEMENTS
The Taco Bout a Baby blends perfectly with several themes: fiesta, cactus, desert bloom, and even a bohemian-vibed shower. You can add all the decorative elements and vibrant colors that come along with these themes to tie your baby shower altogether.
Some simple ways to do this:
- Use terracotta bowls, plates and pots throughout the event.
- Add colorful, vibrant colored vases and jars on tables
- Use floral arrangements full of orange, red, yellow and pinks.
6. ADD CHURROS TO YOUR TACO BAR
Add mini churros to your taco bar with chocolate dipping sauce for guests to dip them in.
Fiesta Baby Shower Decor
A taco-themed baby shower will typically be close to a fiesta theme in terms of colors and decor. There are so many ways to bring these beautiful colors into the mix.
7. Use Flowers for Your Centerpieces
Add real or faux flowers in pinks, deep oranges and yellows throughout the baby shower venue to instantly pull everything together.
Most importantly, these would look perfect for centerpieces.
8. USE COLORFUL TABLE RUNNERS
Add these colorful table runners to the tables to really drive the theme home!
9. USE BRIGHT-COLORED NAPKINS
Ready for an inexpensive way to instantly add oomph to any table setting? Bright, colorful napkins.
You can use cloth napkins folded nicely on each guest’s table setting. Go for pink, orange or yellow to go with the fiesta theme.
You can also use disposable napkins to bring color into the table setting for your taco bout a baby shower.
9. HANG A COLORFUL BANNER AND OTHER FUN ACCENTS
There are a ton of fun ways to bring in fun little accents to your taco bout a baby shower. Here are a few ideas:
- cactus straws
- balloon arch
- mini sombrero hats
- mini pinatas
You can find the above fiesta fringe banner here. Add this above your taco bar, behind the guest of honor’s chair, or above the gift table.
The event above used fun cactus straws, cactus plates, balloon decor, and a colorful banner to bring the whole event together.
10. CREATE A STUNNING BACKDROP
One of the biggest baby shower trends we are seeing lately is a huge backdrop next to the new mama’s chair. This makes for stunning pictures and everyone can partake in a photoshoot throughout the event.
Here are some items to include:
- Balloon arches or garland
- Statement chair (peacock chairs are amazing if you can rent or borrow one)
- Layer the area with rugs, banners, blankets, and pillows.
All About Dessert Options
It wouldn’t be a baby shower with delicious dessert options! A taco-themed baby shower is no different, and we have a lot of fun options to choose from!
11. ADD FUN CAKE TOPPERS
Cake toppers are a must, in my opinion. You can find one for any theme, even for a fiesta baby shower. Even if you have a plain cake, using a cake topper will give it instant pizzazz.
12. ADD THEMED ELEMENTS TO THE DESSERT TABLE
Decorate your dessert or cake table with vases of flowers or potted succulents. A simple flower on the cake may be all you need for a finishing touch.
Also, consider adding cookies to the dessert table. You can have some custom ordered to be in the shape of mini tacos, pinatas, or even cactus-themed baby shower cookies.
13. ADD CACTUS CUPCAKE TOPPERS
And, of course, if you’re going with cupcakes instead of a cake, use cupcake toppers to bring the theme home!
14. SERVE CHURRO CUPCAKES
Churro cupcakes are truly always a good idea.
You can have these custom-made or check out this recipe here.
If you’re looking for a quick DIY option, you can purchase churros and cupcakes separately. Sprinkle some cinnamon and add mini churros to the top the morning of the baby shower.
Taco Bout a Baby Shower Favors
So, what type of favors would you give guests at a taco bout a baby shower? Here are a few ideas:
15. GIVE SUCCULENT BABY SHOWER FAVORS
So, going with the whole desert boho vibe, you can give each guest a potted cactus or other another succulent. I think this is a great idea because who doesn’t want an adorable mini succulent?
16. HAND OUT EDIBLE BABY SHOWER FAVORS
Edible baby shower favors are a great option, too because it’s something that most people will actually enjoy receiving.
For this theme, these churros in adorable to-go containers are an awesome choice.
Edible baby shower favors – churros to go!
17. USE THEMED BABY SHOWER GAME CARDS
You can find a ton of printable baby shower games that are suited perfectly for a taco ’bout a baby shower. These are easy baby shower activities that guests can play right in their seats.
Any taco themed baby shower will be a huge hit among guests, because everyone loves a good taco bar and fun-filled fiesta! It’s the perfect way to celebrate the new baby and works with any baby gender.