(Disclosure: I received products from Oriental Trading included in this post, however all opinions are my own.)
My husband has a great sense of humor and has always made me laugh, you know that kind of laugh that hurts and you can’t breathe? Yep, he’s hilarious and has the best smile (all reasons why I fell head over heels for him so long ago). So anyways (as Nacho would say), my sons have inherited his wonderful sense of humor and love for a quirky comedies like Nacho Libre (and Napoleon Dynamite). I admit, when I first saw the movie back in 2006 I didn’t know what to think. Well, it has definitely grown on me since then, so much that I find myself quoting lines with my boys on a regular basis. When I asked my boys what kind of party we should plan for Father’s Day, it was no surprise when they unanimously voted for a Nacho inspired fiesta!
“Summon your Eagle Powers”
“Did you not tell them that they were the Lord’s chips?”
“Save me a piece of that corn, ok?” Check out my recipe for 10 minute Mexican Style Corn here.
“He’s the BEST!”
“Those eggs were a lie, Steven. A LIE! They give me no eagle powers! The give me no nutrients!”
“So anyways, let’s get down to the nitty gritty…”
“Beneath the clothes, we find a man… and beneath the man, we find his… nucleus.”
“My life is good. Real good.”
“Don’t you want a little taste of the glory? See what it tastes like?”
Nacho Libre Party
We had so much fun sourcing goodies for this party. We made a couple of family trips to downtown Los Angeles and local Mercados to purchase the table runners, Luchador masks, mini sombreros, puppets, paper flowers and Mexican candies. I created the backdrop and coordinating cupcake toppers and favor tags. My boys and I compiled our favorite quotes for the activity placements I made for the kids. I made the Eagle and Egg cupcake toppers, Nacho masks and mustaches with my Cricut Explore. I also set up a little Mercado cart to display all the goodies and props.
Since everyone knows Luchadors get showered with gifts and goodies, our dessert table had a large spread of sweeties. Autumn from Autumn Lynns Chocolate Sins sent me the PERFECT Nacho Libre cake pops and Ramses Candy Apples. My friend Theresa made Nacho, Silencio and Ramses cookies. I served Pan Dulce (Mexican Sweet Bread), Mexican candies, cupcakes, cake, spicy chicharones (pork rinds) and of course the Orphan’s Chips. For dinner I made a taco and tostada bar with corn on the cob. “Get that corn outta my face!”
My boys had a blast posing and wrestling in their Luchador Masks. The kids also colored some Luchador masks and played video games.
We watched Nacho Libre for the millionth time, ate and then ate some more, laughed and had a great time! I hope you all had a wonderful day celebrating Father’s Day with your loved ones!
Thank you for visiting and God Bless!
I received products from Oriental Trading included in this post, however all opinions are my own.
“Chancho. When you are a man, sometimes you wear stretchy pants in your room. It’s for fun.”
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Oh My Gosh Michelle, this looked like so much fun! Loved every little detail. Fun colors and fabulous dessert table set-up! I’m glad you all had so much fun! 🙂
Thank you so much Glenda! 🙂
What a fun theme! I loved this movie too, but it’s been a while since i have seen it. So colorful, you did a great job!
i LOOOOOOVVEEE this!!!
Thank you Nora!
Wow! You did such a great job. I loved all the treats you have and the decorations.
Thank you Jacqui!
Stopping by to say thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!
This is HYSTERICAL. Love every little detail!!!
Thank you Paula! 🙂
This is so awesome! My almost 2 year old daughter loves this movie and am considering using it for her 2nd bday party. You did such an amazing job!
How did you make the large Nacho poster you used for a backdrop? Thanks!
Also, as I read each quote, you have to know that I read it with Nacho’s accent. Lol
Hi Natalie, Thank you for stopping by! I had the graphic printed on poster paper. Thanks!
Michelle, where did you find a big res photo to be able to have it printed? Im trying to find one to have an exact poster printed as well. Thanks in advance
I didn’t find a hi res photo, but it worked anyway.
can I purchase your candy wrappers and signs?
Hi! Thank you for your inquiry. I’m sorry but I do not sell any Nacho Libre items. Happy Planning!
Hi, where did you find the clear bags for the “Lord’s cheeps” ?
Hi! The chips came in the clear bag from our local market.
Love it! Any game or entertainment ideas???
Ho-ly cow!!! This is the best birthday theme played out ever. You win. I love how much detail you put in.
This looks great! How did you print the large Nacho Libre for the backdrop?