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Day of the Dead: Mexican Themed Party

Day of the Dead: Mexican Themed Party

Inspiring you with all the vibrancy of a Day of the Dead Carnival. We take you on a journey through our Mexican styling range…


Looking for a way to scratch that traveling itch?! With the freedom to travel globally on hold. The Table Art team want to take you on another virtual trip in our travel series… to vibrant Mexico!

This blog looks at an event styled by our Scottish team. Highlighting a Morgan Stanley party that had the ultimate in Mexican décor! This event had everything, from our illuminated Cactus centrepiece to oil barrel poseur tables. Starting with a closer look inside the venue, the Hilton Glasgow, we move onto the details on the styling elements chosen. We hope this that by reading through this ‘travel log’, you will be inspired to throw your own Mexican inspired soiree!

mexican theme

The Venue: 

A home away from home for the Blue Parrot Group team, they have styled a great many events at the prestigious venue. Proving to be one of the most popular venues in the city. It is little wonder with its central location and dedication to five-star service. Walking distance from Buchanan Street, and just two miles from the SSE Hydro makes it a fantastic location for corporate functions. Featuring the largest function room in Scotland. The Hilton Glasgow can accommodate an astounding 1,500 delegates. With such capacity, it is a draw for any event planner hosting a large-scale corporate function.

mexican bunting

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central

DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central boasts a dedicated events team that can deliver your brief to the tea! Specialising in gala dinners, awards and black-tie events. There is nothing they cannot deliver! Their events team include and award-winning kitchen that put together truly scrumptious catering for parties. 

It comes as no surprise that the team at Morgan Stanley chose this venue to host their summer soiree…

mexican party

Table Art Scotland

Table Art Scotland is better known as the Blue Parrot Events Group. Bringing together event brands under the Blue Parrot Umbrella. They deliver exceptional event services through technology, innovation, and creativity.

The company heads up a trilogy of brands, the first being Table Art. This first brand brings together an unrivalled hire collection of unique event furniture and centrepieces. A direct partnership with us here at Table Art. We work closely with the Scottish team to bring the Table Art magic to the north! Secondly, there is the Bid In partnership, a dedicated silent auction company. Bid-in Scotland are perfectly placed to help your charity increase its revenues with an enhanced user experience. Finally, the third company is Social Jungle, building exceptional props and installations, creating engaging digital content that make people talk!

mexican event

All headed up by creative Greg Anderson, he leads a dedicated team that deliver extraordinary event experiences across the UK. For this particular event, they were called upon by Morgan Stanley to deliver a Mexican themed party for a Summer Staff Party.

mexican bar panel

The Design:

The team at Blue Parrot Group take pride in their lightning quick enquiry response times, made all the more impressive when you see the quality of the proposals themselves! Inspired by the Mexican brief set, Greg and the sales team worked on a vibrant proposal. Designed to blow the event organiser of Morgan Stanley away!

Event Art

Offering the best that Event Art has to offer, the proposal with a rich collection of centrepieces and props to compliment the theme. With the client suitably impressed. The order was placed, and the team got the preparations underway! Here we take a closer look at the products that brought Mexican charm to the Hilton Glasgow. 

♦ Cactus Centrepiece

♦ Oil Drum Poseur

♦ Bunting

♦ Light Panels

mexican panels

The Event:

Blue Parrot Group know the importance of good event photography as well as we do. One of their major investments. They know that the small fee of a photographer is worth it’s weight in gold when it comes to sales. Here at the head office, we transform into excitable squealers when the Scottish photos land. This Mexican Event was no exception, in fact it was a real highlight for us! Why? Firstly, it featured interesting set up shots which are a rarity in our field. Helpful when trying to explain to clients what an install involves.

Mexican Theming

Secondly, this was our first in Mexican theming. All the products were stocked but we had not come across a Mexican brief before. It was a real thrill to see a range of products put together. Delivering an new and exciting theme! Since this first event, a Mexican/ Day of the Dead theme has gone onto be a popular choice- especially around Halloween!

mexican drinks reception decoration

Props & Centrepieces

As you can see from the images, the Blue Parrot team had a wealth of props and centrepieces to install. Starting with the façades, they covered the entrance doors and bar to give it a Mexican feel. With colourful yet rustic wood panel fronts, it gave the doors an old saloon look. As you can also see, reams of bunting draped across the ceiling. The team chose to accent that with Chilli shaped piñatas.  Oil barrel print poseur tables added some finesse to the drink’s reception. With a final flourish, the Cactus centrepieces were installed.

mexican drinks reception decor

DMX System

Onto the event itself, what a hit! The doors were an injection of colour at the very entrance and fed guests through to the main event space. The atmosphere was akin to that of a festival, with guests donning sombreros and making their way to their seats. The centrepieces lit with our DMX system.  As the evening went on, the dance floor filled, and the centrepieces ‘danced’ with the DJ lights.

cactus centres

The Wrap Up

Another fabulous event by the Blue Parrot Group, big thanks to Greg and his team for sharing these photographs. They have proven to be an inspiration to the team here and have certainly helped bring the theme to the fore.

The Day of the Dead/ Mexican trend shows no sign of dimming in popularity! With its colourful stylings and unique symbols, it proves to be a standout theme. A world away from the well-worn event themes, these is THE choice of theme for the event planner looking to stand out and deliver a fun filled party! Here at Table Art we have everything you need to deliver a Mexican fiesta! 


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