Explanation

Quick Answer

party = la fiesta

Types of Fiestas in the Spanish-Speaking World

Planning a party? What type?! Here are some common fiestas you may come across in Spanish!

el banquete de bodas
wedding reception
el bautizo
baptism
el cóctel
cocktail party
la despedida de soltera
bridal shower
la fiesta de cumpleaños
birthday party
la fiesta de estreno
housewarming
la fiesta de sorpresa
surprise party
la quinceañera
fifteenth birthday celebration
la velada
dinner party
la fiesta de aniversario
anniversary party
la fiesta de regalos para el bebéo el baby showerbaby shower
la pachanga
house party or dance party

Click here to learn more about the quinceañera tradition!

Preparing for the Party

Planning to dar una fiesta(throw a party) sometime soon? Here’s a list of things you’ll need to do to get ready for the big day!

decorar
to decorate
organizar
to organize
planear
to plan
preparar la comida
to prepare the food
ir de compras
to go shopping
mandar las invitaciones
to send out the invitations

Party Vocabulary

Here’s a list of vocabulary of things and people you see at a party/celebration!

los adornos
decorations
el/la aguafiestas
party pooper
los amigos
friends
el anfitrión/la anfitrionahost/hostess
las bebidas
drinks
los caramelos
candy
la comida
food
el globo
balloon
el helado
ice cream
los invitados
guests
el lazo
bow
los parientes
family members
el pastel
cake
el payaso
clown
el regalo
gift
las serpentinas
streamers
la vela
candle

Activities

Is it time to party yet? Here is a list of things you can do at your next fiesta!

SpanishEnglish
abrir regalos
to open presents
bailar
to dance
comer
to eat
celebrar
to celebrate
escuchar música
to listen to music
hacer un brindis
to make a toast
jugar juegos
to play games
romper la piñata
to break the piñata
sacar fotos
to take pictures
tomar
to drink

Party Details

You aren’t going to have much of a turnout if your guests don’t know the location, date, and time of your party! Let’s work through how to give these details so your fiesta isn’t a fracaso(flop).

La fiesta es en…
The party is in/at…
el parque
the park
la casa de...
...’s house
mi casa
my house
¿A qué hora empieza la fiesta?
What time does the party start?
Empieza a la/las…It starts at...
La fiesta es el...
The party is on….

Check out these examples!

examples
La fiesta es en la casa de mi tía. Vive junto a la ferretería.
The party is at my aunt’s house. She lives next to the hardware store.
La fiesta de sorpresa empieza a las cinco de la tarde. No llegues tarde.
The surprise party starts at 5 pm. Don’t be late.
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