We are officially one week away from the kick off of Fiesta 2017 and I am so excited!
If you take Fiesta serious like me and some of my other friends, you have probably had your own Fiesta wreath on your front door and papel picado hanging for a few weeks now. If not, don’t worry- there is still plenty of time to pick up your decorations to get ready for our city’s biggest party of the year. Here are a few of my favorite places in town to shop for Fiesta decorations.
Fiesta on Main
Fiesta on Main is the motherland for all things Fiesta. As soon as you walk in, you’ll feel like Fiesta has exploded everywhere! Not only can you find every possible type of decoration or items to make wreaths and hats, they also have so many options for dresses and shirts. Room after room is filled from top to bottom with flowers, streamers, papel picado, ribbons, piñatas, confetti, and other trinkets. Plan to spend some time at this store if you stop by!
Find out more on their website or follow them on Facebook.
The great thing about Amols’ is that you can find party decorations for any occasion so put it on your shopping list the next time you need to decorate. But for Fiesta, they take it to a whole other level with an entire room dedicated to Fiesta decorations. While Fiesta on Main is my favorite store, it seems like some things at Amols’ are less expensive and it also appears that they have more options for papel picado and other banners. The only downside to shopping here is the parking situation. There’s a few spots right in front otherwise you’ll need to find a spot somewhere on the nearby streets.
Check out everything Amols’ has to offer on their website or follow them on Facebook.
The Cascaron Store
I’ve seen this tiny store on Austin Highway so many times but never stopped in until this year and what a shame because I’ve been missing out. My favorite things about this store are the huge piñatas and wreaths they make. The store owner, who I spoke with during my last stop there, said they make everything themselves. Our little apartment wouldn’t do them justice so I cannot wait to get a new wreath for our house next year. They also carry one of a kind Spurs papel picado!
Stop by their store to see their huge assortment of decorated cascarones like Trump and Angry Birds seen above or visit their website to shop!
The Fiesta Store on Broadway
This is the official Fiesta store which means this is the place to get your Fiesta medals and many items decorated with the official Fiesta design. While you can also find some different wreaths and papel picado, my first choice for those things is still either Fiesta on Main or Amols. Also, real Fiesta maniacs know that this is also where you can buy event tickets and get information. A beautiful new mural was just put up on the side of the building. Be sure to stop by and check it out soon!
Be sure to keep an eye out for more Fiesta blog posts as we get closer and through out the 10 days. You can also follow my Fiesta adventures on Instagram @bornandgraisedsa.
¡Viva Fiesta, y’all!