Coco Movie Party Ideas: The Ultimate Fiesta!

If you’re looking for Disney Pixar’s Coco movie party ideas, you’re in the right place! Featured today on Theresa’s Reviews are ideas for a Coco-themed party. Since we enjoy turning our Saturday night movie into a family party with crafts and good food, watching this movie at home was a highlight of the weekend. Whether you are hosting a children’s birthday party or having a family movie night, check out these fun ways to celebrate.

Throw a Disney Pixar Coco Movie Party with these ideas from Theresa's Reviews! #CocoBluRay
Throw a Disney Pixar Coco Movie Party with these ideas!

Coco Movie Party Ideas

When I went to Disney Pixar’s Coco movie premiere party (read more here), the beautiful colors and festivities made the party come alive. I wanted to bring the same celebratory spirit to my movie night too. With these budget-friendly party planning ideas, you can enjoy your Coco movie party!

Disney Pixar's Coco movie releases on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on Tuesday, February 27, 2018! Theresa's Reviews #CocoBluRay
Disney Pixar’s Coco movie releases on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on Tuesday, February 27, 2018!

Make Marigold Cupcakes

You can make simple Marigold cupcakes! You don’t need to use real Marigold flowers to make this dessert. Although Marigold flowers are edible, they are hard to find.

Use Wilton Baking Cups Blossom in Yellow for the flower petals. For the orange color, carrot cake works well. Add three tablespoons of your cupcake mixture into each cupcake holder. Bake for an extra few minutes than usual. The thickness of the baking cups can make the mixture take longer to bake.

After adding cream cheese frosting, add gold accents. Buy Wilton Star Shaped Sprinkles in Gold and Wilton Sugar Sprinkles in Gold. Since Coco is going for gold with the Music (Original Song) nomination in the 2018 Academy Awards, this dessert works well for a kid-friendly movie themed 2018 Oscar Party too!

Make Marigold-inspired cupcakes for your Coco movie party! Theresa's Reviews #CocoBluRay
Make Marigold-inspired cupcakes for your Coco movie party!

Create Marigold Flower Decorations

With tissue paper, you can create simple Marigold flower decorations. Cut a strip of paper in half lengthwise, and then cut it in half crosswise. Place the pieces on top of each other, and fold like an accordion. Place a green pipe cleaner in the middle. Pull the tissue paper out to make flower petals, and twist the pipe cleaner to make a flower stem.

You can read more about this craft DIY craft here.

With orange tissue paper and green pipe cleaners, you can create Marigold decorations for your Coco movie party! Theresa's Reviews #CocoBluRay
With orange tissue paper and green pipe cleaners, you can create Marigold decorations for your Coco movie party!

Decorate Spirit Animals (DIY Alibrijes)

Children can enjoy decorating their spirit animals! These are called alibrijes, which are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures. In the movie Coco, these animals come to life in the Land of the Dead.

Children can create their own alibrijes, or spirit animals, for the Coco movie party. Theresa's Reviews #CocoBluRay
Children can create their own alibrijes, or spirit animals, for the Coco movie party.

Encourage children to make whatever type of animal they want! The more colorful, the better. Remember the feathers since these animals fly!

Buy a giant tub of crafts and let children come up with their own alibrijes creations! Theresa's Reviews #CocoBluRay
Buy a giant tub of crafts and let children come up with their own alibrijes creations!

My children enjoyed making their alibrijes before we watched the movie! You can buy a Creatology Giant Jar of Crafts. Use popsicle sticks for legs, pom poms for the body, and foam balls for the head, or let children come up with their own ideas of how to use the craft supplies.

Remember to add feathers to the alibrijes since they are flying spirit animals. Theresa's Reviews #CocoBluRay
Remember to add feathers to the alibrijes since they are flying spirit animals.

Additional Tips

  • Have a talent show like the characters do in the movie. Have children do their best musical performances.
  • For drinks, make hot cocoa (it’s a play on words!).
  • Make authentic Mexican food. You could make tamales, which appear in the movie.

Coco comes out on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on Tuesday, February 27, 2018! You can also check out our YouTube video Coco Family Move Night.

What is your favorite part about the movie Coco? Share in the comments!

For more movie party ideas, make sure to follow Enjoying Family Life on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube.