OUR PICK: Fiesta on Main,
2025 N. Main Ave., (210) 591-8144, alamofiesta.com
Founded as an outlet for Mexican artisans to sell their wares, family-owned favorite Fiesta on Main has long been a go-to for party supplies and decor for almost any imaginable occasion. During Fiesta itself, the distinctly San Antonio operation bustles with shoppers stocking up on cascarones, garlands, flower crowns, papel picado and confetti by the bagful. Often dangling from the trees out front or perched on the porch, piñatas abound — with giant turkeys for Thanksgiving, witches and black cats for Halloween and, last year at least, both Trump and Clinton squaring off for election season. For birthday parties and everyday fanfare, classic donkeys, layer cakes, guitars, maracas, superheroes and satellites come in various sizes — including wallet-friendly minis perfect for tabletop arrangements or party favors. While there’s an abundance of equally deserving mom-and-pop shops out there, Fiesta on Main’s always a reliable source that makes for a truly colorful shopping experience.