5 Fun and Easy Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas
Are you planning a Cinco de Mayo party, but you still need a bit of inspiration? Here are five tips for the best Cinco de Mayo party this side of the border:
Instead of asking everyone to BYOB, ask your attendees to bring their own dip while you provide lots of chips. Be sure to dole out a variety of dip responsibilities—think guacamole, queso, super-spicy, green tomatillo and freshly chopped salsa—so your guests have a wide selection to choose from and experiment with.
2. Red, Green and White
Incorporate as much red, green, and white—the Mexican flag's colors—into your party's decor. You can also ask people to dress in the colors for an especially festive get-together. Face paint is another way to get more color into your fiesta.
3. Say Yes to the Pinata
Bring back childhood birthday-party memories with a piñata at your upcoming Cinco de Mayo party. In addition to candy, fill the piñata with tiny (plastic) bottles of booze or Mexican treats.
4. Musico de Mexico
A Cinco de Mayo party is not complete without traditional Mexican tunes. Create a playlist of especially festive music and play it nice and loud. If your budget allows, consider hiring a live Mariachi band.
5. Practice Cactus
Line your front entryway with tiny pots of cacti to get people in the right mood. Offer one to each guest as a party favor on their way out.