10 cinco de mayo party décor ideas
Add some Mexican flair to your celebration, and make your Cinco de Mayo fiesta an event to remember.
Published Apr 21, 2015 8:00 AM
Ready to celebrate? We are too. Steal a few of our favorite party ideas.
Plus, get the recipe for our favorite spicy margarita.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo the way it was meant to be celebrated by cracking open a piñata. After all, what’s a Cinco de Mayo fiesta without a piñata? Just a party. Buy one at your local crafts store or make your own mini cacti piñatas with help from Oh Happy Day.
cutout flag banners
Add some major color to your fiesta with some banners made from papel picado. Get the how-to’s from Paula Biggs.
papel picado luminarias
During the day, luminarias made of papel picado make the perfect centerpieces. At night, turn them on at night to provide light for your fiesta. This is double-duty as its finest. Make your own with help from Jessie.
tissue paper flowers
Decorate doorways with colorful bursts of tissue paper flowers. Your guests will instantly feel fiesta vibes, and that’s a promise. Let Peaches lead the way.
serape table runners
The key to creating vibrant tablescapes with an authentic flair? Serape authentic table runners.
They’re no longer just for wearing. Place candy inside a sombrero’s brim and you’ll have a unique centerpiece that is sure to liven up any table.
tiered tequila stands
Instead of cupcakes, place shots of tequila and lime wedges for your guests on a tiered stand. It’s a creative way for you to serve alcohol without actually having to pour drinks every time one of your guests is feeling boozy.
Margarita anyone? Get our favorite recipe.
maraca place cards
For creative place cards, buy small maracas and attach a nametag with some colorful ribbon. If you’re feeling up to the task, make your own paper mache maracas with help from Rebecca of Beauty All Around.
paper confetti cups
A festive Cinco de Mayo party calls for some festive cups. Victoria of A Subtle Revelry certainly has the right idea with her paper confetti cups. Bottoms up!
fringe cupcake toppers
Cupcakes are a party of their own. Decorate them accordingly with Melissa’s rainbow fringe cupcake toppers.