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Cinco De Mayo Party Ideas

Celebrate modern and traditional Mexican culture with a rockin’ fiesta complete with fun food, colorful decorations and pretty crafts. Whether you keep it simple with margaritas and chips and salsa or go all out with a full spread, drink options, and a mariachi band, make your next Cinco de Mayo fiesta the toast of the early summer party season. Here are a few fabulous party ideas to get your creative juices flowing…

Cinco De Mayo invites and printablesInvites And Printables
Get the party started with DIY taco invitations! I created these fun paper tacos for Confetti Sunshine’s Summer Fiesta Party Hop (a week’s worth of inspired fiesta DIYs you need to check out for more ideas).  Head into our local Paper Source in Bellevue or University Village to get all the paper I used.  Make free, colorful food and drink cards place cards with Happy Thought or purchase their party pack filled with fun like Lucha Libre masks, invitations, garlands and more.  Template Of A Box’s favor box template comes in such fun colors.

Cinco De Mayo party decorDecor Ideas
Head back over to my blog for my Cinco De Mayo party table with fun DIY ideas like fringe placemats and pinata lanterns. Yes…your party needs a wall of fringe like this wedding from Ruffled.  I love this centerpiece from Better Homes & Garden; fill a muffin pan with flower-filled jelly jars and candles for a serious dose of color.  Jazz up your utensils with Confetti Pop‘s utensil pocket.

Cinco De Mayo  party foodMunchies
A taco bar is a must…the Cooking Channel has lots of great ideas. Every table needs a showstopper and these cactus cupcakes from Alana Jones-Mann will fit the bill perfectly. How cute and totally fun are these mini taco cookies from She Knows? Head over for the easy how-to. For an adult soiree, here are great tips from Pottery Barn on throwing a tequila-tasting party.

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