Apr. 28, 2014

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Cinco de Mayo Party Fiesta Ideas for 2014  | Intentionandgrace.com

1. Paper Fans  |  2. Invites  |  3. Piñata  |  4. Guac  |  5. Food Picks  |  6. chalkboard  |  7. blouse  |  8. Margarita Salt


Next Monday is Cinco de Mayo and I just can’t wait for it to get here. What a great excuse to eat chips and salsa and sip on Margs with your friends. Here is my vision for a fun Fiesta Party:

The Invites:
There are tons of adorable invites for Cinco de Mayo or Fiesta parties on Etsy! Simply print them yourself as an affordable option or have them printed if you prefer the simple route. I love the idea of throwing a little confetti in the envelopes just to add a little surprise for your guests as they open the invites.

The Decor:
More than anything else Cinco de Mayo is a great excuse to use an outrageous amount of color. I generally shy away from color and rely on my natural instincts of black and white, but on May 5th, the brighter and bolder, the better! Throw in a little glitz and glam to modernize this fun fiesta by including a shiny piñata or some colorful rim salt for all those wonderful Margaritas.
The Food:
We love the idea of having a dip bar at our party. Complete with queso, salsa, guacamole and 7 layer dip of course. There are tons of yummy recipes out there to choose from or just grab a few jars of yummy stuff at your market and keep it hassle free. You could even have a contest for your guests by inviting them to bring their best dip and vote for their favorite throughout the evening.

If you want to bump it up a notch turn that dip bar into a taco bar instead.  See our post for Fish Tacos from the past for an idea of what this can look like, but toppings are endless for street tacos. We also use this crockpot chicken taco recipe all the time and it is delicious! 

The Entertainment:
Although I love the amazing silver piñata shown above, it’s a bit out of my budget. However I found this amazing DIY that I can use to make my own! So whether silver glam is your style or you prefer a more traditional multi colored version you can easily create one on your own.

For a fun adult party fill your Piñata liquor miniatures instead of candy. Each guest can have a couple shots of tequila to add to their margarita mix or take home that evening for the future.

Or tell your guests to grab some tissue paper and scissors to make their own paper picado banners of their own. There are tons of templates and tutorials on the web to choose from. They may look intimidating, but if you can make a paper snowflake you can make a paper picado in just a few minutes or less!

Please share your favorite Cinco de Mayo party ideas by leaving a comment below.




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