Cinco De Mayo Party Ideas

The fifth of May is a week away! Time for a Cinco de Mayo party! (Although this mama could really use a siesta not a fiesta.)

But I can’t resist celebrating a holiday that makes for great decorations. Cinco de Mayo brings out the best of my creativity with its bright colors and festive piñatas. Plus I really like tacos. And margaritas. And Corona. And anything else Mexican.

Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas and Budget-Friendly Decorations

Our Cinco de Mayo festivities will be next week, but here’s a sneak peek of the fun decor we’re getting ready. As always, I pulled off the decorations with a tiny budget and a lot of easy DIY projects.

Cinco de Mayo Party Decorations and Ideas

I made a bunch of flowers with tissue paper in yellow, orange, and bright pink. These flowers are so easy to make – just Google for directions! I used some of the flowers for hanging garland and some I put in bottles and vases, attaching green pipe cleaners for “stems.”

Cinco de Mayo Party Decorations and Ideas

I loved the hanging tissue balls in bright yellow that I found from Oriental Trading; they added some dimension and were super easy to put together. And I found bright-colored doilies on sale at Michael’s craft store, which I taped to string for a simple but pretty garland.

Cinco de Mayo Party Decorations and Ideas

Along with the tissue paper flowers, I also made flowers out of orange party paper plates. I’ll share the tutorial for making these soon, I promise! These flowers were super easy and look so cool…be glad my child doesn’t sleep well, because this is the weird stuff that I think up in the middle of the night to share with you guys on this blog. :)

Cinco de Mayo Party Decorations and Ideas

Cinco de Mayo Party Decorations and Ideas

I also found adorable little fiesta donkeys from Oriental Trading that I used for table decorations (and as favor toys for the children). Can you spot the donkeys in the pictures? hehe

Cinco de Mayo Party Decorations and Ideas

Cinco de Mayo Party Decorations and Ideas

Cinco de Mayo Party Decorations and Ideas

Cinco de Mayo Party Decorations and Ideas

How about that yummy-looking old fashioned crown jewel Jello cake? Yeah, I didn’t make that for our Cinco de Mayo party. But I thought it looked good in these photos. It does, right?

Cinco de Mayo Party Decorations and Ideas

I also made utensil “roll-ups” with fiesta striped napkins and tissue paper flower napkin rings. They look amazing, but take no effort to make! Just take a couple sheets of tissue paper (about 12 inches by 6-8 inches) and roll and twist it tightly, leaving a couple inches at one end untwisted. Fluff and gently pull the untwisted end to create a pretty flower. Then wrap and “tie” around the napkin and utensils.

Cinco de Mayo Party Decorations and Ideas

Cinco de Mayo Party Decorations and Ideas

Isn’t that fiesta fringe table runner awesome? Fits perfectly with all the tissue paper flowers and bright colors.

Cinco de Mayo Party Decorations and Ideas

Cinco de Mayo Party Decorations and Ideas

Cinco de Mayo Party Decorations and Ideas

Cinco de Mayo Party Decorations and Ideas

And I made Richard blow up a giant cactus. Because a cactus is necessary at a Cinco de Mayo party. Obviously.

I re-purposed some of the striped fiesta napkins into a colorful and easy hanging garland.

Here are lots more photos so you can see every detail from every angle. You’re welcome. :)

Cinco de Mayo Party Decorations and Ideas

Cinco de Mayo Party Decorations and Ideas

Cinco de Mayo Party Decorations and Ideas

Cinco de Mayo Party Decorations and Ideas

Cinco de Mayo Party Decorations and Ideas

Cinco de Mayo Party Decorations and Ideas

Cinco de Mayo Party Decorations and Ideas

Cinco de Mayo Party Decorations and Ideas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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