Cinco de Mayo: It’s Fiesta Time!

Cinco de Mayo: It’s Fiesta Time!

 tequila greeting card

It’s time to break out to taco dip and margaritas to celebrate Cinco de Mayo once again. But wait, can we get any more stereo typical than taco dip and margaritas? It is time for some fresh fiesta ideas for your party this year! HopSkipJumpPaper has put together a great collection of fun ideas to make you fiesta this year one to remember.

Set the Scene

Decorations give your guests the first impression of your party. They set the mood and highlight all the effort you put into every other area of the event.  A big sign that stylishly says Fiesta like there’s no Manana makes a great welcome piece. Do it in a chalkboard style to keep the décor modern and fun. There are lots of sites out there with free printable décor. Find this unique cactus garland on my Cinco de Mayo Pinterest board to use for your party. There are great decorations available specifically designed for a cool Cinco de Mayo party. Everything from Piñata embossed napkins to cactus shaped balloons can be found with a stroke of the keys and a click of the mouse. And what décor could be complete without a nod to the country that started this fun holiday. HopSkipJumpPaper has the perfect Mexico design to hang above your buffet table. Get this print in a framed or canvas edition in one of many bght colors that will complement a fun fiesta pallet. Whether you want to have a totally DIY décor plan or want to simply order decorations online to spice up your fiesta there are lots of options to keep things a spicy as the treats you will serve.

Focus on Food

Speaking of treats, the food is the next focus for planning any successful party. HopSkipJumpPaper has you covered from drinks and appetizers to desert. When your guests arrive greet them with a drink that is a pretty as it is tasty. This Mexican Sunset cocktail is made with tequila and will make you feel like you are in a tropical cantina in the heart of Mexico. After cocktails, serve up individual taco cups. Layer everything that makes a taco delicious in a cup and serve it alongside some fresh tortilla chips. Refried beans, avocado, cheese and sour cream all look as lovely as they taste when layered carefully in a clear cup. When it is time for the main course can you say “burrito bowl bar”? It is Qdoba meets DIY. Set up a table stacked with brightly colored bowls. Then arrange a number of delicious fixings for a truly yummy fiesta. Spanish rice, a variety of fresh salsas, piles of Mexican blend cheese, fresh avocados and tomatoes, and richly seasoned beans and meats make for a meal to party over.

Fun and Games

There are lots of fun things to do at your big Cinco de Mayo fiesta! One fun idea for your party is a hot pepper tasting contest. Have your guests guess how spicy a pepper is before risking taking a bite. Be sure to have lots of different types of peppers and plenty of water and milk available to cool mouths!

Hire a dance instructor to come to your party and teach everyone how to salsa dance or do a tango. Be sure to have some fun Latino music on hand and wear comfortable shoes! Keep it simple with the Limbo game! How low can you go? Your party will be a hit when you combine sweet decorations, spicy food, and awesome activities into one killer fiesta!