I absolutely love this time of year. Yesterday was my anniversary to my wonderful husband and next week will also be his birthday. It’s just so much fun to celebrate. Well Cinco de Mayo is also next week too which holds a special place in my heart because we went on our honeymoon to Riviera Maya.
Having a Cinco de Mayo party is the perfect way to celebrate and remember those memories even if we aren’t sitting on the beach soaking up the sun. This is the next best thing celebrating with my husband.
To decorate I first made tissue paper flags to hang around the table. They are easy to make and add so much fun color.
I strung up crepe paper banners that were easy to design cutting shapes and punching holes with a hole puncher above the food.
The centerpiece of artwork hanging above the food table is a foam wreath I found at the Dollar Tree that I decorated using tissue paper flowers. You can find the directions for the flowers below. I attached different colors and designs of ribbon at the bottom and the flowers with straight pins.
For a centerpiece on the table, I made sombreros from clay pots and clay trays. I just love the little extra touch that the pom poms give too.
Add copies of the Mexico flags throughout the decorations for an extra touch as well.
You may recall seeing my yarn carrots that I made for Easter with empty spools. I did the same thing for this party to make chili peppers. You can find the full tutorial with a video to make them HERE.
Now let’s talk food. Make yourself a taco bar using ingredients from my blackened tilapia taco with avocado cream sauce recipe that I shared a few weeks ago. You can also make them using chicken and they are just as fabulous.
Make a simple salsa with chips using diced tomatoes, diced onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt. I could snack on this stuff for hours. Plus it is so much better than what you buy in the jar in stores because you know exactly what goes in it.
The bowl that I am serving the chips in was a beautiful piece of pottery handmade in Mexico. I leave it on my kitchen table all the time. I think all the painted colors are so beautiful.
For a drink station, I bought these cactus glasses at the Dollar Tree and dipped the rims in water and then in yellow sugar sprinkles. Use ginger ale or something similar for a family friendly version.
Now you may be thinking where dessert is, but I haven’t left you hanging there. Earlier this week I showed you how to make a Tres Leches cake. Find the recipe HERE. It is so yummy, and isn’t hard to make at all. It really is easier than you think and can be made in 3 different parts.
Now relax and enjoy yourself at your own Cinco de Mayo party! Please let me know if you try any of these crafts or recipes. I would love to know what you think in the comments below.