Sadly, this year Cinco de Mayo falls on a Tuesday. Yes, it might be inconvenient and difficult to rally the energy to plan a party on a school night, but we we are here to help! You’ll kick yourself if you miss this opportunity to invite the gang over to eat some flavorful food and festive drinks. Let’s celebrate Cinco de Mayo!
You have a few more days to pull off this fiesta, so DO NOT stress. We’ve taken the the guess work out of it for you. First, plan the decor – if you are feeling ambitious you can start by making this adorably AMAZING lime wedge piñata. You’ll need to allow for some dry time, so for sure start this project as soon as possible.
Once you get the piñata out of the way, time to decorate! We have the perfect printable party set to spice things up. Download our Fiesta Printable Party and hang up some customizable papel picado style banner pieces. Included are colorful cupcake wrappers, toppers, pinwheels, lanterns, you name it! We even have a margarita cupcake recipe you can try out. Buy. Print. Cut. Assemble. You’ll have a charming set-up like this to brag about.
Next, plan the food and drinks. We developed a new cocktail in our Paper and Cake Test Kitchen that will knock your socks off! We call it the Palomamosa. It is super easy to make and you can prep the majority of it before your guests arrive – that way you aren’t stuck mixing drinks all evening.
Now, get the snacks ready. Help yourself to this super easy guacamole recipe.
3 ripe avocados
1 large tomato
1 tbsp of mayonnaise
2-3 tsp of garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
Slice, chop, juice, scoop and shake all ingredients into a large bowl and serve. makes enough for 6 people…or 4 really hungry people.
And finally, once this drinks start flowing you HAVE to have some photo booth props ready to capture people’s lost inhibitions. These are SO worth it! We have a Lucha Libre set and a Cinco de Mayo set ready to download.