Real Party: Cinco de Mayo

Real Party: Cinco de Mayo


Whilst Cinco De Mayo (The fifth of May) is not an official Mexican holiday – it still provides an easy excuse for some fiesta fun. Serve refreshing sips, nacho chips and spicy dips and get ready for some fun in the fun.

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Decorate your space with a DIY white papel picado pennant bunting and add some jewel coloured ribbon streamers or have you seen the bright Boho Mix Garland and Pom Pom tassels from Party Pieces? String up a patterned tablecloth as a backdrop to a mix of different tables and chairs set atop a colourful rug.

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Arrange vibrant flowers in full bloom and succulents in terracotta pots as centrepieces and little wooden easels make for an original and creative resting place for place card tags.

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Continue the brightly coloured place setting with Party Pieces Boho paper plates and matching paper napkins. Wooden bamboo cutlery also makes for easy washing up!

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Use real terracotta flowerpot bases as coasters for your drinks; and the Boho range from Party Pieces has the perfect paper cups featuring Frida Kahlo, the famous Mexican painter; as well as funky paper straws and pom pom picks.

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As guests arrive encourage them to dress up just like Frida, by providing Alice bands, pom poms and flowers for them to make headbands. Don’t forget a brown eyeliner pencil for eyebrows and red lipstick for glossy lips. You will want to be sure to take lots of portraiture pictures!

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Bake or buy colourful cupcakes, and add little paper flags together with miniature cacti fashioned out of fondant.

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Make handing out your party favours into a game. Fill sweet paper packets with your favour of choice (we love little mini paint kits) and tie closed with twine. Mix the favours together in a container, so that guests can dip their hand into the container and randomly pull out a bag. For a bit of added fun, fill a few of the packets with booby prizes and maybe one with a great grand old prize! We also love the Party Pieces giant and mini cacti piñatas for favours.


Check out the free printables that will go wonderfully with this party here!


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