5 Chic Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Ideas

It’s time to bring out the tequila! The beginning of May promises pretty sunny days perfect for outdoor parties, and Cinco de Mayo is a fabulous occasion to gather friends and family for a patio or garden celebration. Fiesta like there’s no mañana with these five unique Cinco de Mayo party ideas!

Kate Aspen Cinco de Mayo Tablescape

1. Fun Florals

Fresh flowers are always a lovely touch to any party. Pick vibrant anemones and poppies in red, blue, and purple hues for a burst of color.

Style Tip: Add more floral touches to your table with ceramic flower salt and pepper shakers.

Kate Aspen Cinco de Mayo Flowers Salt Pepper Shakers

2. Teal Lanterns

Keep your table chic with colorful décor elements like this distressed vintage blue lantern! Pops of blue tie together this chic twist on traditional touches. At dusk, light tealights to keep the party going after hours.

Kate Aspen Cinco de Mayo Blue Lantern

Style Tip: Hang papel picado banners above your table for an authentic touch.

Kate Aspen Cinco de Mayo Party Table

3. DIY Mini Tequila Shots

Get party-ready with cute Pinterest-inspired mini tequila shots! Create this easy DIY project in three steps. You’ll need:



1. Remove the cork top from each favor jar and begin drilling a small hole in each.

DIY Tip: Begin with a small drill bit and drill a small hole first. Then, use a larger size bit to make the hole large enough for the paper straw to fit. Using a larger drill bit first may cause the cork to break in half.

2. Cut the paper straws at the right length and adhere personalized flags. Place straws in cork tops.

3. Fill your mini glass jars with prepared margarita mix or simply pour your favorite tequila in each for a personalized tequila shot!

Kate Aspen Cinco de Mayo DIY Mini Shot

4. Colorful Cacti

Transport your guests to Mexico with bold cacti planted in blue glass tealight holders. We love these Ruby Ball cactus varieties that are easily found at your local home improvement store!

Kate Aspen Cinco de Mayo Cactus

5. Tequila Two Ways

Treat your guests to tequila two ways: mixed or straight up! Serve up classic margaritas in festive personalized rocks glasses you can give to guests or keep for your next Cinco de Mayo bash.

Kate Aspen Margarita Pitcher Margaritas Cactus

If you love the idea of mini tequila shots but don’t have time for a DIY project, try this alternative. Fill square glass favor jars with your tequila of choice and top each jar with lime slices for a simple presentation.Kate Aspen Margarita Pitcher Tequila Shots Close Up

DIY Tip: Dip the tops of favor jars in lime juice then dip them in coarse salt for a salted rim before adding tequila.

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Feliz planificación! (Happy Planning!)