Cinco de Mayo parties are great ways to ring in the spring
April 19, 2010
The height of the spring is approaching, which means that people will soon be longing to get out there and - what else - attend a party! And with May right around the corner, you can bet your bottom pesos that people are dying to don a fiesta hat and get invited to a Cinco de Mayo bash.
Cinco de Mayo (which literally translates as "The fifth of May") originates from Mexico - the holiday was conceived during the 19th century to commemorate the country's unlikely win against French forces for their independence.
Of course, the annual fete has been ingrained into the cultures of other countries around the globe. People always want an excuse to party, and Cinco de Mayo certainly gives us one. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your party now. Vominos!
In order to purchase the right Cinco de Mayo decorations, you should remember to pay homage to the nation where the holiday originated. The colors of Mexico are green, red and white, so feel free to use these tints generously.
For starters, consider placing banners around the room that have these three specific colors in them. If you want to go with something more amusing that will really get your guests' attention, dim the lights down low and hang up chili pepper lights around the room. Your party patrons are bound to go loco for these!
Of course, in order to fully impress your amigos, you're going to need some seriously fantastic fiesta supplies. Shopping for these items will be a fun and enjoyable experience.
Your guests are certainly going to want to relax with a cool drink in their hands. When throwing a Cinco de Mayo party, never forget to stock up on margarita glasses. If you want to turn the lights down and really help chicos and chicas get into a party mood, purchase some that come with LED lights on them.
If you're looking to add a humorous and fun element to your party, consider placing some decorations around the room that remind everyone of films which took place in Mexico. Most people love The Three Amigos, so posters and paraphernalia of the movie are sure to be a hit.
Lastly, don't forget to run out and buy Cinco de Mayo party goods. Items such as sombreros and maracas can be placed around the event space for people. Those who really want to go crazy will take advantage of these throughout the course of the shindig.
For an unforgettable experience, why not cap off the night with a piñata game? Piñatas that call Mexico to mind are sure to be a hit, and really don't cost that much. Consider buying one in the shape of a chili pepper and use it as the last party event of the evening.
Remember, a Cinco de Mayo should be a fun, happy experience. Go crazy with your party planning and have the time of your life.