Throw a Fiesta Themed Cinco de Mayo Party the Right Way with Help from Windy City Novelties!
May 02, 2012
In celebration of the Mexicans’ defeat of the French army at the Battle of Puebla on the 5th of May 1862, Mexicans celebrate the holiday Cinco de Mayo. And while the holiday is widely celebrated in Mexico, its popularity is also spreading in the United States. Which means throwing a Cinco de Mayo party is a great opportunity to get together with your friends and neighbors, enjoy some spicy food, shake your maracas, and celebrate! So let’s start planning a hot Cinco de Mayo party!
Your first step is to send out some personalized fiesta invitations to let your friends know they are in for one hot party! Windy City Novelties can preprint your invitations with all the details, and these personalized fiesta invitations are printed on high-quality cardstock with your choice of twelve type styles and twenty-four colors. The invitations for your Cinco de Mayo party can be as colorful and hot as your party will be!
When the party day arrives it will be time to spice up your party space with some fiesta decorations! You can adorn your space with the colors of the Mexican flag, red and green, swagging streamers from the ceiling, floating red and green balloons, and adorning your home with our red, white, and green fabric bunting. Another fun choice for your fiesta decorations is a chili pepper theme. And with so many chili pepper decorations to choose from, you can have all kinds of fun with this theme! Drape strands of chili pepper lights from your porch and trees for an outdoor barbeque and use our red hot chili centerpieces as an adornment for your picnic tables. When your guests see your hot decorations they will know they’ve come for one hot party!
And the centerpiece of your decorations can be a fun piñata! Whether you go for the sombrero piñata, the chili pepper piñata, or the burro piñata, your Cinco de Mayo guests, young and old, will have a blast taking a whack at the piñata and scrambling for the treats you’ve hidden inside.
Aside from the piñata, there are other fun games and activities to keep your guests busy and in the Cinco de Mayo spirit. One that is sure to test their strength and their taste buds is a hot pepper eating contest! Set up a pepper bar with the peppers arranged in order from mild to super hot and let your friends see what their mouth is made of. The contestant who can withstand the most peppers without crying for their mommy wins. Just be sure to have a nice cold glass of milk ready to quench the fire in their mouth! You can also have a dance party to see which guest can do the best rendition of a Mexican hat dance. Purchase a few of our serape-trimmed sombreros for guests to dance around and let the lucky winner take the hat home as their prize! And be sure to stock up on some maracas to give your guests a feeling of authenticity.
Perhaps the best way to set the mood for your Cinco de Mayo party is with food. After all, nothing makes or breaks a party like the menu. So planning your Cinco de Mayo party is all about the grub! And Mexican cuisine has wonderful dishes and flavors to you can pick from. Everyone is sure to enjoy a taco and nacho bar, where they can build their own creations and pile on whatever toppings they would like. Stock up on toppings such as shredded cheese, spicy beef and chicken, tomatoes, green onion, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, shredded lettuce, and olives. A Crock Pot makes keeping the meat warm and everything can be set up ahead of time so you can enjoy the party while your guests help themselves. Serve everything up on some festive fiesta paper goods and your guests will stuff themselves silly!
And of course, no Cinco de Mayo party would be complete without icy cold margaritas! With plenty of variations to choose from, be prepared to have the blender going on high speed all night. Serve up their drinks in a festive 10 ounce glowing margarita glass and your guests will have a rocking good time till the wee hours of the morning.
With all of these ideas, your Cinco de Mayo party is sure to be hit and as your guests leave, they will be wishing they did not have to wait another year to celebrate with you again!