Do you know how easy it is to throw a festive Cinco de Mayo party? Between the DIY piñatas, decked out snack table and everything in between, this won’t be your average May 5th.
One of my favorite spring holidays is Cinco de Mayo. It’s the DIY ultimate taco and margarita party! Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, which means every guac, marg and taco lover out there is thrilled!
If you’re planning a get-together this time around, kick it up a notch with taco-filled everything. Mash up some guacamole, mix up your favorite frozen margaritas and throw together a sweet churro bar. It’s easy to transform your home with awesome DIY festive decorations like an avocado pinata, tissue paper fiesta flowers and DIY sombrero headbands for everyone to enjoy!
Check out our 20 favorite taco party essentials you need to throw the ultimate Cinco de Mayo fiesta.
Are you ready for a fiesta? Let’s Start the Party!
1. Fiesta Invitations
Found from Balloon Time
Who are you going to invite to your epic Cinco de Mayo party? You can’t have a party without an invitation. These are an easy printable that are festive and scream fiesta!
2. DIY Avocado Pinata
Found from Studio DIY
This has to be the cutest DIY pinata ever. Here’s a giant size avocado that all you need is a big bag of chips! It’s very clever using balloons and newspaper to make the avocado shape. Then paint it and fill with special treats that all you guests will enjoy!
3. The Perfect Margarita Bar
Found from The Everygirl
Here’s an easy to recreate margarita bar that’s perfect for your Cinco de Mayo party. This tutorial has 3 different margaritas recipes that are so delicious you will wish its Cinco de Mayo all the time!
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4. Easy Chicken Tacos
Found from How Sweet Eats
You can’t have a Cinco de Mayo party without tacos. These easy chicken tacos are not only perfect for you Cinco de Mayo party, it also makes a quick meal for Taco Tuesday!
5. Cinco de Mayo Tablescape
Found from 100 Layer Cakelet
The table can be the focal point of your party and it is so easy to create a festive tablescape. Using cans as planters with succulents is very clever and easy to make. As a table runner use a poncho or festive scarf. Highlight the colors of mexico on the table!
6. Jalapeno Name Place Cards
Found from Celebrations at Home
I love this jalapeno name card, it’s so clever and so inexpensive to make. All you need is the jalapeno and a gold or silver sharpie to write the name on it! Set on top of a colorful napkins on your gorgeous table!
7. DIY Sombrero Headbands
Found from Let’s Mingle
Here’s a fun party decorations that everyone can take home as a favor. Start with a cheap headbands and hot glue on a mini sombrero. Make enough because you will want your own!
8. Cinco de Mayo Sign
Found from The Crafting Chicks
This is a great chalkboard sign to welcome everyone into your home. To make this chalkboard sign you can start with a cheap dollar store or thrift store frame that you can paint the inside with chalkboard paint. Use some streamers to decorate the board and create a welcome message like this one. “Let’s Fiesta like There’s No Mañana!”
9. Easy Chipotle Shrimp Tacos
Found from Lively Table
Chipotle shrimp tacos are very easy to make because they are so quick to cook! Drizzle a flavorful cilantro jalapeno sauce on top that is so the perfect balance on the spicy shrimp!
10. Watermelon Carvings Cactus
Found from Watermelon
Here is a super creative snack that also makes a beautiful decoration! This tutorial is so easy to make that anyone can carve a watermelon to looks like a cactus! Just be careful with the toothpick sticking out the sides!
11. Tissue Paper Fiesta Flowers
Found from Valevent Gal
It can’t be a fiesta without flowers and these tissue paper flowers add so much color to your party. The tissue paper is inexpensive and you can make a ton with all different color combinations!
12. Amazing Guacamole
Found from Will Cook for Smiles
You can’t have a taco party without guacamole! This is a tasty quick recipe that you must make for your Cinco de Mayo Party. One tip to keep the guacamole fresher longer is squeeze fresh lime juice on top. It keeps the guacamole greener longer and adds lots of flavor!
13. DIY Papel Picado Streamers
Found from Studio DIY
This is one of my favorite DIY decorations. I love papel picado, those fancy little paper flags, but it does look like quite a lot of work to make, right? Well not anymore! If you can fold streamers and use scissors, you can make a mini-sized version in no time!
14. Frozen Watermelon Mint Margaritas
Found from Brit + Co
Tacos and margaritas go hand in hand and this frozen watermelon mint marg is insanely good. This margarita keeps you cool in the warm weather and is perfect for Cinco de Mayo!
15. Taco Cupcakes
Found from Camilleiam
These taco cupcakes first of all taste like a classic margarita with lime cake and vanilla lime buttercream. The sweet tacos on top are made with vanilla cookies, chocolate cake crumbs (as the meat), dyed green coconut flakes and frosting as sour cream! These cupcakes are not only perfect for Cinco de Mayo they taste fantastic!
16. Cactus Balloons
Found from Design Improvised
When I saw this cactus balloon arrangement I knew I have to include it in this list. Using different size balloons to create the cactus and with a black marker to make the spikes. Anyone can easily make this DIY balloon for your own party!
17. DIY Churro Bar
Found from Balloon Time
Who doesn’t love churros? This churro bar is a great food bar idea that everyone is going to love. You can find frozen churros at your local grocery store and cut them into smaller pieces. Serve hot churros with chocolate sauce and varies sprinkles and toppings!
18. Pinata Cookies
Found from She Knows
I can’t get enough of these pinata cookies. They are so perfect its unreal. These cookies are filled with sprinkle surprises that everyone is going to love!
19. Mexican Street Corn
Found from Little Spice Jar
For something more savory, you can’t go wrong with this mexican street corn recipe. Since Cinco de Mayo is in the spring months you can turn on the grill and cook the corn. Between the cheese and the chile spices and an ice cold corona you have a real treat!
20. Cinco de Mayo Party Favor Boxes
Found from Paper Loving
This is an easy printable for your favor boxes. Have these favor boxes ready to go for any leftover treats so your guests can take home your delicious goodies!
So now that you have seen all these recipes and DIY party ideas what more could you want out of a Cinco de Mayo fiesta? Grab your friends, it’s party time!
Happy Cinco de Mayo!