The best way to welcome your guests is with a signature cocktail, and for Cinco de Mayo it simply has to be a margarita! We dolled up these margarita glasses with custom acrylic drink tags shaped like limes. Guests could write their names on them, so they wouldn’t lose their drink.
The colorful paper fans created a bright backdrop for the margarita bar. We like our margaritas on the rocks with a rim of tajin. To make hosting easier we made a big pitcher of margaritas, so we could simply add salt or tajin to each guest’s glass, fill it up with ice, pour in some fresh margarita and squeeze in a lime!
When hosting, I like to set up the table with all the dishes, platters and decor before I add the food, so that it’s pretty much all in place prior to the party. That way I know where everything is going and I don’t forget anything!
For this party we opted for steak fajitas with chips and salsa. I used fresh fruit, avocados and paper honeycombs to add texture to the table. The traditional table runner added color, and fresh flowers and plants added some height. A bright fringe garland was used as a backdrop and oversized paper flowers added dimension. The kids painted wooden cacti, so I added them to the table scape which they loved. The decadent desserts were beautiful and in theme. The coconut cactus-shaped cupcakes with lime frosting were my favorite!!
For the Niños
I always like to have a fun activity for the kids that relates to the theme or holiday. I decided to have them make their own maracas. A super inexpensive craft you can do with items you probably already have. You need plastic spoons, dried beans, plastic Easter eggs and tape. I opted for rainbow tape, but you can use what you have. Simply have the kids fill their eggs with dried beans, put the egg between two spoons, and then tape it securely. Now you have a maraca!!!
Let me know if you try any of these activities or tips out! Thanks for being here!
Special thanks to these vendors who helped my vision come to life:
Cakes – Kelly from Caked with Love by Kelley
Cookies – Claudia from Claumellow
Laser goods – Crystal from Riley Black Designs
Flowers – Ana from AO Craft Decor