May 1, 2015

Cinco de Mayo is quickly approaching. How will you be celebrating this year? If you’re joining those commemorating the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French foes in 1862 at the Battle of Puebla, we’ve got great ideas to take your party to the next level. Check out our list of party must-haves including decorations, food, and drinks.

5 Decor Ideas

Fan Garland - We're big fans of this colorful garland! Drape it around buffet tables, along doorways, and all over to brighten up your party space.

Paper Flowers - Use some additional pieces of sweetly hued tissue paper to breathe even more life into your party. These paper flowers are super easy to make and will add a nice, romantic touch to your fiesta.

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Punched Tin Napkin Rings - Ring in the holiday with these creative napkin rings. They're sure to add a unique flare to your table decor.

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Pom Pom Balloons - These clever little guys are perfect for alerting guests who might be a little lost to the event location and incorporating even more eye candy into your ready-to-burst-with-fun party!

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Photo Backdrop - Still have some tissue paper left over? Try making a photo backdrop! Your colorful creation will be a fun treat for everyone who wants to say #HappyCincoDeMayo on Instagram.

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Make sure to share your snaps with @HomeShows on Instagram and Twitter!

5 Snack Ideas

Popsicles - Inspired by the Mexican flag, these all natural Popsicles are a creative and refreshing treat to serve!

Pinata Cookies - Ok, these are a little complex to make, but the finished product is seriously worth it!

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Mini Margarita Cheesecakes - Need we say more?

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Taco Cookies - Looking to make another complicated cookie? We've got you covered. We're loving these taco inspired cookies; they're such a cute and clever idea!

Churro Cupcakes - This sweet treat has been described as a churro with cinnamon cream cheese frosting. What could possibly be better? This is definitely a must-serve snack!

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5 Drink Recipes

Mezcal Mule - This unique take on the Moscow Mule is a fun mix of prickly pear flavor, ginger beer, and a hot, jalapeno finish. Just what you need to get your party started!

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Strawberry Margarita Jell-o Shots - Such a cute idea! And the best part? No cups to clean up!

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Simple Micheladas - We love beer cocktails and are digging this simple twist on the classic Michelada. Hot sauce, lime juice, coarse salt, and beer is all it takes to make this seriously refreshing bevvy.

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Smokey Watermelon Jalapeno Margaritas - We may have already included a new take on the original margarita recipe, but we couldn't help but share this one too. Spicy jalapeno, sweet watermelon, and salt come together to create a uniquely deliciously blend of flavors.

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Hibiscus Flavored Cocktail - Beautiful, light, and summery, this flirty cocktail is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

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We hope these fun party ideas help make your fiesta a fierce and fabulous success! 

Looking for more Latin American inspired advice for your home? We're pleased to announce the Casa Latina Home Expo, a proven bilingual home and lifestyle event created specifically for the Hispanic community. This unique home show is taking over the Miami Airport Convention Center from May 30-31, 2015. Connect with Casa Latina on Facebook right now and get 2-for-1 tickets to the show! We can't wait to see you there!