Family Friendly Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
I love planning parties for all holidays, but it’s something about the more casual ones that I love the most.
My family and I usually do a taco night every May 5th, but this year I decided to make a party out of it and invite some friends. It ended up being a fun, casual night with good company and I hope we can make it a yearly tradition. So, if you’re looking to celebrate Cinco with family and friends, here are a few tips and ideas:
I had succulents everywhere. I loved the look of them and how they went perfectly with my outdoor theme. We mixed and matched all different kinds and sizes. I used them as centerpieces and scattered throughout. They made fun conversation pieces, too, because they were all different and unique. I also had the cutest cacti prints from Lovelay (@shoplovelay) placed in-between pots. I worked with Bonnie (@this_succulent_life) and she had some great ideas and made the cutest arrangements. Just be careful to keep pokey ones away from areas where little kids can reach.
2: Kid Friendly Activities:
I knew the adults would want to talk and mingle and wanted something for the kids to do so they would stay entertained. I gathered some left over Easter eggs, rice, plastic spoons and Washi tape and we were able to let the kids make their own maracas. It was a fun, busy activity and also a great party favor for your younger guests! Another classic activity for the kids is a piñata! It was definitely a crowd favorite amongst the kids. If you’re able to do the party outside, I also recommend setting up some backyard grass games, like a bean bag toss or horseshoes. Anything that will keep kids entertained is a plus!
3: Home-made Decorations:
There’s something so great about home made decorations. I love the fact that it’s unique and not something you can just grab at the party store. It does take a little extra work, but I think it adds so much to any party. For this party, I had a simple, 3 beam wooden arch made. I added strips of fabric, banners and paper flowers to make a beautiful picture back drop. We added a prop table and let people have fun and get creative in their pictures. This was probably my favorite piece from the party.
I didn’t want to worry about cooking all day, so I had the party catered by Cafe Rio. It was so yummy and so nice to not have that to worry about. I did want to add a few things of my own, though. I made little shots of chips and queso and oreo taco cookies for dessert! This didn’t take much extra time and was a fun little addition.
5: Party Favors
Full circle, back to succulents. Since that was the main theme of my party, I felt it would be fun to send each family home with their very own. Bonnie, from This Succulent Life, came up with the cute idea to put them in Mexican cans and it turned out SO CUTE! and Kristal from K and S (kands.co) made the perfect design for the tags to go along with it. I loved these so much I was tempted to keep them all for myself!
I really had so much fun throwing this party and hope that these ideas will help you next time you throw a fiesta!
Hasta luego, amigos!!