Planning a Cinco de Mayo party? We’re here to help! Here are over 40+ fun and cheap Cinco de Mayo party ideas to help you plan an unforgettable party!
Counting days till the sunny, warmer weather outside with amazing fiesta style, margarita cocktail in hand, salsa moves, and lots of cheerful moods. Because it is time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!
No matter if you are planning a birthday party, or you just want to open the garden party season, the Cinco de Mayo party theme is a wonderful choice.
Not only because it correspondence by time, but simply because it offers colorful, bright, bold, funny decoration ideas, delicious, super tasty, and fresh food platters. Of course, not least- margarita cocktails in all variations you can think of.
So, let’s skip the explanations, and dive deep into the wildest party ever, without breaking your piggy bank.
We have selected some of the coolest Cinco de mayo party ideas below, and if you want more tips and hacks, do not forget to check out our Pinterest board too.
Fun and Cheap Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas
Cinco de Mayo party is your perfect excuse to eat chips, have a refreshing beer, and the best margarita’s ever.
Plus, everything is super colorful, bright, and fresh. One of the best things about this Mexican celebration is that you can use paper decorations, flowers, and even fresh fruits and veggies.
You would be amazed how a vase filled with all sizes, and colors of peppers could bring the special Mexican spirit.
Here are our other Cinco de Mayo party ideas you definitely need to know:
- Set the scene
- Make a piñata
- Set a margarita bar
- Offer a variety of finger food
- Make some noise with maracas
Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas-Food
Of course, every party needs appetizing food, drinks, and a special selection of desserts.
Make sure you offer something for everyone. If there are kids at your Cinco de Mayo party too spicy and chilly foods are not the best things for them.
Take advantage of the fresh fruits and vegetables that besides their juicy flavors, they will make your table look more colorful and beautiful.
Do not forget to include lots of tortilla chips, jalapeno peppers, enchiladas, tequila, and margarita cocktails.
1. Cinco de Mayo Strawberries
Fresh, juicy strawberries with white chocolate and green sugar sprinkles will give an extra Mexican feeling to your party.
2. Watermelon Margaritas
We love margarita cocktails in all variations and recipes.
3. Tequila Sunrise
…because you deserve a shot!
4. Homemade Chips
Homemade chips are a great decision because you could add the spices you like the most.
5. Sombrero Cookies
If you are looking for a kid’s activity, sombrero cookies are a great way to keep them busy and entertained.
6. Mexican Corn
You can’t skip the corn.
7. No-Bake Margarita Cheesecake
As we said, margarita cocktail flavor in all variations and shapes.
8. Caramel Apple Taquitos
Kids gonna love them.
9. Chicken Tostadas
Delicious finger food idea.
10. Skewered and Deconstructed Guacamole
Yes, you can’t have a Cinco de Mayo party without guacamole.
11. Bacon-Wrapped Jalapenos
Tasty bacon-wrapped jalapenos with parmesan.
12. Red Pepper Hummus
Hummus is traditional Mexican food, so you can offer it as a dip.
13. Green Apple Licorice Twists
14. Watermelon Cactus
Cinco de Mayo party decor and food idea- 2in 1.
15. Churra Cupcakes
Cupcakes are great to add some more spirit to your themed party.
16. Pineapple Salsa
Pineapple salsa will give extra colors to your table, and give exotic flavors to your Cinco de Mayo menu.
Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas- Tablescapes
Each party needs a special touch for its decoration. The best thing about Cinco de Mayo pary is that you are free to mix and match colors, textures, and use fresh fruits and flowers to make your party super cool and unique.
Another advantage of Cinco de Mayo celebration is using of paper for its decoration. Flags, flowers, and cactuses made by colorful paper and cardboard are both beautiful and eco-friendly.
Here are some essentials for Cinco de Mayo party ideas and tablescapes:
- vases with fresh flowers and peppers
- bright and colorful glassware
- cactuses and succulents
- wooden maracases
17. Peppers Vase
18. Fiesta Paper Table Sign
19. Cacti Decoration
20. Succulents Table Decoration
21. Bright Cinco de Mayo Tablescape
22. Disco Paper Cactus
23. Color Glassware
24. Cactus Tablescape
25. Chili Peppers
26. Creative Name Tag
27. Maracas Tablescape
Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas- Cakes
One thing is sure- the cake is your super star for any party.
Here are some great Cinco de Mayo party ideas for impressive, and super cool cakes.
28. Cactus Cake
29. Cinco de Mayo Cake
30. Fiesta Cake
31. Lama Cake
32. Happy Cacti Cake
Happy lamas and cactis.
33. Flower Cake
Frida Khalo style- lots of flowers and colors.
34. Margarita Cake
More margaritas, please!
Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas- Decorations
Any party must be decorated with style and according to its theme.
Cinco de Mayo party ideas for fiesta spirit include:
- paper flowers and gerlands
- macrame decorations
- colorful paper pallettes
35. Cactus Bar
Yes, you need a cart like this one where I would replace the cactuses with cocktails.
36. Macrame Wall Decoration
Boho notes for elegant Cinco de Mayo party.
37. Paper Flowers
Pom Poms, paper flowers, and so much joy!
38. Balloon Cactus
Balloons are the perfect decoration for any occasion.
39. Frida Kahlo Style
Impressive scene for some party pictures.
40. Paper Garland
Do you like crafts and DIY’s?
41. Paper Taccos
Taccos, burritos, tapas and margaritas…
It is time for FIESTA!
Sombrero for Cinco de Mayo party is a must. No matter if you are going to offer sombrero cookies or cupcakes, or you will use areal one as a decoration, make sure you have it as a detail.
44. Colorful Balloons
Bright ballons shaped like flowers or in arch can create the perfect photobooth.
45. Fiesta Sign
Fiest like there’s no manana!
46. 3D Gerlands and Flowers
Honeycomb 3D decorations are great way to add more colors to your Cinco de Mayo party.
47. Cardboard Cactus
Sustainble and eco-friendly Cinco de Mayo party ideas include recycling cardboards amd papers into impressive decoration pieces.