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Decorations for a Cinco de Mayo Party

Updated on March 12, 2011

Are you hosting a Cinco de Mayo party this year? If you are planning to host a gathering of friends or family members on May 5, be sure to set the stage for a festive event with fun, colorful decorations to mark the special day.

Cinco de May Party Decoration Ideas

There are a number of options to decorate your home for a Cinco de Mayo celebration, including:

Centerpiece – The food table is sure to be the center of attention at your Cinco de Mayo party. Make sure that the food choices aren't the only eye catching items on the table by placing an appropriate centerpiece in the midst of the spread that you are serving. Consider making the focal point of your serving table a festive sombrero, large potted cactus, or a novelty chili pepper centerpiece.

Party Lights – Illuminate your mantle, doorways, window casings, and other strategic locations with festive party lights in a Mexican theme. Visit your favorite online or bricks and mortar party supply or garden décor store to find the best selection. Popular party light choices for Cinco de Mayo parties include strings of margarita glasses, cacti, sombreros, chili peppers, and other choices.

Garland – You can also highlight doorways, windows, and other key areas in the rooms where the party will be held by hanging holiday specific garland. Around this time of year, your favorite party supply stores are likely to carry strings of chili pepper and cactus garland.

Themed BannerConsider welcoming guests to your home with a themed banner that makes it clear exactly what holiday you are celebrating. Your favorite party supply retailers are likely to have several Cinco de Mayo banner options. Popular choices include banners that spell out the name of the holiday as well as those that have metallic strings or vinyl squares or triangles in the colors of the Mexican flag.

PiñataA piñata is a great conversation starter at any Cinco de Mayo party. You can order decorative piñatas from as well as many party supply retailers. They're available in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. For your Cinco de Mayo bash, consider choosing a piñata shaped like a sombrero, cactus, bull, or other appropriate design.

Party Favors – No themed party is complete without some type of party favor. They don't have to cost a fortune to be fun and memorable. Many types of low cost party favors can be found at party supply stores, whether you prefer to shop in person or online. Possibilities include: margarita glasses, small Mexican flags, straw sombreros, toy maracas, and other items.

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