Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas

If you need some Cinco de Mayo party ideas, here is some quick food and decoration inspiration for a low-key Cinco de Mayo party.

Food

Below is a simple menu for a party. Something salty and savory, something sweet, and something sour.

PARTY MENU

Tortilla chips with salsa, guacamole, and/or seven layer bean dip

Churro cupcakes

Lime Margaritas (I made pink limeade virgin margaritas for the non-alcohol drinkers)

Churro Cupcakes Cinco de Mayo logo

virgin margartias logo

If you’re having a dinner party, here is the same simple menu but with some main entrees added.

DINNER PARTY MENU

Tortilla chips with salsa, guacamole, and/or seven layer bean dip

Chicken fajitas with flour tortillas

Beef enchiladas

Churro cupcakes

Lime Margaritas (I made pink limeade virgin margaritas for the non-alcohol drinker

Fajitas Cinco de Mayo logo

Enchiladas Cinco de Mayo logo

Decorations

For a color scheme you can go with the traditional Mexican flag colors of green, white, and red, or you can throw in some fun, bright colors. At my Cinco de Mayo party, I went the colorful route. Here are some decoration ideas:

  • Make a DIY ribbon banner with fun colors
  • Have brightly colored flowers for a table centerpiece
  • Hang a “Fiesta” banner or “Happy Cinco de Mayo” banner over the food table
  • Use a colorful tablecloth and spread confetti around the table

Cinco de Mayo Flowers logo

party banner cinco de mayo logo

Fiesta party banner logo

Click here for a quick tutorial on making a DIY decoration banner.

Happy Cinco de Mayo! We would love to hear from you. Please share any additional ideas you have in the comments below.

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