How to Throw a Cinco de Mayo Party
Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo, or the 5th of May, is not just a holiday celebrated by Mexicans. In fact, this day has both American and Mexican significance and what better way to celebrate such a holiday than with an awesome party?
To prepare for a Cinco de Mayo party, or any kind of party, one should always make sure everything is properly planned out before beginning the actual purchases for the big day. Party planning is a pretty detailed process, which can become very overwhelming if not done correctly. Firstly, make sure the venue, number of guests, food, and invitations are all figured out. Without these crucial details, there can be no party.
After the initial stages of planning are done, it is time for the fun to begin. Now comes the time to start thinking of games to play, costumes or themes, and how to incorporate the theme into the food and decorations. For a Cinco de Mayo party in particular, consider having guests dress in traditional Mexican clothing and hosting a fiesta themed party. This kind of celebration is fun for people of all ages and ethnicities, so everyone will be able to enjoy him or herself.
The Little Things
Parties are often made even more fun by incorporating as many little details as possible. Try teaching the guests how to do the Mexican Hat Dance, putting up a giant piñata for the kids, or serving ice cold Jarritos, an extremely popular Mexican soda. Having people participate in a sombrero relay or a “may-day” race are fun ways to keep guests actively engaged in the party and ensure that everyone is having a great time. And of course don't forget some fun Cinco de Mayo invitations.
With a little planning and a lot of fun, anyone can throw a successful Cinco de Mayo party.