Cinco de Mayo is a major holiday/celebratory event in the Mexican calendar due to it's historical significance. Over the years, however, it has become an occasion for everyone to celebrate the vibrant culture. Cinco de Mayo has us feeling all sorts of inspired with its bright colours and delicious food and we want to share with you. So here are our tips for hosting a Cinco de Mayo bridal shower!
The key to planning a great Cinco de Mayo theme bridal shower is to use lots of bright colours in your decor and bring the vibrant culture of Mexico to your party. We've talked about paper flowers before, and here they are again! The large scale of these simple flowers makes a huge impact. You can also decorate using bright flowers and succulents to match the Cinco the Mayo theme.
Add a festive, pinata inspired touch to your table setting with these super easy DIY napkin rings. These are really quick to make and can be customized to match the colours of your bridal shower. To make these for yourself simply take strips of coloured tissue paper and cut into one side to create a fringe effect. Then glue the fringe onto a toilet paper roll; start at the bottom and alternate colours as you add more layers.
Continue the Cinco de Mayo theme to your tablescape by incorporating bright colours through plates, napkins, flowers, and decor. Mix rich hues like vibrant pinks, yellows, deep oranges, or pops of neon and ground them with natural elements like wood and jute to keep it chic. We love the addition of succulents to the table to really bring the theme home.
Food and Drinks
In my mind, no party is complete without the perfect food. Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday so bring in all the traditional fare like salsa, tacos, and margaritas. I love the idea of food stations, like this salsa bar and it's pretty easy to put together as long as you get some nice serving bowls. Wow your guests with some delicious cocktails (or mocktails) like this sangria swirl margarita and family friendly agua fresca.
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