Fun Cinco de Mayo Celebration Ideas [Cinco De Mayo Party Theme]

A Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 5th is a fun party theme for all ages. (Yes! Cinco de Mayo celebrated in US, too!) Here’s how to plan a Cinco de Mayo party that guests will love — from decorations, party foods, games and activities, favors and more for a fun fiesta party!

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Best Cinco de Mayo Celebration Party for All Ages

On this annual celebration, Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May / May 5) celebrates Mexico’s victory in the Battle of Puebla. Even though it’s a national holiday Mexico, there are many places in the United States that celebrate Cinco de Mayo, too!

Have fun with these Cinco de Mayo party ideas adults and kids!

 
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How do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo at home?

Ideas for a Cinco de Mayo party:

  • Plan a creative Cinco de Mayo party menu buffet
  • Make your own Cinco de Mayo party invitations on free sites (like Canva or PicMonkey)
  • Invite people to get creative with Cinco de Mayo party outfits
  • Give out DIY Cinco de Mayo party favors bags filled with items like Mexican chocolates, mini maracas, and fun drink straws or even mini tequila bottles if it’s and adult Cinco de Mayo party
  • Grab Cinco de Mayo party supplies at dollar discount stores to save money
  • Set up a piñata filled with candy, small toys, gift cards and more (tailor Cinco de Mayo party favors to age of party-goers)
  • Decorate with colorful streamers and banners
  • Have fun Cinco de Mayo crafts stations for kids and adults (get fun ideas here)
  • Play fun Mexican music or have a mariachi band play during the party

What do you do at a Cinco de Mayo party?

How do you do a Mexican fiesta?

  • Eat Mexican food (have a variety of Mexican food available, such as tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and churros)
  • Dress in festive Mexican costumes or clothes
  • Dance to festive Mexican party music
  • Play the pinata game
  • Make a large batch of margaritas (even without alcohol) and serve them in fun margarita glasses
  • Play other Cinco de Mayo games
  • Enjoy hanging out with friends
  • End the night with a traditional Mexican dessert like flan or a churros and dip bar

What are some typical items you would expect to see at a Cinco de Mayo party in the United States?

What do you need for a Cinco de Mayo party:

  • Sombreros
  • Cactus decorations
  • Festive terra cotta serving bowls / salsa bowls
  • Pinata
  • Margarita glasses
  • Mexican flags
  • Mini hot sauce bottles
  • Mexican party banners (papel picado)
  • Maracas
  • Paper flowers
  • Cinco de Mayo photo props and backdrop

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What do I need for a Cinco de Mayo party?

Here’s how to plan a Cinco de Mayo party…

Fun Cinco de Mayo Party Names

Funny names for Cinco de Mayo:

  • Fiesta de Mayo
  • Cinco de Drinko
  • Drinko de Mayo
  • Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
  • Fiesta de Fun
  • Battle of Puebla Celebration
  • Taco ‘Bout Cinco de Mayo
  • Tequila Mockingbird
  • South of the Border Party
  • Nacho Problem Party

What are popular decorations for Cinco de Mayo?

Use vibrant Mexican party colors like lime green, bright yellow, hot pink, bright orange, red, and bright blue. Have fun with these Cinco de Mayo decorating ideas!

Creative Cinco de Mayo party ideas decorations:

What foods are popular for Cinco de Mayo?

What do you serve at a Cinco de Mayo party?

Your Cinco de Mayo food party can include:

What To Wear To A Cinco de Mayo Party

Cinco de Mayo Party Games Ideas

Fun Cinco de Mayo activities for adults and kids:

Music For Cinco de Mayo Party

Best songs for a Cinco de May party celebration:

1. “Viva Mexico” by Banda El Recodo

2. “La Cucaracha” by Mariachi Sol de Mexico

3. “Cinco de Mayo in Old Mexico” by Tex Ritter

4. “Cielito Lindo” by Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan

5. “Guadalajara” by Mariachi Los Camperos

6. “La Bamba” by Ritchie Valens

7. “El Jarabe Tapatio” by Mariachi Sol de Mexico

8. “Las Mañanitas” by Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan

9. “Cielito Lindo ( come to my fiesta )” by Selena

10. “Mexican Hat Dance” by Mariachi Sol de Mexico

11. “La Cumbia Del Mole” by Sonora Santanera

12. “El Mariachi Loco” by Aztec Two-Step

13. “Volver, Volver” by Vicente Fernandez

14. “Cinco de Mayo in Memphis” by Jimmy Buffett

Also try these for your Cinco de Mayo party music:

Viva La Mexico – Traditional Mexican and Mariachi Music to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo!

Cinco De Mayo: 50 Classic Latin Songs

Cinco De Mayo

50 Classic Mexican Songs for Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo: Celebrate With Authentic Mexican Norteno Songs

Have fun with your Cinco de Mayo celebration!

DISCLOSURE: Affiliate links are used on this site. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Please refer to our DISCLOSURE.

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Friends have called Jackie the "Midwestern Martha" [Stewart] because of her 20 years of over-the-top theme parties, super fun sleepover tips, and fun theme recipes.

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