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6 Fun Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas

marchiachi band for cinco de mayoA Cinco de Mayo holiday party at your restaurant or a Cinco de Mayo themed party is a fun way to celebrate Mexican heritage, and to have fun with Cinco de Mayo party ideas. A good Cinco de Mayo party—at a restaurant, wedding, dance, or party—has all the elements of a good celebration: décor, food, entertainment. To get your party planning started, we’ve compiled a list of a few (but not limitless list of Cinco de Mayo party ideas:


Paper Flowers

Vases of paper flowers, paper flower archways, paper flower table runners…there are a ton of ways you can use paper flowers in your Cinco de Mayo party décor. You can also pass it out to your guests as a party favors, or use it as part of your food presentation. Choose brightly colored paper flowers that fit with your vibrant food.


Cacti have been a mainstay at many Cinco de Mayo parties. However be careful that your cacti don’t become a hazard! Invest in fun cacti for your table centerpieces, or artificial cacti that can serve as room décor. We’ve found lots of other Cinco de Mayo décor ideas here.


Mariachi Band

A mariachi band is one of the best entertainers for any Cinco de Mayo event. We’re lucky to be agents for one of the best mariachi bands in Chicago (we’ve written about our mariachi band before). Our Maraichi band is an authentic costumed Mariachi attraction and can perform with a group as small as a trio up to a full 12 piece band, giving you flexibility in your event planning and venue. The band members are experienced, and have played at Cinco de Mayo parties, on decorated floats at Chicagoland parades and at special occasions. If you’re looking for a dependable, prompt, flexible, well-spoken and experienced mariachi band, give us a call at 312.832.1100.


Margaritas, tacos & salsa

There are too many different Cinco de Mayo dishes to list here, and most restaurants have their own specialties, but we’ve seen nachos in a margarita glass, beautiful platters of authentic Mexican cuisine (ironically not tacos, as it states in this article), and fun Cinco de Mayo drinks. Let your Cinco de Mayo entertainment set the mood, your imagination lead your Cinco de Mayo menu, and your food serve as part of your Cinco de Mayo décor—all the elements of a perfect Cinco de Mayo fiesta.

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