Create bright and bold festive handmade decorations for a Cinco de Mayo celebration! Let's begin with the table. Use either color paper placemats or 11"x17" stock paper for placemats. Glue a strip of fridge along the width of each placemat. Have fun mixing colors! For the centerpiece, paint medium size clay flower pots in bright orange, red and yellow. Fill the pots with brightly wrapped candies.
Decorate the walls for Cinco de Mayo with homemade Mexican garland. Cut a sheet of tissue paper in half. Fold each have in quarters. Then fold an inch, fan, fold again, etc. Using decorative hole punchers, punch designs into the tissue paper. Don't punch on a fold, it may cause it to tear. Once the holes have been made, carefully unfold the tissue. Use a warm iron to smooth out wrinkles. Make a one inch fold along the length of each sheet. Run a string just below the fold of each sheet to create the garland. Tape or glue the one inch over the string. Drape the garland along the walls.
Every Cinco de Mayo celebration has to include a piņata, so why not surprise guests with a homemade piņata? It's easy! Inflate a large round balloon. Make a paste using 4 1/2 cups water and 1 cup wheat-paste powder (found in hardware stores). Dip newspaper strips into the paste and place them on the balloon. Overlap the strips a little. Let dry for 24 hours. Repeat the process twice, but use colorful tissue paper for the final layer. Glue bright streamers to the piņata. Create a small flap at the top to insert candy and small toys. Poke two holes near the top. Run a strong cord between the two holes to hang the piņata.
Instantly print these free Cinco de Mayo themed name cards for the
table or use them to label the buffet table foods. There are 6-up
on the page. It's a cute added touch to complete your
Cinco de Mayo party theme. Mix and match the table cards with a complementary
theme such as using the Fiesta
name cards. This is a simple elegant touch to the most casual
parties. These themed cards can also be used at the party to draw
names for teams and general table assignments. For example for a
larger event, the first set of names drawn sits at table one, etc.
The cards can contain one name or a couples name.
enjoy some free themed Cinco de Mayo
games. Have fun
along with the guests at the Cinco de Mayo party!
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