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How to Make Your Cinco de Mayo Party Excelente

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Danica G.

Apr 11, 2019

Cinco de Mayo. Did you know it’s actually a bigger deal in the United States than it is in Mexico? It’s true (at least, that’s what says and they’re usually right).

While Cinco de Mayo is a minor holiday in Mexico, people in the US use it as a day to celebrate Mexican culture, enjoy really good food and drink. 

And here at The SnapBar, we’re always up for a party...especially when margaritas are involved! So here’s a list of ideas to make your  “Cinco de Drinko” party excelente (that’s “excellent” in Spanish...definitely had to look that up…)

1. Make Sure You Have Great Music

The key to any great Cinco de Mayo party is good music. An awesome DJ, live mariachi band, or your own playlist are all great options.

You want your beats to be high-energy and fun. Something people can dance to.

The Spotify Ricky Martin Artist Radio is fun and there’s a playlist specifically for Cinco de Mayo on Spotify too!

And regardless of who’s operating the music, throwing a few classics in there always makes the crowd happy. Hello Livin’ la Vida Loca and the Macarena!

Cinco de Mayo GIF

2. Perfect Decorations

You can’t go wrong with cacti 🌵decor everywhere. Also, one of my favorite things about Mexican culture is their propensity for bright colors. 

Reds, greens, blues, and oranges will instantly make wherever you are feel like a party.

Banners, succulents in colorful planters, and streamers are easy ways to bring the fiesta to your Cinco de Mayo celebration. 

Fiesta banner for Cinco de Mayo party
(you can get this super cute banner from Via Blossom!)

3. A Cinco de Mayo Photo Experience

Okay guys, you know we here at The SnapBar believe a photo booth makes every party even more fun. And a great photo is always an awesome favor. 

But what can you do to make sure your Cinco de Mayo photo booth is unique?

Make sure you have awesome props and a great background. Sombreros, maracas, pinatas, and themed signs are always a hit. 

Also, a super colorful background is a must. I mean, check out this photo from a Cinco de Mayo event we did in 2018. The colorful sombrero background is so fun!

Fun Cinco de Mayo photo booth backdrop

4. Festive Drinks are a Must!

Margaritas are a given at any Mexican-themed party. But why stop with just a plain margarita? Why not throw in some strawberries? Or, my personal favorite, blended with mango.

And don’t forget, margaritas are just the tip of the iceberg! For those at your party who don’t enjoy sweeter drinks, Corona with lime is always a good option.

Or, for those who don’t care for alcohol or aren’t legal yet, virgin sangria, horchata, and Mexican hot chocolate are delicious alternatives.

Margarita ideas
(I’m a big fan of this original margarita recipe from Kitchen Swagger!) 

5. The SnapBar’s Cinco de Mayo Pinterest Board

The SnapBar LOVES Pinterest for gathering photo booth and party ideas. 

And we love to help you out as much as we can.

For more inspirations, great recipes, fun props, and colorful photo backdrop ideas check out our Best Cinco de Mayo Party Pinterest board!

Cinco de Mayo party photo booth

Do you want an awesome photo experience to help capture your Cinco de Mayo fun? Contact The SnapBar. We’d love to party with you!


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