Cinco de Mayo Entertaining Ideas


If one thing is for sure, it’s that warmer weather and the beginning of May deserves a fiesta party! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style with these entertaining ideas across the web. Whether you opt for a girl’s night fiesta party or invite the guys too, these recipes and party ideas will have you sipping margaritas in no time! From simple centerpieces to the perfect fiesta dessert, your guests will be headed to your patio every Cinco de Mayo!

Chic + Fun Girl’s Night Party

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the girls! Simple place settings with colorful napkins make it easy to set the table. Add in colorful gerber daisies placed in brightly colored lanterns for simple centerpiece décor. Serve up pink–rimmed margarita glasses with twirled orange garnishes for a sassy cocktail! Use chalkboard labels with your gal’s names on them as easy “place cards”! Download and print a free invitation and cocktail card!

Easy Fiesta Centerpiece

If you’re looking for a no-fuss solution to a fiesta centerpiece, then this is your answer! Wash out salsa cans from the market to hold flowers. It adds to the ambiance of Cinco de Mayo and recycles all at once. Look for brightly colored flowers to bring out pops of orange, red, yellow, and pink!

The Perfect Fiesta Dessert

After a fiesta-inspired meal of guacamole + chips and tacos, serve up your guests a little something sweet to end your Cinco de Mayo party! Everyone loves strawberry margaritas but let your guests enjoy them – cupcake style! Spiked with tequila and tastes just like margaritas? Perfection. Even the lime wedge on top adds a cute and festive garnish.

Courtney Whitmore is a cookbook author of 3 dessert books (Push-Up Pops, Candy Making for Kids, and Frostings), food and party stylist, and blogger at where she shares daily inspirations on entertaining in style from recipes to DIY party ideas. Growing up in the South, she attended Vanderbilt University earning both a bachelors in Communications + masters in Organizational Leadership. She’s been featured on Martha Stewart, HGTV, Lady’s Home Journal, AOL, and Access Hollywood Live.