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Party Planning Guide: Cinco de Mayo


Article by Kate Baxendale

Photography by Stock Images + Provided

Cinco de Mayo is the perfect time to celebrate our love for Mexican culture: the cuisine, the music and the colorful decor. Since we can't get together with our friends this year, invite them to join you for a virtual Cinco de Mayo party through a video call instead! Here are some recipes, playlists and DIY decor ideas to help you get in the mood to party.

3 Appetizers for a Cinco de Mayo Party

Cinco de Mayo is a favorite celebration for Americans. It's an excuse to eat some of our favorite Mexican or Tex-Mex foods, drink margaritas and have a party! While this year's Cinco de Mayo may look a bit different, you can still enjoy yourself by making some delicious finger foods to snack on while you video call your friends. Try these three recipes for a festive Cinco de Mayo virtual happy hour!

DIY Papel Picado for Cinco de Mayo

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Papel picado ("pecked paper" or "perforated paper") is a traditional banner used for decoration during celebrations in Mexico. The colorful paper features intricate hand-cut designs and are hung with string to create a vibrant and festive atmosphere. Try your hand at making your very own papel picado to hang as a backdrop for your virtual Cinco de Mayo party this year. In the article How to Make DIY Papel Picado, OhOh Deco breaks down the steps.

The Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Music

No Cinco de Mayo fiesta is complete without upbeat tunes! Streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music have lots of curated playlists for the occasion, and I've included links to them. But if you're feeling especially festive, you could make your own playlist. I've also included my song recommendations for your custom playlist, from contemporary Latin hits to traditional mariachi music. Who knows—you may discover a new favorite genre in the process!

5 Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

You have all the snacks, some cute decor, a bangin' playlist—now you need a few margarita recipes to complete your Cinco de Mayo virtual happy hour. Here are five recipes to try, from the classic margarita on the rocks to spicy, fruity and even savory. ¡Salud!