I love throwing parties! Inspiring your next shing dig is what I hope to do! There are 4 main areas to a party. Now I am no expert, but this is my personal opinion. You need decorations, invitations, some great recipes, and entertainment! These are my faves for Cinco De Mayo!
1. Papel Picado 2. Chayo’s Flowers 3. Multicolor Serape 4. Pinata’s 5. Bolso – Traditional Mexican Shopping Bag
Use these items as your basis. These items already have more enough color so for your placemats and flatware, choose one solid color like white or orange. This way the color palette is not overwhelming. It makes for a sophisticated look!
Shop these cute decorations @ http://www.amols.com/
Spicy Papel Picado invitations for your soiree is sure to get a lot of attention! These invitations are graphically pleasing using a traditional Mexican folk art craft.http://www.etsy.com/listing/71433380/spicy-papel-picado-wedding-invitation
Now, I am not saying to leave behind the tequila, but these yummy cup cakes are sure crowd pleasers! Perfect for the designated driver of the night, or for those under 21 folk.http://www.recipegirl.com/2007/05/01/margarita-cupcakes/#ixzz11JMLBjLj
For some fun, purchase this super fun Mexican game of chance! It is very similar to Bingo but this helps you spruce up your Spanish!
While the party is going, make sure to play some great music! Mariachi is always a favorite. Some great artist to check out are: Ana Garbriel (Mi Mexico), & Joan Sebastian (Joan Sebastian con Mariachi). For some other latin choices: Shakira, Mana, Los Enanitos Verdes, and Gloria Estefan.