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Tips to throw a successful springtime fiesta during Cinco de Mayo

Date Created: 04/03/2012

Tips to throw a successful springtime fiesta during Cinco de Mayo. As you begin to plan a whole season's worth of spring get-togethers, one holiday you shouldn't leave out of your preparations is Cinco de Mayo. According to, the event commemorates the Mexican Army's defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War in 1862. Ever since then, the holiday has become a time to celebrate Mexican culture, cuisine and music in a variety of ways. So if you're in the mood to use these party themes and throw a Mexican fiesta, here are a few tips to help it go off without a hitch.

1. Atmosphere. Party decorations will play an enormous role in creating the look and feel of a real fiesta, so start by hanging up colorful balloons, personalized banners, paper lanterns and even a pinata or two. You can also consider to hire a Mariachi band for the day, or simply throw on a CD of traditional Mexican music. When your guests enter your bash, you want them to feel like they're getting the authentic experience, and these Cinco de Mayo party supplies will go a long way toward achieving this.

2. Cuisine. To ensure that your friends and family will enjoy the real deal when it comes to Mexican cuisine, practice a bit during the month of April to master traditional Mexican recipes like empanadas, quesadillas and other dishes that can make use of these ingredients. If you don't think you're up to the task, you can always have the event catered. You can also give your serving area a bit of pizzazz with a party centerpiece and streamers, and give your guests party tableware and catering supplies to eat with.

3. Hold a tequila tasting. While many people think of tequila as a end of the evening mistake at the bar, it is actually quite delicious when consumed in moderation. Pick up a selection of silver, gold and flavor-infused tequilas and give everyone a small taste of each. This will help to refine your guests' palette for the drink and make a more-informed decision when they step up to the bar.

Cinco de Mayo is one of the most enjoyable holidays of the year with unrivaled potential for decorating. So now is the perfect time to get cracking on your preparations for the best fiesta of the year!


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