Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these fun and quick last-minute fiesta ideas for food, dessert, decorations, and activities!
CINCO DE MAYO PARTY IDEAS
1) SIMPLE CINCO DE MAYO PHOTO BOOTH IDEAS
Pull out some fun fiesta props and a sign that says, "Grab a prop and say Queso"! You can make this with a felt letter board, chalkboard, or with a printable download.
2) 20-MINUTE EASY HOMEMADE CHURROS
Traditional Cinco de Mayo activities include eating churros. And guess what?
Homemade churros are super easy to make with this homemade churro recipe. You'll have hot and fresh cinnamon and sugar churros in less than 20 minutes! You can also dip them in a warm chocolate sauce for churros con chocolate!
3) 5-MINUTE SOMBRERO COOKIES
Another easy and quick Cinco de Mayo party treat: mini sombrero cookies! All you need is fudge striped cookies, extra -large gumdrops, and melted chocolate (like chips). Use the melted chocolate to "glue" the gumdrops in the center of the cookie. Tada! Mini sombreros!
4) Gourmet NACHO BAR
If you don't have time for a gourmet Mexican fare, do a Gourmet Nacho bar! Pile up your favorite toppings on a bed of tortilla chips. This is so easy and fun that everyone can make their own plate how they like it!
5) FIESTA PINATA
Of all the Cinco de Mayo activities you do, don't forget a pinata! You can find tons of fun pinatas at your local stores or order one from Amazon here.
Fill the Cinco de Mayo pinata with candy and have a blast breaking it open and gathering treats!
6) Mini 7-Layer Dips
Do you love 7-layer chip dip? These cute mini 7-layer dips are such a fun appetizer or side dish for your fiesta! And you can make them in advance! Just layer black beans, mashed avocado (or store-bought guac), sour cream, salsa, chopped tomatoes, sliced black olives, and cheddar cheese into a 5-8 oz plastic clear cup. How cute!
7) DIY MARACAS
Let children get excited for the fiesta with these simple DIY Maracas! Here's the tutorial and tips.
8) HEALTHY UN-FRIED FRIED ICE CREAM
Let's not forget dessert! If you love Mexican fried ice cream but want a lighter, more healthy version, try this "Un-fried" Ice Cream. You can prep it in advance and pull it out when you're ready to fiesta! Drizzle with hot chocolate for a Cinco de Mayo dessert to die for!