9 Necessitites for a Last-Minute Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

9 Necessitites for a Last-Minute Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Jessica
May 5, 2008

Cinco de Mayo may commemorate an important day in Mexican history but the spirit of celebration has been firmly adopted by America. If you're thinking of hosting your own impromptu festivities, it's not too late. We've put together a brief list of the essentials:

Festive stemware. Mix and match anything you've got with color or a funky shape. Don't make it fussy because what really matters is...

Tequila, Limes, & Salt. This combo is a MUST for any Cinco de Mayo cocktail hour. A good margarita exists solely to bring out the flavor of...
Guacamole. We can't stress this one enough. Not only is this Mexican staple delicious but it's also fun to say in...
Spanglish. A playful blending of languages and cultures is always muy hilario but not nearly as fun as a...
Lively bunch of friends. A one-person party isn't really a party so make sure to invite people who are ready to have a good time and fit enough to help clear space for a...
Dance floor. Even a small open area is better than nothing but guests will need some room when they get swept up in the happy pulse of...
Mariachi. Buy a CD or download away. We think Mariachi brings out the dance machine in everybody but even the most-dedicated wallflowers will want to wave their...
Tiny flags. Flags are the perfect party favor for this patriotic celebration. Just make sure to keep them away from the...
Candles. Prayer candles are ideal because they come in their own glass container and can be found at most grocery stores. Yet any mix of colorful candles will aid you in creating a...

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Photos: Glasses by Designmex, Target, Sur la Table, & Uncommon Goods; Candles by Cost Plus; Guacamole by Simply Recipes

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