Cinco de Mayo, translated to fifth of May, marks the Mexican army’s 1862 win over France at the Battle of Puebla. While it typically passes by without much fanfare in Mexico, it’s become a big reason to party in the US. Celebrate Mexican culture and heritage affordably with these free and cheap Cinco de Mayo decorations.
Free Printable Cinco de Mayo Invitations Don’t spend money on invites when you can simply print colorful ones at home designed by 9 to 5 Mom. They feature bright colors and the words “You’re invited to our Fiesta!” which is perfect for your Mexican-themed party.
Chili Pepper Party Poms
Add drama to your party space by making a few Chili Pepper Party Poms with help from ohmy-creative.com. You’ll be amazed at what you can create with a few sheets of red and green tissue paper.
Music is a big part of Cinco de Mayo and should be a focus at your bash too. Give guests a way to make a joyful noise by handing out Fiesta Maracas. They’re painted with chili peppers, cactuses and other Mexican-inspired designs. Pick up a dozen for $16 at orientaltrading.com which is $1.33 each. Fiesta Noisemakers are an even cheaper option at just $5.25 for a dozen.
Mexican Folk Art
Turn a Mexican folk art tradition into fun DIY decorations for your Cinco de Mayo party with the help of these instructions at thesweetestoccasion.com. Using simple materials like cardstock, tissue paper and string you’ll have a fun, colorful garland to enhance your party atmosphere.
Mini Chili Pepper Piñatas
Use cardstock, green tissue paper and red crepe paper to create low cost Cinco de Mayo party favors. The idea for creating Mini Chili Pepper Piñatas comes from partypinching.com and should only set you back a few bucks. Stuff your piñatas with hot tamales for a spicy treat your guests will surely get fired up about.
By Alison Storm
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