Over 25 Cinco De Mayo Party Ideas

The Best of Cinco De Mayo Crafts, Fun Foods, Recipes, Activities, and Party Ideas all in one place.

Cinco De Mayo Ideas

Cinco De Mayo Party Ideas

Make your Cinco De Mayo Party Festive with these fun ideas!

I noticed that a lot of people are pinning the Sombrero Craft lately. Does that mean it’s time to party?! I’m thinking I should get on this. I am going to compile – including a paper plate Sombrero Craft

It’s almost the 5th of May with means it is time for a Mexican celebration.

Why is Cinco De Mayo Celebrated?

The 5th of May is when the Mexican army was victorious over the French Empire in the Battle of Puebla – certainly, a day to be celebrated

How do you throw a Cinco De Mayo Party?

Start off with some Mexican-themed party decorations with festive colors and Mexican flag decorations. Plan a Mexican-themed food list like tacos, dips, and desserts. Then add some fun party games for a fun Cinco De Mayo Celebration.

Let’s start off with…

Cinco De Mayo Craft Ideas

paper bag pinatas


These paper bag pinatas are a great way to tie in a craft, and an activity into your Cinco De Mayo celebration.

paper bag pinatas by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

tissue paper number five


Celebrate the number 5 with this printable and some tissue paper. This can also double as a decoration.

Tissue Paper 5 by Blue Skies Ahead

DIY donkey pinata


Making your own donkey pinata is a great way to get into the spirit of celebrating this Mexican holiday.

Making a Donkey Pinata by Ehow

paper bag maracas


Paper bag maracas are a great Cinco De Mayo craft and Cinco De Mayo activity

Paper Bag Maracas from Fun Family Crafts

paper bag ponco


Make this craft at your party and put them on for a Mexican craft fashion show

Making A Poncho From Paper Bags!

toilet paper tube pinata New Year's Eve


Make toilet paper tube pinatas as a fun craft, party gift, or Cinco De Mayo activity

toilet paper tube pinatas 

paper bag pinata


Another idea for making a paper bag pinata. Fill this pinata with Mexican candy for another fun touch.

More Paper Bag Pinatas by Somewhat Simple

toilet paper tube maracas


Turn toilet paper tubes into little maracas and shake them for a fun Mexican celebration idea

Pinata Maracas by She Knows

tissue paper flower


These tissue paper flowers are the perfect decoration for your Cinco De Mayo party

Tissue Paper Flower by Mother’s Niche

Cinco De Mayo Wreath craft


Welcome guests to your party with a Cinco De Mayo Wreath

Cinco De Mayo Party Wreath by White House Black Shutters

paper plate noise makers


Turn paper plates into maracas with this fun Cinco De Mayo Craft

Paper Plate Maraca by Education.com

paper plate sombreros


Paper plates and cups make great sombreros

Paper Plate and Cup Sombreros by Kid Friendly Things To Do

mustache straws


I love these party straws with mustaches.

Cute party favors from Etsy

Cinco De Mayo silverware holder craft


Make a cute table decoration with this Mexican Themed silverware holder

Found on Blovely Events

paper fan craft


Make paper fans for a fun party decoration or activity

Some fans from the House That Lars Built

plastic spoon maracas craft


Plastic Spoon maracas are so much fun to include in your Cinco De Mayo party

And, finally, finish your party off with Maracas! from Made Everyday

Cinco De Mayo Fun Food Treats

cactus chocolate covered pretzels treat


Make cactus chocolate covered pretzels – The perfect Cinco De Mayo Treat

How cute are these for some fun food?! From Candiquick

Mexican chocolate covered strawberries


Mexican Flag colored chocolate covered strawberries look yummy and festive

Cinco De Mayo Strawberries by Candiquick

Mexican themed popsicles


Homemade Mexican Themed popsicles are a fun party treat for Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo Popsicles by The View From Great Island

Rice Krispies Maracas


A fun party treat for Cinco De Mayo is these rice krispies maracas

Rice Krispies treats Maracas

Sombrero Cookies


Sombrero Cookies are a great way to add a fun Cinco De Mayo Dessert

Super Easy Sombrero Cookies from Random Thoughts of a Supermom

Sombrero Cookies


These sombrero cookies are filled with a candy surprise

Sombrero cookies by Hungry Happenings 

Sugar Cookie Skulls


Delicious sugar cookies are made into skulls to celebrate Cinco De Mayo

Sugar Skull Cookies by Kid Friendly Things To Do

Cinco De Mayo Recipes



This salsa looks delicious. I can’t wait to try this food idea for Cinco De Mayo

Homemade Pico De Gallo by Lucis Morsels

Mexican Street Corn


I feel like Mexican Street Corn is a must have food for Cinco De Mayo

Mexican Street Corn from Little Spice Jar

easy fruit salsa


Fruit Salsa is a fun twist on salsa and an easy food for Cinco De Mayo

This fruit salsa would be a good dessert for a Cinco De Mayo Party!

Seven Layer Dip Cups


Individual Seven Layer Dip is a delicious appetizer idea for your Cinco De Mayo Celebration

I love the idea of individual dip! From The Girl Who Ate Everything!

slow cooker chicken tacos


This slow cooker taco is delicious, and it’s made in a slow cooker which really frees up time to have fun

Chile Con Carne in a Frito Bag


This is one of the most delicious Slow Cooker Meals and is perfect for Cinco De Mayo, Try my recipe, for Build Your Own Frito Pie

If you are looking for more Cinco De Mayo Crafts and recipes check out these posts:

Cinco De Mayo Party Ideas

Mexican Cornbread Casserole


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