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Celebrate Cinco De Mayo With a Floral Fiesta

What pairs well with a margarita? Colorful cacti, beautiful blooms, glimmering gold pinatas, and modern maracas.

Shake It Up

Raise your maracas! For a fresh take on the classic fiesta, Tara Berger of One Stylish Party teamed up with Black Twine, to host a Cinco de Mayo celebration infused with floral flair and feminine vibes.

 

"Rather than using bright fiesta colors, I went with all-white color palette with pops of mint green and pink," Berger says, who was also inspired by the intricate details of Mexico's traditional papel picado. "I knew these would be a perfect starting point for the decor and tablescape design." Paired with favorite fiesta fare, like maracas and mini pinatas, the party's creative take on a classic quickly came to life. 

Bienvenido

Although, nothing is lost in translation here. Invitations from Minor Details Cle help set the tone of the event with clean designs, and simple lines accented by playful fonts and pops of bright color. (Who doesn't love a string of mini pink tassels?)

Seated In Style

To add feminine flair and extra warmth to Market Square's industrial space, Ashley's Floral organic arrangements accented the wooden farmtable's white backdrop. Bouquets of coral charm peonies, pink garden roses, blushing bride protea, watermelon ranunculus, scabiosa, jasmine, sweet pea, willow eucalyptus, and foraged greenery galore sat atop Mesa Chic's white papel picado table runner. 

Fun Surprises

Treat your guests to a few personalized touches: with their own hand-lettered shakers, sugar cookies, and surprise mini piñata favors, of course! To tie the maracas in with the party palette, Berger opted for plain mint and coral shakers to embellish with a simple gold leaf technique. Tuck the finished product into an artfully folded mint colored napkin and ta-da—guests are ready to party!

Staying Sharp

Potted moon and pincushion cacti scattered along the runner added extra dimension to the beautiful bouquets."The refined color palette allowed the florals and cacti to take center stage, giving the fiesta a chic, feminine vibe," says Berger. 

 

Party perk: these prickly little plants—low-maintenance and lovely to look at—can also double as take-home favors!

Fiesta-Worthy Feasting

One reason to create an Insta-worthy food display? Your buffet not only becomes part of the decor, but also acts as a focal point, providing the perfect opportunity for guests to mingle and nibble as they please. Serve your spread in style by adding in fun accents like papel picado banners by Mesa Chic, Seaworthi's hand-lettered signage, and a simple balloon garland backdrop like this one from One Stylish Party. For serving, stick with classic white dishes to let your colorful Mexican-inspired spread truly take the stage. 

Scoop 'Em Up

On the Mexican-inspired menu were mini tacos, avocado and fire-roasted corn crostinis, and one party-sized salsa and guacamole tray (Berger's party pick!): "It is incredibly simple to whip together, yet looks impressive and feeds a crowd." 

 

As for a sweet finish, guests indulged in Itty Bitty Bakeshop's cactus-shaped sugar cookies, Sugarfina's Casamigos gummy candies, and one stunning, hand-painted vanilla buttercream cake courtesy of Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes

Sip, Sip Hooray!

When building the perfect bar cart, be sure to spruce up the space with some themed decor as well, such as mini tasseled garlands and potted cacti in various sizes. 

 

As for keeping your guests well-quenched (minus the stress), Berger recommends mixing your cocktails in large batches beforehand so guests can easily serve themselves throughout the party. For a finishing look, add simple garnishes to each glass such as salted rims, sliced fresh fruit, or these Eliza Made's festive "fiesta" drink stirrers.

  • cinco de mayo floral fiesta drink limes close-up

    Hostess tip: always offer a few drink options to ensure there’s something to please every party palate. Here, sips included two signature cocktails: a Classic Margarita and a Perfect Paloma.

  • cinco de mayo floral fiesta margarita woman holding

    "There is something about a classic margarita that feels so right at a Cinco de Mayo party!" says Berger. "And I love that the paloma offered an alternative to guests who prefer something less sweet."

  • cinco de mayo floral fiesta drink limes close-up

    Hostess tip: always offer a few drink options to ensure there’s something to please every party palate. Here, sips included two signature cocktails: a Classic Margarita and a Perfect Paloma.

  • cinco de mayo floral fiesta margarita plate favors

    For a flawless fiesta, be sure to stock your bar cart well before guetss arrive with essentials like club soda, limes, a cocktail shaker, bottle opener, fresh ice, glass tumblers, cocktail napkins, and shot glasses. 

  • cinco de mayo floral fiesta margarita woman holding

    "There is something about a classic margarita that feels so right at a Cinco de Mayo party!" says Berger. "And I love that the paloma offered an alternative to guests who prefer something less sweet."

Tiny Takeaways

For a festive farewell, send guests home with these mini cactus pinatas, custom made by Lula Flora, and perfectly sized to hold a mini bottle of tequila (to end things on a high note!). "I love when a party favor not only ties in the party theme, but also allows me to send my guests home with something they will appreciate and enjoy." 

Credits

Photography: Brittany Gidley Photography | @brittanygidley

Styling & Balloons: One Stylish Party | @onestylishparty

Collaboration Partner: Black Twine | @blacktwine

Venue: Market Square | @crockerpark

Florals: Ashley’s Floral | @ashleysfloral

Rentals: Borrow Rentals | @borrow_rentals

Tequila: Casamigos Tequila | @casamigos

Candy: Sugarfina | @sugarfina

Pinatas: Lula Flora | @lulafloradesigns

Cake: Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes | @kelseyelizabethcakes

Stationary: Minor Details CLE | @minordetailscle

Papel Picado: Mesa Chic | @mesa_chic_parties

Calligraphy: Seaworthi | @seaworthi

Linens: Wolf & Irving | @wolfandirving

Cookies: Itty Bitty Bakeshop | @ibbakeshop

Food Styling: Teaspoon of Sparkle | @teaspoonofsparkle

Hair: Hair by Mackenzie | @hairbymakenziee

Cocktail Styling: Cocktails and Spanx | @cocktailsandspanx

Sign Holders: Esselle | @esselleSF

Party Napkins: Slant Collections | @slantcollections

Party Cups: Sugar & Cloth | @sugarandcloth

Drink Stirrers: Eliza Made | @elizamade

Dinnerware: Pier1 | @pier1