Cinco de Mayo Crafts and Decorations
Invite guests to your Cinco de Mayo bash with these festive cards. Glue crepe-paper fringe to blank notecards for invitations; use rubber stamps to state the occasion.
Make a Pinata
What's a fiesta without a pinata? Liven up your Cinco de Mayo party with a papier-mache pinata for all ages.
Try using wheat-paste powder, available at hardware and art-supply stores, instead of ordinary flour -- the resulting paste will be less prone to cracking.
Punched-Tin Napkin Rings
Set your Mexican-themed table with these festive napkin rings made from a disposable aluminum tray. Inspired by traditional Mexican punched-tin work, these napkin rings use a similar technique.
Decorate your Cinco de Mayo party with these festive tissue-paper streamers, bowl bands, and flags.
Hanging Paper Flowers
With a few snips and folds, and a little imagination, you can turn humble paper bags into party-perfect decorations. They'll look just right at an outdoor fiesta.
Jalapeño Place Cards
Put a little spice in your table setting (and play on the theme of the evening) by swapping out paper place cards for jalapeño peppers with your guests' names written on them.
Decorate your table with confetti, or toss some up in the air during the fiesta.
Punch kraft or construction paper using a decorative hole punch. Spread the confetti pieces out on waxed paper. Mist very lightly with a favorite scent.
Mexican Chocolate Candy Wrappers
Give fiesta guests a sweet surprise with chocolate bars wrapped in DIY Cinco de Mayo candy wrappers.
Floral Papel Picado
As a form of traditional Mexican folk art, these floral papel picados are great to make ahead of time as cute party decorations, or to have as a fun craft that your guests can work on themselves.
Fringed Party Favor Bags
Make sure that everyone at your party (whether they managed to snag some loot from the piñata or not) gets to go home with something special (and edible) to hold them over until the next fiesta.
Fiesta Drink Stirrers
Jazz up your guests' margaritas with some fun paper-and-fringe Mexican-themed drink stirrers.