10 Must-Have Products for a Festive Cinco de Mayo Party
Make this year's Cinco de Mayo celebration one that your guests will talk about for weeks to come. Here's what you need to throw a fun and fabulous fiesta.
No Cinco de Mayo celebration is complete without a super-charged margarita machine. As in, one so powerful it can quickly blend up dozens of fruity and festive frozen drinks without even breaking a sweat. Margaritaville's frozen drink maker is up to the task. The maker even comes with a no-brainer mixing tool for pina coladas, daiquiris, and of course, margaritas. Trust us, this one's worth the splurge.
Cactus Margarita Glasses
Fruity frozen drinks deserve to be served up in fun and colorful glassware, like these adorable (and generously sized) margarita glasses with cactus-shaped stems. These 16-ounce glasses are perfect for tropical concoctions but can also be creatively employed as festive serving bowls for sides, like salsa, guac and sour cream. This set includes four glasses, so you may need a few sets to ensure every guest has their own colorful and cheery stemware.
Decorative Party Straws
Your guests will quickly get into the party vibe when they see these colorful straws, each with its own festive decoration, like a pinata, cactus or taco. These are perfect for your drink table, whether serving up frozen adult libations in colorful glassware or kiddie cocktails in paper cups. As a bonus, these straws are made of paper, an eco-friendly choice for your fiesta.
Ceramic Tortilla Warmer
Fresh tortillas are a must for any fiesta. Keep them warm with a ceramic tortilla warmer until your guests arrive and are ready to assemble their fajitas or tacos. This vibrantly colored warmer is a festive addition to any table. It's even microwave- and oven-safe so you can use the warmer to heat up as many as 15 tortillas. Consider making your own soft and fresh tortillas with a cast iron tortilla press. Muy delicioso.
Buy It: Amazon, $24.75
Taco Holder Stand
Make it easy (and much less messy) for your guests to pick up tacos at your fiesta with a set of stainless steel taco holders. These handy and stylish stands keep tacos standing upright, helping ensure the meat, lettuce, cheese and tomatoes stay inside the tacos. Spillage will be kept to a minimum, allowing your festive table spread to shine. These durable taco holders are perfect for Taco Tuesdays all year long.
Buy It: Amazon, $19.95
Granite Mortar and Pestle Set
Who doesn't love fresh guac? Make it a reality for your party guests with a sturdy mortar and pestle set (a molcajete). No store-bought guacamole at this fiesta. This set makes it super-easy to grind and mash avocados, then add your own special seasonings to make this party guac your own. This set even comes with a handy avocado tool that makes it a snap to cut and remove the pit from avocados.
Buy It: Amazon, $24.97
Cactus String Lights
There's no question that festive string lights festooned across the ceiling, outdoor patio or even tree branches can instantly turn a good party into a great party. String lights are instantly uplifting and even more fun when they match the party theme. Drape fun and cheery cactus string lights over hedges or wrap them around your deck railing to encourage guests to take the fiesta outside.
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Fiesta Chili Pepper Tray
You could set out chips and salsa, even queso and quac, on a very ho-hum serving tray. Or, you could wow your guests with tortilla chips displayed on a ceramic serving dish shaped like a chili pepper. So perfect. This set comes with three brightly-colored side dishes just right for all the tasty dips that chips crave. The vibrant side dishes also work well for arranging taco accoutrements, like sour cream, shredded cheese and diced tomatoes.
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Colorful Table Runner
There are fun, disposable plastic party tablecloths, but then there are vibrant hand-woven table runners that closely resemble colorful Mexican serape blankets. This vivid table runner is a perfect fit when you want to inject an authentic Mexican vibe into your celebration. It's also a great choice for those eager to incorporate the rich culture and spirit of the holiday into their festivities.
Buy It: Amazon, $9.89
Festive Cupcake Toppers
Make your festive Cinco de Mayo table spread even more cheerful and enticing with colorful cardboard toppers. Ideal for cupcakes and muffins, these toppers can also jazz up traditional Mexican foods, like taquitos and quesadilla wedges. This set includes 64 fiesta-themed pieces in a variety of designs, including maracas, sombreros, pinatas and tacos.
Buy It: Amazon, $9.99